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Sónar by Night - SonarLab - Resident Advisor
A large part of the electronic music media heralded "Superlative Fatigue" as one of 2017's most important albums. Its author, Erik Wiegand (better known as Errorsmith) is an integral name working in the German scene and is recognised as a programmer, producer and creator of synthesizers. His latest invention, the Razor, provided the framework for his eight-track contrasting album: scientific and exacting, while at the same time ethereal and playful. Weigand's album also contains several sections that rework Jamaican dancehall rhythms or syncopation close to reggaeton, as well as twisting, slicing and filtering voices, demonstrating his intelligence and risk taking nature. His performance at Sónar may turn out to be one of the most profound and, conversely, fun concerts of 2018.
Wiegand's new album arrives thirteen years after his last release as Errorsmith, although he has been more than busy in that time. In addition to his work developing synthesizers for several technology brands, the German national is part of a number of different sound projects. One of them is MMM, the partnership formed with Berghain resident Fiedel, with whom he has released several dance floor bangers to date. He has also collaborated with Soundhack as the duo Smith N Hack, deconstructing disco gems; and in 2015 he released an LP alongside British experimental music maker Mark Fell for the prestigious label PAN, on which he has also released his amazing new album. Respect.