Sep 27, 2015
aftxr and Rebel Belly dance production worked together to put on AFTER: An Apocalypse Story. The soundtrack was done by aftxr, with three new tracks written in collaboration with some of the dancers. The CD contains exclusive tracks and mixes, only available at the show.
Now that the AFTER show is over, work on the third album will continue. The intent is for a more ambient sound - drone noise and atmosphere - contrasted by more straightforward beats than the previous albums. How the guitar and bass, the organic elements, fit into that sound is being explored. The first song from the album "Monoculture" debuted last night. Another couple moneths...
Feb 8, 2015
aftxr has been graciously nominated for best local band of 2014 at Mechanismus. Considering I've only broke ground live once thanks to them, I'm truly honored.
Dec 15, 2014
The new album Within Tolerances is available on Soundcloud.
The sound of the second album focuses on noise, heavily distorted rhythms, and ambient textures. It punishes the loops and synths through bit decimation and distortions, building up layers of sounds that both sing and self-destruct. Within Tolerances paints a picture of rage, fear, and loathing in American politicians and executives who trade and sell off the lives of others. The lives of the suffering, and yet those lives that idealize the careless greed itself.
aftxr is an industrial electronic project by artist, engineer, and musician daveclay.
daveclay spent several years in Milwaukee, WI. There he worked with industrial legend Rob Wentz as a member of Monstrum Sepsis.
He was a longtime member of the electronic brit-rock band Strangest Places. He formed the political hard-blues-punk outfit Lambs of Abortion in 2004 after the Bush re-election. Later, he formed the experimental rock project The Loa from the ashes of the Lambs. To record these multiple projects, he built the studio The National Affairs Desk.
He moved the studio to New York City in 2010 and played one show, after which the club burned down.
He most recently moved to Seattle and played one show, after which the club was torn down.
He currently resides in Seattle, WA.