Dystopian Rhythm Podcast 110 – Pinion (live in Detroit)
This week we’re happy to share the recording of Pinion’s recent set at our Onset 2015 event, June 19th, 2015 at The Works in Detroit.
Bobby Dowell has a sound that’s both hard and human. With releases on Droid, Soma, Perc Trax and elsewhere he’s developed an approach that keeps things moody and moving at the same time. He delivers a sound that can be devoid of form, while embracing the traditional canvas of 4/4. The sound is dark and decadent, while creating a living, breathing human element that one could only describe as a soul.
As of late he has been focusing on his persona as Pinion. Being a more experimental and industrial project, Pinion is the sound of a man with his own vision of music, sitting somewhere between classic industrial and contemporary techno without being completely dedicated to either discipline. Where the likes of classic industrial methods are
the sound of metal on metal, Pinion is more like wood on leather, a ceremonial throb that switches in an instant from tightly locked grooves to more freeform rhythmic patterns. Equally at home serving up percussive workouts as he is crafting dense, atmospheric soundscapes the sound of Pinion is nothing short of unyielding.