Isolated Lines is a Swiss musician exploring dense and rhythmically experimental techno.
Though Isolated Lines is still a relatively new project, the man behind the moniker has been involved in band projects, sound engineering jobs and Switzerland’s underground music scene in general for some years. Coming from a background of listening to and playing in rock, indie and noise groups, his tracks are as much informed by the energy and dynamics of live performance and sound science as they are by the endless possibilities of electronic production. So far, they have found a home on established Swiss label Creaked and been picked up by CLR and Stroboscopic Artefacts artist Tommy Four Seven for release on his 47 imprint.
Isolated Lines productions are warmly textural and full of subtleties, usually favouring trippy, hypnotic grooves over outright aggression. Whilst most of the detail is consciously designed, Isolated Lines makes music in a way which leaves space for randomness and organic elements; listen to the off-kilter swing of ‘Raze’ or his remix for Gaspard De La Montagne, for example. Especially through a decent sound system, the layers evolve and interact with an exciting air of unpredictability..
As with his studio gear, the live setup is subject to constant change and development. Certain characteristics remain within the sound and the way it is presented though: ambitious arrangements, soaring, euphoric pads and hard-hitting drums. His material is versatile enough for pitch-black basements and early morning festival sets alike. Over the last year it has been performed to acclaim in both settings and will continue to in 2016.
Pannonia Superior EP – Miniscule – 2011
Linear Reflection EP – Creaked Records – 2013
Stride EP – Creaked Records – 2014
Elusion EP – Illegal Alien – 2016
Tracks on VA:
Untitled – Splendini Tapes – 2013
Obsid – 47 – 2015
Polar Cut – LCR – 2015
Constrain – Illegal Alien – 2016
Winning Titan – LCR – 2016
Houndscales – Stasi Flex (Homme Plus) (Isolated Lines Remix) – Fifth Wall Records – 2013
Casque – Edgar (Isolated Lines Remix) – Creaked Records – 2014
Placyde – An Everlasting Journey In The Middle Of Nowhere (Isolated Lines Remix) – Solid Shape – 2014
Gaspard De La Montagne – Pôle (Isolated Lines Remix) – Creaked Records – 2014
Fixon – Mis Muertos (Isolated Lines Remix) – Nachtstrom Schallplatten – 2015
Overtal – Sun Mechanic (Isolated Lines Remix) – Lunar Limited – 2015
Julien Aubert – Path (Isolated Lines Remix) – Creaked Records – 2015
Krizzli – Fig Seven (Isolated Lines Remix) – Creaked Records – 2015
Saime – Polyphon (Isolated Lines Remix) – Adroit Recordings – 2016
Fragmento – Infinity (Isolated Lines Remix) – Burst Records – 2016
Brunes – Yes, I do (Isolated Lines Remix) – LCR
CREAKED rec. • ILLEGAL ALIEN rec. • 47 • RAVAGE
Performance • DJ-set / Live
Travel • 1 from Genève
Representative: Benelux / UK / Germany / France