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Submit music to the ‘Analogue Redux’ compilation

Clan Analogue is seeking submissions for a new compilation which celebrates the world of all that is analogue in modern electronic music. We are looking for music which ticks one of the following boxes:
• made with all-analogue equipment
• features significant use of vintage analogue equipment
• uses classic electronic music equipment which while not strictly analogue still rates an honourary mention, (eg Yamaha DX7, Akai S950)

Most importantly, we want music which situates the use of classic gear and classic working methods in the context of modern music. We discourage kitsch unless you can do it particularly cleverly!

And we recognise that not everyone has some old analogue gear sitting in their studio. So we encourage you to collaborate with people who do!

Finally, every submission needs to be accompanied by a brief explanation of how you created your track and an image showing the studio setup and analogue equipment you used. This will be used in the album artwork and accompanying promotional material.

Send submissions to mantravision [at] gmail [dot] com as either mp3 files or links to music that can be downloaded or streamed. Wav files will be requested for any tracks that are selected for inclusion.

Deadline for submissions: January 31st 2014

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Submit to the ‘Intone’ Voice Abstractions compilation

Clan Analogue is compiling a new album focusing on explorations of the human voice, treated in ways that are electronic, rhythmic, melodic, hypnotic, chaotic or something else…. Consider it a collaboration between voice artist[s] and musician[s], not simply vocal track + backing track. We are looking at the unconventional, out there, unusual, innovative, cutting edge & experimental!! So we aren’t really interested in standard pop songs, dance tracks or techno with predictable cut-up talking samples!

There are a vast array of sounds that can be generated using your mouth and voice. These include spoken word, singing, vocalising, clicks, pops, whistling, humming, teeth tapping, yodelling, throat singing, whispering & many more. And there are many ways to record, manipulate & edit these sounds, including the use of FX, sampling, stereo & panning, cut-ups, using sounds backwards, etc.

The compilation is being curated by well-known experts in the field of sound art and spoken word: Robert Boehm (Bo from Winduptoys), Matt Hetherington (DJ Zaziz) and Elle & Lindsay from Actual Russian Brides.

Send interesting interweavings of ones, zeroes and vocal chords to actualrussianbrides [at] gmail [dot] com as either mp3 files or links to music that can be downloaded or streamed. Wav files will be requested for any tracks that are selected for inclusion.

Deadline for submissions: January 31st, 2014

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Clan Analogue release three new EPs

Clan Analogue release three new EPs of electronic agitation….

In 2012 Australian electronic music collective Clan Analogue celebrated its 20th birthday with the Headspace Severed Heads tribute compilation. Now a new selection of Clan Analogue artists have emerged from their underground bedroom studios to release three new EPs of electronic agitation vibrating into the sonic void.

From noir electro-cabaret to abstract post-IDM synthesis to psychedelic two-step space funk, this selection of releases continues Clan Analogue’s quest to expose new tones to the harsh environment of the modern audio landscape.

Aeriae: Nurse 2 Alyssa Type
Aeriae is a Sydney-based practitioner of abstract angular electronics, here paving the way for his forthcoming album Victris with ‘Nurse 2 Alyssa Type’, a dark techno cut of cascading textures, intersecting synth lines and precisely calibrated sonics. The EP includes a genre-tripping set of remixes, distilling elements of the original into its primordial essences, from pure ambience to syncopated chaos. Look out for Victris later this year on Clan Analogue.

Actual Russian Brides: Wife Beats
Actual Russian Brides have a diverse and quixotic creative output, layering dense lyrical excursions onto electronica extracted from old and new synthesizers and drum machines. Having relocated their studio recently from Berlin to Sydney, the new EP Wife Beats is the duo at their most ironic and darkly witty: highly danceable tracks expertly fused with seductive storytelling.

