It all started with a remix…. When Paso Bionic corrupted Big Fella’s delicate melody like a dirty boss to a pretty intern, it was obvious to all that things couldn’t end there. This re-rub lead promptly to marriage, then to babies and Audego. After a quantum step through space and time, Audego now prepare for the release of their sparkling debut album ‘Abominable Galaxy’. It all started with a remix…. When Paso Bionic corrupted Big Fella’s delicate melody like a dirty boss to a pretty intern, it was obvious to all that things couldn’t end there. This re-rub lead promptly to marriage, then to babies and Audego. After a quantum step through space and time, Audego now prepare for the release of their sparkling debut album ‘Abominable Galaxy’ through MGM on 6th April. Formed in 2010, right from the start Audego (Au-dah-go) had the makings of something special. As one of Australia’s most versatile and accomplished producers, Paso Bionic aka Shehab Tariq has produced 5 albums as part of Curse ov Dialect and a further 4 with TZU, as well as a solo record under his own name. Bringing to the table many years of experience in the forefront of the music scene, with TZU/COD he has performed on many of the country’s biggest stages including BDO, Falls Festival and Pyramid Rock with supports for the likes of Kool Keith, Atmosphere, Black Eyed Peas, Peaches, Spearhead and De La Soul. As one of Australia’s finest female vocalists, Big Fella aka Carolyn Tariq also brings a wealth of experience and talent to the fold. Having released her solo album ‘The Longest Winter’ in 2009, she has toured across the states and also performed at a number of big events including Fringe Festival and Sustainable Living Festival. Wanting to contribute to the greater good, she has also organized and facilitated numerous workshops throughout Victoria and QLD teaching song writing to disadvantaged youth. The result of the combined force of Paso Bionic and Big Fella is a pretty yet gritty mix of silky vocals, smudged samples, blurred synths and crooked percussion. Constructed over the course of a year in their home studio, ‘Abominable Galaxy’ is a melting pot of soft synths, found sounds and layers of vocal harmonies. During the recording process, Paso and Big Fella took turns in adding to each song until the piece was complete, building audio like LEGO - hence the name ‘Audego’. Wanting to ensure the album was rounded off the way they intended it, ‘Abominable Galaxy’ was mixed by hip-hop heavy hitter and all round audio genius, Danielsan (Koolism). With more highlights than the Millennium Falcon in full flight, the album contains a smorgasbord of moments sure to excite even the most rigid chins strokers amongst us. ‘Borrowed Time’ was the first song Audego wrote together. The dusty drums and a pitched up sample set the pace as Big Fella accentuates the futility of the quest for stuff. ‘Polish a Turd’ sees a broken waltz rhythm bolster buzzing synth riffs alongside Big Fella’s barbershop quartet-esque harmonies. In a many ways this song is akin to a Michael Douglas film. ‘Rhapsody for the Wicked’ is a crunchy head-nodder about regret and the ghosts of the past, hauntingly sung to the backdrop of a grinding bass rhythm. On ‘Burning Bridge’, banging drums and quirky synth blips frame this track about letting go and looking forward. Affirming the duo’s talent for writing alluring lyrics, Audego’s ‘Borrowed Time’ has been announced as a finalist in the 2012 International Songwriting Competition. On the stage, Audego’s live show features projections created by Australia’s visuals expert Jean Poole, who has masterminded a finely mashed audio/visual showcase of the dopest variety. With Paso Bionic orchestrating the sound, Big Fella can do what she does best by taking hold of the mic to tie it all together vocally. Be prepared for all of your senses to be seduced.
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Audego 'Amobinable Galaxy' Australian Tour 2012