Sendai is the collaborative experimental project by Yves De Mey and Peter Van Hoesen. Both artists are longtime friends who share a deep passion for exploring the outer limits the electronic music. This is evidenced on their own label, Archives Intérieures, which puts out an arresting array of sounds, consistently challenging the norm.
After full lengths in 2012 and 2014 on Time To ExpressArchives Intérieures respectively, December 2016 saw Sendai unveil ‘Ground and Figure’ on Editions Mego. Across ten tracks, it finds the pair working in a more economic framework, making for a vast and spacious journey through texture and tone, atmosphere and abstraction.
The Sendai sonic landscape displays a duo in full control of their musical direction.
Contrary to their previous outings, the pair’s working method became a real hybrid form, crossbreeding analog and digital, allowing the produced tracks more room to shift, swirl and swim around the circumference of the audio spectrum. Essentially then, Sendai is about machine music and hypnotic disorientation. When this duo gets to work in either the studio or on stage, a thudding, pulsating and shapeshifting experimental beast that lives in its own unique world, is summoned.