"a wildly inventive EP"
This might be the sound he's looking for like Marvin Berry at the sock hop in Back to the Future. It's definitely from the future, I know that for sure.
"you’ve never heard him as you will now"
You may have heard his talents before via his many aliases … but you’ve never heard him as you will now.
"what we like to call an OG."
Frank Heiss is
what we like to call an OG.
"one of the most original acts..."
His infectious enthusiasm and clearly constructed tracks mark his appearance as one of the most original acts of the whole conference.
"breakbeat manipulation and sonic sorcery"
Like Animals On Wheels, Squarepusher and Aphex Twin before him, Tube’s (Frank Heiss) music is about the various extremes of breakbeat manipulation and sonic sorcery.
Boston based electronic musician HEISS released “Shadow Work” April 25th on his Transcendent Tunes label. Drawing upon the music that inspired HEISS to leave his drum set behind and become a beat maker, the 3 track EP puts together the lyrical energy 90’s Rap with more modern EDM production resulting in something different. The sound is a melting pot of 12-bit booming electronic beats reminiscent of an SP-1200, mixed with East Coast styled horns and West Coast synth leads together with more psychedelic bass wobbles and glitches. Listeners of modern electronic bass music, more conscious hip-hop and rap will feel equally at home with the EP’s 3 tracks: “Shadow Work” featuring Smigonaut and emcee Jackson Whalan, “Love Is The Remedy” featuring emcee J Brave, and “We Here” featuring emcee Srikala.
The HEISS sound is divinely inspired and genre agnostic. Some tracks contain beautiful melodic lines and lush harmonies while others explode with force providing complementary polarities which are exemplary of the philosophy behind his work. Prior to 2016’s “The Tragic Miracle” EP, HEISS released the full length album “Absolutio(N)” in 2015, and before that, the “Awaken(D)” remix album and 2013’s “Ascensio(N)” - all beginning with the 2012 release of “Awake(N)” under his own name containing twelve-tracks in a vintage electronic style combined with futuristic elements indicative of how his style was developing.
HEISS’ musical background is as broad as his full back catalog of monikers from the 1990’s. As a teenager, with “Salute To Symphony”, he performed as timpanist with the Youth Philharmonic Orchestra and members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, John Williams conducting featuring Yo-Yo Ma on cello. He was later the drummer with a progressive jam band that opened for Phish in 1991 before breaking up, at which time HEISS then dedicated his path to electronic music as a producer - part of New York City’s Legendary 90s Rave Emporium “Liquid Sky” while performing and recording as Tube until 1999.
HEISS has produced music for a variety of network television programs, and played in many of the continental United States while providing local support in his home of Boston for OPIUO, Ill Gates, KJ Sawka, Eliot Lipp, Freddy Todd, Perkulator, Random Rab, PhuturePrimitive, Govinda, Bass Physics and others.
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