with special guests Injured Ninja, Nerve Quakes, Skullcave, Erasers
Rock Rover (Fremantle, WA)
Thursday, 7 March 2019 8:00 pm
45 days away
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‘Environment’ is MY DISCO’s most uncompromising recording to date. Written over a two week period during Berlin winter 2018, the band decided to let their surroundings shape the sound of their new material. Recorded in a place that has seen Einsturzende Neubauten, Keiji Heino and Pan Sonic pen works, the band became immersed within the confines of the space and immediate surroundings and set to create a record that has become a dark and intense departure from their previous releases.

Utilising unconventional instruments and recording techniques, MY DISCO began a process of refining their minimalist approach to creating music. Metal hand percussion, synthesisers and drone box guitar effects all became a unique and integral part of creating ‘Environment’.

Fast forward a few months to Melbourne Australia; the band chose to again work with Producer and Engineer Cornel Wilzcek at his Electric Dreams Studio. Wilzcek is no stranger to the band’s ever changing and all encompassing sound, and this time he collaborated both musically as well as a producer and engineer.

Working with Downwards Records seems fitting given the unique elements ‘Environment’ has to offer the listener. Industrial percussion replaces a standardised drum kit, synthesisers make a strong addition to the music and virtually unrecognisable guitar lines masked in drone and drenched in reverb take place all over the album.

Recording the sound of a pre-reunification of German built industrial air conditioning vents, “playing” a steel reverb tank and having purpose built Obstructures instruments designed specifically for this album is what makes both ‘Environment’ and MY DISCO so versatile, challenging and indeed a product of their surroundings.