From a studio in a deserted building behind The Forum, Sheffield. Andrew, David & Jules composed music within a stone's throw from FON Records, a shop that became the first WARP Records store. FON stood for Fuck Off Nazis and Sheffield stood for its own unique style of techno. Bunker Studios consisted of a massive old mixing desk, Yamaha monitors, a handful of Korg and Roland outboard synths and drum machines, and an Akai S3000.
EP2 is a collection of tracks at this magical time by three 20 year old electronic music fanatics who had been plugged into LFO, Forgemasters, Cabaret Voltaire, Mr Fingers and Detroit's pioneers of the electronic groove.
Jules Hyam, David Newman, and Andrew Odia were three students who met at Sheffield University in 1988. It's here that Jules manned the studio as engineer for a variety of projects. The three collaborated on the 5-tracker Space Disco EP on Andrew's Byo-Jo Recordings (BYO1) in 1993. A hit at FatCat Records at the time, it went on to become a collector's item, was reissued (and sold out) on vinyl on La Bella Di Notte in 2020. EP1 is the first of two EPs showcasing remaining tracks from that early '90s Bunker studios era (EP2 to follow).
Spherical Harmonics reflects a love of early electronic music, when every sound and every instrument had to be built by hand, and artists were pioneers exploring new territory with no map.
Strangebird~Sounds launches into flight to bring us a wonderful journey unchartered landscapes, dreamscape spheres and a timeless adventure.