Texture, aka Bram E. Gieben, is an emcee / writer / vocalist / producer based in Glasgow, Scotland. He makes loop-based hip-hop, with dubstep, electro, and lo-fi influences. He is the co-curator of Black Lantern Music, and co-host of the Shallow Rave podcast.
Bram has written about music since 2005 for The Skinny, Weaponizer, Dangerous Minds, Clash and other blogs and magazines. He is part of the Chemical Poets collective.
He has collaborated with Morphamish, Asthmatic Astronaut, Salem Anders of Burning Bright, dustmotes, Monkeytribe, Krowne, Kid Ritalin and Harlequinade, and has had guest spots on tracks by Harlequinade, Krowne, Twin Lizard, and Drowning The Colossus.
SIGILKIDS II: THROWN ROOM
(on Aural Sects)
(with Morphamish as Double Helix)
“One of the most inventive pieces of British hip-hop that I've heard in a long long time.”
- Mary Ann Hobbes, Radio 1 Experimental (re. track 'Complacency' by Double Helix)
"Proof of the city's ever emergent hip-hop undercurrent."
- The Skinny
"Tortuously deep flows."
- The Creative Uncommons
"Listen to it on the train as the graffiti-ed factories with broken windows fly by… The woman to your left is e-mailing her partner how she thinks they should “take a break”… Someone else is jotting down hand-written scribbles ahead of you into a leather-bound notebook… The lyrics are bouncing around in your head, unable to get out, they’ll become a part of you, and you will make your own stories."
- The Sonny Wilkins Chronicle
"A dark urban feel combining aspects of hip-hop, dubstep and post-modern electronica... Foreboding but hypnotically attractive... A good bet for the nihilists in the crowd."
- Free Albums Galore
TEXTURE ON SOUNDCLOUD:
TEXTUREMUSICK (ORIGINALS / REMIXES) by Texture
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