Better known as Hyetal, Bristol-based David Corney’s stunning manipulation of off-kilter sounds and unique electronica has meant a string of releases on prestigious labels like Planet Mu, Orca and Punch Drunk. His debut album, 'Broadcast', on Black Acre sees the up & coming producer play with conventional song structures and analogue sounds fusing his wide influences from the 90s to John Carpenter and Boards of Canada. Tonight, London's Corsica Studios sees a live set from him, alongside the likes of Blue Daisy and Fantastic Mr Fox.
...your secret talent?
Wing Chun, I used to watch a load of Kung Fu movies when i was a kid and decided to give it a try. I studied pretty hard for a year or so, I got pretty good.
...your worst vice?
The Internet, in some ways I wish I could disconnect when I'm working but its handy for pulling up samples quickly.
…the story behind your name?
Really I just wanted to find something no one else was using. I kept choosing names and finding a hundred people already using them. I started looking for rare words and found Hyetal. I thought it suited my sound.
... your favourite sound?
certain sounds reverberating naturally make me feel very nostalgic. I worked with that a lot on my album. I used layers of different
recordings of certain spaces to take the music out of where it was created and put it into a new setting. I think of 'Broadcast' as a
soundtrack album, so it has environmental sounds from the different scenes i had in mind when writing it.
...your worst fashion secret?
Nothing that bad really, i died my hair various colours when i played in punk and hardcore bands.
...your favourite website?
Youtube. I use it a lot for investigating new music and watching videos of people and animals doing stupid things.
... good for breakfast?
Steak and black coffee.
...the best thing about where you're from?
There's a lot of creative people and it's not London. Bristol music has always developed at its own pace, and the people who get the most respect for music in this city each have there own unique identity.
...are you listening to now?
Anne Clarke, Ford & Lopatin, John Roberts, Tevo Howard, Wally Badarou.
How would you describe your work?
Hyetal plays Corsica Studios' the Black Acre x Boiler Room takeover tonight
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