MICHAEL CLAUS | HERON ARTS (MUTEK.SF)
Michael Claus takes the familiar sounds of techno, electro, and kin and shakes their foundation. Twisted around, shifted, and corroded, he moves from deep, affecting washes of ambient sound into heavy, hard-hitting drum tracks with a gentle steadiness. Claus has released numerous albums and EPs across several well-regarded labels in the U.S. techno underground. His first 12", Ice Pick, was released on Left Hand Path in May 2018 and he has released several cassettes on Detroit-Berlin outfit Jacktone Records and L.A.-based twisted house label 100% Silk. Claus recently launched his own imprint out of San Francisco, Silva Electronics, crafting club music for uncertain futures and unsettled dancers.