Subheim

Originally hailing from Greece where he founded the now defunct Spectraliquid label (along with electronic musician Poordream), Kostas K AKA Subheim has been a powerful force in the melancholic dark minimal scene for the better part of the last decade. 

His debut LP Approach still holds its weight today and is an lp that I re-visit monthly. It was a title that was quite hard to find until the champions at Denovali repressed it in glorious gatefold and picked him up as a permanant artist on their roster. 

Now based in Berlin, the spiritual home of minimal techno he spends his time in the same circle as such luminaries as Ben Lukas Boysen and Svarte Greiner.

I was lucky enough to see a rare live performance by his back in 2011 on his No Land Called Home tour. His drum patterns were a mixture of pre-programed beat-work and him hitting a large oil drum on stage, it was a one of a kind performance that I will never forget. 

For an introduction to his sound I would start at the very beginning as he has kept quite a close hold on his aesthetic. 

Move from Approach to No Land Called home (if you can find a copy) and then take a tour of his new material on Denovali.