Victor X-Ray Audio System
This track's from last weekend. I guess it's far more in a dubstep/UK style vein that the recent Victor Xray material. It still needs a little finishing off, however it goes quite nicely as a pair with the much breezier/lighter Bellwether Beaten.
Download Victor Xray - Dark Arts Dub.
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Orson Welles and friends.
Live set of old school mid-Nineties trance music.
A 35 minute live to air from the national Australian FM radio station, JJJ. This was recorded on cassette at the time by Leon Austin and supplied to me burnt on CD. The recording contains many artifacts of both cassette deterioration, off-air recording, and live performance. Some light editing of small sections of extreme deterioration was carried out.
Many thanks to Leon Austin for this blast from the past!
As I remarked in email to Leon after he sent it to me;
it's the completely overblown trance set !!! geez we were stoned when we did that set, had to hang around the jjj building for like an hour after we set up before the set, we went out the back and toked up, it really comes out in the set ... a treatise on evil ... every track 8 minutes long i bet ... mc202 sequences with big string pads and detuned 5ths ... slightly embarrassing now ;-)
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From: email@example.com To: firstname.lastname@example.org Clan Analogue Information Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2006 11:46:23 +1000 Subject: [claninfo] Clan Analogue Inverted Dub at Horse Bazaar on Thursday (Melbourne) Clan Analogue return to invert dub at Horse Bazaar After sending subsonic reverberations echoing throughout Fitzroy at the warehouse party launch for the In Version: Dub Selections compilation, the Clan Analogue crew are bringing their dub grooves to the city for Inverted dub, an intimate club night at Horse Bazaar on Thursday the 23rd of March. Inverted dub will include live performances from Boy Ronin and Fly By Wire, mixing pulsating dub sounds and tones transmitted with technologies old and new. DJs figital and winduptoy intersperse the live sets with selected classics from the heart of Jamaica through to the modern Australian dub sound. Visuals are projected courtesy of the Clan Analogue 70s Jamaican film library. Sonic death monkey Boy Ronin has been tossed to earth from a mountaintop to play his debut live set, sure to include his In Version hit 'Dub Not Dub' amongst other frequencies and basslines. Deservedly acclaimed as one of Melbourne's most innovative up and coming producers, Fly By Wire's mix of spacious synthesized textures and melodic live instrumentation has lead to multi-media collaborations, sound installations and gigs in clubs, pubs and warehouses throughout town. Inverted will host the final set from DJ figital's current Australian tour, playing a selection of old school dub. Hailing from Toronto, Canada, figital has been working in Melbourne with local producers but his hometown beckons. Catch him now before the plane takes off� DJ winduptoy previews some rare mixes of material from the forthcoming winduptoys album Double Exposure, along with dub-influenced electronic sounds from the Clan Analogue vaults. Inverted takes place at Horse Bazaar, 397 Little Lonsdale St in the city, on Thursday the 23rd of March from 9pm onwards. Entry is free. Clan Analogue In Version: Dub Selections is out now through Creative Vibes.
Melbourne, 1st April.
>>>From: "robert boehm"www.winduptoysmusic.com
>>>To: email@example.com >>>Subject: winduptoys "switch on" cd single launch. >>>Date: Mon, 20 Mar 2006 08:25:53 +0000 >>> >>>Hi groovers and shakers, >>> >>>Winduptoys will unleash their limited edition cd single "Switch On" (from >>>their forthcoming album "Double Exposure" to be released on Clan Analogue >>>through Creative Vibes) , on Saturday 1st April @ the Empress Hotel >>>(North Fitzroy, Victoria). >>> >>>This single is only available on iTunes and at the launch/ live shows >>>till copies run out. It features alternate mixes as well as some >>>unreleased bits not found on the album. >>> >>>Special guests on the night will be PSYBURBIA (1st live show for 2 >>>years!), KOSHOWKO and DJ Reductionist; all of which have been involved >>>with the album/ single in some shape or form. >>> >>>Visuals will be provided by the majestic ROB PHRASE DELEGATION. >>>Show starts @9pm , be early . >>> >>>Bo & Jeremy (winduptoys) >>>www.winduptoysmusic.com
Victor X-Ray Audio System
Another Sunday Arvo Special from the Victor Xray Audio System! Bellwether Beaten is a dark dancehall riddum made in Ableton Live v5.0. Music for a dark and rainy Sunday, this one shows a little more European influence than the last one.
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An interesting article by Ben Byrne about warehouse space in Sydney and it's role in developing the sound culture there; Focusing Incidents » The Space in Between: Sounding the Disappearance of Warehouse Space in Inner City Sydney.
I would like to make a single minor contention. Ben states;
However, the link between sound in Sydney and the space of the warehouse wasn’t expressed concretely until the development of rave culture in the late eighties.
Explicitly, spaces mentioned elsewhere in his article, such as The Gunnery, and others not (e.g. Lost In Space, Sid's, The Pie Factory and others), had most definitely by the mid-Eighties developed a sound culture, one mostly entrenched in the post-punk, experimentalism, industrial-electronic music culture of that time. For example, early Severed Heads performances in art-spaces such as, well, 'Art Space', and similar spaces which were basically converted warehouses and commercial spaces.
See also the geographic-specific events such as the IAU sound performance event in the disused railway tunnels under Hyde Park, and SPK's (in)famous performance inside the disused St. Peter's brickworks. This very site, once the brickwork surrounds has been converted into Sydney Park, was latterly the location of many illegal Vibe Tribe raves and other events such as Clan Analogue's seminal day long electronic music festival "Bob Moog's Birthday" (and incidentally the very first time I ever performed at a Clan Analogue event).
A shout-out also has to be given in this regard to gay party culture. The best, most lucid, and by far debauched parties always held in warehouses where the residents where mixed gay/straight men and women (see again, Sid's) but they also, with a high degree of people involved in various creative industries, had a serious and thoughtful side that was reflected in sound art and musical practice.