ISO/Vex serves as a hopeful, inward exploration and invitation to ponder both the immense daily trials we face individually, together, and seperately as the human race and the insatiable curiosities of life or potential thereof in other places of the universe.
Recordings are built and layered with a mangled soiree of hardware drum machines, synthesizers, modular experiments, breaks, fragments of circuit bent 8-16bit game consoles, NASA recordings, my cat, and nods of inspiration drawn from some of my favorite records and video games of all time. All of this used to create a cyber-jeweled odyssey of electro, idm, techno, industrial, and ambient breakbeat.
DRIP CUTS brings an informed vision of the music to life wonderfully using his unique brand of manipulated video synthesis and stills jolting you further into the capriciously cyclic, existential realms of ISO/Vex.
Limited edition cassette features the incredible design work of NYC based Jessi Johanna Brattengeier + Jesse Johanning
- DRIP CUTS -
Victor Enriquez, aka DRIP CUTS, encapsulates the transitions of impermanence through technicolor digital waveforms, simultaneously embodying natural forms and the abstract. Calling both El Paso, Texas and Juarez, Mexico home, the concept of flux and human identity is explored via live digital projections and recorded video media.
Utilizing various modded analog technology with the computer as a medium, DRIP CUTS creations read as paintings morphed by pixilation, allowing for the seamless weaving of past, present and future realities. He aims to channel both the American and Mexican experience into these landscapes.
With deep roots in the music community, Enriquez is informed by sonic muses ranging from house, old cumbias, shoegaze, vaporwave, harsh noise and juke/footwork. This led to a series of music video collaborations and appearances at Austin’s underground electronic showcase Exploded Drawing.
DRIP CUTS has secured resident VA slots at Austin’s infamous Nite School and Body Cruise gatherings, as well as staging at Levitation 2019. Soon, these visions will be further imagined in physical prints on metal and glass.
- Jessi Johanna Brattengeier -
- Jesse Johanning -
xtra special thanks to fam and friends + all of the folks who have supported myself and each other big time throughout this extremely difficult year. your empathy and encouragement have sent waves :) shouts to my brother Cole Bee Wilson, Exploded Drawing and the city of Austin, James Harcrow, Hunter P. Thompson, Victor Enriquez, Jessi Johanna Brattengeier, and Jesse Johanning
released December 4, 2020