Their new album :: plans drawn in pencil :: is just lovely. I could have a new favourite band.
Here's what they say about themselves ::
from minimalism to melody and back again, isan have been on a musical journey since a chance meeting brought together robin saville and antony ryan in leicester in 1996. once they'd discovered their shared love for electronic music and decided to work together, not much has been discussed. isan prefer to allow their sound to develop on its own, allowing their intuitive grasp of melody and the manipulation of sound to dictate their direction.I recommend you check them out... they sit proudly next to [boards of canada] Thanks to the Soos and Dunc for their heads up.
now based in southend and wiltshire respectively, robin and antony work separately from each other most of the time, communicating via email, telephone and postcard. notes are compared and directions noted, followed or abandoned. the end result is a hopefully coherent body of work for which the pair consider themselves jointly responsible.