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Deru
Torn In Two

LA label Friends Of Friends (Shlohmo, Gun Selectah) release an LP of microtonal experiments from Deru. As one might expect from an album where the primary sound artefacts are discordant drones, Torn In Two isn’t exactly easy listening. Deru’s experience of composing for the silver screen - he worked on Avatar: The Last Airbender doncha know - means he approaches many of the pieces here with a cinematic ear for space and detail. This makes many of the cuts sound like a mix of György Ligeti and something from the Blade Runner soundtrack.
  • Vinyl Double LP (FOF172)
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  • Limited edition
  • Last copy

Deru
1979

Benjamin Wynn a.k.a. Deru is an Emmy Award-winning composer, sound designer and producer. Deru grew up in Chicago, where his earliest influences came across the airwaves of the legendary University of Chicago radio station, WHPK. Listening to hip-hop and specifically its use of static in music, Wynn began his first forays into manipulating sound. He continued his sonic explorations at the California Institute of the Arts, where he studied synthesis, digital signal processing, acoustics, music theory and composition, and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Music Technology. While at CalArts, Ben also delved into world music, studying Balinese gamelan, African drumming and hand percussion. His multi-layered musical sensibility combines hip-hop, electronic, world music and classical composition.

Richard Devine, Machine Drum, Deru, various
Morrow Choral Orchestra


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