Bone Music is out now. Rather than write pretentiously about my own album, I’m going to let my label’s press release do it for me:
Hailing from the Canadian electronic music underground after a decade of Techno and Industrial DJ and promotional work, Jairus Khan, aka Ad·ver·sary, now presents his debut album three years in the making. While providing North American tour support for such acts as Terrorfakt, Antigen Shift, Cyanotic, Adam X, Iszoloscope and others, his many remixes of such Industrial Noise icons as Converter and Iszoloscope have enjoyed heavy club and airplay around the world. Now, Ad·ver·sary is ready to conquer minds and destroy dancefloors with his debut album ‘Bone Music’ out May 13th on Tympanik Audio. Hard Industrial rhythms meet enormous organic soundscapes to create what Re:Gen Magazine calls “…a balance between the brutal and the beautiful.” Featuring remixes by Antigen Shift, Tonikom, and Synapscape. Mastered by Yann Faussurier of Iszoloscope. Get ready to rock.
…as promised, I’m also making the entire album available for download under a CC license, free of charge, with all album art and liner notes included.(If so inclined, you could even print out the art, burn the CD, and use an old jewel case to make a DIY copy of the album.)
1) Ancients (7:41)
2) Waiting For Gira (3:04)
3) Friends Of Father (6:40)
4) Bone Music (7:12)
5) International Dark Skies (7:06)
6) No Exit (5:15)
7) Number Nine (9:48)
8) Just (Spooks) (6:41)
9) Epilogue (0:59)
10) Friends Of Father (Tonikom Remix) (6:01)
11) Bone Music (Antigen Shift Remix) (4:44)
12) Number Nine (Synapscape Remix) (4:01)
13) Urusai - Learned Helplessness (Destroy And Contaminate Mix By Ad·ver·sary) (Bonus Track - 7:56)
I do have copies in Ottawa that I’m going to see about selling at End Hits (or somewhere) before the Tympanik release party in July, but I’d prefer that if you’re going to buy the album now, you buy it directly from the label online (or at the Kinetik festival in Montreal). Tympanik Audio has supported my idea to distro the album for free online as an experiment, even though they think it’s a terrible idea — and I’d like them to see that it will help early sales, rather than hurt them.
My sincere thanks to everyone for all of your support over the last three years — I hope you enjoy the music.