Featuring 40 tracks from experimental artists from around the world, SEQUENCE6 is a more experimental album than its predecessors, pushing into darker more inquisitive environments and making it harder to pin down into one particular genre. With over 160 track submissions, curatorially we’ve been even tougher than ever in our selections – again, pushing this edition to be even better than the last, and represent the sheer volume and breadth of great experimental music out there.
As ever, tracks from established artists are juxtaposed with those of emerging artists. One of the best things with the submission process is being exposed to new music each time, discovering new artists whose work you can fall in love with, there are a few artists this time who I would like to work with on individual releases. The element of discovery continues to be the main driver for the series, and we hope the listener enjoys the same experience.
It’s nearly 2 years since the first edition of the SEQUENCE series was released. SEQUENCE6 marks something of a completion of a cycle, the cadence in a musical phrase perhaps. That’s not to say that this will be the last in the series, but something about it feels like a landmark; just because you’ve reached the top of the mountain, doesn’t mean you never want to climb again.