Tiatto: Full Moon
Tiatto formed in a chance encounter between Melbournite Ben Wah and Mancunian Max Devere in a Brixton garrett opposite a crackhouse. Relocating to Melbourne they enlisted master synthesist Nick Fakeman and Canadian conceptual svengali Ganz Enfarben for extra musical credibility and will to power. So what is Full Moon? Miles Davis jamming with Squarepusher or The KLF meets Hawkwind might get you half way there. Perhaps its an elegy for UK breaks before dubstep or a journey through the night from insanity to redemption. Hear the Winduptoys remix for extra abstraction.

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CA042A: Aeriae | Nurse 2 Alyssa Type

Sydney producer Aeriae, aka Wade Clarke, paves the way for his second album, Victris, with ‘Nurse 2 Alyssa Type’, a dark techno cut of cascading textures taken from the album and backed up on this seven-track EP by a genre-tripping set of remixes and retakes from Clan Analogue associates. Lightwell distils the melody into a Brian Eno-like chill. CMI‘s massive sludgification of the material is chased by the hurtling beats of Che. Kate Carr delivers a vinyl-pricked mass of ambience before Thallium & Milo close the playlist with a mixture of four-on-the-floor and syncopated chaos. Before the remixes comes Aeriae’s ‘Nurse 1 Cindy Type’; the A-side’s slower-paced cousin, building drama through layers of carefully intersecting synth lines.

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Aeriae is Wade Clarke, techno and baroque experimentalist and controllerist, ready to launch new electronic tones into the void in the great tradition of Clan Analogue.
Lightwellis the current incarnation of long time music producer Edward Kelly, formerly known as Fluffy T Bunny. Edward Kelly has previously remixed artists such as Koshowko, Victor X-Ray, Null Object and Acid Warriorz.
CMI has been locked in a storage room for the last decade with a $30,000 synthesizer that is now worth $700. He claims to have invented several genres of popular dance music before they became huge in the world market and big in Japan.
Che is an electro-acoustic sound alchemist for all generations.
Kate Carr makes experimental ambient music and is the founder of the Flaming Pines label.
In Thallium & Milo, Che is the poison and Wade is the chocolate drink.

“stripped-back yet metallic-edged techno… as eerie noodling synths dart against dark bursts of noise and robotic bass murmurs”
 Cyclic Defrost

Tracklisting:

1. Nurse 2 Alyssa Type
2. Nurse 1 Cindy Type
3. Nurse 2 Summer Midnight Mix (Lightwell)
4. Nurse Betty (CMI)
5. Nursed to Death (Che)
6. Nurse 2 Codeine Cough Syrup Remix (Kate Carr)
7. NSDRSB (Thallium & Milo)

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CA042R: Actual Russian Brides | Wife Beats

Wife Beats is Actual Russian Brides’ second solo release.

If 2010 album Miss Sled on Berlin’s Brigade was the the only thing you’d want playing in your opium den, Wife Beats ups the tempo.

Actual Russian Brides have a diverse and quixotic creative output, layering dense lyrical excursions onto electronica extracted from old and new synthesizers and drum machines that keep their Sydney studio warm at night. Wife Beats is the duo at their most ironic and darkly witty: highly danceable tracks expertly fused with seductive storytelling.

Colonel Panic, an homage to the cold-war Connery/Bond era, heads up the 6 track EP with its deeply felt groove. Exxxy has become something of an anthem for fans of the band; from its recognisable opener, it is rousing electronic quirk-pop. Nu-rave Balloons sees vocalist Aitelya Bebietsova (aka Elle Knox) experiment with helium and producer Baby Swindle (aka Lindsay Webb) grind that crank on the street organ. Hot Yoga is the perfect workout track, if working out means wiggling your arse. [Actual Russian Brides have never been to a gym and aren’t sure what that entails.] Gathering Dust dusts off the MPC with a downtempo piano loop. Anywhere pairs a late summer hick beatdown with hip-poetry from some future-nostalgic road movie.

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With the recent Australian premiere of their live electro-cabraret Bild-Lilli (nominated for a Victorian Green Room Award) and tracks on compilations by New Weird Australia and Clan Analogue, Actual Russian Brides are as excited as actual Russian brides tend to get. You can hear more of Actual Russian Brides at actualrussianbrides.com. As Actual Russian Brides like to say: “Get us while we are still cheap!”

