Sensate Focus, SND
Mark Fell aka Sensate Focus is a multidisciplinary artist based in Sheffield, well known for his work together with Mat Steel in the duo SND and as one of the most important figures working at the juncture of sound practice and club music right now. In 1998 he initiated a series of critically acclaimed releases, featuring both collaborative and solo works on labels including Mille Plateaux, Line, Editions Mego, Raster-Noton, and Alku. In early 2012, Fell released his Sensate Focus project, also the name of his new label – distributed through Peter Rehberg’s Editions Mego label – and the title of the first release, a two-track 12". Employing a sensual warmth worthy of the name as well as the familiar energy of dance music, the exploratory compositions of Sensate Focus critically reconfigure the drum textures of vintage house and techno.