A New York City native, and founder/label manager for the Anticipate and Microcosm labels, Ezekiel Honig concentrates on his idiosyncratic brand of emotively warm electronic-acoustic music. Using the loop as more of a tool than a rule, Honig paints outside the lines, nestling into a comfortable, shared space between muted techno, melodic, event-driven ambient, textural downtempo and slowmotion house - using them as reference points from which to stray, rather than as steadfast frameworks. Drawing on the rich history of musique concrete, Honig looks to incorporate a material nature into his music by imbuing it with a host of field recording/found-sound sources in the search for a balance between digital software innovation and the physicality of the world around us. Using the sounds of plastic, metal, wood and air in collaboration with Rhodes, guitar, horns, piano and other instrumental origins, his music is one of contrast and contradiction, combining minimal, abstract tendencies with a core of timeless harmonics - pairing inviting, fuzzy chords with clunky and dirty "mishaps."
Ezekiel Honig - Live in Carpi / Live in Torun - Anticipate 006B
released January 2010 - Double CD in handmade package / digital
This package, limited to 50 copies, collects two sets from November 2009, recorded at the Bricolages event in Carpi, Italy and the Plateaux Festival in Torun, Poland, respectively. It includes two CD's in sleeves, in a sealed cardboard envelope with a cut-out cardboard design, and is individually hand numbered and hand stamped. While the design itself is the same for each copy, none are exactly identical as they were all cut and arranged by hand and there are slight variations.
This item is sold out, but is still available digitally.