Title: Hexagon Cloud
Label: Interdimensional Transmissions
Release Date: 03/06/2013
While „Hexagon Cloud“ may be Erika‘s debut solo release, this is by no means her introduction to the scene. For years Erika has been a member of Ectomorph and co-conspirator of Interdimensional Transmissions.
Erika grew up surrounded by discarded computers, she built her own machines and ran a BBS from her bedroom before she went to high school. Moving to Ann Arbor in 1993, she ran into the peripheries of Detroit‘s burgeoning underground electronic party scene via her involvement as a jazz DJ and Program Director at WCBN, the University of Michigan‘s student run radio station. Though she took formal piano lessons from a young age, it was her ability to tame machines that brought her invitation into Ectomorph in 1997.
Her focus in Ectomorph was live analog synthesis and fluid improvisational interactions with Ectomorph & IT founder BMG. Through years of touring and throwing some of Detroit‘s finest underground parties, Erika grew and took shape as vinyl DJ and analog composer of her own right.
Composing without the aid of a computer, Erika‘s system is centered around a rare highly flexible hardware sequencer. The ideas flowed quickly, and what began as an EP quickly blossomed into a double album with the aid of production from BMG. And this is how „Hexagon Cloud“ was born.