Artist info

Genre

Electronic


Sounds like

autechre, Retina.it, Aphex Twin


band members

Wade Clarke - Everything


Influences

autechre, Ennio Morricone, John Carpenter


Unearthed artists we like

Loopsnake, CHAINGANG, Cloudy


Website

aeriae.com

Bio

Aeriae is Wade Clarke, Sydney-based techno and baroque experimentalist and controllerist. His second LP, 'Victris', is due out on Clan Analogue Recordings later in 2013, and paving the way is current EP 'Nurse 2 Alyssa Type', the title track a dark techno cut of cascading textures taken from the album and backed up by a genre- tripping set of remixes and retakes from Clan Analogue associates. Aeriae has remixed tracks by Catcall, Chaingang, Delta Goodrem, Daisy M. Tulley, Itch-E and Scratch-E and Retina.it, and in 2012 he covered Severed Heads's 'Snuck' for Clan Analogue's Tribute Album 'Headspace'. Wade's grandfather was an engineer and almost-concert pianist, and Wade grew up playing the piano by ear. Prominent in his childhood repertoire were creaky renditions of 70s and 80s electronic film scores like Escape From New York, Halloween and TRON. These influences are all evident today in Aeriae's aesthetic of novel electronic music informed as much by Warp figureheads like Autechre as by classical music and film scores. Aeriae released his debut album Hold R1 independently in 2007. Tracks Areola and Clique were picks and plays on JJJ's Unearthed and The Sound Lab, and AMay went into rotation on Sydney's FBi FM. The unique animated videoclip for AMay was created with Fantavision, eight-bit software for the Apple II computer, and screened at numerous festivals both locally and abroad, including 2009's Electrofringe and the 2010 Sydney Biennale. Inspired by Moldover's videos on Controllerism, Wade developed a live incarnation of Aeriae in 2008, spending six months coming up with the methodology, software programming and hardware arrangements which would allow the music to be generated and manipulated onstage with physical transparency and scope for improvisation. The first public Aeriae show was at Sydney's Excelsior Hotel in 2009, arranged with the help of venerable Australian electronic music collective Clan Analogue.

Review

Reviewed by Dom Alessio Dom Alessio

30 Jan 2009

Triple J
20

I dig the glitchy beat and can hear echoes of Warp Records acts, but this song doesn't take me on a journey like an A1 IDM track can.

I dig the glitchy beat and can hear echoes of Warp Records acts, but this song doesn't take me on a journey like an A1 IDM track can.

Review

milsymiller

03 Dec 2008

30

nice sewer audio effects, would sound great in a game. Reminds me of the backing tracks in old mortal kombat games. nice combination of sounds!

nice sewer audio effects, would sound great in a game. Reminds me of the backing tracks in old mortal kombat games. nice combination of sounds!

Review

Reviewed by tjeales tjeales

18 Oct 2006

40

Probably the least immediately accessable of the three. One has to listen often and closely to notice the fine synth work going on as on first glance one is sucked into the drums. Also probably the track where one can hear the construction most clearly. The beat builds well to some very intricate and exciting places but probably takes too long to get there for the average listener or neonate.

Probably the least immediately accessable of the three. One has to listen often and closely to notice the fine synth work going on as on first glance one is sucked into the drums. Also probably the track where one can hear the construction most clearly. The beat builds well to some very intricate and exciting places but probably takes too long to get there for the average listener or neonate.

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