The debut album Artificial Heart by Sydney electronica act Valley Forge will be released within the next few weeks on Clan Analogue. Here’s another sample of the Valley Forge sound – a blend of cinematic and organic electronics meshed with electro grooves, glitch ambience and indietronica anthems.
Download ‘I Want Us to Merge’ free for a limited time only. This is the Recombinant Mix, an alternative mix to the version on the forthcoming Artificial Heart album.
Freeman Lowell of Valley Forge discusses ‘I Want Us to Merge’:
“I wanted to do something very small and tightly controlled that recalled the music of Kraftwerk and with the idea of taking something very biologically intimate like sex and making it coldly digital and removed from the world of human senses. The track kept getting bigger in the same way that a cell divides and the end result is both crisply electronic yet, oddly wet sounding and awash in ethereal elements that make you feel like a new lifeform has indeed grown from the odd pairing of two ordinary organic beings becoming one incredible synthetic one.”
Right-click on the I Want Us to Merge download link
Artificial Heart and the Wayfaring Stranger EP will be distributed by MGM.
Valley Forge frontman Freeman Lowell remembers the first two albums he ever bought: Jean Michel Jarre’s ‘Zoolook’ and Mark Isham’s ‘Film Music’. It is unsurprising that Valley Forge’s music is a blend of cinematic and organic electronics meshed with electro grooves, glitch ambience and indietronica anthems – a sound not unlike that that of genetically fusing those first two albums together.
Valley Forge have been part of the Australian electronic collective Clan Analogue for many years, with tracks included on several of their compilation albums. They have shared a bill with many of Australia’s finest electronic acts, including Severed Heads, Koshowko, Winduptoys and Underground Lovers.
Freeman Lowell is joined in Valley Forge by a range of unique collaborators, including legendary Australian singer Kamahl, Sydney indie band So I’m Jo’s Glen Cassidy and Japanese experimental music artist Amos Wong. On the Follow Suit EP, released in 2010 through Clan Analogue, the legendary Australian electronic music acts Boxcar and Single Gun Theory were both coaxed out of retirement to provide exclusive remixes.
Releases on Clan Analogue Recordings:
CA041: Headspace l Various Artists
CA040: Valley Forge l Artificial Heart
CA040W: Valley Forge & Kamahl l Wayfaring Stranger EP
CA039V: Valley Forge l Follow Suit EP
CA038: Re Cognition l Various Artists
CA036B: Inverted l Various Artists
CA036: Clan Analogue In Version l Various Artists
CA034: Doppler Shift l Various Artists