• The Interstellar Cementmixers

    The Interstellar Cementmixers

    Experimental synthesizer duo from Nottingham, England, formed on August 11th 1987, by the ever present line up of Richard (Rich) Collins and Stephen (Dump) Martin. Late 1989 was a period of Lo-Fi straight to cassette experiments in chaos, followed by two years of slightly more organised and slightly less chaotic 4-track recordings, that led to a synth-ambient side project under the name Warped Dust to emerge. Read More +

Biography

Experimental synthesizer duo from Nottingham, England, formed on August 11th 1987, by the ever present line up of Richard (Rich) Collins and Stephen (Dump) Martin. Late 1989 was a period of Lo-Fi straight to cassette experiments in chaos, followed by two years of slightly more organised and slightly less chaotic 4-track recordings, that led to a synth-ambient side project under the name Warped Dust to emerge.

From 1993 - 1998 Interstellar Cementmixers still on cassette, produced several Warped Dust style albums. Some of these cassettes featured reviews in AUDION magazine and by Andy G at C&D Services, which led to sales figures doubling. Cell block Z released in 1997 satisfied the early experimental leanings, which led to the final cassette album Catacombe Discord which released in 1998.

1999 was the start of the Interstellar Cementmixers transition to CD which led them to release another 5 albums. Accessibility to digital recording facilities in 2011 led them to release Submerged Reality, Followed by a number of remastered albums from Auricle in 2017.

Remember how exciting your first listens to the early electronic space bands like Tangerine Dream, Cluster, Ash Ra Tempel, and Klaus Schulze were? No, The Interstellar Cementmixers aren't a long lost classic from 1972, but a duo project from UK musicians Stephen Martin and Richard Collins. With an arsenal of Moogs, Korgs, Tascams, and other keyboards, effects, and guitars, the Cementmixers serve up heaping portions of all the great sounds that the ambient space Krautrock pioneers created so beautifully. Multiple layers of textured ambient waves and drones weave their mystical way through a cosmic primordial stew that will entrance you into a state of cosmic bliss. -Aural Innovations