Over/Shadow


I'm pleased to announce I'll be working with the legendary Moving Shadow crew, as they resurrect the label from the ashes in the form of Over/Shadow. First release is by Blame and should be hitting stores later this month. I'll be debuting on the label sometime next year. Exciting times ahead!

Nereid Studio Mixes

I've added two Nereid studio mixes that were created in 2016. Track listing for both mixes is available. Check the mixes tab for more info and download.

Update

Lots of stuff to tell you about, so let's get straight into it. The next release will be the second installment of the recently launched Pattern Recognition series. This will be available on cassette and digital, for the next Bandcamp day, which is on Friday 4th September. 2020 is the tenth anniversary for Auxiliary, and to celebrate I've compiled a 2 x 12" compilation entitled Emotion In Rhythm. This is at the pressing plant and will likely be a November release. Before that, there's a full length 11 track drum & bass album called Isolated Systems. After the success of An Exact Science, we decided that the next logical step would be to go all in on an LP. Again, this will be based around my love of early 90's drum & bass, and the tempo will be 160bpm or lower. Test presses have been approved, and we're predicting an October release on 3 x 12" vinyl and digital on Samurai Music.

There's also two more techno releases due for release this year. First up is Loop Research for Trauma Collective, which should be out soon. We've had some really bad luck with test pressings on this one, and we're awaiting the third cut! Fingers crossed the quality control is 100% this time around. Then there's a 10" for Modern Cathedrals, which is a Detroit-based label run by Uun and Altstadt Echo. More info on this one soon, but it will be out before the end of the year. There's a few other things in the pipeline too, but they are looking likely to be 2021 releases, so I'll save those for nearer the time. Finally, the comments are now working again on posts. After switching the theme, they somehow got disabled.

ASC & Sam KDC - Deep Space Mix 32




Something a little different this time around for the Deep Space Mix series. Me and Sam just released our second collaborative ambient LP, called A Restless Mind. We thought it would be a good idea to plan a little showcase of our ambient work on Auxiliary, both solo and together. 10 tracks taken from 7 different releases that demonstrate a dual vision spanning in at just over an hour. Enjoy.

Click 'The Deep Space Mix Series' on the navigation bar to the right.


ASC & Sam KDC - A Restless Mind


 
Released in 2012, the first ASC & Sam KDC collaborative LP - Decayed Society was part of the beginning of a stretching of each artists musical output. ASC had just released his debut Ambient LP for Canadian label Silent Season to a warm reception, and Sam KDC had commenced his ambient music journey on Auxiliary in 2011 with Marine Light and Symbol 3 so the stage was set. 
 
To say it went well would be an understatement. 8 years later, after a large amount of CD’s sold and a recent vinyl press that quickly sold out the pair have reconvened and created a follow up. 
 
Somewhat warmer than Decayed Society in subject matter and feel, A Restless Mind explores the depths of melancholy, providing a soundtrack to the minds transient drift. With their differing styles complimenting each other aptly, there is a sense of temperance from both that enables the hovering clouds of ambience and defining elements each has created to melt into each other and build a mesmerising motif that binds the entirety of the LP. 
 
A Restless Mind is a soundtrack for contemplation and introspection, something we could all do with in 2020.
 

An Exact Science



An Exact Science is a four track drum & bass EP, with it's roots firmly in the 90's. Drum & Bass... yes, you read that right. The BPM is deliberately kept around 160bpm, and the result is a lot more space to breathe within the music. This EP came about due to Presha urging me to roll out the breaks and see what would come of it. Happy to say, a pretty good EP came from Geoff's persistence! Pre-order here:

https://samurai.lnk.to/smde16