anodyne 'corrosion' : Released April 23rd CD / Digital (1 Viewer)

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10 clips from the forthcoming anodyne album here : http://www.myspace.com/anodyneireland


Psychonavigation Records presents the new album from one of Ireland's unsung electronic heroes 'anodyne'. Colin N Cloughley aka anodyne, known for his mind shredding live shows, returns after a 14 year hiatus to present his latest opus in the form of 'corrosion'. Thinking of himself as more of a programmer than a musician, anodyne utilizes his own, home built plug-ins and circuit bent instruments to great effect throughout the album’s twelve tracks.

From the album's minimalistic opener, When The Sky Fell Down swiftly followed by the epic strings and breakbeats of Close Your Eyes the artist leads the listener into experiments in dark elektro, acid and ambient before returning to the stunning Wasteland, with its driving electronic pulse surrounded by warm, somber strings, it evokes memories of the glory days of electronic innovation. 'corrosion' effortlessly blends elements of old skool rave, elektro and breakbeat into a darkly beautiful, electronic LP.

Chemical Sunset
, which was inspired by a drive through Dublin as sunlight faded, is a beautiful example of the artist’s vision of Techno. Walk Into Darkness, a dark ambient journey ruptured with clinical, austere beats leads into the albums closing track, the end of the night anthem, Alchemy. Taking influence from classic electronic albums by Autechre, Black Dog and U-Ziq, corrosion was made for those who dream of the future.

Live: 23rd April W / Autechre (Warp) & DJ. Rob Hall [The Button Factory,Dublin]
 

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will there be a vinyl version of this cant wait to hear it

No plans so far. We are working on remixes at the moment so maybe 12" vinyl could be a possibilty...
 

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Hey folks,

We have put up the new anodyne album 'corrosion' as a pre-order on the Psychonavigation site.

The cd is only 9.99 Euro plus postage.

It's out officially on April 23rd but you can get an advance copy straight to your letter box from today!

Full information and soundclips off all tracks here : http://www.psychonavigation.com/corrosion.html

More information on anodyne can be found on his Myspace site : http://www.myspace.com/anodyneireland

Also don't forget anodyne supports electronic veterans Autechre & DJ. Rob Hall (Skam) on April 23rd in the Button Factory,Dublin. This will surely be one of the best gigs this year! http://www.tickets.ie

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Psychonavigation
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http://www.myspace.com/psychonavigationrecordsartists
 

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I used to work with him microfilming stuff in Crumlin. Colin that is. True story.
 

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anodyne 'Corrosion' CD [Psychonavigation Records]

'It's panoramic electronic music and it's very efficiently done'


Patrick Freyne [Hotpress.com]
 

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AU Magazine Review

Colin Cloughley is one of Ireland’s unsung heroes. Returning to his Anodyne project after a 14-year hiatus, he unveils his latest opus to the world via the delightful Dublin-based cottage industry that is Psychonavigation Records. To say that the album is a journey of sorts would be an understatement. Corrosion comes over like the memoirs of an experienced electronic mind and despite what the name Anodyne suggests, this is far from a tame or colourless offering.

Blending deep, minimalistic textures, Cloughley offers a serious sonic experiment, projecting his own twisted vision of techno via dark soundscapes and deeply absorbing basslines. His use of melody, while subtle, provides a solid backdrop for the elements of acid and breakbeat that he blends here with clinical precision. Corrosion’s collision of dark ambience and austere beats will appeal to any future-obsessed raver. Matt Hazley

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KEY TRACKS
: ‘CHEMICAL SUNSET’, ‘WALK INTO DARKNESS’.
FOR FANS OF: AUTECHRE, THE BLACK DOG.

Taken from : http://iheartau.com/reviews/anodyne-corrosion/
 

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Taken from : http://popstalinist.blogspot.com/2010/05/anodyne-corrosion-2010.html

Anodyne used to be on Skam, the fabled label run by early-mid 90's Autechre, the original home of Boards of Canada and others. After over a decade of relative silence, Anodyne is back supporting Autechre on their recent European tour and coming out with their first album in 14 years, Corrosion.

I started off as an IDM kid, as you might know. Over 10 years since the zenith of that particular scene, the signature Artificial Intelligence sound is becoming harder and harder to find - so many acts have gone off in different directions, to more straightforward acid sounds (AFX, Luke Vibert), to jazz (Squarepusher, Plaid), techno (The Black Dog) or to silence (Boards of Canada). Corrosion sounds out of time, sounding at first like a forgotten early-90's Warp album only recently uncovered and released, before it starts to take on the characteristics of many recognizable strains of IDM. It's sort of a "super IDM" album.

The common frame of reference is early Autechre. We're talking Incunabula here - there are the looming, dystopic sci-fi synth pads and majestic swoops of that era in the IDM luminaries' sound, but this album is a relic of those times when IDM was electronic dance music that you could listen to through headphones. This is a dance record. The first track " even with its dreamy, echoing synths, retains the muscular bass and 4/4 beat of club music, and the dark, unmistakably Skam-esque "Close Your Eyes" breaks down into acid house sequencing in the final minutes of the song. The propulsive drum and bass of "Awaken from your Dream" late Aphex Twin crossed with the almost church-like organic synth sensibility of Boards of Canada.

