The album is an exploration into a post-apocalyptic sound-world where circuitry is embedded into the DNA of existence. Much the same as is the case with Aidan's life..
Aidan is an auto-didactically educated engineer and electronics hacker, currently engaged in PHD research surrounding 'maker' culture, with an involvement in various academic, charity and community based projects. Having designed his own analogue synths as well as working as a Hardware Development Engineer, his skills and interest in "making with electronics" extend from the technical through the social to the artistic and the musical. And despite the obvious technical craft that has gone into this album, it is the human element that really asserts itself.
There is plenty of emotion at play here. And the landscapes of noise, drone and delicate modular exchanges that form the basis of the music are always in service to it's narrative course. And it's not just the vulnerable quality of Aidan's spoken word that evokes the human. The voice here, being finely woven into the fabric of the music, only serves as a precursor to the emotive movements he manages to coax from his machines. This is symbiotic music. There's an analogue rawness to the aesthetics Aidan works with. One that works in conjunction with a sensitivity of sound.