:: presense compilation ::
presense is a compilation of the state of the art of Clan Analogue
Melbourne around the time it was compiled. Since then some members have
moved on, bands have dissolved, and new blood has joined the organisation.
:: reviews ::
Danny Corvini, 3D World,
"Opening with the playful nu-electro sounds of Moo, the new compilation
of Melbourne Clan Analogue artists, "Pre-Sense", is described on its sleeve
as "a convergence of southern harmonic waves". Quite fitting really, because
the diversity and rhythmic texture of the album as a whole does wash over
you; especially with repeated listens as it becomes more of a swell and
takes hold. Such as "Dawn" by Purple World with its subtle melody that
blended into trancey beats becomes more and more soul stirring. "Neurosis"
by Continuum takes 9 minutes to fully get a grip on you - a techno track
ideal for dancing under the stars which starts with psychedelic sci-fi
sounding peaky bits and pounds along until eventually preparing itself
for a soothing stop. There are moments of quiet ambience, grinding grooves
and mind-expanding experiments. All cohesive under the banner of Clan Analogue
from the south, this is the right kind of stuff for people who consider
music to be brain food, and electronica to be the five star stuff."
Stuart Hitchings, Juice Magazine,
"Clan Analogue's Melbourne chapter also has it's own compilation out,
Pre-Sense [Clan Analogue/MDS] (7), and as you'd expect from such
a loose collective it's pretty diverse in terms of content, from the avant
garde to the almost commercial, taking in techno, trance, acid, the near-ambient
and the well-weird. My favorites are Dawn's trancey "Purple World", Continuum's
"Neurosis" and Moo's beautiful, delicate "Moniker"."
:: distribution ::
The cd has Clan Analogue and MDS catalogue number CA021. It is distributed
Mushroom Distribution Services
and hence should be available or orderable from any quality electronic
music retailer in Australia.
:: online sales ::
Buy it (and other Clan Analogue releases)
now if you wish.
:: mp3 samples ::
Here are some snippets of the tracks on the CD in 128k .mp3 format
for you to get an idea of the contents of the CD. If you don't have an
mp3 player handy try this link, there
should be something there that will work.