Russian Linesman


The Russian Linesman is a “modern day composer” who has become a somewhat cult figure over the past eleven years, crossing paths with mavericks such as James Holden, Nathan Fake, Ryan Davis, Applescal and Laurent Garnier, along the way. In a remarkable series of 7-track mini-LP releases throughout 2017, titled ‘The Eysenck Suites I-IV’, the Russian Linesman explored the psychological theories of Hans Eysenck and the emotions they encompass, a project that the British Psychological Society endorsed: http://thepsychologist.bps.org.uk/finding-melancholic-balance. The series saw the enigmatic artist receive support and plaudits from a disparate collection of respected DJ/Producers, including Maps (Mute), Simon Mills (of Bent fame), Max Cooper, Steve Miller (Afterlife), Nick Warren (on his ‘Sound Garden’ radio show), C-Jay (Bedrock), DJ Morpheus, Quivver and many more. Nemone’s continual, pioneering support for the project, on her wonderfully eclectic ‘Electric Ladyland’ BBC 6Music radio show, proved a real pivotal moment. The Linesman was thrilled when she invited him to participate in her ‘An Evening With…’ guest slot – an honour previously bestowed upon the likes of Jon Hopkins, Jean-Michel Jarre, Future Sound of London, Darren Emerson, Leftfield, Fatboy Slim, Ellen Allien and DJ Shadow. Now, in 2018 the Russian Linesman is set to embark on an ambitious remix project, giving a carefully selected array of highly talented visionaries the opportunity to interpret his own musical adventures. This new series features remixes of some of the ‘The Eysenck Suites I-IV’ finest moments, the catalyst being those tracks aired by Nemone at BBC 6Music.