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|Years active||1999 – present|
|Members||Richard Bevan, Joshu Doherty|
Posthuman is primarily a duo of Richard Bevan and Joshu Doherty. Known mainly for multi-layered electronic music, with heavy emphasis on intricate drum programming. A signature to their sound is the extensive use of Roland 808 and 909 drum machines.
Although the bulk of their early releases fall within the IDM genre, Posthuman have been known to widely experiment, their 2002 self-titled EP combined hip hop and Heavy Metal with electronica, and their 2006 album The People's Republic was heavily influenced by post-rock. Nearly all of their output since 2007 has been techno and electronica, with much of it still being released physically on vinyl or CD.
Richard and Joshu are cousins, and claim to have first written music together as teenagers. In 1999, they sent their first demo CD to Skam Records, resulting in a release on the first SMAK series.
In 2000, the duo moved to London and began running a series of electronic music clubnights called 'Seed'. These nights increased in size and soon relocated to Aldwych tube station, a disused underground train station. A number of these events took place between 2001 and 2004, and amongst the artists who appeared were Aphex Twin, Alison Goldfrapp, Richard X, Plaid, Luke Vibert, and Funkstörung.
The last of these events were to be held on the 13th and 14 November 2004, however, one of the DJ's set to play, John Peel died around a fortnight before the event. The following week, the night was canceled due to London Underground pulling the venue, and on the night of the event, John Balance of Coil (who were also on the bill to play) also died.
On the back of this series of events, the pair set up their own record label Seed Records, as an outlet for their own material, and music by other artists who had appeared at the 'Seed' events. In October 2006, Joshu left the label to work for B12 Records, and in 2010 founded a new imprint Balkan Vinyl
|Grey||Album||Seed Records||SEEDEX01||CD||2000||hand made sleeve, limited edition|
|Auberginetix Ping||Single||Skam Records||SMAK01||12" vinyl||2001||split EP with Tatamax, limited edition|
|The Uncertainty of the Monkey||Album||Seed Records||SEEDLP/CD01||CD, Double 12" vinyl||2001|
|Posthuman||EP||Seed Records||SEEDEP02||CD, 12" vinyl||2002|
|Lagrange Point||Album||Seed Records||SEED09||CD||2003|
|Split||Single||Smallfish Records||FISH1201||12" vinyl||2003||split EP with CFM (aka Cold Fusion Mafia), limited edition|
|The People's Republic||Album||Seed Records||SEEDCD12||CD||2006|
|Hilda Family||EP||Myuzyk||MZYKN08||Digital only||2008|
|Hilda Family Remixed||Album||Myuzyk||MZYKN08CD||CD||2008||remix album, hand made sleeve, limited edition|
|Monsters & Vortices||EP||B12 Records||B1221||12" vinyl||2009||Standard edition on black vinyl. Limited edition on coloured vinyl (Cat. no B1221X)|
|Lander||EP||Handsette Recordings||HANDSETTE003||10" vinyl||2009|
|Europa Sky||EP||Uncharted Audio||UNCHDUB03||10" vinyl||2010||Limited edition of 300 copies. Hand numbered.|
|Syn Emergence||Album||Balkan Vinyl||BV07||Double 12" vinyl & CD||2010||Two editions: double picturedisc & double heavyweight. Limited to 250 copies.|
|Lander Remixes||Compilation||Tsar Bomba||TB101||CD||2011||Featured remixes of 'Lander'. Limited to 100 copies.|
|Nebula Remixes||EP||Acroplane Recordings||ACPR017||Digital||2012||Featured remixes from 'Nebula EP'.|
|The Benz||EP||Balkan Vinyl||BV10||12" vinyl||2012||Heavyweight red & black marbled vinyl. Limited to 300 hand numbered copies.|
|In Apophenia||Single||Horn Wax||HW04||12" vinyl||2012||Split EP with Paul Mac. Limited to 400 hand numbered copies. No digital.|
|Hecatism||EP||RSI Recordings||RSI001||12" vinyl||2013||Limited to 400 copies. Hand-written labels. No digital.|
- Legendary radio DJ John Peel dies: John Peel was one of the UK's most-loved broadcasters 26 October 2004
- John Balance: Joint founder of Coil, a focal point for English avant garde pop 11 December 2004