HODGE With a run of releases on Livity Sound, Hotline Recordings, Berceuse Heroique, Clone Records, and Hemlock Recordings, Hodge has quickly secured a unique position for himself in the UK’s new school. Sitting on the edge of the more dystopian borders of Techno, Hodge’s productions and DJ sets boast an unremitting sense of energy and excitement which cannot be missed.
LONEFRONT (live set) Life rings out from inside an imploded glossary: popped phenomena, disused technos, colonized spaces, hollowed-out comedowns and the inarticulable noises they withhold. This unbearable noise beyond the pale of articulation is giving life after Babel: a rhythmic and tonal program for the reanimation of dead materials, rendering immanent a syntonic grammar of the spirit.
Nodes open on the one end to a brutality: the monolithic grind of silicon on carbon, a glacial scream, wake of expropriated blood and dirt jamming up the optics. On the other end, a coy ecstasy: self-taught Prometheus two-stepping in the church of house, speaking languages he himself doesn’t understand, sliding through transatlantic fibers to pull up on the steel husks of server farms and hex the surveillance chains his damn self.
Between these twin valences lies the cultivation of a deep mnemonic nod, ever-flickering between the speculative future of progress and the drone of decay. Get in tune with carcasses of factories, a chorus of tongues spouting silent mantras, a silent stream of error-riddled program scripts: the flux and snap of trauma incants the noise beyond language that compels movement, and sets you free.