London based experimental publisher Split Music has rapidly gained a unique reputation for its expertise in placing music in audiovisual projects, from Hollywood movie trailers like Blade Runner 2049, The Dark Tower & Mother to brand films for globally recognized designers Adidas, Dior & Puma. This reputation was affirmed this year upon winning the prestigious Golden Trailer Award in L.A. (for the use of These Hidden Hands’ music in the brutal RAW Worldwide trailer). Now, from their headquarters at London’s live music epicentre Village Underground, they have launched their latest project: the Research label. This new label will showcase the artists they represent by challenging them to push the boundaries of their production process to new levels.
With its introductory compilation LP Spheres, Research has assembled an elite group of artists specializing in rhythmic experimentalism and psycho-acoustic investigation. The LP focuses on music that is capable of transporting beat-driven music beyond the social environment of the club, using it as a mechanism for increased self-inquiry and communication between both hemispheres of the brain.
Spheres is the first in a series of “documents” by Research, which intends to unite a diverse selection of artists around a common theme. The inspiration for this initial document comes from artist and mathematician Timothy Cresswell, whose carving of spheres covered in mathematical figures – a holistic, meditative process he refers to as “tuning” – has taken place for over fifty years and has inspired the art direction of his son Daniel.
A1 / 1. These Hidden Hands - Radon
A2 / 2. Mondkopf - The Runaway
A3 / 3. SNTS - Dunkelheit
B1 / 4. OAKE - Blemmyae
B2 / 5. Headless Horseman - Follower
B3 / 6. Grebenstein - Meet My Needs