Release Date: Jun 15, 2018
Record label: Swim
Up until 2016, Immersion had been one of several long-dormant side projects of Colin Newman and Malka Spigel. The duo's sporadic releases during the '90s explored techno, ambient, and drum'n'bass from a post-punk perspective, spreading the duo's recognizable guitar tones and basslines across more expansive instrumental soundscapes. Following 1999's sprawling zone-out Low Impact, Newman resumed his duties as the frontman of post-punk heroes Wire, and both Newman and Spigel continued running their Swim label, in addition to forming the arty but accessible alternative rock group Githead.
Brighton based duo Immersion is made up of Wire frontman Colin Newman and Minimal Compact's Malka Spigel, developed by foundations of influences including German krautrock pioneers like Tangerine Dream and Popal Vuh. Amid an amalgamation of musical personality, contrasting with analogue electronics; the result is a visual sense of flickering light and oscillating melodies. Immersion create individualism in their compositions, with new album Sleepless being indicative of the loud one can find in silence as we lies restless.