Artists
 
 

Andrew Coleman
Battery Operated
BCD (Richard H. Kirk)
David Kristian
The Dorkestra
Identification
Made
Pretty Boy Crossover
Private Benjamin

Andrew Coleman
www.animalsonwheels.co.uk

Andrew Coleman has been producing and working in the UK’s electronic music scene since 1996 when he started the short lived but highly influential label ‘Bovinyl’. He released his first EP called ‘Baits Bite’ on Bovinyl under the name of Animals on Wheels and was subsequently asked to join the Ninja Tune clan. With Ninja Tune, he toured and DJ’d and released two albums, the last one in 1999 named ‘Nuvol I Cadira’ on the Ntone label. After his stint with Ninja, he needed a new context to work in and so joined the highly respected label – Thrill Jockey. ‘Everything Was Beautiful and Nothing Hurt’ was the name of his first album release with them. And with it, a beautifully melodic downtempo gem was born. Coleman continues to make immaculately crafted beats and melodies working with other visionaries such as Dose One from cLOUDDEAD for the ‘Tony Alva’s Hair’ album release for C0C0S0L1D1CT1.

Projects:
Tony Alva's Hair

Battery Operated
Battery Operated Microsite

Battery Operated have been working together since 2000 when they met in Melbourne, Australia. Made up of Tomkz (sound), Wade Walker (sound) and beewoo (video), their first release was ‘Chases Through Non-Place’ on Mixer records from Amsterdam in 2000. After releasing this album they decided to start their own label…hence C0C0S0L1DC1T1. Their second album – ‘Vecuum’ – was the labels first release and things went on from there. Touring for 3 years across Australia, New Zealand, Europe, USA and Canada, meant too many bad aircraft meals but also brought around many invites from festivals and galleries around the world. Along with doing installations often connected to the themes dealt with on their albums, Battery Operated undertook remixes for a slew of artists and appeared on compilations such as Bip Hop’s Generation series. After re-releasing ‘Chases Through Non-Place’ as a double CD with the associated video presented, they have released all their albums through C0C0S0L1DC1T1, including ‘Aprotic’ by Battery Operated + Made (Mike Williamson of the Gescom, Skam crew from Manchester). Their subsequent album ‘re.CORD’ found them reworking conspiracy theories from artists such as Richard.H.Kirk, Sachiko.M, Gate and label mate ‘Identification’. For this project the video artist - Emma McRae undertook the 52-minute video work which sits on the DVD.

Projects:
Vecuum
Chases through non-place
Scalene
Aprotic
Broken Channel

re.Cord



BCD (Richard H. Kirk)
www.richardhkirk.com

Founding member of pioneering electronic outfit Cabaret Voltaire whose releases under a variety of guises in the 90s have seen him increasingly accommodated by the dance music generation. Kirk released his first solo set in 1981, following it with the double album, ‘Time High Fiction’ two years later. His taste for dance music was previewed by the release of Cabaret Voltaire's "James Brown", before further solo work in 1986 with Black Jesus Voice, a mini-album, and Ugly Spirit. This was followed a year later by a collaborative project, Hoodoo Talk, with the Box's Peter Hope. Further expansions in Cabaret Voltaire's dance sound were refined by the 1989 single "Hypnotised", which reflected their visit to the house music capital, Chicago. A year later Kirk released "Testone", an excellent example of UK techno, under the guise of Sweet Exorcist for the Warp label. It launched what became known as the "bleep" sound, which was widely imitated and dominated clubs for years. A second hugely popular 12-inch on Warp arrived with "Clonk". Following the dissolution of Cabaret Voltaire in 1994, Kirk has continued to release challenging dance-orientated material under a variety of guises, including Electronic Eye, Sandoz, Xon, Citrus, and Richard H. Kirk. For C0C0S0L1D1CT1 Kirk added to his repertoire of names and labels by releasing the Bush Doctrine under the name of BCD. He was also an invited artist for Battery Operated’s re.cord project for which he presented a reworking of the massive ‘I Got Weapons’.

Projects:
Bush Doctrine
re.Cord



David Kristian
www.davidkristian.com

Based in Montreal, David Kristian, aka Gentle Bakemono, has been making music for the past twenty years and is one of Canada’s seminal electronic music artists. He has previously released through Ninja Tune, Law and Auder, Worm Interface, Alien8 and many other labels worldwide. Apart from his upcoming release with C0C0S0L1DC1T1, named ‘Ghost Storey’s, some of his other upcoming releases are: ‘Rhythms for a Rainy Season’ CD on Apegenine Recordings and the six volumes ‘Music from the Mermaid Room’ volumes on Wikkid Records. He is also very active in the film and video world working as the sound designer/composer on feature films such as ‘Ascension’ and ‘Subconscious Cruelty’. He was also one of the featured artists for Caipirinha’s 1998 feature ‘Modulations’ (Cinema for the Ear).

Projects:
Ghost Storey's

The Dorkestra
Based in Montreal, The Dorkestra(a.k.a Identification, see below) is Lewis Braden’s up-beat alter ego. Dorkestra tracks grab from soul, jazz, bizarre spoken word records, soundtracks and anything else that will sit on vinyl long enough to press it.

Projects:
Merry Tales and Fractured Melodies



Identification
Based in Montreal, Canada, Lewis Braden, aka Identification, Dorkestra and DJ Luv works and DJ’s for Ninja Tune, Montreal. As a DJ, he has toured with folks such as Amon Tobin, Herbaliser and Neotropic, and has DJed regularly with the likes of Coldcut, Autechre, Mouse on Mars, Anti-Pop Consortium, Wagon Christ and Nightmares on Wax.Identification, practices the fine art of point-and-click perversion, digitally deflowering, decomposing, and reconstructing samples from the weirdest records you never wanted to know about. As Identification, he collaborated with Mitchell Akiyama on the Scalene project, released on C0C0S0S0L1D1CT1. For Scalene, he produced six audio tracks which Akiyama produced video for to tour in the UK, Australia and Canada along with Battery Operated, Private Benjamin and Emma McRae. After the first album 'Identify', which sold out, comes the second platter that matters in the form of 'Slinkity Sounds' (due for release in 2005).

Projects:
Identify
Scalene
re.Cord

Made
www.skam.co.uk

Mike Williamson has been recording with Gescom, and djing with Skam since they began. His first solo material under the name 'Made' was released as part of the smak series. He has dj'd around europe and in 2004 played live at All Tomorrow's Parties, which was curated by his old mates Autechre.

Projects:
Aprotic

Pretty Boy Crossover
http://pleasurecraft.va.com.au/prettyboycrossover/index.html

Originally, from Adelaide, the two moved to Melbourne in 2000. Otherwise known as PBXO, they have previously released through Surgery and Optikut. There next release with C0C0S0L1DC1T1 will be a CD/DVD release in collaboration with film/video maker Julio Soto.

Projects:
We Are All Drifting

Private Benjamin
www.aian.com.au/hpf/

Turntabilist of the abstract variety, the Private is a foundig member of High Pass Filter from Melbourne who have a new full-length recording, produced by Francoire tetaz, who have released through EMI Australia in 2002. He was also a lynchpin of the Deck Collectors, which included DJ Dexter (The Avalanches, Aust. DMC champion, World Champion 2001) and Tony Lewis (Arto Lyndsay band, Bill Frisell). He has also done production work for Kool Keith.

Projects:
Scalene
Parapulse Tuck

 
 
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