This Spanish take on IDM is a warm, gear-filled live-set that will satisfy all fans of cut-up beats and meccano-esque constructions. Complete with collaged, apocalyptic post-robotic visuals, the sets are a mass of spliced hooks, jacking rhythms and frenzied electronics – an extended experiment in using IDM tropes to build a contemporary listening space. AZ Rotator is the solo project of Uge Oritz, born in Madrid in 1976. He started out as a vocalist in Hardcore band Dr. Bacterio, and moved to become one half of a synth/laptop/punk duo called E.B.U.P, before Aphex Twin became a big and very audible influence. The discovery of electronica and IDM led to experiments with Casio Tones, old rhythm-boxes, effects pedals, dirty knobs, damaged connections, frequencies, sequencing tricks, and MIDI controllers’ and was the catalyst for Oritz to launch his solo career.
After considerable experimentation, AZ Rotator was born. The first release was the 2005 Clorometiconn
EP on Spanish netlabel Error Records. The cut-up, idm glitch aesthetic and experimental breaks (bordering on drum and bass) attracted the attention of Berlin-based experimental/noise label - Ad Noiseam, and they released the debut AZ Rotator album in mid 2006 titled Science of Chance
Among his many remixes, in 2006 Oritz produced an extended project for Brazilian netlabel Temp called Anticaking For ZIne
featuring remixes of the noise outfit Hansel (US) and the mysterious Metronique. AZ rotator has played across Europe, including a show with Venetian Snares
in Madrid, and at festivals including Decibelio (2005) and Sonar (2006). Most of those gigs he is collaborating with the visual artist Anxo Amarelle.
AZ-Rotator's next release will be the Funky Vintage Disco Breaks
12", coming out on Ad Noiseam in the spring of 2007.
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