Biting Eye, one of the hardest working acid electronic music artists of our time. Now based in Hong Kong and touring frequently throughout Asia and the world loves to play live. His energy and focus create incredible club, party or festival atmosphere that should not be missed.
Click on the links below and have a listen to some live performances, album releases on the Acid Chicken label or go his YouTube channel.
Biography (taken from Biting Eye Facebook page)
Biting Eye is live electronic Formed in Melbourne Australia 1998.
During his time with instrumental electronic/guitar rock band Angler, Ben met Cris Sirc (Sircsound).
They regularly either played together or on the same bill creating unforgettable live electronic performances at dance music festivals and clubs around Victoria Australia.
Biting Eye has also appeared along side such notable electronic heavyweights as The Amorphous Androgynous, Propellerheads, Shpongle, Hallucinogen, DJ Perry Farrell, Phil Hartnoll, Tsuyoshi Suzuki, Zen Paradox.
So what does it sound like?
Biting Eye’s music is played live without the use of computer based sequencing software. The use of old analog synthesizers gives the songs that warm, rich analog sound, and the use of homemade electronics creates biting electronic bleeps, blops and glitches.
Biting Eye’s music has been compared to Boards of Canada, Aphex Twin, Monolake, and Chris Clark. All of which are heavy influences on Biting Eye’s sounds and arrangements, as well as punk rock and country and western.
Where does the name come from?
The name “biting eye” is a taken from an underground live music venue that existed in Melbourne Australia in the late 1960’s, when psychedelic rock music was taking over the city. There were a handful of these underground live music venues in the city during that time, that were so addictive, people would steal away on their lunch breaks and dance away their office frustration to freaked out, psychedelic tunes.
What instruments are used to produce those sounds?
Most of the instruments used are analog synthesizers, but some home made units and effects devices are also used.