The Brain Trust Presents:
Ott & The All-Seeing I w/ Bluetech
Middle East Restaurant and Nightclub
Friday, 5/26, 9pm
Ott & The All-Seeing I
Ott is a British producer & musician. Influenced by the love of organic dub and pristine electronics, he combines bass-heavy rhythm, abstract soundscapes & timeless melodies into a huge, ever-shifting sonic universe, intended to convey a spirit of hope & positivity.
Ott has been messing about with sound boxes every day for as long as he can remember. Having spent the ‘90s flitting between his day-job as a freelance studio engineer and long weekends under the stars at psychedelic trance parties, the obvious next step, as the millennium turned, was to create music of his own from the jumble of sounds which filled his head.
After teaming up with Twisted Records, 2002 saw the release of the acclaimed ‘Hallucinogen In Dub’ album, followed in short order by his first solo effort, ‘Blumenkraft’ in 2003. 2008 saw the release of ‘Skylon’ and in 2011 the album ‘Mir’ was born.
A pattern has formed: every four years or so an album coalesces from the chaos, heads out into the world and takes on a life of its own. 2015 was one of those years.
Financed by a wildly successful Kickstarter campaign, Ott built a new studio, filled it with vintage sound-creation toys and locked the door, vowing not to emerge until a new record was born. The original 6 month deadline came and went but, a year after he started, the thing was finished - 'Fairchildren'.
Bluetech’s most recent release is called Basement Dubs. "In my efforts to be an example of change in the way I approach and utilize technology in my art, I am attempting to convert my work space to a solar powered studio. Funds raised from the sale of this EP will go towards this goal, and your support is greatly appreciated" - Bluetech
Containing 3 remixes and 2 originals, ‘Basement Dubs’ gives a taste of both of the forward thinking downtempo dancefloor worlds to be featured on the upcoming full length album ‘Illuminated Gates’, as well as some of the emotionally resonant ambient soundscapes that are contained on the impending full length release ‘Dreaming Into Being’.
Bluetech's upcoming album "Illuminated Gates" is about liminal spaces, the spaces in-between known & unknown. Music never stops. There is ALWAYS some loop repeating in his head, something heard or something new that’s wanting to find a way out and be planted like a seed & grow into a song tree
Crawling behind his living room soundsystem listening to classical music with headphones on when he was 4, was when he first fell in love with music. He left his body and traveled through the landscapes of sound. It all began with a piano.
His music continually grows. He’s come full circle in many ways, with new releases this year having a strong ambient quality to them that is reminiscent of his early work. It has evolved though; the musical geometries unfold in different ways, and move in different directions.