Vrils first notable appearance was in 2010 when his first EP – “Vril 1-4” – transformed the Dub Techno genre. His debut LP “Torus” followed, unveiling the depth of his abilities. It laid out a sonic landscape of loopy perfection and otherworldly noise, that brought attention from electronic music lovers across the world.
Since then, there’s been a steady development of VRIL’s visionary electronica – from the dystopia on “Thronwagen” (IMF), “UV” (OSTGUT TON), “Vortekz” (DELSIN), “Portal” (DELSIN) to the seemingly supernatural layering on “Anima Mundi” (DELSIN). Bad Manners 4, his most recent album on Marcel Dettmann’s label Bad Manners, is taking the powerful edges of his sound further.
While his productions cover a wide range from experimental deep listening to peak-time club tracks – ambient, IDM, techno, electro – they’re all sprinkled with a unique touch. He’s also become a sought-after remixer, having given songs by the likes of SUUNS, HVOB and SteRac – to name just a few – audacious alterations.
Experiencing VRIL live is best described as highly energetic and profound, playing a kind of contemporary techno and electro that is cathartic in many ways.
Recent projects have seen him collaborate with Rødhåd as “Out Of Place Artefacts” and he became a regular participant in Sebastian Mullaert’s improvisatory project “Circle Of Live”.
Text: Theresa Baeumel