"The line on Kassem Mosse used to be that he was responsible for some of the least conventional house and techno out there," Resident Advisor has observed. "Then strange became almost normal, and the far-off corner of club music he'd carved out began to feel closer to the center."
Hailing from Leipzig, leftfield producer Gunnar Wendel made his solo debut in 2007 on Lowtec and Even Tuell's Workshop label, which has remained a home of sorts. His subsequent output under a variety of aliases is impossible to pin down, running the gamut from raw, machine-driven workouts to smoggy ambience, alien noise, and swooping melodic arcs. Nowhere is this restless style more evident than on his long-awaited debut album, Workshop 19, which struck a delicate balance between long-form, beatless wanderings and more muscular, dancefloor-oriented fare.
In 2013, Wendel appeared alongside UK figureheads like Four Tet, Joy Orbison, and Pearson Sound on a compilation from Boddika's Nonplus label. He also heads up the Ominira imprint, and works closely with fellow German producer Mix Mup as KM/MM. He is best known for his immersive live sets, which combine unreleased material with off-the-cuff jams on a rotating set-up of synths, keyboards, and drum machines. A recording of his first-ever live show, recorded in Manchester for a Workshop label night in 2009, was released on cassette via Mancunian collective .meandyou in 2015.