As Morphosis, Lebanese-born Rabih Beaini has been recognized for his grainy, imaginative analog techno with krautrock and avant-garde references for over a decade.
Morphosis has been crafting away in the nether-regions of the techno underworld since the 90s. Initially as a DJ, it was a move to Italy in 1996 which proved the catalyst for him to start experimenting in the studio. And he really did experiment: few people craft the sort of emotional, imaginative techno as has Beaini for labels like Sistrum Recordings (Detroit), M>O>S (Amsterdam) and Styrax (Berlin). Whilst his productions join the dots between raw, elementary electronica and jazz, for the last six years his label Morphine Records has released an equally avant guard selection of techno from the likes of Madteo, Hieroglyphic Being and Anthony "Shake" Shakir.
His genuine musical ability and a range of influences from Krautrock to New Wave seep into Beainis inventive, dark and emotional productions and into his similarly immersive DJ sets. But also into hios productions with the Upperground Orchestra project, a multiheaded improvisational ensemble exploring the terrain between elctronica, techno and jazz.
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