Observations on Melbourne’s sonic landscape. Rhythms and textures are drawn directly from the environment before being digitally distorted or enhanced, while live woodwinds are blended with samples, soft-synths and found sounds.
Virtual Proximity are a musical-visual outfit based in Melbourne, Australia. Their music fuses elements of techno, ambient, jazz and hiphop, with influences including Miles Davis, Actress, Flying Lotus, Four Tet and Toshinori Kondo.
Their live show is entirely improvised, with live instrumentation, digital looping and spontaneous drum programming. Abstract melodies are fused with broken beats and atmospheric textures, while the interactive visuals add an extra dimension of colour and movement, complementing the music with strange and wonderful imagery.
Their studio releases are produced by James Annesley, often using elements of their live improvisatory style. In a live setting Virtual Proximity is: James Annesley (electric saxophone, flute, EWI, live loops), Tristan Courtney (bass, laptop, MPD, live loops) and Robert Jarvis (live visuals).
released June 5, 2014
All instruments, compositions and production by James Annesley
Mastered by René de Wilde
Cover design by Harco Rutgers
Photo by James Annesley