The Hamburg-based label bring us 7 tracks that form the audio backdrop to their workspace
Since the late 90s Dial has operated out of Hamburg as a label influenced by minimalism, pushing out from where the sub-genre left off in its hey day. Boasting a heftily consistent roster of producers including Efdemin, Pantha du Prince and more recently Roman Flügel, Dial has fined-tuned a sound that lies very much within the ode-to-machine aesthetic that Germany is so well known for, but accompanied by a touch of the ethereal.
In readiness for their night at Oval Space on 18 March, Lawrence over in Hamburg has put together a short playlist for those wishing to start their very own Dial. Going with what he’s sent us, you’ll need to be getting into some ambient black metal, along with 70s singer songwriter Karen Dalton, before sticking on some drone of your own making.
Egisto MacchiChanson De La Nuit
Since Christian Naujoks, RVDS and Lawrence started working on their Improvisation Band Sky Walking, one of the main inspirations was the Italian Gruppo Improvvisazione Di Nuovo Consonanza, with members such as Franco Evangelisti, Ennio Moriccone and the wonderful Egisto Macchi.
Oval Space Music x Dial Records takes place on 18 March