Variants of Perception was originally released on Carpe Sonum Records in Spring of 2022. Comprising of tracks recorded between 2019 & 2020 the album sees me returning to my trademark mixture of deep Ambient tones & atmospheres with a mix of various electronic music influences with moments of Intricate IDM beats, Dub & downtempo breakbeat etc but with a generous sprinkling of improvised leads and emotive melodic flourishes. Resulting in a rather personal exploration of what it is to be human and triggers memories, feelings & emotions through contemporary & sometimes experimental electronic sound.
The connection between Dr. Atmo and Mick Chillage goes back to one of the finest ambient labels to ever grace this planet, FAX records. Many will remember the defining collective for their deep, extended excursions into the far-reaches of ambient mysticism - a style that is still revered to this day.
Psychonavigation records presents the debut album from Mick Chillage. 'Tales From The Igloo' is the result of almost 13 years of Mick Chillage experimenting with electronic sounds and structures while constantly redefining and perfecting his vision which draws from many influences, it also showcases an artist who is almost impossible to pigeon hole into any one specific genre. The album is a collection of pieces created between 2005 and 2008 which were carefully chosen to display Mick Chillage's deeper, atmospheric and more emotional side. Mick blends Ambient, Electro, Techno, Dub and experimentalism to create a unique mixture of various moods, sometimes reaching epic wide screen scope…
Fax is famous for releasing mostly experimental electronic and ambient music but depending on the artist/s an album could go anywhere. They have also just released the latest Anthony Rother LP in the last month and also some of the greatest names in electronic music such as Klaus Schulze, Brian Eno, Atom Heart, Bill Laswell, Biosphere, Tetsu Inoue, Mixmaster Morris, and many, many more have either released solo albums or collaborated with label boss and owner, Pete Namlook. Mick says: ""FAXology" is a result of me psyching myself up to send Peter a demo for Fax records, as the title suggest the CD is collection of Fax inspired pieces which Pete felt would suit a release to celebrate the labels fast approaching 20th year. Pete said while listening to the works he began to reminisce about the early days of Fax with albums like Broadway 2350 etc and felt the time was right for such a release."
Neo Ouija takes the platter and spins it with their own textural funk on Cottage Industries 7. Cottage Industries 7 contains a wide range of beautiful electronics from relatively unknown and known musicians from around the world. The music fills the void that experimental electronic music seems to leave wide open. Rather than scratching your head at the end of this 73 minute excursion, you’re forced to think, relax, and sit back to contemplate. It becomes quite an adventure when music takes a new shape and form and Cottage Industries 7 makes that possible by allowing 14 different artists to create their own atmosphere’s and textures.
The adventure of Lee Norris and Mick Chillage is still continuing and with "Folk Etymology" they're back in pure ambient, sounding like the best work from Tetsu Inoue or Gas.