T – Labels
Born in the year that Autobahn by Kraftwerk was released, went to school round the corner from Chenies manor, Henry VIII's country residence which was rumoured to be haunted by Anne Boleyn's ghost. Home was a stone's throw from the newly-consructed M25 and when local newspaers started printing lurid
Born in the year that Autobahn by Kraftwerk was released, went to school round the corner from Chenies manor, Henry VIII's country residence which was rumoured to be haunted by Anne Boleyn's ghost. Home was a stone's throw from the newly-consructed M25 and when local newspaers started printing lurid stories about drug-addled youngsters dancing to mind-bending music it was clear that they were frankly more terrified by the music itself than anything else round it. This fact itself provided impetus for doing tracks on cheap synthesizers and drum machines after school. Went on to study at Sheffield - a city on the move with a steel techno scene. Stayed on in Sheffield ostensibly to do a PhD in quantum mechanics but realistically because it was essential to carry on going to electronic music nights in Sheffield for inspiration. Hearing 'Chiastic Slide' by Autechre was a major turning point, not only because of the three-dimensional sounds but also with its folding rhythms and simultaneous movement forwards and backwards in time it seemed as if the Quantum Mechanics PhD was imitating music. It seemed that the most interesting music was that which wasn't fixed to a grid and contained inherent uncertainties and in which something different could be heard on each listen - as if perception itself was physically affecting the recorded music after the fact. This interest in sound shaping led to gigs in that London at the Sprawl and Moon Palace at the turn of the millennium. A highly limited 7" called "Time Is A Chasm" followed and was released under the name 'Hysteresis'. This was played by John Peel at the correct speed in November 2002. Settling in Bristol, which is a city under a variety of grooves, Tudor Acid was gradually brought to life. Initially taking a step back to develop music which worked on the dancefloor, gigs at the legendary acid night 'I Love Acid' alongside Luke Vibert, The Doubtful Guest and mu-ziq followed. These nascent Tudor Acid sets involved live 303 and 909 and drew the attention of Keith Tenniswood and drew an ecstatic crowd reaction. Tudor Acid then went on to perform a career-defining gig at Lo Motion in January 2008. Gigs at 'All Your Base Are Belong To Us' and "The Others" art gallery followed swiftly. In recent times, the Tudor Acid sound has been widened to incorporate the sound-shaping and tricks with time that were picked up in Sheffield and these have only served to heighten the audience appreciation and make the music more dancefloor friendly. Tudor Acid is now all about taking the addictiveness of the acid line and applying this movement to all aspects of the sound. It seems that in these highly uncertain times there is nothing that ravers enjoy more than dancing to the sound of uncertainty itself.