Timeblind

Timeblind

 
Poured through Techno, sprinkled with a dash of glitch, rubbed and slapped with Grime, and baked for years in the back of the Dancehall, Timeblind has been fashioning music in between the scenes since the early 90’s. Actually in the 80’s he was living in Minneapolis, dubbing tapes, twiddling the Moog and punching out what later turned out to be Electro on an old Oberheim DMX drumachine he bought from Prince’s studio. But in the 90’s Techno got invented and things started to get actually released, first on Instinct, then Plus 8’s sublabel Probe, Communique, Synewave, Black Nation and Kanzleramt.
Many thousands of miles were driven up and down Interstate-94 playing Minneapolis, Madison, Milwaukee, Chicago, Kalamazoo, Detroit at all the major parties. He played with lots of famous people and appeared on Mix CD’s. Eventually he got sick of the confines of Techno and the druggy raves and moved to New York. The downtown new music club Tonic opened up a basement, and Timeblind was an integral part of the scene, running the Polar Bear Club and The Bunker on Friday nights. It was a wonderful sonic exploration with things like Coltrane, Mego and Timbaland smeared and scratched together on the turntables. UK Garage to Disco to full-on Hardcore. Guests ranged from Matmos to Dan Bell.
Timeblind was also a regular player with DJ Olive and Toshio Kajiwara’s Phonomena, improvising (oh, did I mention the saxophone?) with Ikue Mori or dueling his laptop vs. Toshio’s turntables.
The Bloatware EP(2000) and the Rugged Redemption full length (2002) came out on Kit Clayton’s Orthlorng Musork. Featuring the apocalpytic Rastabomba anthem, it meshed Dub with Glitch and celestially demented electronics. He released also on Dropbeat, Shockout, Tigerbeat6, Sound Ink and appeared at Sonar, Mutek and did several tours of Europe. New York had slowly turned into somewhat of a declining super power, so he did the sensible thing and moved to Berlin. He jacked up the tempo. A new album is now forthcoming on Laboratory Instinct along with tours of Europe and Japan.
 
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