CA058B: Cognition 3031: Further Deviations | Various Artists

Clan Analogue continue their epic TB-303 exploration

Following in the sequence steps of Cognition 303: Bassline Deviations – now up the squelch with Cognition 3031: Further Deviations

Clan Analogue celebrated their 30th birthday last year in style – by releasing the epic Cognition 303: Bassline Deviations, a compilation exploring the 40-year history of the Roland TB-303 Bass Line machine. Clan Analogue artists from across Australia heeded the call to create a new collection exploring all versions of this instrument and its expanding musical lineage. The result was a stunning collection of 14 squelchy masterpieces.

There was so much great work submitted for the Cognition 303 release that many impressive tracks were not able to make it onto the original compilation. These additional tracks were heard by a select few who bought the album from Bandcamp and received them as an additional bonus download.

Now moving on to its 31st birthday, Clan Analogue are marking the occasion by giving these bonus tracks the attention they deserve, remastering them and packaging them up for release as the new companion volume Cognition 3031: Further Deviations. This collection explores the classic acid and techno sounds which made the TB-303’s reputation as an integral part of electronic music history. Ranging from classic late-80s acid house, through to 90s-style ambient beats to 2000s industrial techno, this compilation is for all who love the resonant bleep of classic acid and techno.

Cognition 3031 opens with the return of Bleepin’ J Squawkins, presenting their first recorded work in 18 years. Ming One continues the techno grooves explored in his Addiction EP. Melbourne’s acid maestro dyLAB presents a stripped-back minimal groove with “Clan Acid A Log” while Abel el Toro parties like it’s 1989. Speedloader pushes the 303 as hard as it will go while Mr Rachele presents a unique 303 recreation using his modular setup.

If you enjoyed the sound of Cognition 303: Bassline Deviations, make sure you don’t miss out on Cognition 3031: Further Deviations, available on Bandcamp and all streaming platforms.

Cognition 3031 was launched in Melbourne at Bar 303, 303 High St, Northcote, on Friday the 7th of July with 303s on 707 at 303, with live sets from dyLAB, Cwerk, Marcus Newman, Speedloader, Ming One and Mr Rachele.

1. Bleepin’ J Squawkins l The Downup Accent Slide
2. Cwerk l Phonezy
3. Ming One l Two Face
4. Nufe l Searbhag
5. Abel el Toro l You, You, You
6. Marcus Newman l Weekend on Europa
7. Acidalius l Acidemocracy
8. Sebastian Bayne l Zenomorph Blood
9. Speedloader l Blood of Jesus
10. dyLAB l Clan Acid A Log
11. Arcane Trickster l Order to Go
12. Mr Rachele l Clone
13. Pure Saboteur l Dynamique Quadratic Mix
14. Fate Æffect l Spry A4D3

Album credits:
Executive Producer: Ryan Spinoglio
Design concept & photography: Ryan Spinoglio
Design layout: Rae Dixon
Typography: James Wingrove
Mastering: Matthew Boyd
Label support: Nick Wilson