Archive for June, 2010

AI: CounterMeasures 01

Posted in Announcements, Mixes on June 28, 2010 by Anodyne

Anodyne Industries has always been about powerful forward thinking electronic music. AI represents music that doesn’t just move the body and the mind, but lunges forward and crushes expectations with tidal wave force and propels listeners to new heights. “Anti Apathy Sonic Warfare Systems” isn’t just a catchy phrase, it’s a mission statement.

And so, having evolved into the next phase of that mission, I’d like to welcome you to the first transmission of ‘CounterMeasures’, a regular broadcast of forward thinking music and audio inspirations. CounterMeasures will be a platform to showcase the music that I feel pushes music in new directions. There’s no central theme, this won’t be a Dubstep show or a Trance-cast. With each episode I intend to expose listeners to a wide range of musical styles from heavy bass and rhythmic noise to orchestral scores and ambient.

Transmission 01 begins as a cavernous, dark hole of bass soon becomes a lumbering Dubstep beast (devoid of wobble) and eventually comes around to a full force DnB onslaught before settling into glitch IDM and heavy atmospheres.

Tracklist:
Squaremeter – Second Angle
Vex’d – Cold
Magic Mash – The Duelist
Vex’d – Killing Floor
Defrag – The Stones
Broken Note – Dubversion (Hecq Remix)
Machine Code – Vessel
Diode – Broooklyn Rock
Demo – Push Em Up
Bullet Proof – Smash & Grab
Maztek – The Gate
Spor – Kaori
Noisia – Exodus ft. KRS One
Broken Note – Mortal Bass
Himuro Yoshiteru – we,mess-age
Gridock – Chrometaphor

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Know Your Roots: Electro

Posted in Features on June 16, 2010 by Anodyne

Anyone who knows me can tell you I’m viciously passionate about electronic music.  One of my favorite hobbies is researching the origins of different styles of electronica and educating myself about where this amazing sounds come from.  Another one of my favorite things to do is share that knowledge with other people.  So I’m going to be doing a semi-regular series of features on electronic music history here.

Lately I’ve been getting back in touch with my good old friend “electro”.  I used to listen to Aux88, Anthony Rother, Drexciya and all of these other electro cats over and over way back when.  Now it just irritates me what people coin as “electro”.  Want to know where the sound really came from?  Watch this amazing documentary on youtube!  It does a helluva lot better of a job telling the story than I ever could!

Anodyne Industries on Wunschkonzert IEM Podcast #6

Posted in Announcements, Features with tags , , , , , , , , , , on June 14, 2010 by Anodyne

Wunschkonzert (or WUKO) was founded in 2006 by Petra Lundawerk, Phil dB+ and Açaí.  The project combines DJing, music production, graphics and events.  In addition to a pretty regular blog on happenings in electronic music and design the team also work to produce a fantastic podcasy featuring a wide range of electronic styles!

Listen to IEM #6, the latest podcast featuring “Make It Darker” from The Gateway EP!

“Some thoughts have a certain sound”

Posted in Announcements, Features on June 11, 2010 by Anodyne

So far this Spring/Summer has been looking dim from a production standpoint.  I had goals I aimed for and set about achieving them in pretty much all of the wrong ways.

In the studio I wanted to get a steady stream of tracks releasing on a regular basis all throughout the summer.  This would be fantastic material for live performances I would be booked for.  But then reality set in and I realized that I only get about 16 hours of production time in every week, which amounts to about 1 track every month.  Until I can find more time in the studio or lessen the amount of time I spend on each track that’s not about to change.

I’d rather know I’m spending as much time as needed on each track and not rushing the process.  I’ve read a few articles that give tips on how to improve efficiency and speed in the studio, but while some have been useful I know that others are essentially asking me to turn into a preset production machine working from templates and ready-made patches.  I don’t do that and refuse to limit myself to those kinds of boundaries for the sake of getting more music out faster.

For the stage I had this grand plan of going out and networking at bay area events.  You know, making contacts and injecting myself into the dance community.  This started to happen when “The Gateway EP” was released but it wasn’t long before the cost of going out every weekend put an end to that.  Damn you money.  Damn yoooouuuu…

With little to no networking accomplished I had no way to book new shows.  To make matters worse I’ve been spending so much of my free time in the studio I haven’t kept up with old contacts as well as I should have and now I’m feeling cut off and out of the loop.

So what’s the upside?  Well for one thing I’ve learned some valuable lessons and had a lot of time to think about my situation.  At this point I’m treating this more like an ultramarathon and less like a 100 meter sprint.  I’m prepping for next year.  In the mean time I’ve got some brutal halfstep bass tracks cooking in the studio.  I can tell you now that one of them is complete and getting a mixdown and mastering treatment from Vancouver based producer/engineer Praeyr.

If 2009 was the year of Anodyne Industries inception, 2010 will be the year of strategy and positioning.  Look for a scorching breaks remix of an unreleased Toronto Is Broken track, some previews of my new forthcoming tracks, some older unreleased bits and pieces from the “vault” and more!!