Clan Analogue

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Clan Analogue
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Founded 1993
Genre Dance Music
Country of origin Australia
Location Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Brisbane
Official website http://www.clananalogue.org/

Clan Analogue was started in Sydney, Australia, in 1993 as a collective by a number of individuals interested and active in electronic music and with a shared passion for analogue synthesizers and digital culture.

In the early years of the collective membership attracted a large number of individuals that were interested and active in electronic sound in Australia including Brendan Palmer, Tobias Kazumichi Grime, Antony Bannister, Sharif Hansa, Garry Bradbury (Severed Heads, Size), George Soropos, Scot Art, Chris Bell, Bo Daley (Dark Network), Rosie X (Geekgirl), Nick Wilson, Jasper Russell, Seb Chan, Luke Dearnley (Bass Snarl), Andy Fitzgerald, Ali Omar (Atone), Adrian Black, Lisa Bode, James McParlane, Jamie Stevens, Benj Askins (Infusion), Kate Crawford, Nicole Skeltys (B(if)tek), Gordon Finlayson, Ian Andrews (Disco Stu), Mark Ireland (Carrier), Cindi Drennan, Justin Maynard (Tesseract), Grant Muir (VJ Morph), Roslyn McGinty (Bass Bitch), Elle Stearn (Lush Puppy), Murray Creagh. The collective's appeal was largely fueled by the sore lack of live venues in Australia for electronic music and a lack of options for releasing recorded material.

Producer, broadcaster, DJ and artist Brendan Palmer was the driving force in establishing the collective, starting the Clan Analogue record label and organizing events between 1992 and 1995. During this period the label released vinyl EPs, a compilation CD ('Cog') and cassette tapes and sealed a distribution agreement with the distribution arm of Mushroom Records. In its early years Clan Analogue also published a newsletter called 'Kronic Oscillator' and hosted stages at two consecutive Big Day Out festivals and established the regular club night 'Electronic' at the Bentley Bar in Sydney.

Following Brendan's departure from the collective in 1995 to start Zonar Records, journalist, DJ and lawyer Gordon Finlayson[1] took over as label manager of the Clan Analogue record label and the collective established a decentralised system of operations with individuals such as Scot Art, Antony Bannister, Nick Wilson, Toby Grime, Mark Ireland, Chris Bell, Bo Daley, Rick Bull (Deep Child) and Charlotte Whittingham all taking roles in managing the ongoing operations of the collective. During this period the label's output including numerous thematic compilation CDs such as Cognition, Jaunt, 20 Disco Greats, Aphelion, Solid Gold and Pre-Sense as well as solo releases from artists such as Deep Child, The Telemetry Orchestra, Nerve Agent, The 5000 Fingers of Dr T, Disco Stu, Atone and Dark Network.

In 2001 Melbourne based Nick Wilson took over the management of the Clan Analogue record label and remains the label manager until the present date. During that period Clan Analogue has continued to maintain an extensive release schedule of CDs, LPs and digital downloads with notable solo artist releases from Bleepin' J. Squawkins, Valley Forge, Winduptoys, Lunar Module and Dsico and critically acclaimed compilations such as 'Headspace: A Tribute to Severed Heads' and 'Re Cognition: The Clan Analogue Legacy Collection' released on the 20th anniversary of the formation of the collective.

Clan Analogue quickly established itself as the pioneer of electronic art in Australia, publishing EPs, LPs, CDs, Videos, DVDs, Web sites and digital downloads while also organising and promoting live electronic music. Clan Analogue and its members have also hosted various radio programs on 2SER (Electroplastique), 2MBS (The Transcendental Anaesthetic), 2RSR, FBI and RRR.

From its start Clan Analogue promoted the live electronic music and video art with events held in The Goethe Institute, The Art gallery of NSW and The Museum Of Contemporary Art. Starting with small club nights, Clan soon started hosting parties that attracted hundreds and then thousands of patrons, including the pioneering club night 'Electronic', stages at festivals such as The Big Day Out and Freaky Loops and one off events like Crunch, Transdimensional Vehicle (with psychedelic philosopher Terrence McKenna) and Thank God It's Friday.

