Fis Mixes an Eclectic Set for FACT Mag
New Zealand producer Olly Peryman aka Fis features in UK-based online music blog FACT Magazine’s regular “Mixes” category with one of the year’s weirdest picks, according to the site.
“With his early releases on Samurai and Exit, it was once easiest to tie Fis to drum and bass – albeit drum and bass at its absolute weirdest. Although its lines were distorted and chewed up by the time tracks were committed to record, there was at least some semblance of a 160bpm grid still present.
“On his recent releases, however, it feels like that grid was never there in the first place: the freeform experiments of this summer’s debut album The Blue Quicksand Is Going Now have more in common with Oneohtrix Point Never or The Sprawl, building layers of weirdness to ecstatic climaxes.
“Fis’s FACT mix is, well, pretty fucked up. There’s haunting woodwind, cascades of screeching synths, steelworks collapsing and moments of beautiful calm. At one point, everything falls away but a typewriter, only for its keys to be engulfed by voices as angelic as they are satanic. Listen alone, in the dark.”
Berlin-based drum and bass-focused Samurai Music Group is owned and directed by Geoff Wright aka DJ Presha. It was launched in 2007.
Original article by Fact Team, FACT Magazine, October 19, 2015.