It's not easy to say exactly who Fernando is.............. In fact, we're not even sure that's his real name.... Everything we know about him is confusing, because none of us know who he is or where he is for that matter. We run into him at teknivals...or an e-mail comes in ... that's about it! He doesn't talk a lot about himself and when he does you never know if he's taking the p**s or not. One thing we know for sure is that he's a man from the East. From some half-bit ex- Soviet town, maybe in Cecenia or further South. He says the name of the place is Opachichi. What else do we know? He's about 30, got a degree in physics (or maybe maths). He's an electro-head, a programmer, and he collects analog synths. He lives in an old Russian army truck that's pretty damned cool inside. 1 dude live set and a satellite internet connection. It seems that he's got some hangout in the South of Spain somewhere too. Some old storeroom or something by the sea, overlooking Morocco. He gets by flogging or swapping old Russian army stuff for western European electronic gear which he then touts back in Russia. In any case, last summer at Cektek, one of our guys talks with him about the record label projects... A few months later and all this gear started arriving, tracks and sketches for the CD cover and stuff. We thought the music was cool so we decided to produce it. And that's about all we know. If you wanna catch a live performance you have to hit lucky at the right party. We'll do our best to try and let you know what the dude's up to. And if you wanna get in touch here's his e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org If you wanna find out any more than that .........you gotta listen to the music. Cool minds don't die, their ideas and actions hang around and their energy will still be in the air long after we are gone. F. Poo.