AMBIENTBLOG : More Research From The Same Dept.


With The Latest Research from the Department of Electrical Engineering  (2011), Michel Banabila dived deeper into more experimental electronic territory he started exploring on releases like  Spherics (2001, 2003) and Signals from Krakrot  (2008).
 The sounds on this album are radically different from his more romantic, more acoustic ethno-jazz releases, but they never lost the characteristic 'human touch'.

On More Research from the Same Dept.,  Banabila is vigorously searching for the heart and soul of electrical machinery, like an explorer presenting his discoveries.

He places himself in the background… letting the machines tell their own story.

There is no thriving beat to guide you this time. Instead, you'll be immersed into manipulated and layered sounds of fluorescent tubes, humming fridges and plug interferences.

The sounds of the Electrical Engineering Department are at their best when you play them loud enough...

Just follow Banabila to the heart of the Department ... and maybe hear the Cyborg talk to you.




Music composer & sound artist. Michel Banabila releases music since 1983 and has produced musical scores for numerous films, documentaries, video art, theatre plays & choreographies. His music varies from minimal loop-based electronica, 4th world and neoclassical pieces, to drones, experimental ambient, and punk-as-fuck tape music. In addition to acoustic instrumentation, Banabila uses electronics, field recordings, and snippets from radio, tv and internet.

Bureau B, Eilean Rec, Séance Centre, Pork Recordings, Tone Casualties, Challenge Records, Steamin' Soundworks, Knekelhuis, Tapu Records.