Composed and performed principally with just two synthesisers, Corin Ileto establishes a dialogue of mimicry with her machines that becomes near-cybernetic—an anomalous approach that has led to her sharing stages with luminaries like Fatima Al Qadiri and being nominating for FBi radio’s Producer of the Year.
Her fascination with the nebulous region between machine and human is most potently visible in her forthcoming release Virtuality, released through Wondercore Island. It’s a collection of songs that seethes with influences as diverse as instrumental grime music and video game nostalgia.
In Corin’s live shows, sparse automated elements provide a frame around which she furnishes the rest of her imagined world— classically trained fingers sweeping between guttural rhythm and stratospheric melody. Again song mutates into contemplation: Is the human affecting the machine or is the machine affecting the human?