Guy Brewer has always existed in the hinterlands of electronic music. He began to experiment with sound in the mid-1990’s, using a rudimentary setup for his early attempts at drum ‘n’ bass. Quickly he gained recognition, touring the world as a DJ and contributing releases to some of the genre’s most lauded imprints, many of which attained classic status
Ever in search of a new challenge though, his head was turned by the quickly evolving, crepuscular sounds emerging from the techno scene and he walked away from drum &bass, embarking on the Shifted project and founding the groundbreaking Avian label in 2011. Brewer constructed a network of pseudonyms which he deployed for his experiments with techno and adjacent sounds, touching on dubbed out minimalism (Pacific Blue), rhythmic noise (Covered in Sand) and arresting drone and feedback works (Alexander Lewis). He quickly found himself at the cutting edge of the movement.
Yet, with an ever-evolving artistic spirit, he once again finds himself leaving behind the past and adopting a new moniker amidst new surroundings. Carrier embodies his eclectic journey as an artist, drawing from his experiences in d&b, techno, and beyond. It represents a departure from the confines of any specific genre, embracing a more unbounded style.
“When I think about the process of writing the final Shifted LP, which was completed in 2020, I was already seeking to detach. With the benefit of hindsight, I can see that I’d already begun to search for where to go next.” With Carrier, he finds himself on the outside looking out, and broadening his horizons. “I think Carrier is about me delving into everything I have picked up along my journey as an artist, be it drum and bass, techno, or my forays into more experimental areas. It’s all been viewed through my lens, but I’ve compartmentalized it. Carrier is about creating a sense of unity, taking my palette and applying it to something that draws on all these influences.
Carrier is about creating a sense of unity, taking my palette and applying it to something that draws on all these influences.Carrier