Tim Gane

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Tim Gane
Birth name Timothy John Gane
Born (1964-07-12) 12 July 1964 (age 53)
Ilford, Essex, England
Genres Post-rock, avant-garde, indie pop
Instruments Guitar, synthesizers
Years active 1985–present
Associated acts McCarthy, Sean O'Hagan, Stereolab

Timothy John Gane[1] (born 12 July 1964[2]) is an experimental-rock/pop English musician, formerly of Stereolab.[3][4]

Gane was born in Ilford, Essex, and began his musical career as a purveyor of harsh noise in the early 1980s under the alias Unkommuniti releasing self-financed cassettes on Black Dwarf Wreckordings along with fellow Unkommuniti members Kallous Boys and other noise projects.[4][5] Tim was a key member of McCarthy from 1985-1990.[4] Turn On, Gane's side project with occasional Stereolab contributor and member of The High Llamas, Sean O'Hagan, released their self-titled debut in 1997. In 2009 Stereolab announced their hiatus.[6]

In 2013, he released Blood-Drums under the moniker Cavern Of Anti-Matter, a band formed together with Holger Zapf and Joe Dilworth.[7] It was followed by the 2016 album Void Beats / Invocation Trex on Duophonic Records.[8] It featured contributions by Bradford Cox and Peter Kember and Jan St. Werner.[9] Live the band was reduced to a duo.[10] In January 2017, Blood Drums was re-released through Duophonic.[11]

In 2014, Gane compiled the tracks for Sky Records Kollektion 1, a collection of tracks from the German electronic-rock label, issued by Bureau B. In 2016, he presented FACT mix 544 for Fact Magazine.[12]

Personal life[edit]

Gane and Lætitia Sadier were romantically involved throughout most of Stereolab's duration but separated in 2004. He lives in Berlin.[6]


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  2. ^ "findmypast.co.uk". Search.findmypast.co.uk. Retrieved 2014-08-19. 
  3. ^ Strong, Martin C. (1999). The Great Alternative & Indie Discography. Canongate. ISBN 0-86241-913-1. 
  4. ^ a b c Gregory, Andy (ed.) (2002) International Who's Who in Popular Music, 2002, Europa Publications Limited, ISBN 1-85743-161-8, p. 183
  5. ^ Colletti, Justin (November 2013). "Tim Gane: Stereolab and Beyond". tapeop.com. Retrieved 2017-02-02. 
  6. ^ a b Lindsay, Cam (22 February 2016). "Learning a New Language: Tim Gane on Leaving Stereolab Behind and for Cavern of Anti-Matter". Noisey. Retrieved 2017-02-02. 
  7. ^ Minsker, Evan (19 November 2015). "Stereolab's Tim Gane Announces Cavern of Anti-Matter Album Featuring Bradford Cox, Shares "Melody in High Feedback Tones"". pitchfork.com. Retrieved 2017-02-02. 
  8. ^ "Cavern of Anti-Matter: Void Beats / Invocation Trex Album Review". pitchfork.com. Retrieved 2017-02-02. 
  9. ^ Awbi, Anita (4 March 2016). "Interview: Tim Gane - M Magazine". M magazine: PRS for Music online magazine. Retrieved 2017-02-02. 
  10. ^ Mackay, Emily (2016-03-01). "Cavern of Anti-Matter review – epic, glorious noise from Stereolab expats". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2017-02-02. 
  11. ^ Eede, Christian (2 December 2016). "Reissued Cavern Of Anti-Matter". The Quietus. Retrieved 2017-02-02. 
  12. ^ "FACT mix 544: Tim Gane". FACT Magazine: Music News, New Music. Retrieved 2017-02-02. 

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