Multimedia artist and producer Brandon Locher teamed up with his longtime friend, drummer and producer Gerald Mattis, last year to form Stage Hands. In December they released their first single “Regardless”, a grooving KORG track that established them as connos of texture and rhythm; now, they’re introducing a new full-length of electroacoustic collages. The self-titled debut LP will be out February 10 on vinyl and digital formats via the Johnstown, PA music and art archive My Idea of Fun.
Stage Hands have also released a new video for a track from the upcoming record, “The Populating of Empty Space”. Directed by Joshua Rogers, it winds its way through the abyss of glitchy landscapes that you might find in a computer’s dreams. The track itself is filled with funky blips and glitches, drawing on jazz and IDM to create a techno collage patterned around patches of alternating smoothness and asperity. Watch it below:
You can preorder Stage Hands here.