The Formant recently interviewed me about the creative process behind the Rainflow EP.
Rainflow is a change in approach for DROX, one that sees him move away from the contrapuntal raw machine music made for dancing we’ve come to know from the Australian producer and step into ideas of atmosphere and an aural feeling. “There’s definitely that feel — well for me anyway — of that idea of background noise and things in the distance which is what I was trying to convey,“ explains Adrian. It comes together through four magnificent tracks that progress with the ease of a Sunday morning, enveloped in a wispy, fragile atmosphere that crunch just beneath the surface. Like the sound of rain filling every moment of silence, Rainflow bounds with a distant noise, filling in the gaps between the beats as drum machines and synthesisers pulse with repetition like a mantra.
This weekend we go bush with the whole Cabin crew representing Felix Warmuth, Mike Witcombe, Robert Erskine (Illbot) & Myself (Drox) at Trench goes DooF w/ Nihad Tule (Sloboda/Sweden)
Loads of local talent playing along with Nihad Tule headlining. It's going to be a great extended weekend.
See below for set times.
I will be donning the headphones from 11.00 -13.00 Saturday morning for an ambient and dub techno excursion.
See you on the dancefloor!
The third release on the Analog Cabin label is from the mysterious Nude Dude with the Crab Dance EP.
Who is the nude dude, and why is he nude?
We are not sure but whoever it is makes some deep dance floor material.
A Nice little feature on the history of Analog Cabin in this months Audio Technology Magazine
I know it's a bit hard to read so can download a pdf of the article here..
ANALOG CABIN Bearded Tit take over - For lovers of machines
COme and enjoy an afternoon and evening of record selections and live electronic performance by your friends from the Analog Cabin.
DJ sets from myself Drox, Mike Witcombe, Felix Warmuth & Rob Erskine (aka Illbot) + live electronic experimentations.
Come relax in the beautiful environs that is the Bearded Tit and have your earballs massaged by sounds from far and wide.
We are very excited to present the first release of many on our new Analog Cabin record label.
This release includes tracks from all of the team at the Analog Cabin Recording Studio - Mike Witcombe,
Felix Warmuth, Illbot (Rob Erskine) and myself (Drox) Adrian Burns
If you buy the new Analog Cabin t-shirt you also receive the release for free.
As part of the 2016 Electrofringe program Analog Cabin will be showcasing an afternoon of all original music and live electronic production on the rooftop of 107 Projects to celebrate the launch of the Analog Cabin Record label.
Collectively we have been very busy releasing on a slew of labels in 2016 alone, along with recording and engineering other artists in the Analog Cabin studio.s
DJ sets from Adrian Burns (Drox), Mike Witcombe, Felix Warmuth & Rob Erskine (aka Illbot) All original productions and unreleased projects will be the sound track over the course of the afternoon.
Later on in the evening see a rare improvised live set from all four of us utlising a mix of hardware and software which may include two laptops, Ableton link Allen & Heath Zed R16 mixer lots of XOX and a bunch of synths.
Electrofringe’s annual flagship event EF16 features a one-day showcase of experimental work and performance, with a second day of workshops and demonstrations.
Entry is by donation, vibes will be high & excellent sound will be provided by Buzz Speaker Hire Sydney with a great location for a party. COme along and support the local Sydney experimental music scene.
Please do join us for a few drinks, a boogie and catch up.
If you would like to donate towards the running costs of Electrofringe 16 you can do so via this link.
We are very happy that the studio and a project we were very happy to be a part of is featured in in depth interview on the recording process at Analog Cabin for Trus'me's new album 'Planet 4' in SynMag - Das Synthesizer-Magazin.
The release is out now on Prime Numbers and the magazine is available in Germany.
This is a great opportunity for producers based in Sydney that want to learn more about the Roland TR-8 or even check it out for the first time..
Each month we take a glimpse of one product (this month will be the ROLAND TR-8 Drum machine) with a 1hr intermediate class followed by a nice selection of talented Sydney producers where we will hear their live electronic instruments put to use. Each month focuses on new equipment and we will choose different upcoming artists.
This night is about acknowledging the power that these instruments can have when combined with an amazing sound system and musicians. Support Analog Undergrounds growth and be there for the birth of a new community gathering of like minded creative people who appreciate music.
9-10PM TR-8 Masterclass with David Whitehead (ROLAND)
10-2AM Live performances with:
Simon Mann (Buxton/ETUI)
Drox (Analog Cabin)
Felix Warmuth (Analog Cabin)(DJ/LIVE HYBRID SET).
$10 9-10PM - Master class (GO PRO setup with projection)
$5 AFTER 10PM - Live performances
Jam Gallery 195 Oxford Street, Bondi
Drox has built his own niche as one of Sydney’s most distinctive and respected mavens of electronic music. A DJ, live act and producer,