Ian Martin is a visual & recording artist from Rotterdam. As a stalwart of the Netherlands electro scene he performs using a maximum of two synths and no drum machines due to enforced space limitations. It infuses his material with a claustrophobic minimalism and a necessarily unique rhythmic element that mimics polypharmacy intoxication.
'Mechanical Rain' records the industrial ambience of empty office towers. Night shift slave drones construct sonic camouflage for leaking air vents and humming fluorescents while throbbing vaccuums and faulty alarm systems effect a state of hypnotic cataplesy.
It's his 2nd album for Further after 2010's 'Intensions' following both his 'Shadow Walker' album for Bunker Records and 'Defused Nights' on Legowelt's Strange Life Records. He is an alumni of RBMA and programs the SEER channel for Intergalactic FM radio.
Mastered by Roberto Auser and cut by Rashad Becker @ Dubplates & Mastering, the screenprinted cover features original artwork by Ian Martin & SSA.
"I mean, the record is soo good, I will never say enough of the ian
martin album... it's sublime" - Donato Dozzy
released February 20, 2012
Written & Performed by Ian Martin
Mastered by Roberto Auser
Cut by Rashad @ D&M