After almost a year of thoughtful insight, multiple preparations and organizational rebooting, Pluie/Noir is looking at a bright new year with several side-projects at hand and a fresh set of steady releases. Experimental Media is one of those side-projects, A new home for free-styled, intimate works for well established or underrated, unknown artists. The first release of Experimental Media was a double-cassette compilation that joined 20 artists on a musical sandbox with a bit of everything, and a story for everyone. Volkan Akin is a fresh name in the scene that already buzzed some radars worldwide and succeeded in impressing and released his music in well established imprints like Sammy Dee’s Ultrastrech where he had his brilliant debut with a Villalobos remix. With Sinister’ he skims away from his usual stripped down minimalistic grooves and presents us two tracks of lush, intimate works of deep textures, analog machine love-making noises and intricate drum arrangements with very personal tones. And while the A side Sinister’ keeps us on edge with a virtually consistent momentum of suspense and a very conveniently sinister mood, the flipside Atest’ takes us on a ride between the high skies and the deep seas, on a seamlessly neverending loop of peaceful pads and very addicting dreamy tones. This very special limited release comes in a unusual but deliciously collectible transparent yellow 10′ vinyl with a remarkable and equally sinister painting by New York-based artist Emily Marchesiello, art director and co-Founder of the Galerie Project. She specializes in fantasy animal portraiture art, via ink, water color and oil paint.