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 Biomechanoid = H.R. Giger's visionary coexistential being - part human, part machine, or a visionary musical project by Alto Stratus members visualising Giger's paintings.

Atmospheres and Melodies Inspired by the Paintings of H.R. Giger (Ultimate Transmissions UTCD 003) CD

Biomechanoid CD, cover collage by Steve Freeman, design by Alan Freeman8.00 + p&p

LANDSCAPES 1-3 7'10"
THE PASSAGE TEMPLE 8'50"
ISLAND OF THE DEAD 5'03"
UNDER THE EARTH 3'06"
WITCHES DANCE 2'20"
LANDSCAPES 4-6 6'01"
THE SPELL 3'06"
SHAFTS 1-4 8'15"
DUNE 3'08"
BIOMECHANICAL LANDSCAPE 3'57"
THE MAGUS 3'17"
VOYAGE TO THE DARK SIDE 7'03"

Composed, produced & engineered by Biomechanoid.
Recorded at Tachyon Studio (June 1985-March 1986).
Bonus VOYAGE TO THE DARK SIDE taken from JOURNEY TO THE END OF NIGHT (Auricle AMC 014) sampler.

Biomechanoid (Alan & Steve Freeman): synths, keys, guitars, loops, samples, electroacoustic collage.

The cassette outsold both Djam Karet and Robert Rich.

Originally an Alto Stratus idea, the Biomechanoid project became something different. A concept based on the paintings of H.R. Giger, it resulted in vast tapestries of sound, meshed with electronics and soundscaping, a special island unto itself. From the early rehearsals through to mix-down it took over a year to complete. A great deal of preparation and invention went in to montaging sounds, fusing analogue and digital textures, with mechanical and organic properties, into a music of melody, dissonance, rhythm and form. Truly biomechanical music! The results are often unnerving, with an underlying elusive beauty. As one of Auricle Cassettes best sellers it was a prime choice for CD reissue. Digitally transferred by Colin Potter, and cleaned-up really nicely, with a bonus track, this now comes across as so surreal, cosmic and strange!

At around the time we decided to reissue this on CD, new work had been started on other projects, including Endgame (an improvising cosmic avant-garde trio), the conceptual Newt Hounds, alongside other experimentation at our new Tachyon studio. Some of these new works (were planned to) have resulted in the possibility of a new "much weirder" Biomechanoid entitled "VISIONS OF THE NECRONOMICON" however it became the guts of a new Alto Stratus called "CATHARSIS".

A new Biomechanoid piece is featured on the various artists release "DRONSZ".

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