tycho brahe vs club house - digital single

Acitech [Infinity Mix]
Prior to establishing Tycho Brahe with Georgina in Brisbane in 1993, I partnered with fellow electronic musician Paul Lawrence in a late '80s house music duo in Adelaide named Club House. Back then it was all simply "house music", prior to the rampant explosion of sub-genres such as deep house, techno, hardcore, handbag, hamster style, whatever…

We had a short residency at an Adelaide nightclub called Infinity in September/October 1989, and would perform onstage with synthesizers, a sampler, a drum machine, hardware sequencer and four go-go dancers on podiums (see photo below). A cassette player with a prerecorded 30 second "Club House Theme" was utilised between songs, to buy us the half-minute required to load sample and sequence data from floppy disks into the onstage equipment. Whilst some 4-track cassette recordings were made at the time (this was before the digital home recording revolution), none of those compositions were professionally recorded or released.

I retained the programmed data and most of the equipment used by Club House. Working from the original data programmed by Paul and myself in 1989, which had been carefully archived on Quick Disks, floppy disks and cassette tapes, and utilising the same synthesizers, sampler, sequencer and drum machine used 28 years prior, I revived and reworked the Club House song "Acitech". Most of the original programming, sounds and samples remain, but with updated production. The mix is named the "Infinity Mix" as a sentimental reference to the nightclub where the song was performed live. Infinity, previously the site of Adelaide's legendary Toucan nightclub, was located at 181 Hindley Street in Adelaide, and as of 2017 the same building still serves as a nightclub.

The recording is credited as "Tycho Brahe vs Club House" as it spans both bands of which I was a member, and whilst not strictly a Tycho Brahe release, neither is it a Club House release - it stands as an odd hybrid utilising the almost three decade old programming of one creative endeavour, and the production techniques of the other.

Acitech [Infinity Mix]

Acitech [Infinity Mix] is available for download from Bandcamp and CD Baby, and will soon be available on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon etc...click on the picture above or to the right to "check this out" on the Bandcamp page, where you can listen to the entire song.


[ Posted Friday, May 05, 2017 by Ken ]

bloodlust ball 2016

On Saturday August 27th 2016, Tycho Brahe will return to perform live at The Bloodlust Ball, being held at The Tivoli, in Brisbane's Fortitude Valley. The Bloodlust Ball has appeared in various reincarnations over the years here in Brisbane, and this will be the sixth time (!) that Tycho Brahe has performed at this incredible Brisbane event...! Further info at cmvs.org.au

[ Posted Saturday, July 30, 2016 by Ken ]

triplex part 3 released!

Triplex Part 3 has been released! This EP is currently available exclusively as a digital download from CD Baby - http://cdbaby.com/cd/tychobrahe16

The four songs on the EP are:

1 - No Love
2 - Valerie Perrine (Miss Teschmacher)
3 - Savage (instrumental)
4 - Another Useless Photograph


There are two special extended dub mixes from the Part 3 sessions that will currently remain unreleased, however anyone who purchases the full Triplex Part 3 download from CD Baby, can either send us a message via Facebook or post on the Tycho Brahe Facebook page to let us know, and we'll supply you with a link to download the two bonus extended dub mixes as a thankyou for your support. Non-Facebook users can email us via theband(at)tycho.com.au

The unreleased dub mixes are:

No Love (Where Is The Dub)
Valerie Perrine (Hot Tub Dub Machine)

You can listen to the full songs from Triplex Part 3 on Youtube:

No Love - https://youtu.be/aKwvVizY0g8
Valerie Perrine (Miss Teschmacher) - https://youtu.be/GCoNYlbuj0g
Savage - https://youtu.be/mcfHICSQQE0
Another Useless Photograph - https://youtu.be/a0djLQgAjNo

The previously released Parts 1 and 2 are of course still available for digital purchase through CD Baby, iTunes, Amazon, and most digital retailers.

[ Posted Saturday, December 05, 2015 by Ken ]

peter hook and the light

Some very cool news involving Peter Hook and The Light...click on the picture of Hooky wearing that cool t-shirt to link to our video announcement on the Tycho Brahe Facebook page.

[ Posted Sunday, November 01, 2015 by Ken ]

triplex part 3 delayed

Triplex Part 3 has been delayed until early 2015 due to the demands of life's things...so much to do, so little time. Confirmed songs for this release so far include "Valerie Perrine" and "No Love" and they are sounding huge :-)

[ Posted Saturday, November 15, 2014 by Ken ]