MIAV (short for “Made in a Vacuum”) is a sound-sculptor from greater London, UK (Watford) whose goal is to create music “designed to appeal to anyone seeking musical escapism beyond the norm.” His music is a combination of cinematic, reflective, and introspective, fusing together ambient, dreamy and techno sounds.
He’s had two releases so far, an EP entitled ‘Hex‘ (released in December 2019), and his debut full-length album, ‘Mass,’ dedicated to the musical legacy of his friend, released this month on the SupaFrequency label.
As Miav says on his Bandcamp page, “I don’t make music, it makes me. I have almost no control. It feels like it was all made in a vacuum….”
We featured the inspiring track “Mass” from Miav’s new album of the same name, as one of the leadoff tracks on our latest Soundscapes podcast.
His musical influences include F.F.O, Autechre, Orbital, and Jon Hopkins (you can also hear an Aphex Twin-inspired vibe on the track, “Mycola”):
MIAV (short for Made in a Vacuum) is a Watford (UK)-based artist who has spent his life in the music industry and is now ready to release the album which has formed over a traumatic two years. A sound technician by day, techno innovator by night, MIAV is completely self-taught, throwing away any rule books which look to stifle his adventures in sound and constantly looking for the alternative routes of transporting his listeners into new realms. Mass is the album he has created as both a tribute and a statement – by turns profound, touching, uplifting and bizarre, MIAV is an artist who reminds you how music and sound can truly elicit a trance-like state in its audience, going way beyond dance into the roots and future of electronic music.
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