errorsmith makes his long overdue return in the form of LP ‘Superlateve Fatigue’ out now on PAN + a new live show now booking
Erik Wiegand aka errorsmith makes his long anticipated return in the form of his first full length in 13 years, one which will surely have even the most cynical of clubbers in a frenzy. ‘Superlative Fatigue’, out now on Bill Kouligas’s inimitable PAN, is nothing short of positively infectious and impossible to ignore with its frenetic rhythms, android vocals and glorious claps.
The distinctive production style that can only be errorsmith’s brand of eccentric club trax is not lost on the many that have listened so far, with the likes of RA calling the album “a crowning achievement in an inquisitive, inventive, sprawling discography”, Pitchfork advising us that “the techno scene can keep its dour, atonal merchants of doom; this interesting, cheerful, sociable, and downright giddy album is the real life of the party” and FACT making the claim that it is “a remarkable record that redefines what club music can be while capturing the rave spirit of the early ‘90s”.
In tandem with this release, errorsmith has developed a unique live show that was debuted at Unsound 2016 to much acclaim (“errorsmith has the crowd barking in rapture like seals as he turns a deceptively minimal and mathematical sound palette into sheer funk” – The Guardian).
Far from being a ‘press play and act busy’ kind of affair, he lets the soft synths run in real time on his laptop, to be able to jam the tracks with a high degree of freedom and immediacy during improvisation. As with the album, most sounds come from RAZOR, the synthesizer that errorsmith famously built for Native Instruments. To listen to the album is to know that the live experience is guaranteed to light up the dance.
The show has also seen the light of day prior to release at the Optimo 20th Anniversary extravaganza in Glasgow as well as Geometry of Now in Moscow and Phono Festival in Odense. He will make his Australian debut at Unsound Adelaide this month along with a string of yet to be announced dates to come.