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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.

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CA038P: Clan Analogue | Plug In & Switch On

For the first time the story of Australian electronic music collective Clan Analogue has been told in the documentary Clan Analogue: Plug In & Switch On, featured on the limited-edition DVD with the new triple-disc set Re Cognition: The Clan Analogue Legacy Collection. The documentary examines the original formation of the Clan Analogue collective in 1992, moving through the late 90s when it gained a reputation as one of Australia’s leading underground electronic music labels and looking at where the collective is today. Clan Analogue: Plug In & Switch On is a timely contribution to a historical perspective on Australian dance and electronic music.

Click here to see a trailer

Plug In & Switch On also explores the appeal of electronic music and issues faced by electronic music artists in Australia. Interviewed are founding members Brendan Palmer and Toby Grime, artists such as B(if)tek and Deepchild, past and present Label Managers Gordon Finlayson and Nick Wilson, and a new generation of artists including Winduptoys, Koshowko and Bleepin’ J Squawkins. Plug In & Switch On also includes excerpts from live gigs and rare archival footage.

Clan Analogue: Plug In & Switch On is available on the limited-edition DVD with the new triple-disc set Re Cognition: The Clan Analogue Legacy Collection

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Clan Analogue release four new EPs

Following the recent release of the acclaimed Re Cognition: The Clan Analogue Legacy Collection, electronic music collective Clan Analogue release four new EPs from a selection of underground Australian electronic acts. From dreamy indietronica to new wave electro nostalgia, nu-disco groove to two-step rocktronica, this selection of releases continues Clan Analogue’s proud tradition of dragging new Australian electronic music artists out of the bedroom and allowing people to hear them.

For more information on the releases, check out:

Valley Forge: Follow Suit

Lunar Module: Lunar Module

Koshowko: The Truth In Me

Tiatto: Theme From Tiatto

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The Clan’s Greatest Hits

The latest Clan Analogue compilation is out now. Packaged in a very limited edition double-CD plus DVD pack and featuring a historical voyage through the Clan Analogue archives from the likes of Itch-E & Scratch-E, Bleepin’ J Squawkins, Disco Stu, Atone, Biftek, Deepchild and many more – plus a bonus disc of remixes by more recent members of the Clan like Koshowko, Valley Forge and many others. PLUS for a limited time, with every CD purchased,you will receive a special download ticket with instructions for how to access a bonus collection of Clan Analogue rarities.

For more information on Re Cognition: The Clan Analogue Legacy Collection click here

And for some interesting historical essays, a video promo and other related stuff about Re Cognition: The Clan Analogue Legacy Collection click here

And if you just want to get straight onto buying it, click below!

Buy CDs and DVD from Waterfront Records
Buy CDs and DVD from Waterfront Records

Buy album from iTunes

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Sampled Synthesis for download

Clan Analogue Melbourne has produced ‘Sampled Synthesis’, a sporadic series of free sampler albums since 2000. Here all six so far have been collected together for convenient free download.
It represents (to a small extent) Clan Analogue as it has existed in Melbourne, Australia, over the last decade.
Clan Analogue Melbourne was started in 1995, with early meetings held at Little Reata’s, home of the legendary Global Warming Club.

Just click here:
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Valley Forge ‘Artificial Heart’ CD OUT SOON

It’s finally happening.

Valley Forge’s forthcoming second full-length CD – Artificial Heart is a blend of cinematic and organic electronics meshed with complex sequences and rhythms ranging from pulsating dance beats to downtempo darkdub. Nestled amidst the instrumental tracks are four vocal pieces – the highlight of which, features legendary australian entertainer Kamahl – making his first appearance in the ‘electronic’ genre – on the traditional spiritual Wayfaring Stranger. Kamahl’s vocals were recorded specifically for the album – not sampled from a pre-existing source. Also appearing is the frontman from Sydney band So I’m Jo, Glenn Cassidy on the first single, Follow Suit. Along for the ride on that release – a 7-track EP – are remixes by two of Australia’s greatest dance legends; Boxcar and Single Gun Theory. The album has been in production for what seems like forever but is, at last, expected to be available in June/July on CD and digital download via iTunes.

VF count amongst their list of many influences the likes of Depeche Mode, Tangerine Dream, Severed Heads, John Carpenter, Plaid, Boxcar, Single Gun Theory, Itch-E & Scratch-E, Vision Four 5, Curve, Kraftwerk, William Orbit, Home Video, Unkle, Jean Michel Jarre, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Vangelis and Recoil.

The first double-A-sided EP, ‘Follow Suit’ will be released on June 11th and will be available on CD in stores and as a digital download via iTunes.

Here’s a taster:

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In with the new

You’re looking at the brand new Clan Analogue website, recently redesigned by a team of dedicated experts. There will be a lot more stuff added so keep checking in with us.

Here is a screen grab from the old site, in case you’re getting nostalgic.