Via his own Diagonal Records imprint, his work on XL Recordings and, most recently, the opening of audio/film platform A Folder [afolder.studio], Powell has firm footing in the contemporary electronic landscape. During a wry and obstinate musical life he has twisted myriad synthetic forms into shapes that explore and expand upon the districts of post-punk,techno, noise + computer music, and in the the last year alone he has released four albums of hi-def abstractions, each inspired by a formalisation of music proposed by Iannis Xenakis. On August 27, 2021 Powell’s strangely emotive new LP of synthetic computer works entitled ‘Piano Music 1-7’ is being released on Editions Mego. 2021 also marks the 10th anniversary of Diagonal with a book, film, and compilation being launched.