A snarling beast was thrown onto the dancefloor in 2005 with Pro-agonist
Tim Exile's first full length release on Planet-µ... combined with a truly
astonishing live show which dropped jaws and broke new ground in electronic
performance, an indomitable creative force became apparent.
This meticulous studio workout was followed by his Nuisance Gabberet
, an album recorded entirely at these now legendary early performances
across Europe, capturing on disc a sense of the madness, sweat, blood and
occasional nudity that you could expect from a Tim Exile show.
Since the Nuisance Gabberet...
Tim has been focussing on a new sound and
direction; his efforts culminating in the most remarkable spaced-out
windowlicking pop freak-show this side of the Sun... It has found a perfect home on the mighty Warp Records with the 'Family Galaxy' single due for release in Feb 09 with the Listening Tree
album in early March 09.
Two years in preparation and armed with a new constellation of machines and
magical self-programmed software, prepare to become re-aquainted with the
superpower of electronic performance like you've never seen him before!
Tim Exile is the alias of Tim Shaw, whose music has spanned drum n bass, electronica and breakcore. A Classically trained violinist, Shaw (1978) made electronic music as a teenager and cut his first drum n bass record in 2000, a defining 12” on John B’s Beta Recordings. For five-ish years there were sporadic releases on leading drum and bass labels like Moving Shadow, Renegade Hardware and Frequency (a Ram offshoot). After completing a philosophy degree at Durham University (where he met John B), Shaw went on to do an MA in Electro-acoustic Composition. His debut album, Pro Agonist
(Planet Mu) appeared in 2005. The debut followed a techno EP on Christian Vogel’s Mosquito label, Hanzo Steel Cuts
, in 2004.
Dissatisfied with the limitations of DJing, Exile started to program his own performance tools to allow for totally improvised sets, first using Pure Data, and then switching to Reaktor. The set-up: a laptop running a patch programmed with Reaktor using various different MIDI controllers; A Doepfer Regelwerk with 24 faders and buttons; a Roland MIDI control keyboard; an Evolution UC-16 with 16 knobs and a Korg Kaoss pad. Shaw has gone on to do DSP and patch programming work for Native Instruments and other music software companies, and he’s worked commercially for TV, doing sound design and arranging backing tracks.
He’s also won international composition prizes, notably in a prestigious competition run by the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, creating a site-specific piece for the temporary exhibition 'Shhh!'. His live schedule is hectic; he’s performed in the UK and across Europe, done a tour of Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia with John B, and has a residency at Brighton's monthly Beatjam nights. Tim Exile lives and works in Berlin
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