Nick Edwards is one of the most notorious outsiders of the electronic music. With plenty of aliases, publications and collaborations among other such as Mordant Music and Bass Clef, Edward has always been working in the periphery of electronic music, whether he started working with dubstep, noise, collage music or something entirely different and more bizarre. The unintelligible is what, Edward is known for – when he delivers great results; he creates incredible and completely wonderful oddities, exhausted of muddy sound, dull rhythm sequences and complaining filter effects.

His lately (and maybe best) record Unfidelity, which is published on Mike Paradinas’ Planet Mu, is in many ways a return to a period where the electronic music still had an aura of a future surrounding – paradoxically enough, ever since the record is made on obsolete equipment and to say the least, recorded with a questionable sound quality on 4-track-recorders. Nonetheless it is quite outstanding and at the same time, a rather torn-into-pieces experience – a dazed, retro futuristic and more than just a bit sloshed analogue exploration of science-fiction, hip-hop influenced beats and understated, stifled melodious material.

You could say that Ekoplekz deviates from what is considered normal, which is seen in the way his historical music narratives escapes, and exists only in his own undisposed universe, where new sounds still can get created out of old equipment – and where the dream of a future, populated with musical robots is clear in mind, even though the music in itself is secretive daydreaming and its errand on the surface rather unclear.

Nick Edwards er en af den elektroniske musiks mest notoriske outsidere. Med et hav af aliaser og udgivelser bag sig og samarbejder med blandt andre Mordant Music og Bass Clef, har Edwards altid bevæget sig i periferien af den elektroniske musik, hvad end han har kastet sig over dubstep, noise, collagemusik eller noget helt fjerde og mere bizart. Det obskure er Edwards hjemmebane – når han er bedst, skaber han uhørte og komplet vidunderlige besynderligheder, medtagne af mudret lyd, sløve rytmesekvenser og klagende filtereffekter.

Hans seneste (og måske bedste) plade, Unfidelity, der er udkommet på Mike Paradinas’ Planet Mu, er på mange måder en tilbagevenden til en tid hvor electronicaen stadig havde en aura af fremtid omkring sig – paradoksalt nok, idet pladen er lavet på antikveret udstyr og optaget med mildest talt tvivlsom lydkvalitet på 4-sporsoptager. Ikke desto mindre er den en aldeles fremragende og samtidig temmelig ituslået affære – en omtåget, retrofuturistisk og mere end en smule tjaldet analog udforskning af blippende science-fiction, hip-hop-influerede beats og underspillet, halvkvalt melodisk materiale.

Ekoplekz er på den måde lidt af en anomali, der undflyr de fleste musikhistoriske fortællinger, og eksisterer i sit eget utilpassede univers, hvor der stadig kan vrides nye lyde ud af gammelt grej – og hvor drømmen om en fremtid befolket af musikalske robotter står dugfrisk i erindringen, selvom musikken selv er hemmelighedsfuldt dagdrømmende og dens ærinde på overfladen uklart.