The latest release from US label Dark Entries comes courtesy of San Francisco based DJ and producer Sepehr Alimagham. The San Jose native has been a fixture in the Bay Area house and techno scene for quite awhile now — on the dance-floor, behind the decks, in the studio, or all of the above. Early influences like Boards of Canada, Aphex Twin and post-hardcore bands later in high school started his affinity for off-kilter, underground music.
Body Mechanics is six tracks of acid drenched dance music that ebb and flow from floor filling club thumpers to more cerebral soundscapes. Inspired by the new wave of the acid sound, as well as nostalgia from his formative years in the San Francisco music scene, Body Mechanics takes a functional, yet psychedelic approach to 303 styled techno and electronica. Attention demanding basslines, indiosyncratic structures and hallucinatory atmospheres provide an effective framework for Sepehr’s vision.
The themes of the track titles take root from a series of dreams Sepehr had with a common atmosphere of strange characters and textures, akin to scenes from David Lynch’s Twin Peaks. All songs have been mastered by George Horn at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley.
Body Mechanics is released the 16 November on 12″ on Dark Entries.