Darren McClure is another soundpoet to keep an "ear" on. Originally from N. Ireland and residing in Japan, Darren sculpts sounds using software and field recordings (treated or untreated), creating textural warmth and deep droney atmospheres wherein defragmented melodies occasionally shimmer upon the surface of a sound-pool. He has some stuff out on some very nice labels (Impulsive habitat, Flaming pines, Rural Colours,...). He has collaberated with Jason Corder (Off the sky) and has been working with Derrick Hart lately.
He made an excellent mixtape for Klankschap featuring Yves De Mey, SND, Lee Gamble, Mark Fell, The Caretaker...
Emitted on a freezing cold evening from a cosy studio in the heart of Bruges
January 15th. / 2013