Daniel W J Mackenzie / Ekca Liena
As Ekca Liena, Daniel inflicts moody, sometimes enrapturing long form ambient / noise works onto the world. These contrast with a more conceptual, compositional style under his real name. His interest in conjuring melancholia, ritual, landscape, melody and intensity are key to his work and this defiant diversity has shaded him from the light of definable scenes. Daniel also forms part of Plurals, active in the noise underworld since 2007, makes scuzzy clatter with Thee Bald Knobbers and oppressive gloom in Hexenverfolgung, all of whom performed at last year’s Supernormal.
When not creating music, Daniel has long been active in promoting DIY punk / experimental events that cover Buckinghamshire, London and Brighton, works with Belgian label ConSouling Sounds and is an active visual artist and music writer working in a variety of disciplines.