Interdimensional Transmissions will be home to the Detroit electro and techno artist's first solo release.
Hexagon Cloud is Erika's first solo release, but she's certainly no stranger to the scene. She was a DJ and program director at University of Michigan's WCBN radio station in Ann Arbor through much of the '90s, and she's been running her own erika.net freeform web radio station for 14 years. She's also a longtime member of the Detroit-based duo Ectomorph alongside BMG, and together they head the Interdimensional Transmissions imprint, which will be releasing the album.
Erika has long had a soft spot for analog gear, and Hexagon Cloud, which features production assistance from BMG, was composed without the aid of computers. An eight-song blend of electro, techno and ambient whose name refers to the mysterious cloud structure at Saturn's North Pole, it will come out in June in double-LP and CD formats. Before then, in early May, a remixes record called Hexagon Cloud RMXD will be released. That one will feature BMG—who reworks "Cellular Meltdown," a track from Erika that led to the development of the album, which was previously issued only on the Movement Festival 2012 digital compilation—along with fellow Motor City mainstay Marcellus Pittman and veteran Canadian duo Orphx.
An all-night release party for Hexagon Cloud RMXD, featuring Erika (playing live) and the trio of remixers, will take place in Detroit at The Leland's Grand Ballroom on Saturday, April 20th. Then, Erika is confirmed for a live set at Movement in late May, a week before the full-length comes out.
Hexagon Cloud RMXD
A1 Tow Ride (Marcellus Pittman Remix)
B1 North Hex (Orphx Mix)
B2 Cellular Meltdown (BMG Club Edit)
A1 North Hex
A2 Early Warning Starfield
C1 Tow Ride
C2 No. 3
D1 The Awakening
Interdimensional Transmissions will release Hexagon Cloud on June 3rd, 2012.