Compound Eye (US)
Compound Eye is Drew McDowall (formerly of Coil) and Tres Warren (Psychic Ills and Messages). ‚Journey From Anywhere‘ is their second long-player release following ‚Origin of Silence‘, an art edition LP on The Spring Press label. This double lp features 4 sides of improvised electronics that lead the listener into the dark recesses of the duo’s subterranean explorations. Each of these works move at a slow and considered pace, gradually unfolding into a transportive blur of dark psychedelic minimalism. Like elements of Coil long form works this is a music which has the potential to melt time, open space and create a flowing web of liquid memory. A sublime record for those who like music that encourages travel. Drew McDowall was born 28th January 1961 in Paisley, Scotland. He worked with Coil regularly for several years, becoming an official member of the band in 1995. He worked solo as Screwtape (no relation to the Andrew McIntosh project of the same name) and is now a member of the group Compound Eye and Captain Sons & Daughters. He co-created The Poems (with then wife Rose McDowall) in the late 1970s, was a member of Psychic TV in 1980s and tour-managed The Shamen. Drew currently resides in Brooklyn, NY and is active within the modular electronic world. Tres Warren is a member of the group Psychic Ills who release music on the influential Sacred Bones label.