Clan Analogue was one part of a wider, thriving electronic music scene in the 90s & 00s in Australia alongside other underground electronic collectives and crews such as the Vibe Tribe, Frigid, Punos, Club Kooky and Elefant Traks.

Since its inception, Clan Analogue has released over 30 albums[2] directly with many more releases coming from collective members such as B(if)tek, Deep Child, b(if)tek, Disco Stu, Artificial, Dark Network, Atone, Lunar Module, Carrier or the Telemetry Orchestra through other labels. Its stated philosophy is: "as a social circuit board,

Clan enables the building of networks by providing members with access to equipment, knowledge and advice, along with the opportunity to play live and co-produce music."[3] The release schedule as busy now as it was in the 90's, continuing to release cutting edge electronic music, host events and foster a global community of artists involved in electronic music.

Associated artists and DJs[edit]

Releases[edit]

  • CA039K: THE TRUTH IN ME Koshowko[8]
  • CA038: RE COGNITION - THE CLAN ANALOGUE LEGACY COLLECTION Various Artists
  • CA037: DOUBLE EXPOSURE Winduptoys
  • CA037A: SWITCH ON Winduptoys
  • CA036K: PROMISE Koshowko[9]
  • CA036B: INVERTED – FURTHER DUB SELECTIONS Various Artists
  • CA036: IN VERSION Various Artists
  • CA036A: OVER AND OVER DUB Dsico
  • CA035: FLOPPY DISCO Bleepin' J. Squawkins
  • CA034: DOPPLER SHIFT Various Artists
  • CA033: LATE SET Dark Network
  • CA032: DEFOCUS: LOW RES PRODUCTIONS Various Artists
  • CA031: ANY NUMBER CAN PLAY Pretty Boy Crossover
  • CA030: HABITAT Various Artists
  • CA029: AN ENGLISHMAN IN IBIZA Disco Stu
  • CA028: COGNITION 4 – SOLID GOLD Various Artists
  • CA027: PEAR SHAPED Pear Shaped / Atone
  • CA026: HYMNS FROM BABYLON Deepchild
  • CA025: COGNITION 3 Various Artists
  • CA024: BUTTSQUEEZER 5000 Fingers of Dr T
  • CA023: G-TYPE Nerve Agent
  • CA022: ADULT THEMES Disco Stu
  • CA021: PRE-SENSE : A CONVERGENCE OF SOUTHERN HARMONIC WAVES Various Artists
  • CA020: COGNITION 2: TWENTY DISCO GREATS Various Artists
  • CA019: LIVE BETTER ELECTRICALLY Telemetry Orchestra
  • CA017: JAUNT 2 Various Artists
  • CA016: ORANGE CHROME 5000 Fingers of Dr T
  • CA015: CRUCIFIED, STITCHED UP AND THEN SOME Atone
  • CA014: COGNITION Various Artists
  • CA012: JAUNT Various Artists
  • CA011: APHELION ONE Various Artists
  • CA007: COG Various Artists
  • CA004: EP4 Various Artists
  • CA003: Deep Three EP Various Artists
  • CA002: EP2 Various Artists
  • CA001: EP1 Various Artists

References[edit]

  1. ^ Goswani, Nina. "Telly Vision: Gordon Finlayson, Showtime Arabia", The Lawyer, 5 January 2009
  2. ^ Discog listing Clan Analogue releases
  3. ^ Graham St John. FreeNRG: Notes from the Edge of the Dance Floor. Common Ground Pub., Melbourne, 2001. ISBN 1-86335-084-5
  4. ^ "Koshowko on Clan Analogue web page". Clan Analogue. 
  5. ^ Levinson, Matt . "Telemetry Orchestra", Cyclic Defrost', September 2003
  6. ^ Patterson, Angus . "Deepchild talks Consumed by Fire", The Ransom Note', March, 2013
  7. ^ Asbjørn Grønstad, Oyvind Vagnes [1], Cover Scaping: Discovering Album Aesthetics
  8. ^ "CA039K: KOSHOWKO | THE TRUTH IN ME". CA039K: KOSHOWKO | THE TRUTH IN ME. Clan Analogue. 
  9. ^ "CA036K: KOSHOWKO | PROMISE". Clan Analogue. 


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