Ångström, Silken Tofu, Tesla Tapes, Third Type Tapes, Idiosyncratics, Solis Kanones, Yb70, Zhark International, Bruits De Fond, Rexistenz, Marasm, Small But Hard, Radon…
Ripit, a.k.a Nicolas Esterle, started his musical activities as a black metal guitar player in 1995. In 1998 he turns into radical electronic, developing a noisy, rhythmical and psychedelic sound based on primitive synthesizer use. He evolves to a more complex form of sound tending to beat micro-surgery and orchestral bombast.
He took part in over 100 records on numerous labels and toured several times in North America and Europe.
In 2006, he founded with TZII , the protean project Solar Skeletons (www.solarskeletons.com).
In 2007, he founded the concrete Dub/Mutant Rap project FUJAKO with portuguese Dub strategist HHY (www.soopa.org).
Back to a more primal creative technique, his live sets are based today on the extensive use of modular synths, ol'time drum machines and no-input mixers to create a dancy, acid music, plunging the crowd in a magma of electrical textures mixing dance-floor references and magnetic fog. While his studio works jumps from crawling Dub to analog grind core, from Hardcore Teknoise to mid-tempo dusty electro.
He also remixed musicians such as Gnod (uk), Prairie (be), Clipping. (usa), a034 (it), HHY & The Macumbas (pt), Live Low (pt), Tzii (be)…
Nico is also a live sound engineer for Parade Ground, Orphan Swords, Prairie, and a mastering engineer at Ångström Mastering.