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Thor ‘Fractal’ Kell plays music that sounds like William Gibson novels, late nights in Detroit, and endless Sunday afternoons in Berlin.
His production draws a slightly wider net than that, adding Bristol lushness, Kyoto bleeps, and a patient, quintisentially Canadian sense for form and shape. Past hits include the chart-topping Up on Kompakt, an EP on Primal, and releases on Perc Trax, Gemini, Fade, and his own Tide Pool label.
Other highlights include The World Outside, a DVD album / remix retrospective / two-movement symphony; ITERATE, a live / improv project with local beat legend Patience Automate; and, finally, three string quartets, two pieces for full orchestra, and a suite of miniatures for solo piano. As one does.