by Broken Chip

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With a contempt for conventionality and a love for experimentation, Broken Chip creates music that is electronic yet organic, machine yet human. Traditional instruments and homemade software are used for this expedition into the sonic wilderness; this Australian artist conducts an orchestra of fat wet boots crunching through snow, of dark leaky basements, of wind whispering through winter wastelands. It’s a lesson in evoking mood.

Something nice to listen to when traveling.
(A Q & A with Broken Chip’s Martyn Palmer)

How long have you been making music?
I’ve been making it since 1999. Before that I was just mucking around on an old guitar and Casiotone.

What was your inspiration?
I didn’t have any inspiration to just start making music. When I was young I would play my guitar and keyboard just for fun. I would get lost in my own world for hours. It’s always been entertainment for me.

Who do you admire?
I admire anyone that can create great music on any instrument. I admire many different artist and groups. Odd Nosdam, Autechre, Boards of Canada, Sigur Rós, Lost in hildurness, Madlib, J Dilla, Radiohead, Prefuse 73, Chris Clark, DJ Shadow and Console just to name a few.

Who has been a major influence for your music?
I would say groups like Müm, Radiohead and Boards of Canada have had a fair bit of influence on me.

Is this release your first?
POWWOW is my first release of original music. I’ve made two remixes for some local Sydney bands, Underlapper and Telafonica.

What feelings do you hope to create with your music?
I’m not really sure. Most of the time I make music for myself, for my iPod and listening to it when traveling about. Maybe it’s just that, something nice to listen to when traveling.

Does living in the Blue Mountains effect the way you make music?
For sure, I love the surroundings of trees and birds. I’m also isolated from friends most of the time so I can get a lot done.


released September 1, 2009

Music produced by Broken Chip
All music is written by M.Palmer
Mastered by Toby Learmont
Broken Chip thanks Anna (for everything), Llew and Aly, Joel Ibbetson, Greg Stone, Underlapper, Danny Jumpertz, Comatone, Andrew Maxam, Dan Zilber, Alexandra Savvides and everyone else at FBi radio.


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