Category: Audio

SeqCirc 10-3 • The Automatic Message

Sequential Circus 10 PodcastThe Automatic Message is Trevor Jacobson and Tanya Goehring. They are based in Vancouver, Canada and have been working together since 2007, creating music, performing live audiovisual sets and producing music videos. Their music ranges from hard, dark techno to jazz-influenced minimal and experimental electronic. Their video work exemplifies their interest in ideas that hover on the edge of normalcy, darkness and surreality.

The Automatic Message is currently working with the labels: From 0-1, Machine Box, CLR, Kalimari Musique, Monsieur Musique, Bleepsequence and are part of Berlin’s UNOIKI collective.

STYLE: Techno, Minimal, Experimental
HOME CITY: Vancouver, BC

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SeqCirc 10-2 • Vespers

Sequential Circus 10 PodcastVespers is a beat-making robot that started creating music in the year 2502, then was sent back in time to show humans how to mangle audio using Ableton Live.He makes a unique fusion of heavily edited glitch hop beats and live instrumentation with sax and an Akai EWI4000S wind synth.His live shows push the envelope of what’s possible using Live’s looper technology, real time glitch effects, and controllerism with midi devices like the Akai APC40 and MPD32.

All of Vespers’ music can be downloaded for free at http://vespers.ca/free/

STYLE: Bass-heavy, jazzy glitch hop with live sax, looping and wind synth overdubs
HOME CITY: Salt Spring Island, BC

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SeqCirc 10-1 • Jessie Bru

Sequential Circus 10 PodcastJesse is an MC, DJ, producer and artist who draws inspiration from all things deep and soulful. Borrowing much of his approach to music-making from that of early-90’s sample-based hiphop (A Tribe Called Quest, O.C., Organized Konfusion, DJ Krush), you can expect a plethora of rhodes, vocals and guitars, with plenty of disco and soul sprinkled on top for good measure. Jesse will be releasing his debut album ‘MidCity’ on UK-based label ‘Audio Parallax’ early in the new year and is certainly someone to keep an eye on.

STYLE: Deep House
HOME CITY: Vancouver, BC

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SeqCirc 9-6 • noCore

Sequential Circus PodcastnoCore encapsulates an ongoing evolution of sonic extremities. Deep, dark and moody synth lines, heavy bass, crushing beats and glitched out breaks awash in layers of noise and psychedelia – all churning out from an array of analog and digital electronic devices. Prepare yourself for an aural onslaught that will move both your body and your mind.

STYLE: glitch/noise
HOME CITY: Vancouver
http://creativefrequencies.com/nocore

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SeqCirc 9-5 • Longwalkshortdock

Sequential Circus PodcastA veteran of sound design and electronic music production for well over a decade, Longwalkshortdock’s music has stepped into a genre of its own. Heavily influenced by early 80s video game music, metal and rock music, found-sound and vintage analog synthesis, he stacks layers of melody in his tracks until they implode and reform. Heavy drums and aggressive synths join forces with rolling grooves and melodic lead lines to create a wide variety of slamming dance floor originals. Did you know they found him in a cave on the moon? That’s what i heard…

STYLE: Party Music
HOME CITY: Vancouver
http://www.longwalkshortdock.com

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SeqCirc 9-4 • Taal Mala

Sequential Circus PodcastFor this installment of Sequential Circus, Taal Mala will be playing a live acid set with the following instruments:  Roland TB303, Roland TR606, Roland Jupiter6, Sequential Prophet 8, Korg MS10, Yamaha CS15, Novation SuperBassStation, x0xb0x, Roland TR626, Roland RE201, Roland RE150, Moog MF101 x2, Moog FreqBox, Yamaha E1005, Analogue Solutions B99, Analogue Solutions BD88, Analogue Solutions HH88, Analogue Solutions CP88, Dark Magnet 666 Echo Apparatus, Dark Magnet 10000 MIDI/CV/Gate Step Sequencer x2, Allen & Heath MixWizard, MacBookPro, Ableton Live.

STYLE: Analogue Hardware Acid
HOME CITY: Vancouver
http://www.soundcloud.com/taalmala

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SeqCirc 9-3 • DJ Lace

Sequential Circus PodcastOh hai, I’m Lace. I have a job as a dance music dj on saturdays in an after hours and I work in a local studio. I’ve been a dj since 1982, and an electronic musician since since 1984. I’ve never been attached to the times, and have always liked the idea of controlling machines that entertain people in a live setting. A lot of times I want to do something with machines that can’t be done, so I invent a way of doing it myself.

I started my journey into live PA In Edmonton at the end of the 80s by mixing my 808 into my live DJ sets to create my own style of live remix jamming. I’ve never been a scratcher, but I can chase lock anything and that has driven part of my career. Then I added a sampler and an atari computer and my DJ rig started to look more like a weird live studio. However cool, Edmonton didn’t get it at the time.

So, I moved to Vancouver in the early 90s, built a recording studio, released a bunch of records and CDs, and started experimenting with trying to reproduce the music I was writing in the studio into some kind of one man live band with lighting and video. I started adding live midi controlled visuals to my shows in the late 90s using custom made software and hardware, something I still do to this day.

I’m a dance music artist at heart so my shows are based on a DJ sound, but you decide how you want to enjoy my show. You can dance to it, or you can watch it like a tv show, or both if you don’t spill your drink.

STYLE: Audio/Visual House/Techno
HOME CITY: Vancouver
http://djlace.com/

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SeqCirc 9-2 • MistrWOLF

Sequential Circus PodcastBorn Feb. 14, 2010, consisting of singer/songwriter/producer Harley Fresh and DJ/producer/engineer Joshua Fact, MistrWOLF combine thunderous wobble and captivating melodies with integrity and confidence. When Harley, unable to create sounds and engineer a decent drum line, met Joshua, incapable of producing notes that harmonized with musical aesthetics, MistrWOLF naturally bred as an unstoppable creative force melding two adverse worlds, creating one unique melodic romance with a laptop and a guitar.

STYLE: Dubstep, D&B, Drumstep, Girl Rock
HOME CITY: Vancouver
http://www.soundcloud.com/mistrwolf

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SeqCirc 9-1 • Thought Photography

Sequential Circus PodcastTaking the name from Nikola Tesla’s most intriguing invention, Thought Photography is the sound of post-rock, IDM, glitch and breakbeat thrown in a blender and turned on high!  Recently transplanted from the East Coast indie-rock scene this lifelong musician was inspired to seriously pursue electronic music after two influential events, Shambhala 2010 and Sequential Circus 8. The first introducing the transformative potential of electronic music, and the second proving it could be performed live.  Combining brainwave machines, binaural beats and isochronic tones with traditional synthesis and instrumentation, Thought Photography takes the listener on a unique journey through many styles, textures and emotions… Music for the head, the heart AND the feet.

STYLE: Psychedelic/Binaural Breakbeat/Wow and Flutter
HOME CITY: Vancouver
http://soundcloud.com/thoughtphotography

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SeqCirc 8-6 • Chaotic Grey

Sequential Circus PodcastChaotic Grey is a collection of fast-moving particles. His glitchy, detailed, head-boppin’, chin-strokin’ techno keeps dance floors slammin’ while still remaining audibly different than anything around. Using the most cutting edge electronic music devices and software, Chaotic Grey’s phat hypnotic sounds are guaranteed to be dangerous while operating heavy machinery.

STYLE: Techno
HOME CITY: Vancouver
http://soundcloud.com/chaotic-grey

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