Future Image

Finlay Shakespeare is an electronic musician and founder of the FIR label working under the alias Future Image. He creates a range of electronic music from sterile IDM to warm ambience. His work has appeared on several compilations alongside long-established peers such as Autechre and Venetian Snares and is said to "push the rules, sometimes breaking them".

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Intelligent Dasein

Mat Simpson, who works under the alias Intelligent Dasein, brings his abstract and experimental electronic music to FIR. With influences ranging from the minimalist pioneers such as Steve Reich, to contemporary artists such as Autechre and Aphex Twin, Simpson's work is varied and never fails to surprise the listener.

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Unencumbered by genre, papertiger creates aural representations of thoughts and moods through processed synthesizers, electric guitar and samples. On "plural mine", her debut EP, papertiger combines disparate influences into a release that is at times both comforting and unnerving. This continues into the sophomore release, "harmonizing the seams", which draws from an even more diverse sound palette.

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PRPE brings together pop accessibility, rock conventions, punk freedom and electronic experimentation to create a genre-bending style of music that constantly looks to the future for inspiration.

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William S. Braintree

William S. Braintree was excreted out of a trans-dimensional membrane in the third century, and found his way to earth by means of an intergalactic time traveling phone booth that sells his ideas to Hollywood in order to place Keanu Reeves in more feature films.

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