Phil Western

For decades, the Pacific Northwest has been a cradle for fostering some of the more interesting players in the various electronic music scenes. Vancouver’s Phil Western has been an integral part of that ecosystem.

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Having started his career as a drummer and eventually as a programmer, Phil became a remix engineer starting in the mid-1990s. After collaborations with the likes of Skinny Puppy, Nine Inch Nails, Rob Halford and Metallica, it was his solo work which brought his abilities to light with Download – a complex approach to rhythm and programming, infused with a sense of melody rooted in psychedelia, drones and space rock.

We sat down with Phil to talk music, influences, Roland, and life….


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