British DJ and producer Anthony Child, aka Surgeon, will be the star of the March edition of Echoes. The work of this respected British musician is characterized by dark, minimalist compositions with experimental overtones. His early albums from the 1990s are ranked among the most important techno recordings ever made.
Child’s live performance at Fléda will feature material drawn from his current award-winning work - a pair of EPs, Raw Trax 1 and 2 (2019), and particularly the 2018 album Luminosity Device. “I was trying to create a techno album viewed through a psychedelic lens," he explained to the website The Wire. Inspired by the Tibetan Book of the Dead, the recording offers a transcendental dance experience. “In its sequencing, it also suggests a sense of passage – from tranquil repose to dark momentum to frenzied reckoning and finally an arrival at some kind of enlightenment,” highlighted Pitchfork magazine, similar to The Quietus.
Anthony Child started with music in the early 1990s in the industrial city of Birmingham. During his studies at art school he began to play in the jazz-rock group Blim. Together with his friends he founded the first local techno club, where he started DJing. From 1994 he began releasing his own on the respected label Downwards. Later, his work was released by Tresor and then via his own label Dynamic Tension Records. Over time he has recorded eight straight albums and countless EPs, singles and mixtapes. Surgeon has also produced a number of remixes, both within the techno scene (Dave Clarke, Luke Slater / PAS, Green Velvet, Hardfloor or Black Dog) and beyond (Thom Yorke - Radiohead, Mogwai, Faust and Coil, Moderat, Shed, Traversable Wormhole, and Scuba). Child also releases recordings of a predominantly ambient character under his own name.