|Tristan Shone, Author&Punisher (LIVE-> Drone Machines/Dub Machines) from Tristan Shone on Vimeo.[LIVE-> 2008-2009 Highlight Reel]||Author & Punisher- 9/5/10 Studio Practice Shoot from Tristan Shone on Vimeo.[9/5/10 Studio Practice Shoot]|
|Author & Punisher is an industrial doom and drone metal, one man band utilizing primarily custom fabricated machines/controllers and speakers. He has performed and shown these machines in festivals and exhibitions in the United States and abroad extensively, releasing his third album, yet first sculpture/art based album entitled “Drone Machines” in 2010 on Heart & Crossbone Recordsout of Tel-Aviv. His new record, focused primarily on the newer Dub Machines, entitled “Ursus Americanus”, was released April 24th, 2012 on Seventh Rule Recordings and was listed as one of Decibel Magazine’s top 40 metal albums of 2012. His new LP “Women & Children” will be released in April of 2013. Drone/Dub Machines are custom made machines fabricated from raw materials and utilizing open source circuitry. The devices draw heavily on aspects of industrial automation, robotics and mechanical tools and devices, focusing on the eroticism of interaction with machine. The machines require significant force from the performer, aligning he or she with the plodding drone and doom influenced sounds that are created. Alongside fabricating machines and composing sound for performance, Tristan works at the National Center for Microscopy and Imaging Research (http://ncmir.ucsd.edu) as a mechanical engineer and the Center for Research and Computing in the Arts (http://crca.ucsd.edu) at the University of California, San Diego as a researcher in sound interface design.
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“Drone Machines is an ultra-intense blast of industrial metal performed by enslaved heavy machinery, and at it’s most intense, sounds like a symphony of hellish steel presses and tank-tread drum machine rhythms…” Crucial BlastPress: Wired, FADER, Make Magazine, San Diego Citybeat, more…
|[URSUS AMERICANUS, 2012]||[DRONE MACHINES, 2010]||[WARCRY, 2007] …more|