Spectrum Spools / US
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"Second Woman" is actually two men: Turk Dietrich of Belong and Joshua Eustis from the legendry Telefon Tel Aviv. Both Americans are obsessed with sound and production processes and have been working together for some time to shape a dystopian, piercing, taciturn and amazingly magnetic electronica; complex and demanding music that sits perfectly on the Editions Mego sub label, Spectrum Spools. They describe their sound as borrowing elements from footwork, dub, house and techno, manipulating them until unrecognizable and unconstrained from established conventions. When performing live these sounds are visualized, almost becoming tangible, thanks to a powerful AV show created together with Berliners Pfadfinderei, one of the most reputable filmmaking teams in the world (already well known to Sónar for their work with Moderat, Tiga, Paul Kalkbrenner and Boys Noize, among others).
A few years ago Dietrich and Eustis met in New Orleans thanks to Charles Cooper, a member of Telefon Tel Aviv, who died in 2009. They spontaneously began to work together under the name Benelli and also collaborated on their respective personal projects until they decided to create a completely new and individual sound under the alias, Second Woman. They debuted in 2016 with a self-titled LP, followed more recently by "S/W", as well as an EP that included remixes from Jlin and Fluxion. Self-avowed perfectionists and extremely meticulous both in the studio and on stage, the two members of Second Woman create their compositions by working sound by sound and shaping musical elements in a traditional way, with the idea that each of them is unique, necessary and irreplaceable.