‘A Fine Mess‘ is a 100% FREE, smoothed-out digi-EP with tracks that were made shortly one after another and capture a vibe and musical working process Edwardes developed in a short period. It’s safe to talk about Edwardes ‘seizing a moment’; letting go of endless takes and smooth productions. Looking for rawness and the ‘here & now’ in a semi analog & digital working environment. The arrangements travel through off-grid percussion, drunk-sounding synth-themes, crumbling sequences and melodic landscapes. Enjoy and continue reading for some personal words from the creator!
“My musical career started out with DJ-ing now and then in bars and at small Hip Hop events. Cuttin’ and scratchin’ my way through the years playing with a band and discovering all all kinds of new music (well, new to me, that was). From 60’s Rock to 70’s Fusion and Jazz, from 80’s Obscure to 90’s Post-Rock and Experimental Electronics to… well, where does it end really?
I realized about a year ago that the Hip Hop I was into during the nineties (stuff like Rawkus, Mike Zoot, Tribe) is now slowly finding its way back to my own music. Not in terms of style, but in tempo and feel.
The last couple of years I made all kinds of stuff, but most of it was on a somewhat Experimental Electronic and Post-Rock level. Big inspirations have always been artists like Tortoise, Jaga Jazzist, Motorpsycho, Amon Tobin, Radiohead, Herbie Hancock, Miles Davis, Lars Horntveth, Steve Reich and Matmos (I can go on and on…). Like I pointed out already, the inspiration never stops. Other large fancy-ticklers are Flying Lotus, Mouse on Mars and more recently guys like Jameszoo. I’m blown away by their creativity and approach towards not only arrangement, but also the story and approach of a complete record.
But like we all know, there is so-much-music-out-there. And so much of it is really, really good. I’m not as well-informed as others I guess, I regularly loose track of what’s going on. But that’s okay really. Most of what I discover still happens in a record store, I like the idea and feeling of being surrounded by the physical medium instead of scrolling and skipping my way around through the net. I’m still somewhat of a crate-digger I guess.”