The Back Story.
During these times musicians have had to adapt to the changes in the world they live in.
Mid 2020 D Bruce Aitken built a home studio and started recording experimental drum and percussion tracks daily. The freedom to be able to record whenever and whatever he had in his head and heart, eventuated in an outpouring of a lifetime (worth) of ideas.
Aitken had met saxophonist Michael Brown in 2017 when studying for a Music Diploma at TAFE NSW in Ultimo Sydney Australia , where Michael Brown is a tutor in Music Theory.
Initially Aitken sent Brown two tracks hoping he may be interested in playing saxophone on one or both of them, and this eventually led to the pair collaborating and recording eight tunes in total.
Aitken then invited Sydney musician Levi J Burr to contribute guitar and bass on all tracks, and Legendary Australian guitarist , multi Instrumentalist Marcus Sturrock (formerly of Perth, now residing in Tasmania), to add guitar , bass and piano on one track.
Topped off with advice and support of Sam Troy from Studio 301 in Sydney, this Album is now completed and ready for release.
With the result of these recordings, (which Aitken also engineered, mixed and mastered) the collaboration with Michael Brown sees the beginning of a new partnership, a new band called AUTOMATIC STATIC which will go well beyond this debut Album entitled A Time Before Time.
Live performances will follow the release .
In these troubled times.... the music will see us through.
Digital Release April 1, 2022