Few manage to stride the lengths of the modern day electronic legendary. Autechre? AFX? Devine has, arguably, pushed and surpassed the terrain as far is it can be navigated. Writer of most of your favourite plugins and softwares, Google honcho, bona fide authority on all modular and syntheses adventures – you’d be hard-pressed to find anyone who is held as a higher authority on modern day music-box experimentation and knob fiddling workouts. Taking over 5 years to tirelessly build the brain-centre that governed his latest project – Devine traversed a plethora of his own devs and ran with two Nord G2 units and 6 cabs wide of eurorack. Fully loaded. Subotnick lives on. Hailing from the forefront of the American (and proper) IDM scene – the brief here is organic cyborg synthesis (and a particularly obsessive attention to drum tuning). Alive and kicking. Dancefloor ready contra elseq 1-5 - marvel at the cutting edge of machine-sound geneses. Rumours are that Devine even has a patch that brews his morning coffee ... buy on sight.
Words: Rajan Sundavadra