New Surgeon LP due on 29th Jan

Techno vet Anthony Child, better known as Surgeon, is set to release a new album under this alias on his label Dynamic Tension at the end of the month.  ‘From Farthest Known Objects’ is an exploration into the world of astronomy and Child explains how the concept came about, “while exploring new production techniques using old hardware, I really had the sense that these pieces of equipment didn’t actually create these sounds, rather they were in fact some kind of elaborate reception device that allowed me to tune into transmissions from Distant Galaxies. The music I could hear was actually the received transmissions of Pop Hits from those Distant Galaxies that were being played on their radio stations. I quickly recorded all that I could before losing the transmission.”

Surgeon’s seventh solo album sees him working once again with Dr Andrew Read, the astrophysicist and guitarist with whom he collaborated on ‘Guitar Treatments’ back in 2002.  The producer explains that he consulted with Read for the project because “he has worked on the discovery of the most distant galaxies and astronomical objects in the Universe. Together we came up with a possible list of where these musical transmissions may have come from.”

Child may not have released any work under the Surgeon alias since ‘Breaking the Frame’ in 2011 but he hasn’t been idle.  He went off to the Hawaiian island of Maui in early 2015 to record ‘Electronic Recordings From Maui Jungle Vol. 1’ which was released on Editions Mego as himself back in November of this year.

Have a listen to the track he’s dropped on Soundcloud – ‘BDF-3299’ – and see what you think:

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