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Premiere: Will Lister ‘Maelstrom’

Will Lister sculpts symphonic dubstep on his ‘Material Tension’ EP. Hear ‘Maelstrom’ now

Will Lister will release the final instalment of his 2021 EP series on his own Heald label this Friday 19th November. You can hear the B-Side, ‘Maelstrom’, below. 

The South London-based producer’s latest outing, titled ‘Material Tension’, sees him expanding on the lucid style of his previous releases, taking dubstep forms and reshaping them with intricate sound design and a symphonic flair. The EP’s opening track, ‘Object Recognition (intro)’ was arranged for a string quartet by Max Winter, and performed by Evie Hilyer-Ziegler and Louie Barby.

Lister's previous releases on Heald have garnered support from the likes of Lee Gamble, Loraine James, Call Super, Machinewoman, Bambounou and more.

The theme of the release explores “digitisation and material transformation”, and can be purchased alongside a hand-made, white porcelain drinking vessel, hand-thrown by Richard Baxter Ceramics in Leigh-on-Sea. The vessel “aims to duplicate the natural form of a Nectarine with the natural variation brought in by human replication.”

Learn more about the release, and pre-order it, here