There’s an air of mystery shrouding enigmatic Berlin via Rome-based Christopher Ledger. The producer and visual artist’s sound is as hard to pin down as any pertinent personal detail. What’s clear, however, is that he’s spent the past three years establishing an intimate ghostly, textural take on techno and electronica with stellar releases on Brouqade and others.
He's just announced the launch of his own imprint CL Series, which he describes on the following terms: “the CL Series releases will be the result of a mutual interaction between two artistic practices, where each influence the other simultaneously during the creative process.” He mints the label with a collaborative EP from himself and Ricardo Villalobos associate Luigi Ranghino. Its lead track, 'Cielo Intonato I', can be heard below.
For this Influences feature, he takes us on a tour through the monochromatic, dream-like headspace he occupies when sculpting his haunting, percussive cuts. See below…
Stream 'Cielo Intonato I' HERE
AD REINHARDT | AB EX NY
Ad Reinhardt was a painter, part of the Abstract Expressionism movement that took place in New York around the 40’s. My favorite works of his are the Black Paintings, in which Reinhardt rewards the viewer who takes the time and patience to stare deeply into the paintings. The longer the viewer stares, the more they discover different colors emerging from the canvas, finding hidden treasures within. I find this a great analogy to my approach when I’m creating both music or paintings.