Label: Wired Scan
Cat No: WSCD-001/Release: Apr 2012
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Vector is the first album by artist Wirescan.
Wirescan produces a unique style of electronic music with a melodic bias.
Vector is an album of high energy synth-driven pop songs, barely disguised with 8-bit elements and a loop based structure – “I wanted to be able to press play in any part of the track and always hear the ‘best bit’, that the whole track could be represented in 5 seconds, maximising the production of the riffs throughout”. – Wirescan
Vector was made with love using S-VHS technology – “In minimising the digital aspect of the recording, and preserving the synth output with a ‘straight-through’ sound and very little processing, I could add character using video tape and analog mixers.”
Vector was commissioned by The Arts Council as part of their Escalator project. Wirescan successfully bid for funding along with other local bands – “I was lucky enough to receive some help for the album and finally commit some tracks to tape”
Attention to detail gives ‘Vector’ it’s unique sound – “I like to mix on homemade monitors using vintage drivers, it’s not about creating a massive ‘dance’ sound on a P.A. system, this is music to listen to, it’s actually quite subtle.”
After leaving school Wirescan wrote and played with indie band Magoo , gigging extensively and recording several Peel sessions. After leaving the band he continued to write and make use of the Sickroom Studios, built by Magoo – “Writing had become more of a hobby for me, until I got the chance to record ‘Vector’. I jumped at the chance to produce my own album.”