The mathematical definition of a dedekind cut—the splitting of numbers real and rational—is nearly impossible to grasp. The mercurial producer and NON Worldwide affiliate who goes by that name is no different. Originally from Sacramento but now firmly enmeshed in the Brooklyn underground, the artist formerly known as Lee Bannon cut his teeth producing hip hop instrumentals for Joey Bada$$ before pivoting toward more transgressive sounds.
A drum & bass and jungle-inflected LP for Ninja Tune announced his arrival as an artist in his own right, but more recent outings under the alias Dedekind Cut and ¬ b have seen him easing into the netherworlds of noise, new age and ambient music. His 2016 album $uccessor, released jointly by NON and Dominick Fernow's Hospital Productions, was described by Pitchfork as a reflection of "the violence and anxiety pervading our atmosphere today" and nods to everything from the ritual black magick of industrial band Coil to 20th-century avant-garde composer Erik Satie and trans performance artist and internet icon Juliana Huxtable. Welcome to the future.