TRANSMISSION ART ARCHIVE
D.N.P vs Mutate
D.N.P has been around since 2013 when a ‘happy’ accident occurred where toying with free and very cheap software led him back into making music. In a former life, Chris Downing, the man behind the project performed with bundles of enthusiasm in an anarcho punk band in Birmingham, but is known more widely for immersing himself and promoting the local Birmingham music scene as part of the 1st wave of podcasters. From 2006 to 2011 his self researched/produced/presented show ‘Brumcast’ ran for c160 shows and broadcast several times on BBC radio. He is currently turning the love for his post-industrial surroundings into a sonic representation.
MUTATE is improvised soundscapes, dark ambient, intense in nature, mixing live drones with off-kilter beats, shortwave radio and random found sounds. Usually. MUTATE live, employs processed guitar/bass guitar, dictaphones, tapes, vinyl, tape loops, TR-606, samples, radio and primitive looping to construct anything from dense soundfields to expansive ambient textures. In the studio, styles and genres are blurred and juxtaposed."