Wife Beats is one of three new EPs released by Clan Analogue. Also check out the new releases from Aeriae and Tiatto.

“curiously exotic melodic touches that play against the harsh, almost industrial-sounding snares, the entire fusion coming across like Laibach’s take on space lounge music.” Cyclic Defrost

Tracklisting:

1. Colonel Panic
2. Exxxy
3. Balloons
4. Hot Yoga
5. Gathering Dust
6. Anywhere

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CA042T: Tiatto | Full Moon

Tiatto join jazz funk greats with Full Moon

Tiatto formed in a chance encounter between Melbournite Ben Wah and Mancunian Max Devere in a Brixton garret opposite a crackhouse. This led to an intensive 6 months of all-night UK garage parties, trips to mental health wards and work experience sessions at the top recording studios in Brixton. Proudly emerging from the chaos with a bunch of demos, they were shortly afterwards thrown out of the office of Radio One’s head of programming for “wasting his time with some fusion shit”.

Ben Wah had his work visa revoked and Max Devere fled the country with him. Relocating to Melbourne they realised they needed to establish some musical credibility and the will to power. They enlisted classical pianist and master synthesist Nick Fakeman along with Canadian conceptual svengali Ganz Enfarben and re-entered the studio with some real musicians. Minimalist composer Rae Howell, of Sunwrae Ensemble fame, poked her head around the studio door and was soon channelling the spirit of Bitches Brew on her platinum trumpet. Having been evicted from the Gentlemen of Fortune, Graeme Cameron decided to turn his back on the rock’n’roll lifestyle forever, expressing his inner turmoil through a melancholic haunting melody which should see him inducted into the pedal steel guitar hall-of-fame.

So what is ‘Full Moon’? Miles Davis jamming with Squarepusher or The KLF meets Hawkwind might get you part way there. Perhaps its an elegy for UK breaks before dubstep or a journey through the night from insanity to redemption. Hear the Winduptoys remix for extra abstraction.

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Buy album from iTunes

Buy EP from Beatport

Buy EP from Juno Records


Buy CD direct from Clan Analogue

Full Moon by Tiatto is one of three new EPs from Clan Analogue. Also check out Wife Beats by Actual Russian Brides and Nurse 2 Alyssa Type by Aeriae.

“a langorous wander out into deep digi-dub coloured with delicate xylophone tones and mournful, e-bowed guitar howls, before sinister robotic synth arpeggios and horns rise up out of the woodwork and the rhythms suddenly accelerate up into nu skool breaks territory, the darting synths adding a touch of electro-funk” 
Cyclic Defrost

Tracklisting:

1. Full Moon (Radio Mix)
2. Full Moon (Winduptoys Underwater Mix)
3. Full Moon (Album Mix)
4. Soul Kitchen Sink
5. Ruben’s Dodecahedron

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Random Acts of Elevator Music Android App

Experience the soothing oscillations and melodies of Random Acts of Elevator Music in your very own portable lift. Celebrating six years since these undercover sonic redesigners first played their improvised muzaktronica in lifts throughout Melbourne’s CBD, this Android App enables users to hear a live set from 2006 combined with a selection of elevator images captured during those covert performances.

The Random Acts of Elevator Music Android App includes a live performance recorded in the lift of the Manchester Unity building at 226 Collins St during the 2006 tour of Melbourne CBD office buildings. Just what you need to lift your workplace productivity!

For further information visit: City Frequencies website

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Clan Recordable: Available now for download

2012 sees Clan Analogue celebrate its twentieth anniversary with a series of releases and events. To mark this epochal milestone, Clan Analogue has a unique new compilation lined up for release in May. This top-secret project involves Clan Analogue artists both old and new exploring the heritage of one of the greatest pioneers in Australian electronic music.

In the meantime, to launch the festivities Clan Analogue has retrieved from the archives two releases initially compiled in 2002 to mark the collective’s tenth anniversary – the Clan Recordable compilations.

