Warmdesk | Biography

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Warmdesk (William Selman) was born in Texas in 1973. After a period in Vienna, Selman relocated to Chicago, where he is now an audio/visual consultant for the Art Institute of Chicago's performance department.

Selman has released records for Alienation, Static Caravan, A Posteriori (his own label) and Deluxe. His rhythm-focused sound derives from his past career as a drummer, a propulsive direction that has characterised his recent output.

Epitonic state: "Warmdesk's compositions are without a doubt experimental and abstract, but their rhythms generally remain intact and apparent - a welcome change from the many Autechre clones that now clutter the electronic music landscape. Rather than focusing on scattered and irregular beat patterns, Warmdesk crafts modern musique concrete compositions, full of fascinating and complex individual sounds."

Selman has released a number of works on Fallt, notably 2000s 'invalidObject Series (function)' and a release in the Fallt Live Series.

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