Take the following ingredients:The sonic underpinnings of Calexico’s track ‘No Doze’ Ambiance and rhythms of classic Portishead-style trip-hop Inflections of mid-90s IDM (Autechre’s Amber for example) Dismembered expressions reminiscent of DJ Shadow’s Endtroducing
Infuse these for six...
ROBOT, the second EP from Dorian Zoyd, is a record of technist pop, progressive electronic and ambient ballad. Featuring the saxophonic talents of Pee Wee Ellis and a host of remixes from Dorian’s contemporaries, ROBOT is available as a digital download and also a limited-edition version, wit...
Voltronic/Galaxer is the debut album of sampling electronicist ‑otron and is the result of multiplying Maschine Studio with an abundance of samples from the classic Transformers animated series.
The LP was crafted as a two-sided affair: one side of beats, the other of atmospheres. A limited-e...
‑otron is Adam Jansch's primary studio project, formulated around a mix of sampling and sound synthesis which suggests a flavour of atmospheric electronics tinged with a rhythm of trip hop. Within its sonic walls you may hear strains of Boards of Canada, DJ Shadow and Portishead.
Nine Eyes is the first EP by digitalist Dorian Zoyd. Consisting of four tracks of dark progtronics, Nine Eyes explores the uneasy and sometimes sinister relationship between us and powerful new modes of interconnection.
Nine Eyes mixes grungy electronics with the prog-inspired sonics and int...
The Chaos Engine (single)
The first ever release from Dorian Zoyd is the dark progtronic single The Chaos Engine. Born from the radio-integrated hardware pop song that is its namesake, the release features remixes from Spandex and machinesleet.
Dorian Zoyd bursts onto the scene, picking up the mantle from Lost Zoyd, presenting a self-styled mesh of Technist Pop, Progressive Electronic and Ambient Ballad which muses on the technological trappings of contemporary life.
Melding a lo-fi, sample-driven ethic with atmospheric sound worlds and studiously fashioned vocal narratives is Threshold, the first release by Lost Zoyd in almost six years. Trip-hop influenced self-contained narrative vignettes replace the album-length arc of debut album Death/Rebirth, with...
Laptop improvisation group HELOpg was established in 2009 as the postgraduate arm of HELO – the Huddersfield Experimental Laptop Orchestra, run by Scott Hewitt – and was active between 2009-2012, playing gigs between London and Ulverston.
HELOpg's preferred format was straight-up freeform impr...
"Synth and Radio were introduced to each other through my friend Max. Though they argue a bit I know that deep down they're in love."
In Synth Radio, multiple recordings of dirty buzzing synthesizers are sequenced with live broadcast talk radio across an eight-channel speaker system. Structured...
A Ghost In The Machine
"The career of the elusive Enwun Arr is significant by its absence: unheard of as a composer anywhere but for the ramblings of an old man stooped over a muggy pint of ale in some godforsaken public house tucked away in the arse end of oblivion. What history has been unearthed is still ambiguous. A p...
Death/Rebirth was the debut album of Lost Zoyd (known at the time as The Lost Zoyd) and was a bold attempt to write an album-length narrative (much like Midlake's The Trials of Vanoccupanther and Genesis's The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway), following the dark and sinister story of the an escape...
"Imagine a particle in a vortex. You are that particle."
Vortex is Adam Jansch's first multi-channel sound work, written for an equidistant ring of eight speakers. It was the third of three pieces submitted for the main portfolio of his Composition (Studio) MMus programme at Goldsmiths College....
Snowstorm is a live electronics piece featuring live cello and synthesizer, influenced in real-time by MIDI and audio processes created in Max/MSP. It was one of the pieces from Adam Jansch's portfolio submitted for the Composition (Studio) MMus programme at Goldsmiths College.
In Snowstorm, th...
Based around a single recording of trumpeter Chris Dowding, recorded in the University of Huddersfield's St. Paul's Hall, Hades was one of three pieces making up Adam Jansch's portfolio submitted for the Composition (Studio) MMus programme at Goldsmiths College.
Within the piece, the original...
Lost Zoyd (originally The Lost Zoyd) was the successor to Adam Jansch's rev forty. From the outset the new project had a significant emphasis on narrative, a focus that led to 2007's story-as-album debut Death/Rebirth.
It would be almost six years before a follow-up appeared: EP Threshold...
Passage Through Mysterious Forests
Released in 2004, Passage Through Mysterious Forests is the as-of-yet only release from Hydletts Zoo. The album presents a minimalistic take on experimental electronic music, conceived primarily through processes programmed in Max/MSP, including sample and MIDI manipulation, instrumental resyn...
At the end of 2003 Adam Jansch established Hydletts Zoo as a vessel for his more experimental work. To this date, Hydletts Zoo has released one album, 2004's Max/MSP conceived Passage Through Mysterious Forests. While the project has been dormant for some time, Jansch has plans to revive Hydle...
one certain dark
one certain dark was the third and final LP from rev forty, Adam Jansch's first studio music project. Built on minimalistic underpinnings, one certain dark features a progression in production from its forebears and a swing into more experimental atmospheric territory.
rev forty was the first vessel for Adam Jansch's fledgling interest in computer-based music creation. The project garnered three albums: The Day Stars Collide (2001), Conquering Green Mountain (2001) and one certain dark (2002).
rev forty's sound was created primarily around a Korg MS2000 s...
Son of legendary guitarist Bert Jansch, Adam grew up around music and has been practising it in one way or another since a young age. Piano lessons were a first step to learning music, followed by taking up bass guitar, an instrument Adam has stuck with to this day.
Stints in school bands 77th C...