Selwa Abd (originally from Morocco, currently residing in Brooklyn) uses the fictional character Bergsonist, from Brooklyn, Slovakia, as her musical guise. Derived from Deleuze's Bergsonism, Bergsonist uses intuition as a method to deliver her/his instinctive psychoanalytic theories. A blend of different audio sources and samples are used as a way to capture the essence of the ‘present' moment, manipulating found sounds along with self-concocted digital fragments to combine in in the span of a set, given time.
Bergsonist allows inspiration to come from anywhere, yet she/he limits themselves by the gear/tools that are used. The approach consists of inhaling all the energy of the city – influenced by trips to museums, galleries, shows, talking to people and sensing nature – and exhaling it sonically. Bergsonist reacts to this energy and inspiration without any specific rules, styles or genres – extending the array of possibilities by always pushing preconceived uses of the tools.
Following a slew of cassette-only releases from labels across the global map and a split 12" with Isabella on Borft Records, Selwa shares her most twisted and considered compositions to date with Mutation. Four fire-stoking tracks of electro convulsions sparked from indecipherable depths enflame new terrains for an artist whose output is unextinguishable - prolific barely covers the rapidity with which Bergsonist shares new jams to a lucky few - proffering Mutation as an indelible moment in Selwa's blossoming career.
Mutation also features a ripped / thrashed remix from in-the-cut edit wizard, Murray CY. Mutation will be available on limited vinyl with artwork designed and conceived by Selwa and Benoit Canaud Studio.