HANDS welcomes Marc Fischer, who under his SIAMGDA guise has built a considerable following
with his releases on Mind Plug, ant-zen and aufnahme + wiedergabe, and now for his 10th
album joins the HANDS artist roster. Siamgda stands for a highly percussive, intensely
rhythmic sound that culls from Eastern and Western musical traditions to create a
unique and fresh approach of industrial techno and dark tribal electro.
Siamgda’s art is about identity, about authenticity, born from experience, music for the
here and now. The use of tribal beats and ethnic sounds has a huge tradition in
industrial music, and HANDS artists have repeatedly explored that territory.
Siamgda relates, and at the same time doesn’t relate to that tradition,
as his sound appears more homogenous than anything else:
A hypnotic blend of primordial techno primitivism, mysterious vocals and chants,
distortion and harsh electronics. Sometimes broken and psychedelic “We are now”,
(“Sensory Salvation”), always intensely physical (“Tribal Blood”, “Resistance”),
even outright dance floor bound (“Bimbara Bambara”, “Now!”) with a booming
bass drum. “Here and Now” is a good hour of bottom-heavy rhythmic greatness;
and since he likes to revisit his own work from time to time, complemented
with two adventurous remakes of tracks from 2014 and 2017 respectively.
Lao Tzu said “There is a time to live and a time to die but never to reject the moment.”
– live in the here and now!
Recorded between 2018 & 2020 in Berlin, Germany
Mastered by Eric van Wonterghem at Prodam, Berlin
Photos, Artwork and Layout by Nicola Bork
Released December 4, 2020 on HANDS