Aum consists of Jeremy Graham and Darryl Turner, two budding local producers from Hamilton, New Zealand who have been making and playing tunes together since the start of 2008. The Aum sound ranges from Dub and Ambient, to Dubstep and Drum & Bass , entirely composed, performed and produced by the two. This same ethos is carried over into Aums live performances where their original tracks are cut up, re-mixed and re-arranged to create a cross genre experience, including live elements, blurring the lines between musical performance and DJ style mixing.
Before they became Aum, the two producers had their roots imbedded in Psychedelic-Dub Rock, playing Guitar and Bass in a band together for a year.
While embarking on seperate musical education endevours both gaining qualifications in Music Production, the two were to meet up again at the beginning of 08 and eventually started producing tunes together and performing live.
2009 has seen a massive year for Aum, featuring a tour with The Knights of the Dub Table, support slots including Optimus Grymes album release party, playing at 'Grounded' , Wellington (which hosted 22 National and International Djs including New Zealand Dubstep Producers 'Truth' and 'Sick Cycle') as well as playing a handful of local 'Collective' gigs throughout the year.
December will see the release of Aums debut Dubstep album titled 'Aletheia', synthesised in their own studio featuring local musicians Brendon Putt on Trumpet and Xiyao Chen on Gu-Zeng (a traditional Chinese stringed instrument) and was mastered by Bjorn Arntsen at Wintec Studios, Hamilton.
In the works for 2010, Aum will be embarking on a north Island tour in support of the album and working on a remix release for The Knights of the Dub Table. On top of this, Aum will also be working on new tunes for forth coming releases including an excursion into more downbeat realms in the form of an EP, as well as continuing to work on material for their next album release.
'Aletheia' will be available in selected stores and online at www.amplifier.co.nz as MP3 downloads and CD sales. Also available through ampifier are two fresh tracks from Aum titled 'Corruption' and 'Music=Violence' which were mastered by Chris Chetland at Kog Studios in Auckland.
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Aum - 'Happiness' EP
Posted: Wed Feb 24, 2010 7:18 pm
Latest release from Hamilton electronic duo AUM titled Happiness, features five new tracks from the two producers delving into the more Ambient/Downbeat realms of electronic music. Taking a step back from their Dec 09 Dubstep release titled Aletheia, the Happiness EP conjures up an at times 'Eno' like nostalgia with a contemporary twist on modern production values and rich sonic textures, inducing moments of both beauty and uneasiness.
2010 sees the third release from Hamilton's pioneering electronic producers, showcasing their interest in the many facets of electronic music, paving the way for forthcoming releases. Auckland based Comic Artist Moskonovitch supplied the artwork for the EP which further illustrates the contrast and differing direction of this release, as a digital package.
Happiness EP available at: http://www.amplifier.co.nz/artist/44862/aum
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