UTILITY FOG: Things Popping Up From The Past (reissue)

Dutch composer & electronic musician Michel Banabila has appeared a lot on this show, in collaboration with other Dutch musicians like Machinefabriek and Oene van Geel as well as on his own. His music ranges from beautiful drones to worldbeat, layered rhythmic vocal samples and processed acoustic instruments, and he's comfortable in the digital space – so it's fascinating to hear these unearthed Early Works, mostly dating from the mid 1980s. Here we hear his art growing into itself, and his style can already be sensed, where gossamer melodies run over muted percussion and wheezing drone instruments. You can hear stacks of his music on his Bandcamp, and it's highly recommended. This may be as good a place as any to begin. (Peter Hollo) 

Banabila Early Works