Dense, Dark, Psychedelic, Heavy, Hypnotic, Introspective, Meditative, Mysterious, Natural
Original & Existing Composition
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Since 1994, Anthony Child (Surgeon) has been at the forefront of UK techno and released his more tonal, esoteric, and meditative projects on labels such as FatCat, NNA Tapes, Frequency Domain, Manifold, Tesla Tapes, and Editions Mego.
His debut EP is regarded by many as seminal, launching his career along with several early Downwards releases, causing a ripple of excitement through the techno cognoscenti of the time. Surgeon has been prolific since, with three albums on Tresor and numerous Counterbalance and Dynamic Tension EPs as well as his ‘Breaking The Frame’, ‘From Farthest Known Objects’ and ‘Luminosity Device’ LPs “Over the course of his career, the Birmingham resident has perfected a unique and uncommonly effective production style. His is a tough techno sound with an industrial murk about it but also plenty of funk, swing and a sophisticated sense of dub-space learned in part from his Chain Reaction contemporaries in Berlin.
Further evidence of these multi-functional production skills can be seen on Surgeon’s impressive remix CV, working with the biggest names in techno (Dave Clarke, Luke Slater/PAS, Green Velvet, Hardfloor, the Black Dog etc), Thom Yorke (Radiohead), Glasgow post-rock outfit Mogwai, old masters Faust and Coil, as well as artists such Moderat, Shed, Traversable Wormhole and Scuba.
Over the years Surgeon has shown his versatility as a musician with which break all the usual boundaries of electronic dance music.