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PUPPETS [post industrial dark electronica idm]

by AYA

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"Puppets (AYA mutation)" was recorded in 1998 and released in 1999 on the EYE CD album "EYE Politics Can Be Fun volume 1". It's an instrumental dark electronica re-interpretation of one of the electro-punk industrial-rock "Democracy?!?" tracks on the EYE album. As it lacks vocals and guitars this track was deemed to be an AYA mix or mutation. It has little resemblance to the track from which it spawned.

Style-wise, at the time, the phrase used for this heavy quirky offbeat electronic music was "intelligent dance music" (IDM) although that is a broad basket. This track is perhaps a precursor to post-industrial dark electronic genres like "witch house".

The voice sample states:
"Politicians are puppets... for cartelists and monopolists... corporate interests behind the scenes... who are getting these laws passed."

The track is on youtube at

This track was recorded & produced in the Australian capital city of Canberra; an early example of Canberran electronic music. This copy was remastered and uploaded here in 2018.

Sites for the related music projects:

AYA music group:
- www.AYAmusic.info
- www.BlatantPropaganda.org/music/aya/
- www.discogs.com/artist/127497-Aya-2

Record Label:
- www.BlatantPropaganda.org/music/
- www.discogs.com/label/15088-Blatant-Propaganda
- blatantpropaganda.bandcamp.com

EYE music band:
- www.EYEmusic.info
- www.BlatantPropaganda.org/eye/
- www.discogs.com/artist/127506-Eye-3
- www.AustralianGothicIndustrialMusic.com/bands/eye-band-music-songs.html

E.L.F. music band:
- www.ELFmusic.info
- www.BlatantPropaganda.org/music/elf/
- www.discogs.com/artist/232042-ELF

XELF music band:
- www.discogs.com/artist/6556602-XELF
- www.XELFmusic.com
- www.XELF.audio

DJ Citizen music:
- www.DJCitizen.com
- djcitizen.bandcamp.com
- www.discogs.com/artist/282454-DJ-Citizen


released October 10, 1998
Composed & produced by DJ Robot Citizen (aka "J. Citizen", "DJ Robot", "DJ Citizen"):
- www.DJRobotCitizen.com
- www.youtube.com/channel/UCx6VkyMYVI83bRnXnL-8Njw
- www.AustralianGothicIndustrialMusic.com/dj-robot-citizen/
- www.RobotCitizen.net


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AYA Canberra, Australia

'AYA' was EYE's alter-ego to showcase some of the dark & offbeat instrumental electronica made during the 90s. Early AYA featured analogue synthesizers. AYA music was: performed live at festivals; featured on radio shows; released on international compilation CD albums. AYA morphed in to: i) "elf" ("E.L.F.") for the lighter electronic dance music; ii) "DJ Citizen" for the heavier industrial music. ... more

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