Desert Colony Sound

Desert Sound Colony

London producer Desert Sound Colony first appeared on the Scissor and Thread imprint last year and takes inspiration from sixties psychedelia and half-forgotten memories...

Jim Ottewill
  • By Jim Ottewill
  • 27 May 2015
  • min read
London producer, the mysterious Desert Sound Colony, first appeared on Francis Harris and Anthony Collins' Scissor & Thread imprint late last year with his ace The Way I Began EP.

Drawing on sixties kaleidoscopic psychedelia, fleshy club hugging basslines and large dollops of reverb, this electronic leaning artist makes music holed up in rural isolation and is all the better for it.

Cracks In My Soul is his second release for the imprint and pushes the envelope even further into surprising hynoptic aural pastures. Ambience and nineties nostalgia rub against each other over the four tracks in the most satisfying ways...

He’s been spotted playing in the States as well as at London’s Corsica Studios alongside Ewan Pearson and Andrew Weatherall. Keep your eyes and ears open for future sightings…

I first started writing music because… 
I grew up around it.

I have been making music since… 
I was 16.

My music is… 
Dreamlike.

You'll like my music if you listen to... 
Psychedelic guitar bands.

My favourite venue is… 
Corsica Studios.

Music is important because… 
It transports the listener away from their own minds for a time.

My biggest inspiration is… 
My family.

My dream collaboration would be… 
David Byrne.

To try me out, listen to my song… 
Cracks in My Soul.

If I wasn’t making music I’d be…  
Cooking up a storm.

In 10 years time I want to be... 
Sound Colony teaching at my old school.

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