Quanta Of Light sees a New Touch broadcast from a truly pioneering figure of modern electronic sound design in the form of Daniel Menche. Having been producing since 1989, he's featured on pretty much every serious label there is in the world of ambient, drone, noise and experimental music, and we finally have this beautiful LP cut see a deserved digital release. Each collage is a near-20 minute voyage in the ether and starting with "Quanta of Light I", Menche builds and destroys his own personal sound world, with an individual ability to align crude noises with majestic, unwinding pads, to paint a rather delicate but bold picture of his own musical ideas. The same can be said for "Quanta Of Light II", where the concept unfolds with patience and grace to leave us yearning for 20 more hours of wide-screen soundscapes.
Daniel Menche has been on just about every credible experimental label around, from Jon Wonzencroft's Touch to Antifrost and coming back this time on his regular Editions Mego spot. His productions are complex and brimming with grit, having been an inspiration for countless contemporary artists, both within the field of noise and drone. but also house and techno. His latest amalgamation of sounds comes in a two piece format, each part consisting of almost twenty minutes of madness, starting with "Marriage Of Metals 1", where Menche goes straight in with a bang, propelling his usual blend of metallic power electronics and convoluted background atmospherics. "Marriage Of Metals 2" carries on from its predecessor, this time calming the storm but utilising the same wardrobe of acoustics and sonic accessories.