vndl is philippe vandal from montreal, canada who started producing electronic music in 2009 inspired by artists like access to arasaka, mormo, fennesz, richard devine and désormais. his first release ‘something for someone’ on abstrakt reflections and his remixes for architect, exosphere and synthetic violence have already demonstrated the various facets of his unique and organic style, combining the elements of glitch and idm in a very improvised manner and originating his own, unique method of creating contemporary electronica.
‘gahrena’ envisages a deeper exploration of virtual reality by using highly processed electric guitars as well as manipulated field recordings and a wide range of electronic devices. the sound on this album can be described as abstract electronica with a deep organic feel, where vndl’s inspiration and sonic research fuse with the amendatory work of nebulo, offthesky, pleq and c0ma.
vndl constructs a changing, mysterious sonic world recreated from aural landscapes already in existence. a gripping release taking you away to as-yet unknown environments – attentive listening required
Listen to it @ Bandcamp