Isolated Lines

Real Name:
Gwenaël Magnenat
Swiss musician exploring dense and rhythmically experimental techno.

The man behind the moniker has been involved in band projects, sound engineering jobs and Switzerland's underground music scene in general for some years. Coming from a background of listening to and playing in rock, indie and noise groups, his tracks are as much informed by the energy and dynamics of live performance and sound science as they are by the endless possibilities of electronic production. So far, they have found a home on established Swiss label Creaked and been picked up by Tommy Four Seven for release on his 47 imprint.

Isolated Lines productions are warmly textural and full of subtleties, usually favouring trippy, hypnotic grooves over outright aggression. Whilst most of the detail is consciously designed, Isolated Lines makes music in a way which leaves space for randomness and organic elements; listen to the off-kilter swing of 'Raze' or his remix for gasparddelamontagne, for example. Especially through a decent sound system, the layers evolve and interact with an exciting air of unpredictability.

As with his studio gear, the live setup is subject to constant change and development. Certain characteristics remain within the sound and the way it is presented though: ambitious arrangements, soaring, euphoric pads and hard-hitting drums. His material is versatile enough for pitch-black basements and early morning festival sets alike.


Singles & EPs

mnsl 020 Isolated Lines - Pannonia Superior album art Isolated Lines Pannonia Superior(5xFile, WAV, EP) Miniscule mnsl 020 Spain 2011
CRDS37 Isolated Lines - Linear Reflection album art Isolated Lines Linear Reflection(4xFile, EP) Creaked Records CRDS37 Switzerland 2013
CRDS44 Isolated Lines - Stride album art Isolated Lines Stride(12") Creaked Records CRDS44 Switzerland 2014 Sell This Version
IAR162 Isolated Lines - Elusion EP album art Isolated Lines Elusion EP(3xFile, MP3, EP, 320) Illegal Alien Records IAR162 Mexico 2016
30DEYES-001 Isolated Lines - Shelter EP album art Isolated Lines Shelter EP (EP) 30D Records 30DEYES-001 Germany 2018 Sell This Version
IAR219 Isolated Lines - Bolt From The Blue EP album art Isolated Lines Bolt From The Blue EP(4xFile, MP3, EP, 320) Illegal Alien Records IAR219 Mexico 2018
SBR003 Isolated Lines - Front Line album art Isolated Lines & Gotshell Isolated Lines & Gotshell - Front Line(12") SBIRE SBR003 Switzerland 2018 Sell This Version
BDd010 Isolated Lines - Ombres album art Isolated Lines Ombres(4xFile, MP3, EP, 320) Bipolar Disorder BDd010 2018


EXTRA28 Isolated Lines - Teleport album art Isolated Lines Teleport(7xFile, MP3, 320) Techsound Records EXTRA28 2018