Glasgow's Calum MacRae records IDM and experimental club music under the name Lanark Artefax, a moniker inspired by science fiction writer Alasdair Gray's 1981 cult classic novel Lanark.
While undeniably influenced by the likes of Autechre
, MacRae's brand of experimental electro seems a bit more neon-tinted, allowing rave influences to seep into his complex tracks, which often feature shredded vocal samples and fractured rhythmic patterns. MacRae's first release was Windox Rush, a five-song EP of acid-tinged electro released by Cong Burn Waves in 2015. He made his vinyl debut the following year with Glasz, an EP issued by Lee Gamble
label. He then joined the roster of London-based label Whities
; following an extremely limited 12" at the end of 2016, Whities 011 appeared in 2017. The EP received a considerable amount of acclaim, particularly for the track "Touch Absence," and the producer counted Aphex Twin
, and Objekt
among his fans and supporters. ~ Paul Simpson, Rovi