Nathan Fake grew up listening to pioneers of electronic music like Aphex Twin and Orbital, taking inspiration from them as he began to forge his own sound. After meeting producer James Holden in the early 2000s, Fake joined Holden's Border Community label, releasing a couple of well-received EPs before his debut album, Drowning in a Sea of Love, was released in 2006. This proved to be a breakthrough moment for Fake, as the album found favour with tastemakers like Mixmag and Pitchfork magazine, who praised the 'beautiful, producer-ly touch' of 'progressive techno's poster boy.'
'Contemplative electronica...spine-prickling beauty.'
Subsequent albums on Border Community Hard Islands (2009) and Steam Days (2012) helped reinforce his reputation, even as he broadened his musical palette. Over these early albums, Fake's versatility and invention was quickly apparent, with a musical palette that ranged from the pastoral, almost romantic feel of breakout tune 'The Sky Was Pink' to the more brutal rhythms of Hard Islands. Further recognition arrived when Thom Yorke, who'd included several Fake tunes on his curated playlist for Radiohead's website, invited Fake to remix the band's song 'Morning Mr Magpie' from The King of Limbs album. Fake went on to remix work by Jon Hopkins and Clark, among others.
'Fake's music has always been highly inventive and emotion-rich.'
In 2016, Fake signed to Ninja Tune, and soon after released his fourth album Providence, which was another critical success and received extensive support from fellow electronic artists like Four Tet and Helena Hauff, following it up with 2020's epic Blizzards. In April of this year, Fake returned with the new album Crystal Vision, which Pitchfork praised for its 'distinct, masterful sound.' Fake will be performing a live set at Prague Sounds, incorporating video art from Infinite Vibes into the show to create a one-off experience in the high-tech, intimate surroundings of CAMP.
Nathan Fake – electronics
Estimated duration of the concert: 60 minutes