Our new single, “Columns” is out today on Canadian techno label Obskur Music, with remixes by Consumer Refund, NVRS, Lady Maru and Bad Conscience.

Though the track sounds like industrial techno, it is built entirely from vocalizations and organic percussion recorded deep within a cave outside the pilgrimage town of #Częstochowa, Poland, with our friend Bartłomiej Kuźniak aka B333.

It is a response to militarized violence and to History, specifically the historicising mode which focuses on events and important persona, while blurring events and persona deemed unimportant or inconsequential.

The video, created in collaboration with XeniaRamm and Old Erik from Hackstage artist collective, was produced using analogue video processing to deconstruct footage of stalactites, trees and wind turbines that we collected in the caves of the Harz Mountains. It premieres today on Berlin In Stereo.

Conceptually, Columns falls within a larger body of work we have been conducting for the past five years entitled Foreign Bodies. This series of #av works emerge from the sonic shapeshifting of field recordings we have gathered in refugee camps, migrant transit centers, paths of pilgrimage, indigenous nations and intentional communities. These are places where bodies have been explicitly managed, controlled, feared and annihilated. Each piece acts as a conceptual response or intervention and has manifested as audio tracks, essays, performances and video works.