Photo Essay

Yves De Mey

by Miles Fischler

Antwerp-based producer Yves De Mey is a silent but steady techno mainstay in our little country. With roots in sound design and scoring for performing arts, film and installations, he has released noisy synthesizer pieces with a steady pulse over increasingly anxious drills and drones, on labels such as Sandwell District, Opal Tapes and Spectrum Spools. When he’s at his most techno, some draw comparison to Shapednoise and Samuel Kerridge. De Mey is also one half of Sendai, his long-running project with Peter Van Hoesen.

Photos shot by Miles Fischler, in Antwerp, Belgium

Yves De Mey plays STUK, Leuven on 12 May. The show is free for members.