TITLE: THE MACHINE SERVES/IN THE SHADOWS OF HUMANS ARTIST: PIERCE WARNECKE CATALOGUE: FR2011-07 MEDIUM: DIGITAL SINGLE RELEASEDATE: 03/10/2011 Berlin-based audiophile Pierce Warnecke presents the digital single ‘The Machine Serves’! This single […]
Berlin-based audiophile Pierce Warnecke presents the digital single ‘The Machine Serves’! This single preludes his EP ‘The Machine Regrets‘ and introduces the listener to the beatstrumental universe of Pierce Warnecke.
The title-track blends an up-tempo groove and thumping drums with a catchy melody. On an abstract level, Warnecke was inspired by the story of a servant machine that somehow gains consciousness, realizing what a burden it is to live knowing that you won’t exist someday and subsequently reformats his memory and start over as a faithful stupid servant. ‘In The Shadows of Humans’ is the classic example of how well glitch and hiphop can collide: electronic instrumental hiphopbeats with a slight touch of avant-gardism.
Pierce Warnecke has been creating digital material since his studies at Berklee College of Music. Inspired by the interactions between humans and machines, scientific research and complex data structures, he works as a programmer to find alternate ways of integrating sound, video, light and data into performance/installation contexts. He also is a sound designer for a well known music software company. Warnecke previously did remixes for Kelpe (one on FR2010-03 digital), released music on BEE Recordings and performed in Europe and the US with different audio- and audiovisual projects.