Norfolk retro-futurist Nathan Fake returns with brand new single Iceni Strings: a typically bold reframing of the Zeitgeist, where burbling organic synths meet a deliciously crunchy techno rattle in one glorious, exuberant pre-apocalyptic braindance.
Unmistakably Nathan Fake, but with a warmer take on the hard-edged techno that dominated previous mini-longplayer Hard Islands, the deceptively simple melody of ‘Iceni Strings’ resonates with a campfire folk memorability that becomes the Iceni, the ancient Norfolk-dwelling Celtic tribe who lend their name to the title. ‘Iceni Strings’ is a fitting first single to be lifted from Nathan Fake’s nostalgically-titled third album ‘Steam Days’, due for release late August on Border Community.
The cheeky 12” vinyl and digital single release of ‘Iceni Strings’ also comes backed with two equally blistering B-sides: previously unreleased symphonic live anthem ‘Sense Head’, and the fresh-to-tape steely, austere metropolitan soundscape of ‘Bauxite Dream’.
Growing up in Norfolk and attending a school where being into music made you an outsider, Nathan Fake’s early interest in
the electronic scene came from hearing acts like Aphex Twin and Orbital on the radio and reading about the equipment they used in music magazines....more