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Tech Switch


(See the bottom of this post for purchasing options)

I'm very excited to present Tech Switch, the brand new _ensnare_ album!

Almost a year in the making, this represents a fusion of dance and chip sounds that will form the basis of my new live set.  It was inspired by my experiences playing live as _ensnare_ for the first time at Blip Australia and by my desire to keep pushing _ensnare_ forward in new directions.

It really was a big effort to get this finished alongside all my other work, so as usual your support of the _ensnare_ project is hugely appreciated!  I've put together a few different packages for this one, so see the bottom of the post for purchasing options.

For the first time, I've decided to make it possible to stream the entire album for free.  You can do that right here in a mixed format.  Please note, the tracklisting of the mix is slightly different to the final tracklisting, just for the purposes of flow in a mixed format!

Tracklisting:

01 Intro
02 I Drop Gems
03 Expectations
04 This Alone
05 Sup Son
06 Mind = Blown
07 Hexalotl
08 The Tempest
09 You Know My Heart
10 Outro

Purchasing Options

Basic Edition - $10


Album in MP3 and FLAC format

Deluxe Edition - $15


Album as MP3 and FLAC
Continuous album mix
A new _ensnare_ live mix including tracks from all albums (not the live mix sold previously!)
Two “microtrax” - short “No Carrier Rush” style exclusive tracks from _ensnare_
A 39 minute video interview / production demonstration from _ensnare_
A haiku from .mpegasus!

Uberfan Edition - $50


Album as MP3 and FLAC
Continuous album mix
A new _ensnare_ live mix including tracks from all albums (not the live mix sold previously!)
Two “microtrax” - short “No Carrier Rush” style exclusive tracks from _ensnare_
A 39 minute video interview / production demonstration from _ensnare_
A haiku from .mpegasus!

PLUS - Get your name read out on a special track at the end of the next album

Record Label Mogul Edition - $650


Album as MP3 and FLAC
Continuous album mix
A new _ensnare_ live mix including tracks from all albums (not the live mix sold previously!)
Two “microtrax” - short “No Carrier Rush” style exclusive tracks from _ensnare_
A 39 minute video interview / production demonstration from _ensnare_
A haiku from .mpegasus!
Get your name read out on a special track at the end of the next album

PLUS...

All previous _ensnare_ albums
All future _ensnare_ albums (i.e. everything I release as _ensnare_ from now on)
Get to name a track on the next album and choose its style


Mind = Blown (WIP)

Here's a work-in-progress of a forthcoming track from Tech Switch - it's a crazy 90's rave thing...I don't really understand it but it's fun anyway!

New Album Preview! "Tech Switch"



This is the most ambitious _ensnare_ album to date.  I'm using Plogue Chipsounds and a Yamaha DX100 synth (sporting very similar sound architecture to the Megadrive), as well as some Megadrive and SoundBlaster sounfonts, to create what I hope is a kind of huge hybrid chip / dance music sound that's a bit unusual and SUPER melodic!  I want it to sound like a kind of giant insane Franken-arcade-machine with a million joysticks.  Album is about 50% complete and it is a slow burner, but I'm really excited to get this done and I hope it will be there by the end of the year.

Liquid Rising is out!

The documentary about pro Starcraft team Team Liquid which uses quite a bit of _ensnare_ music is out now!  Check it out over at Team Liquid.

Dubmood - Badlands II (_ensnare_ remix)



I have been quiet for a while but here is a preview of a remix I've done for Dubmood that should be out in a few weeks time.  It's a track from his new album Overlander, which is pretty awesome.

_ensnare_ Live Set on YouTube



I made this 30-odd minute live mix while rehearsing for Blip Australia.  I'd really appreciate it if you could favourite and share it - it would be great to get more fans!

If you like the mix itself, you can buy it for $3.50 here.