"If anyone doubts that the local experimental scene is a friendly one, let a project like this lay your worries to rest. Just a few days ago, the electronic artists Antecessor, EMS, and Grand Arbiter played a collaborative set together at Killingsworth Dynasty as part of a party celebrating the career and life of Thrones. One gent in attendance was the ever-prolific Daniel Menche, who captured their squirrelly and beautiful set on his digital recorder and, with some remixing, turned it into this beautiful hour long melt. Listening to it, I feel like I’m either being slowly swallowed up by a warm blob or, at the very least, gawking at the last half-hour of 2001 after a few sips of psilocybin tea." - Robert Ham - Experimental Portland experimentalportland.com/2016/01/15/music-antecessoremsgrand-arbiterdaniel-menche/


released January 15, 2016

Recorded live and Remixed by Daniel Menche January 10, 2016


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E M S ( EMS ) Portland, Oregon

A Synth Wizard questing eternal for friendship and sonic glory in a squalling disorienting world of heaviness centered in sludgy hypnotic maelstrom. The journey is mystifying, enthralling and washed in layers of ritualistic drone and noise. EMS is the perfect soundtrack for when the Thrush knocks, and the setting sun with the last light of Durins day diminishes into blissful darkness. ... more

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