Denmark-based Keith Canisius is best known for his psychedelia-infused dream pop solo material, as well as for being the founding member of Danish shoegaze act Rumskib. Less known is the music he releases under the moniker Shortwave Broadcaster, which is a more experimental and ambient affair, inspired by artists like William Basinski, Tim Hecker and Steve Reich. The project name was inspired by Milton William Cooper, a broadcaster who claimed to have seen proof of alien existence.
Earlier this month Canisius, by way of his Shortwave Broadcaster project, released an EP entitled Everything You Do Is Deja-Vu via Saint Marie Records – fans of Hecker, Reich, and early Ulrich Schnauss, you need to hear this. Surreal soundscapes replete with mesmerizing sonic textures and hypnotic beats that are somehow both experimental and accessible. No word yet about a Shortwave Broadcaster full length, but this excellent 4-track EP has plenty of replay value to keep you busy until then.
Everything You Do Is Deja-Vu is available for purchase from Saint Marie Records for a mere $4 – do yourself a favor and pick it up. While you're at it, check out the video for "Recognition" below.
Related article: WTSH Interviews Keith Canisius (12/28/10)