Patrick Alexander Bech Madsen, the almost annoyingly-young Danish producer recording under the name Sekuoia, embodies electronica in its most internationalist form. Düsseldorf, Detroit and Denmark are distilled into concentrated, mid-tempo pieces that give plenty of space to a rich intertwining of analogue instruments, record hiss and broken vocal samples. The imperfections are what give depth to the laid-back vibe of a track like “Rituals”, from his split 12” with Rain Dog, released by Berlin’s Project: Mooncircle.
Though he played a set at Roskilde 2013, our first live encounter with Sekuoia is described in the review of Washed Out’s gig from last October, at which Sekuoia opened. Joined by a guitarist and drummer, the live act acquires a lower, more threatening tone, which made for the main topic of discussion after the gig had ended.