Clan Recordable was originally released as a free promotional compilation commemorating the 2002 tenth anniversary of Clan Analogue, compiled by 2SER’s Jonathan Sykes. The tracks were available for a limited period for download from the Clan Analogue website with the CD artwork also downloadable for printing so that fans could burn their own CD copies.
Clan Recordable features styles ranging from trip hop to minimal techno to breakbeat, forming a snapshot of Australian electronic artists active in the early part of the decade. Hear Deepchild collaborating with FourPlay and many other highlights from artists such as Nerve Agent, Zog and Null Object.

Clan Recordable was so popular on its first release that it was quickly followed by Clan Recordable 2, collecting together exclusive tracks by artists such as Disco Stu, Audio Cephlon and Telafonica in another diverse and upbeat collection.

Clan Analogue has now made these albums available for free download:

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Clan Analogue: the cassette releases

Clan Analogue have a full schedule of releases and events lined up for 2012 to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the legendary Australian electronic music and arts collective. First up, Clan Analogue are pleased to announce that a selection of albums originally released only on cassette in the mid-90s are now available in digital format from iTunes, Juno Records, Beatport and other digital retailers. These releases have been remastered from the original master tapes.

The cassette releases come from an era when Clan Analogue released the first recordings by acts who later established international reputations in techno and electronic music, such as B(if)tek, Infusion, Terra 9 and Dark Network.

Now available in digital non-physical format are:

Schizmatrix – various artists (catalogue number CAC01)
One of the rarest releases in Australian electronic music, Schizmatrix launched the Studio Series of Clan Analogue cassettes. With classic early tracks by Infusion, B(if)tek, Dark Network and others, it is of immense interest to any aficionado of this musical era.

Clan Analogue Melbourne – various artists (catalogue number CA006E)
Capturing perfectly the 7am vibe at 90s Victorian forest raves such as Earthcore and Technofest, Clan Analogue Melbourne collects ambient electronic sounds and subtle grooves from artists such as Moo, Seo and The Spartacus Barraworn. This release launched the Melbourne branch of the Clan Analogue collective.

Music For Aliens – Holy Terra and Nanotech (catalogue number CA009)
Containing a side each by Sydney acts Holy Terra and Nanotech, Music For Aliens explores sounds from techno and trance through to chilled downbeat ambience. Holy Terra later metamorphosed into the internationally-acclaimed Terra 9 while Nanotech’s Ant Banister went on to form acts such as Eidolon, The Flow, Galactic Gangstars and Lunar Module.

Clan Analogue plan to make more archival recordings available in 2012 and also have a brand new compilation in the works which celebrates the heritage of the collective in a unique way. Stay tuned to Clan Analogue via Facebook, Twitter or the Clan Analogue website for more details as they emerge….

Check the Releases section and see if your favourite classic Clan release is ready for your ipod.

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Clan Analogue meet with Bob Moog Foundation

A representative of Australian electronic music collective Clan Analogue met recently with Michelle Moog-Koussa, daughter of Bob Moog and Executive Director of the Bob Moog Foundation, in Asheville, North Carolina, at Moogfest.

Nicole Skeltys, musician and sound artist, known for her work with B(if)tek, Artificial, Dust, Jilted Brides and more, has been traveling and working on music projects in the US. She met with Michelle Moog-Koussa to discuss the legacy of Bob Moog, his influence on Clan Analogue and to officially hand over a copy of Clan Analogue’s retrospective compilation Re Cognition: The Clan Analogue Legacy Collection for the Bob Moog Foundation’s collection.

The two had much to discuss regarding Clan Analogue and the Bob Moog Foundation’s shared passion for sound synthesis and technological development in electronic music. Clan Analogue are now investigating ways of sending a delegation of its artists to perform in the US for the next Moogfest.

To see this historic meeting and handover ceremony, watch here:

Re Cognition: The Clan Analogue Legacy Collection is out now from Clan Analogue, along with new EPs by Valley Forge, Koshowko, Lunar Module and Tiatto.