Clan Analogue launch Intone at Grumpys Green in Melbourne

Clan Analogue launch their new compilation Intone: Voice Abstractions at Grumpys Green on Thursday the 5th of November with a lineup of performers specialising in voice-scrambling experimental sonics.

KOshowKO, City Frequencies, Wonderfeel, Automatic Teller Machine Machine and DJ Winduptoy all have tracks featured on the Intone compilation, showcasing their unique experimental and electronic treatments of the human voice. At Grumpys Green, 125 Smith St Fitzoy, from 8pm onwards, these artists will push their manipulations of vocalisation and verbiage to further extremes in a live, improvisational setting. Object_State will provide formant-bending visuals. Entry is free.

KOshowKO performs an iPad-driven set of improvisational sonics, with live sampling from the audience used as source-material to develop abstract beats and on-the-fly ambience. KOshowKO’s track ‘Now You’re Talking Baby’ on Intone uses recordings of the artist’s baby to create a sonic exploration of human semantic development.

City Frequencies are revisiting the conversations they recorded for their Café Voyeur sound installation from 10 years ago, remixing and recontextualising this sonic material for a new era of urban social interaction. Their Intone track ‘The Most Beautiful Walk’ utilises the musings of a café-patron on her day out in the sunshine.

Wonderfeel will make a rare journey from the hills to perform a set of primal rhythms and manipulated tonal chanting. The performance will include a live reconvolution of the immense natural reverb recorded in the concrete carpark under the Arts Centre heard in their track on Intone.

Automatic Teller Machine Machine will start the evening with a set veering from ambient to industrial sounds. Their Intone contribution ‘Kronik Tonic’ processes human voices with analogue circuitry and additional layers of digital distortion.

DJ Winduptoy is Jeremy Smith, one half of the legendary Winduptoys. His fellow Winduptoy Robert ‘Bo’ Boehm came up with the original concept for Intone but sadly passed away before the album was completed. The last completed Winduptoys track ‘Broken Language’ is included on the album.

Intone: Voice Abstractions is available now in multiple formats and from multiple outlets.

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Aeriae launches Victris album at Forgotten Worlds

Clan Analogue presents Idiom, a night of IDM-flavoured sound, at Forgotten Worlds, 113 Johnston St, Collingwood, on Saturday the 15th of November, from 8pm onwards. Featuring an array of nu and classic IDM-influenced artists, Idiom will also feature the first Melbourne performance of Aeriae, launching his new album release Victris. Joining the lineup of precision-engineered electronic acts will be Iubar Project, Miles Cosmo and Denial, with DJs Bevin Campbell and Ding.

Aeriae is Sydney-based electronic composer and producer Wade Clarke, playing at Idiom for the first time in Melbourne to launch his new album Victris, out now on Clan Analogue. Ambitious in texture, programming and melodic design, Victris explores the modern sonic parameters of electronica through the prism of deep historical insight into music, production and technology. Don’t miss the Aeriae controllerism in action.
Check out the Aeriae website here

Iubar Project is a collaboration between Martin K, (of Philosophy of Sound and Koshowko), and Poland-based avante-guitarist Jaroslaw Binkowski, manipulating guitar and synthesizer drones with real-time iPad glitching.
Hear sounds from Iubar Project here.

Miles Cosmo produces vintage synth sounds as rich and thick as his iconic ginger beard. IDM, chillwave, techno, house and glitch influences mix with rich melodies and catchy hooks in hardware heaven.
Here sounds from Miles Cosmo here

Originating in New Delhi, India, Denial is a collaboration between Prashant Gangwani and Chairian Dalal. With an album scheduled for release on Warp in 2015, Denial have topped the charts on with their abstract rhythmic structures and soundscapes. Idiom will be Denial‘s first Australian performance.
Hear Denial sounds here

Bevin Campbell is a legendary figure in Melbourne’s electronic music scene, having presented The Blend on PBS-FM over the last ten years, spinning the best new hip hop, beats, drum’n’bass, dubstep, bass, downtempo and experimental electronica. At Idiom he’ll be spinning an IDM-leaning set from his immense music collection.
Check out The Blend‘s Tumblr page here

DJ Ding has been a seminal figure on the Sydney techno scene over the last two decades, having conceived, promoted, stage-managed and produced events ranging from tiny rocking youth gigs in the western suburbs to large stages at the the Big Day Out. His set will juxtapose classic and new Australian tracks with an IDM sensibility and a selection of tunes by the late great Robert ‘Bo’ Boehm..

Idiom takes place at Forgotten Worlds amongst its vast array of arcade machines, on Saturday November the 15th starting at 8pm. Free entry.

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Gear Shift electronic music jam session at Loop, Melbourne

Throughout 2014 Clan Analogue has presented the monthly Gear Shift series of electronic music jam sessions at Loop on the last Wednesday of each month. The series draws to a close with a final jam on Wednesday the 26th of November. Bring your laptop, smartphone or noise-making hardware and join the sonic mayhem one last time this year!

