"Rituals" was composed & first recorded during early 1996 in Canberra Australia. This is the original "analogue" version with a Roland TB303 making the acid basslines synchronised to a Juno 6 providing synth rhythms among a variety of digital synthesizers and percussion.
AYA's Robot Citizen was inspired to create this piece after performing live at the January 1996 Sydney Big Day Out music festival as part of "Clanberra"; also known as "STOAT"; a one-off "supergroup" :) of Clan Analogue Canberra members; a collective of Canberran electronic musicians. The other 4 members were from the "Dark Network" and "B(if)tek" electronica music groups. For a picture of the poster see www.AustralianGothicIndustrialMusic.com/dj-robot-citizen/images/DJ-Robot-Citizen-1996-01-Sydney-Big-Day-Out-Clan-Analogue-Stage-Stoat-Clanberra-800w-MidRes.jpg
This track was often released under the title of "The Bions"; during the 1990s and 2000s; on several CDr and cassette-tape compilations via www.BlatantPropaganda.org/music/
as well as through other record labels in the UK, USA & Australia.
This track was remastered in 2017 and uploaded here in 2018.
Later versions of this track - performed live under the artist title "ELF" or "E.L.F." - employed a digital Korg Prophecy synth to produce the acid bass lines. You can hear a 2002 live version of "Ritualz (Digital)" on EYE's youtube channel here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=ulEpsOm9-0c
For more about the AYA music group project refer to:
In the late 1990s the AYA project morphed into two others:
a) From 1999 the lighter electronica music was released and performed live as "ELF" (sometimes as "E.L.F."). See www.ELFmusic.info
b) In the late 1990s & early 2000s the title of "DJ Citizen" was employed for releasing some of the heavier post-industrial power-noise glitch-hop music. See www.DJCitizen.com
- That artist title was mostly employed for DJing on radio and in alternative music nightclubs. It later became "Robot Citizen".
Regards the parent EYE music band, of which all these projects are spin-offs, see: www.EYEmusic.info