Thoroughly anonymous Californian artist Eleh has by now issued a quite substantial discography of ultra-minimal analog tone pieces, each a blooming of audio bacteria that grow and multiply in enveloping waves capable of encasing the listener in a benign cerebral cocoon and akin to the effect of the most elevating recordings of Pandit Pran Nath. “Eleh’s music is an abstraction, a magnet for lore, like Iceland or Samuel Beckett or love.” (Frieze).
Eleh’s enigma is maintained by almost never playing live in the 13 years since he began releasing records – via the hyperactive Important label, the great Touch and others – so we’re especially excited to bring him to TUSK 2019 after several years of our imploring. Minimalism, the suspension of time and a rich sonic palette with a fat low end and a silken glisten are what we feel when we hear Eleh – discard all other preoccupations and allow yourself to be transported. “The microscopic becomes symphonic, subtle gradations in tone become immense, pulse waves become rhythm.” (New York Times)