Gear Shift will end with a set from Koshowko playing tracks off the new It’s Time Now EP and other hits from his electro-pop back catalogue before jetting off to Oslo the next day to address the Art of Record Production Conference.

Gear Shift has seen jammers turn up with classic and new hardware items such as the TB303 Devil Fish, Elektron Monomaschine, Arturia Monobrute, Roland MC505, SH101, MC202 and a stylophone. Homemade synths, theremins, Atari consoles and Mattel syntronic drums have made appearances on stage. iPhones and iPads have been plugged in running apps such as SoundPrism, Gyromin, Vogel CMI, TonePad and Samplr. Multiple laptops have been synchronised in a LAN for an Ableton Live orchestra. And a selection of the greatest electronic music acts in Melbourne have played sets, including Black Lung, Friendships, Audiomulch, Vicmod Ensemble, Zen Paradox and Oolluu, Don’t miss the most legendary Gear Shift of them all!

Anyone is welcome to join in at Gear Shift. Just bring a synth, laptop, drum machine or any kind of electronic music-making gadget. The night is a great opportunity to play electronic music with other people, learn different techniques and try out new gear.

The Gear Shift jam starts at 7pm at Loop, 23 Meyers Place, in the Melbourne CBD. Arrive early for participant registration. Video artists Object_State provide a live behind-the-scenes projection mix of the knob-twiddling action. Koshowko play at 9pm.

Gear Shift is supported by the City of Melbourne through its 2014 Arts Grant Program and takes place at Loop on the last Wednesday of each month.

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Sydney Headspace launch: Severed Heads Tribute Party

To celebrate the 20th birthday of Australia’s long-running electronic music collective, Clan Analogue are launching their new compilation Headspace with a series of free parties! Headspace is a lovingly crafted tribute album to the legendary Severed Heads, with Clan Analogue’s artists reinterpreting their favourite tracks from this seminal Australian electronic music act.

The SYDNEY Headspace party kicks off at 8pm on Saturday 16th of June at the Sly Fox Hotel, 199 Enmore Rd, in Enmore.

The lavish line up includes Actual Russian Brides, Telafonica, Lunar Module, Grime+Jones (a new collaboration between Kazumichi Grime and Andrew Jones, formerly of Telemetry Orchestra), Aeriae, Data Transmit and DJs Foxbat, Baby Swindle and Michael MD. And who knows, there could be the possibility of a guest of honour…?

Visuals are integral to any Severed Heads tribute and we are honoured and somewhat amused to have Ed Leckie from LZX Industries bringing along his now world famous modular video synthesizer! Fresh from NAMM, this phenomenally successful piece of locally designed gear is a treat to behold. Rumoured to also be preparing footage to mix are stalwarts Morph and Squiggle.

The night starts with a radical DJ set, heads into bands, heads back to DJs, heads severed, heads roll until 2am. Happy hour of $3 drinks from 8–9pm. Free entry, cosy surrounds and great sounds.

Headspace is an epic, connoisseur album with 18 killer tracks and will be spun and available on the night.

Headspace is available through MGM Distribution in classic CD jewel-case format, as well as digital download from iTunes, Bandcamp and Amazon.

The Melbourne Headspace party at Horse Bazaar went off with a beep in May. Winduptoys, Actual Russian Brides, Philosophy Of Sound, and DJ Reductionist revelled in a warm crowd. Tables were moved for dancing which went on into the small hours, with a fresh influx of late-night Italian artists from Next Wave Festival getting down to ‘Dead Eyes Opened’. Don’t miss the Sydney Headspace party in June!

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Gear Shift electronic music jam session

After 18 months of bleeps and oscillations produced by truck-loads of electronic music equipment and dozens of contributing noise-makers, Clan Analogue’s Gear Shift finishes this month with one last electronic music jam session at Horse Bazaar on Monday the 6th of August.

The Gear Shift jam starts at 7.30pm followed by a set from DJ Reductionist, continuing the groove with further explorations at the edges of sound. Horse Bazaar is located at 397 Little Lonsdale St in the city.

Anyone is welcome to join in at Gear Shift. Just bring a synth, laptop, drum machine or any kind of electronic music-making gadget. This is a great opportunity to play electronic music with other people, learn some new techniques and try out some different gear.

At previous Gear Shift sessions the following exciting equipment has made appearances:

• Korg Monotron
• Roland MC-505
• Roland SH101
• MalletKat Express
• Laptop running SuperCollider and Pd
• Korg M3 with Radias expansion card

• Laptop with Ableton Live

Frostwave ring modulator

• Boss digital delay pedals

• Roland MC-202
• Arp 2600
• Juno 106

• Homemade synth

• Laptop running Logic Pro

Who knows what will turn up this month? Come along and join the sonic mayhem!