Pleasure Cycle/Peak Oil/13/11
Julian Doyle is an electronic composer, percussionist
and DJ. Equal passions for rhythm and sound explo-
ration are combined in Filter Feeder’s recordings
and live performances by way of an electro-accoustic
set up using self-built percussion instruments which
are amplified and densely processed, alongside vintage
analogue drum synthesisers which are further pro-
cessed in real-time. Found sound and field recordings
are also frequently utilised.
The three tracks on this 12" were all recorded in
single takes during studio sessions between 2005-6.
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Filter Feeder’s set-up, Aalst 2007
Photograph by Esther Venrooy
Julian Doyle, aka Filter Feeder, takes sound sources
as diverse as raw waveforms, washing machines or
the human voice and filters and layers them “until
I have something that comes alive”. On Pleasure
Cycle, the sounds are thin, reedy and microtonal,
but the pendulum-like rhythmic loops Doyle sets up
slowly became naggingly eerie. The track’s signature
two-note pulse suggests some kind of siren being
experienced through a hallucinogenically altered haze.
Doyle has an intuitive and expressive touch with his
microtonal explorations, however, always returning
elliptically to warm overtones and lending an almost
amniotic warmth to this fine track.
Derek Walmsley in The Wire