Pedro Vian

Pedro Vian
“Cops de Cap (Pye Corner Audio Remix)”

June 12, 2015   Premiere

And now, a short list of the names checked on Modern Obscure Music’s official site: John Cage, Thomas Edison, Richard Wagner, Pierre Schaeffer, Gy├Ârgy Ligeti, Neu!, Terry Riley, Popol Vuh, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Brian Eno, Laurie Spiegel, Arthur Russell, Fela Kuti, Steve Reich, Philip Glass, 808 State, Robert Moog, Luke Vibert, Vangelis, Angelo Badalamenti, Werner Herzog, Francis Bacon, Tangerine Dream, and Boris Vian, the fringe French novelist Pettre references in his new Pedro Vian project. A veritable who’s who of bold button-pushers then, which makes sense given Vian’s place in Barcelona’s thriving underground scene (see also: John Talabot’s Hivern Discs imprint, which has pressed a couple 12-inches for the producer’s Aster project).

The latest release from the Modern Obscure Music camp is Black Toms, an EP from Vian himself that features two new tracks and vastly different remixes from Inga Copeland and Pye Corner Audio. The latter gets its very own #selftitledpremiere below, hugging the curves of a faraway coastal highway and ushering us into the pale moonlight just in time for Vian’s appearance at Sonar next Saturday.