Seeing as Mike Ash played a big role in inspiring me the start of the Bass Agenda show, which then led to the label being born, it feels like all the dots are joining up as his next album ‘Kilobytes’ lines up to be the 100th BAR release. This will be his third full length release on the label and is real treat for those who love his authentic and distinctive space age Electro vibes.
From Mike: "I haven't written any music for around a year, instead I have been focusing on my other passion - retro computing - programming, maintaining, modifying and repairing 8 bit computers.
In the early 80's as a child, like many, I was interested in home computers. I got my first exposure to electronic sounds via programming the Atari 400 and the Commodore 64 which in turn lead to my interest in synthesizers and MIDI. This album contains sounds from the entire spectrum of synthesis, from analogue synthesizers of the 70's to the latest software on modern computers. The title track Kilobytes features sounds programmed on a Commodore 64 computer."
released December 2, 2019
Written produced and mastered by Mike Ash
Artwork by 4th Genome
(c) Bass Agenda Recordings 2019 All Rights Reserved
It's proto-electro! In 1997 - after a decade or more of searching I found (with a lot of assistance): "Sex With The Machines". I actually bought it the day it was released in my country. This? It is as good. 3l3ctro C0mmand0! resurface