Running On Air

by RunningOnAir

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In Heaven 02:23
We 05:24
Peaceful 04:42


‘Lingering Post-Cold War Paranoia Techno’

‘Running On Air’ the album, was written in the 1990s by Joe Evans in his cable-strewn midi-bunker (at various times located in Glasgow, Northampton and London) using glowing hardware audio devices and a Mac Classic to rouse and rally them. It was born during a period when the internet had become accessible and useful to many; information was being shared, picked-over and proliferated by the masses like never before. It was also a time when the music industry first got a glimpse of its demise amidst blazing creativity and genre-fracturing musical discourse on forums, online radio stations, pirate radio stations and clubs — and the killer, file sharing.

This album is a unique document of the times and exists as an amalgamation of themes and situations, rather than of genre or musical language. Civil unrest, insidious state surveillance, the searing blaze of toddling microchip technology, lingering post-Cold War paranoia, the abandonment of the natural world, machines with ambition, humans honing their steel-cold egotism, beautiful relationships in a world championing the moody lone ranger — all these themes lie down together, forming the timeless strata of ‘Running On Air’.


released November 11, 2016

Written by Joe Evans except 'In Heaven' by Joe Evans and Stuart Henderson.

Mastered by Joe Evans and 808Hz Mastering.


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Patterned Air Recordings Sherborne, UK

A record label releasing early electronics, old techno, classroom composition, sleep music, general eeriness and weird things.

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