AshMcAuliffe is Blackburn (UK) based producer – aka Andrew McAuliffe-Shave – with a penchant for introspective instrumental synthpop and electronic soundscapes.
2016 saw the producer return with Technoscryer, his first new record in six years and one of synthy electronica that evokes the future (or what it should sound like) with a definite cinematic ambience and a touch of John Carpenter horror lurking in the background. The latest single ‘Time Spiral’ perfectly encapsulates AshMcAuliffe’s raison d’etre. It is a deep, dark beast that sounds urgent, menacing and threatening, dangerous even. It twists and it turns, delving into deeper and darker (much darker) Orbital-esque sonic terrains. Delivered with pin point accuracy, exuding an atmosphere of suspense and tension, building frantically towards a gloriously climactic finish. ‘Time Spiral’ (and others from the record) would be a perfect soundtrack to companion a no-nonsense 8-bit action hero, who, against all the odds, races against the clock battles to save the world.
Technoscryer is out now (you can stream/purchase it here). You can listen to ‘Time Spiral’ and some other choice cuts from AshMcAuliffe, below.