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Aeriae presents Victris
CA043 on Clan Analogue Recordings
Clan Analogue's latest release, Aeriae's second album Victris, has been quietly making its mark as a modern IDM gem in the Australian electronic music soundscape.
A thirteen-page booklet by Wade Clarke (aka Aeriae) with notes on the inspiration and techniques behind each of Victris's tracks, can be downloaded at aeriae.com/victris.pdf
The first person to email and tell us which music software was used to compose the original version of the Aeriae track 'Ai No Kuni' will be sent a free CD copy of the album.
Ambitious in texture, programming and melodic design, Victris explores the modern sonic parameters of electronica through the prism of deep historical insight into music, production and technology. With Bach-influenced melodic counterpoint, Spector-inspired mono mixes for discipline and impact, and the use of sonic detritus from the world of obsolete technology, colliding concepts of sound have been reconfigured for new expression in the modern digital age.
Aeriae is Sydney-based electronic composer and producer Wade Clarke. His grandfather was an engineer and almost-concert pianist, and Wade grew up playing the piano by ear. Aeriae's novel aesthetic is informed as much by Warp figureheads like Autechre as by classical music and 80s electronic film scores like Tron and Escape From New York. Wade's other involvements include writing, reviewing, Interactive Fiction, illustration and the Apple II.
Victris is available through MGM Distribution in CD and non-physical formats from usual sources. Witness Aeriae's controllerism live in action at his Melbourne performance at Forgotten Worlds on Saturday November 15th.
"stripped-back yet metallic-edged techno; eerie noodling synths dart against dark bursts of noise and robotic bass murmurs" Cyclic Defrost