Andrew Pekler

Andrew Pekler is a Berlin-based musician and sound artist whose approach to composition heavily involves recontextualized source material, combining samples with live instrumentation and electronic processing. First receiving international notice during the late 1990s for his abstract downtempo instrumentals as Sad Rockets, he also blended techno and indie pop as part of the group Bergheim 34. Pekler's first releases under his own name, starting with 2002's Station to Station, were curious blends of dub, post-rock, minimal techno, and jazz. On later releases like 2011's Sentimental Favourites and 2019's Sounds from Phantom Islands, he constructed dreamy collages drawing from easy listening, exotica, and library music. He also performed free-form collective improvisations with Jan Jelinek and Hanno Leichtmann, as Groupshow.



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