Atmospheres And Melodies Inspired By The Paintings Of H​.​R. Giger

by Biomechanoid

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Originally an Alto Stratus idea, the Biomechanoid project became something different. A concept based on the paintings of H.R. Giger, it resulted in vast tapestries of sound, meshed with electronics and soundscaping, a special island unto itself. From the early rehearsals through to mix-down it took over a year to complete. A great deal of preparation and invention went in to montaging sounds, fusing analogue and digital textures, with mechanical and organic properties, into a music of melody, dissonance, rhythm and form. Truly biomechanical music! The results are often unnerving, with an underlying elusive beauty. As one of Auricle Cassettes best sellers it was a prime choice for CD reissue. Digitally transferred by Colin Potter, and cleaned-up really nicely, with a bonus track, this now comes across as so surreal, cosmic and strange!

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released August 13, 2014

Composed, produced & engineered by Biomechanoid.
Recorded at Tachyon Studio (June 1985-March 1986).
Bonus "Voyage To The Dark Side" is a rare track taken from the cassette set "Journey To The End Of Night" (Auricle AMC 014) sampler.
Digital transfer and cleaned up by Colin Potter.

Biomechanoid (Alan & Steve Freeman): synths, keys, guitars, loops, samples, electroacoustic collage.

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Alto Stratus Leicester, UK

The duo of Alan and Steve Freeman (Ultima Thule), we spent much of our spare time during the 1980's experimenting with electronics, sound collage, etc., recording some 30 odd cassettes as Alto Stratus (and other guises: Vrije, Q.S.O., Electric Junk, etc.), also as soloists, and the trio ZBB. For 30 years we've continued with a 10 further releases since, bands: Endgame, The Newt Hounds, Triax, etc. ... more

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