Component#4 is Mike Rowley. Born and raised in the post-industrial, post-Thatcher remnants of the Black Country, Rowley draws on the decaying factories, vandalised bus shelters and litter-strewn canals which formed the landscape of his childhood. A multi instrumentalist, Rowley was formerly the drummer for postpunk/ math-rock group The Arm and has contributed and collaborated with both epic45 and My Autumn Empire.
Currently, the music of Component#4 is inspired by two recent trips to Berlin, where the juxtaposition of crumbling ruins and pristine new developments inspired Rowley to create new soundscapes. Degraded post-dubstep rhythms and bass contrast with clean, melodic synths and drum pads, capturing the contradictory, restless nature of the built environment.