previews online of my new ep on Aconito Records ACDSeries 01.03 – Bioni Samp – Pyramids Along The Calder

We (Aconito Records Ltd) are back with the third episode of the Digital Series 01.

Bioni Samp is the creator of this 6 tracks EP, a journey between experimentation and atmospheric ambience.

Press Release: By the Oxbow lakes following the old course, making binaural field recordings. Eventually I reached the river Aire by calculating the sizes of several ancient audio pyramids, with trigonometric functions. Nearby Tom Pudding boats are jostling with the night coal, surrounded by phosphorescence noise wash. The sides of the pyramids are along the four cardinal points of synthesisers, measured with the stars and the rising and setting sun.

Supported by:  Marcel Dettmann, Dj Deep, Electric Indigo, Cleric, Exium, I/Y, Alex.Do, Blind Observatory, Takaaki Itoh, J.C., Antonio De Angelis, Angel Molina, Albert Van Abbe, Ness, Deepbass, Richie Hawtin, Anderson Noise and more.

Mastered by Andrea ‘Nax Acid’ Ruffino

Bioni Samp played the following instruments: Hive Synthesiser
(9 Oscillator prototype) BeeVerb BFX, Baby Bee Synth, theBee (formerly the DBox), Binaural Beeframe EMF Detector, Yamaha Fretless Bass, Maplin 3800 Synthesiser 1978, Arturia Beatstep, Marsh Russian Drum Machine 1984, Beequencer, Single Cell Synth, Casio CZ 1000, MFB Drum Machines, Yamaha RX5, Crumer Organizer II Organ, Roland SH101, Roland 303, 8 bit delay slinky, Berhringer Pedels, The Owl FX Unit, Faderfox Micromoduls, Ableton Max For Live 9, Max MSP 6, Granulator by Monolake, RME A2D, Echo2, tape recorders and microphones.
© 2015.

Thanks to Andrea, Aconito Records Limited and everyone else for their amazing feedback and support in London, Liverpool also in Canada, Sweden, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Poland, Spain, Austria and everywhere.

It’s been a long journey to produce this ep/album, over two years on and off, mostly in between performing overseas and ongoing bad health problems. Firstly recording many field recordings and mixing at home with my home-made synths, then balancing the tracks ready for mastering, in my shared soundproofed studio in north London, a short walk from my beehives.

Bioni Samp – Pyramids Along The Caulder – Downloadable Track Artworks/Photos, for Mp3 players / mobile / cell phones / printable CD artwork etc

bee Eclipse

Big Eclipse on friday in the UK. I will be recording its effects on my bees conversations and mixing it with hive synthsiser for a future composition…

Full 'Hive Synthesiser' by Bioni Samp

Full ‘Hive Synthesiser’ by Bioni Samp

Bioni Samp – Electronic Journey To Avebury

Bioni-Samp-Electronic-smallmy film Bioni Samp – ‘Electronic Journey To Avebury’ has kindly been selected for live soundtrack performed onboard MS Stubnitz at #MusicHackship. I will also be screening it a second time, with a special live soundtrack Ft. Dam Bau on treated Sitar on 20th June 2013 at Civictv83 event at the Courtyard Theatre, London.

Electronic Beesmoker

Electronic Beesmoker (c) Bioni Samp 2009

Electronic Beesmoker (c) Bioni Samp 2009

Electronic BeeSmoker & Electronic BeeSmoker V.1.1 patch

(Hardware & Software) – 2006 – present.
The Electronic BeeSmoker is electronic musical instrument, based around a real beekeepers smoker. 
It works with my Electronic BeeSmoker V.1.1 MAX/MSP/Ableton M4L software patch/plug-in, which basically measures volume, like a breath controller, converts this info into numbers, which trigger sounds and voices. Bees and beehive habitat patterns, hive logs and cycles are used as starting points for computer code making algorithmic and random generated improvisations. Experimental processing techniques and controllers engage with video, text, and sampled sounds. 

I have performed live with this unique instrument as part of my performances many times over the last few years.