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ADR – OPACITY

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MONO NO AWARE

ADR - OPEN INVITATION from Mono No Aware available on PAN March, 2017.
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TELFAR – WHAT PEOPLE?

TELFAR FW17 Original soundtrack composed for Telfar‘s FW17 presentation
In collaboration with Ryan Trecartin and Babak Radboy
"WHAT PEOPLE?"
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ADR – THROAT

SELECTED PRESS:
FADER | PAPER | BOOMKAT | TINY MIX TAPES
SELECTED REVIEWS:
PITCHFORK | RESIDENT ADVISOR | RAVEN SINGS THE BLUES
THROAT ‘THROAT’ is the 4th studio solo album by composer/producer Aaron David Ross (ADR). Arriving as the New York artist’s second release on PAN, ‘THROAT’ is made entirely from vocal sounds. It could only be crafted in the ultra-present; an age where the poetry of songwriting is flattened into catchy hooks. As words are sliced into sounds, ideas are reduced to sibilant syllables that still contain a range of emotional power, but deliver it in subversively different ways.

‘THROAT’ exploits these ways, borrowing vocal fragments from everywhere to collage a choral congregation of singing servers; pinging one another to create open-source equal-opportunity electronic pop music. Reichian polyrhythmic EDM drops into Bieber-esque beatboxing. Hypothetical K-pop stars conduct holographic choirs in altruistic ritual. Virtual summer festival DJs transcode into pure phonemes; anthropomorphizing formant-shifted vacuums of communication. When you drop the cargo of making sense, you can go so much faster.

As a classically trained musician inspired equally by pop and contemporary art & technology practices, ADR’s work has distinguished itself through its formal deliriousness and playful tenor. Besides ongoing collaborations with an international community of vocalists, producers, artists and fashion designers, Ross releases solo recordings, composes music for film, TV and advertising, and maintains a practice of live performance and sound installation.

Mastered by Jeremy Cox / Artwork by Alex Gvojic.
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ADR – EVERY NODE

EVERY NODE "New York-based producer ADR has shared a collage-based new video for "Every Node," off his recently released LP Throat. The clip evokes the experience of scrolling through a Google image search for "mouth," and builds on conceptual questions explored on the new album about the relationship between mediated communication and the voice. Every sound on Throat is a vocal sample of some kind; "Every Node" finds ADR using the technique to produce something that's equal parts funny, gorgeous, and uncanny."

Read full article on THUMP

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ADR FADER MIX

ADR FADER MIX Read on Fader
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ADR & KOULIGAS on NTS

adr x KOULIGAS PAN w/ Aaron David Ross & Bill Kouligas - 7th December 2015 on NTS Radio
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ADR – DECEPTIONISTA

adr DECEPTIONISTA Album + Videogame available as a Limited Edition SD Card + DL via PAN Records December 11th, 2015

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Tiny Mix Tapes | The Fader | Resident Advisor | FACT | Thump
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ADR – CHUNKY MONKEY

adr CHUNKY MONKEY SELECTED PRESS:
Hardcore Pastiche | Dummy Magazine [ 08 12 13 ]
Chunky Monkey Reviewed | In Your Speakers [ 04 30 13 ]
Review - Chunky Monkey | Pitchfork [ 04 22 13 ]
Aaron David Ross's Fair Trades | Interview Magazine [ 04 15 13 ]
Feature - Chunky Monkey | The Fader [ 04 11 13 ]
“Chunky Monkey” is the latest release from ADR, the avatar of Aaron David Ross, multimedia artist and member of the of the critically acclaimed Gatekeeper duo. Lauded as “bright, erotic and alive” by The New York Times, ADR has demonstrated his spirited, panache production style across a variety of projects over the last several years. He now readies his sophomore solo LP, “Chunky Monkey”, for release this spring on Hippos in Tanks.

“Chunky Monkey” is bristling phazer phunk; distended downtempo served as schizoid lifestyle music. Alone in his basement studio in NYC, ADR has re-assembled the constituents of everyday music consumption, ruminating on reality TV musical realism and the globalized flavors of “stock” music. These experiments are worked into a collage of stoned vocal scats and toothsome puns; wholesome exotica and woozy, schizophrenic pop.

A collection of airtight compositions which flex a range of influences, “Chunky Monkey” recalls the smoothness of big beat, trip hop & reggae against the hard swing of acid jazz. It fuses the silky cheese of Musak with the melancholy plush of jungle & downbeat. Through precise and idiosyncratic blends, ADR conjures a sound for shopping malls and/or space stations; a shark-eyed jest downloaded from the fractured fizz of New Consumerism.

This primate ain’t foolin’ around!
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ADR – MAGICO MIXFILE

Opening Ceremony, 2014 MAGICO MIXFILE Throw on a robe, clap off your lights and fire up an e-cig—relaxation is mandatory while soaking up ADR's lounge-tastic "Magico Mix". As one half of Gatekeeper, Aaron David Ross specializes in forbidding extraterrestrial environments, but "Chunky Monkey", his new solo debut album for label Hippos in Tanks (out now), hits closer to home. Chunky Monkey vivisects the frictionless textures of modern consumer environments, exposing alien weirdness within the sounds of iPhone games and self-serve Fro-Yo joints. ADR's contribution to our mix series explores the album's distinctly 90s roots, infusing a copacetic cocktail of jazzy trip-hop and easy-listening breakbeats with a bitter squeeze of vintage dub-techno dread. Look out for choice cuts from the likes of Tricky and Burning Spear, and peep our Q&A with the man himself here.

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ADR – JACO MIXFILE

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TOUCH TONE

Commission by Grey Area Foundation for the Arts in San Francisco.
Performance with Mark Fell & African Sciences

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ADR – SOLITARY PURSUITS





ADR – SOLITARY PURSUITS by Aaron David Ross
Released 9 18 11 by Public Information.
Artwork by Michael Vallera
© BODY LIMITS recordings, 2011

PRESS
Review on Chips & the Rose (France) [02 11 12]
5 Stars on Norman Records [09 28 11]
News on Playground Mag[ translated ] [09 28 11]
Something Special on Boomkat [09 27 01]
Review in The Portland Mercury [09 26 01]
Preview on FACT MAG [09 26 01]
Review on Boomkat [09 25 01]
Review on BLEEP [09 26 01]
First Listen on Sonic Router [09 01 11]
Preview on TNUC [09 01 11]
Preview on Dummy Magazine [08 30 11]

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ADR – CASCADING STYLE SHEETS

Original music for Roland Juno 6 and Korg Wavestation as a tribute to the CSS web programming language.


Cascade 1


Cascade 2


Cascade 3

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RM PAX DEORUM

enyaeyes

Recordings of Enya’s 1996 recording of the traditional Latin & Gaelic masterpiece Pax Deorum through an EMU Systems Modular.

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MUSIC OF THE NIGHT

phantom1

Study and reinterpretation of Music of the Night from Andrew Lloyd Webber’s 1986 Broadway Musical The Phantom of the Opera.
Tracked Polyphony, EMU Systems Monophonic Modular synthesizer, Moog Vocoder

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SHOUTBOX CONDUCTOR

Whitney Houston’s I Have Nothing played by the Shoutbox Conductor

Shoutbox Conductor is a program that generates the playback speed of any MIDI file by comment data taken from the song’s Last.fm’s ‘shoutbox’.
The comment text is converted into ASCII values and used as a series of millisecond delays between each beat in the MIDI file.

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Pure Moods

pureMood, Spring 2008.
Original and found footage, Original score.