Title track "Corrosion" is straight out of Incunabula, with its robotic drum break and its booming, dark rave bass. "Darken" starts off bordering on EBM before transitioning into hard acid. "Goodbye is Never Enough" gives a brief reprieve back through the austere, bottomless soundscapes of early Autechre before coming back to hardcore dark rave in "Wasteland", sounding almost like a lost Filth-era Venetian Snares track before those familiar haunting synths start floating around on top of it. "707" moves the Autechre comparisons forward a bit, to the towering sci-fi epics of Tri Repetae ++. It's the breakout track on a strong album.

"Chemical Sunset" is something of a misstep, its overabundant attitude and booming 4/4 beat running roughshod over all other elements of the song. "Haze" recalls the dark rave that Detrimentalist-era Venetian Snares evoked so well - the addition of acid bass later in the song makes it sound like a particularly good Last Step tune. "Walk Into Darkness" follows along those same lines, with an even bigger, thudding rhythm before shifting into seriously dancefloor-ready breaks. By all rights, it should be tearing up any goth / EBM night it gets dropped into. The final track, "Alchemy", with its shuffling beat and distant pads, gives way to a seriously fantastic rave buildup, a great way to end the album.

I'm doing Anodyne a disservice by describing (and thus defining) their music strictly in terms of the output of other artists, but it's just too difficult to describe music as "IDM" and leave that as a good descriptor of what it sounds like, and it's just not often that a record like this comes out, these days. Anodyne has a very distinct take on what we know of as IDM, one that's darker and more dancefloor-oriented than you might expect. Definitely worth a listen for fans of any of the artists I mentioned.
 

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Anodyne: Corrosion
Psychonavigation

Ireland-based electronic producer Colin N Cloughley delivers the goods on his latest anodyne outing Corrosion. On twelve tracks influenced by the likes of Autechre, Black Dog, and U-Ziq, Cloughley gives his old-school electro-acid-IDM a viral twist by powering most of it with fulminating breakbeats. The album opens on an atmospheric tip with the brooding techno of “When The Sky Fell Down” but its low-key vibe hardly suggests that what comes after will be as powerful and heavy as it turns out to be. A “Firestarter”-like breakbeat attack gives “Close Your Eyes” considerable oomph while sweeping string synths and cryptic voice murmurs bring a dark and cinematic ambiance to the tune. There's nothing lacklustre about “Darken” either when its pounding beats throb and acid synths burn with epic determination; the track's style may be familiar, but the energy and enthusiasm levels Cloughley brings to the material are through the roof. “Chemical Sunset” apparently was inspired by a drive Cloughley took through Dublin as the sunlight faded but, in keeping with its title, the track also oozes the kind of middle-of-the-night delirium one associates with rave culture, especially when its synthetic strings arc across the multi-hued sky, and fireballs such as “Haze,” “Walk Into Darkness,” and “Alchemy” show that there's no shortage of energy when the album hits the home stretch. Think pulsating cuts filled with sweeping synth atmospherics and driven by raw, stomping beats and you've pretty much got the right idea.

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http://www.cyclicdefrost.com/blog/2010/11/20/anodyne-–-corrosion-psychonavigation/

Anodyne 'Corrosion' album Review On Cyclicdefrost [Australia]

Irish electronic producer Colin Cloughley first emerged as Anodyne way back in 1996 with his debut album ‘Ultramack 005′ on Ultramack Records, as well as making an appearance on Skam’s ultra-scarce ‘Mask 500′ 12”, but since then he’s taken a 14 year hiatus from producing music. Thankfully, this long awaited second album ‘Corrosion’ on Dublin-based label Psychonavigation sees him returning to the fold with twelve tracks that concentrate on dark, industrial-edged techno, with elements of old school rave, breakbeat hardcore and more delicate IDM atmospheres all managing to rear their heads at points here. One thing’s for sure, though – with the exception of glacial ambient segue track ‘Goodbye Is Never Enough’, there’s almost no spare moment for the listener to catch their breath between hammering, pneumatic factory-line style rhythms. If opening track ‘When The Sky Fell Down’ offers up one of the few examples of vast ‘space’ here, with its curiously ‘downlifting’ wafting minor-key pads trailing over a spring-loaded backdrop of contorted techno rhythms, ‘Awaken From Your Dream’ sees the hi-hat programming accelerating to near breakcore levels, as curiously graceful melancholic synth pads counterbalance the furiously interwined 303 squiggles and snare volleys, in an offering that calls to mind one of mid-period Autechre’s more furiously contained moments. Elsewhere, the tearing ‘Darken’ easily offers up one of this album’s most ferocious dancefloor weapons, sending hammering breakbeat rhythms thundering beneath growling synth distortion and jagged breakdowns in a manner that calls to mind Empirion’s industrial-edged rave explorations, while ‘Chemical Sunset’ even manages to wink at ‘Experience’-era Prodigy with its one-finger piano synth stabs, warbling, near-acid 303 bassline merging into a streamlined backdrop of scissoring retro-hardcore snares and wafting trance pads (think early Sven Vath meets ‘Everybody In The Place’ somewhere in the middle). If you’re up for a serious dose of dark, industrial-toned throttling broken techno that nods towards the likes of early Autechre and The Black Dog, ‘Corrosion’ is an excellent place to start.

Chris Downton
 

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