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Hold R1 reviewed in March 08 Cyclic Defrost Magazine Aeriae interview in December 08 Cyclic Defrost Magazine Watch the AMay videoclip on YouTube Aeriae - Official Website Aeriae on MySpace Hold R1 on iTunes Hold R1 review from ArtsHub, December 07 Aeriae at Sydney's Waterfront Records

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Hold R1

by Aeriae

Eleven enveloping tracks of femtoscopic electro-funk, complex IDM beauty and addictive organ figures. CD includes 'AMay' animated videoclip.
Genre: Electronic: IDM
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Clique
5:59 album only
2. Tanith
3:42 album only
3. Novelle Sis
7:28 album only
4. AMay
4:27 album only
5. Areola
6:08 album only
6. Karpa
4:32 album only
7. Murano
6:17 album only
8. Skirr
6:46 album only
9. Hold R1
2:19 album only
10. Caylin-Calandria
7:57 album only
11. Rizdvo
10:18 album only


Album Notes
Aeriae is Sydney-based electronic composer/producer Wade Clarke. Aeriae's tracks pulse with all the addictive beat microscopy and spliced-atomic delights of avant-IDM artists such as Autechre and, and wed these rhythms to conspicuous tonal beauty and classical music constructions. Rich organ lines, crystal-like textures and treated female voices wrap around tracks whose compass equally includes the song-like and the properly experimental.

The debut album 'Hold R1' follows a trajectory of electronic openness, allowing it to incorporate into its Intelligent Dance Music trappings everything from the white girl gabber of Novelle Sis to the Bach-like AMay to the slow-building sonic disintegration of ten minute closer Rizdvo.

Fans of Autechre, Aphex Twin, Philip Glass, The Black Dog, Prefuse 73 or the UK's Warp label in general will appreciate where this music is going, as will any fans of genuinely innovative electronica or longevous music.

Hold R1 is also available for digital download globally via iTunes and on CD from Australia's Waterfront Records.


Hold R1 was mastered with tape-saturated goodness by Reece Tunbridge (Silverchair, The Grates, Sarah Blasko) at Benchmark Mastering in Sydney, August-September 2007.

The album comes in the form of an enhanced CD including the videoclip for AMay. (Check out the clip via the left hand menu link.) This vibrant animation was made over many months with Fantavision, software for the eight-bit Apple II computer. The clip is a love letter to the aesthetics of early videogames and their futurist dreams, as well as a retro-technical world first.


Hold R1 was reviewed in the March 2008 edition of Cyclic Defrost magazine (link in left side menu) and in Wonkavision Magazine #43

Aeriae's tracks were first aired in 2006 by Unearthed, the ongoing competition for unsigned artists run by Australia's National Youth Radio Station, JJJ. Karpa, Areola and Clique from Hold R1 were picks and plays on Unearthed and JJJ's The Sound Lab. Aeriae also scored the Track Of The Day slot eight times between 2006 and 2008 on, where Caylin-Calandria was described as sounding 'like a Donkey Kong on crack running amok.'

With the help of Moldover's videos on Controllerism, Wade was able to develop a live incarnation of Aeriae in 2008. He spent 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. Aeriae has also remixed tracks by Chaingang, Delta Goodrem, Catcall and He is currently finishing work on Victris, his second album, to be released by Clan Analogue in 2012. His cover of Severed Heads' 'Snuck' also leads the promotional charge for 'Headspace', Clan's 2012 Severed Heads tribute album.



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