The Algorithm

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The Algorithm
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The Algorithm 2012 live in Camden, UK
Background information
Origin Perpignan,  France
Genres Electronic music, dubstep, drum and bass, trance, IDM, mathcore, djent, progressive metal
Years active 2009–present
Labels Basick Records
Website www.myspace.com/thealgorithmband/
Members Rémi Gallego
Mike Malyan/Jean Ferry
Past members Max Michel
This article is about the musical project. For the mathematical procedure, see Algorithm.

The Algorithm is the musical project of French musician Rémi Gallego (Born October 7, 1989). He is from Perpignan, France. His style is a combination of electronic music with features of progressive metal and djent. Gallego chose the name The Algorithm to highlight the music’s complexity and its electronic nature in general.[1]

History[edit]

Early Years[edit]

After the demise of his former band Dying Breath, Rémi Gallego decided in 2009 to look for potential members for a band that focused on mathcore, which came as an inspiration from The Dillinger Escape Plan. After a futile search for new members, with the help of his guitar and a DAW, Gallego began to produce his own music.[1]

In December 2009 and July 2010, he published the two demos, "The Doppler Effect" and "CRITICAL.ERROR", which were / released via his own website for free download. Towards the end of 2010, he announced that he was working on a new EP named "Identity" (it was never completed). Also, he was preparing for his first live appearances.[2]

First Live Shows, Mike Malyan Entry[edit]

Mike Malyan live with The Algorithm (2012)

In August 2011, The Algorithm released his compilation called "Method_" on which the songs of two previous demos were compiled which were also for free download.[3]

An appearance followed in October 2011 at the Euroblast Festival in Cologne, where The Algorithm featured alongside bands such as Textures, TesseracT and Vildhjarta.[4]

A month later Mike Malyan, drummer for the band Monuments, uploaded a drum cover of the song "Isometry" on YouTube.[5] After seeing this, Gallego was convinced that it would be possible to play his songs on a real drum set and Malyan was presented as an accompaniment during live performances.[6]

"Before he put his Isometry drum cover online, one year ago, I had no idea that someone could ever play my drum programmings with such dedication, musicality and tightness. He was really thrilled to play live with me and so we decided to make it happen. I can’t be more happy to work with such a great friend/musician."

In the same month, The Algorithm signed a record deal with the British label Basick Records.[7]

Signing to Basick Records and Polymorphic Code (2012-2013)[edit]

In January 2012, The Algorithm released the single "Tr0jans" via Basick Records, which was only available digitally. It was followed by appearances in festivals such as Djentival in Karlsruhe, Germany, as well as on the UK Tech-Metal Fest held in Alton, UK, where he joined the release in addition to including Uneven Structure and Chimp Spanner appearances.[8][9] On 19 November 2012 the debut album "Polymorphic Code" was released via Basick Records, which included seven previously unreleased songs as well as the song "Tr0jans".

In January 2013, The Algorithm played alongside Enter Shikari and Cancer Bats at a concert in Paris.[10] In April 2013, The Algorithm played their first live shows in the UK with a new live member, guitarist Max Michel.[11] On 17 June 2013, The Algorithm was decorated with a Metal Hammer Golden God award as best underground artist of that year, decided by the votes of Metal Hammer readers.

From September–October 2013, The Algorithm toured mainland Europe on the "French Connection Tour" with Uneven Structure and Weaksaw. However, Mike Malyan was not able to perform on this tour; Boris Le Gal of NeonFly filled in for him instead. The live line-up also performed on a UK tour with Hacktivist from November–December 2013.

Departure of Max Michel, "Octopus4" and video game (2013-present)[edit]

In December 2013, the band played a show in Paris with Uneven Structure, Kadinja and Cycles: a week afterwards, it was announced that Max Michel would no longer be performing with Rémi as he had been accepted into the Berklee College of Music and could no longer tour regularly.

The Algorithm's second album, Octopus4, was released on 2 June 2014. Along with the release of the album, a crowd funding campaign was launched for a game which features music composed by Rémi.[12]

Style[edit]

The Algorithm mixes several types of electronic music with elements of mathcore and progressive metal. For live performances Rémi Gallego uses an Akai APC40, a MIDI controller produced by the company Akai, co-developed with the German company Ableton, connected to a laptop running Ableton Live.[6] In addition, a distorted female voice can be heard on almost all the releases, provided by Florent Latorre, a friend of Gallego's.[1]

Members[edit]

  • Rémi Gallego - Production, Mixing and Engineering
  • Mike Malyan - Live drums

Session members[edit]

  • Jean Ferry - Live drums[13]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums
Demos
  • The Doppler Effect (2009, self-released)
  • CRITICAL.ERROR (2010, self-released)
Singles
  • Tr0jans (2012)
  • Terminal (2014)
Compilations
  • Method_ (2011, self-released)

References[edit]

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