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S.CANDLE is the DIY DANCE DYSTOPIA of BARRETT AVNER (Sun Araw, Sic Alps, Black Bananas, The Shrine). S.CANDLE has always been an homage to his family tree (his grandfather used to style and party w/ Funkadelic, owning far-out psychedelic clothing stores in Cleveland Ohio, his mother Athabaskan Indian from Alaska), but filtered through murky electronics, screaming guitars, and a cynical view of the physical world that surrounds us.
The concept of Conditioned Reflex is the constant struggle to decode real information in the age of digital and technocratic gluttony, the pursuit of reality resulting in mixed emotions of freedom and paranoia. Conditioned Reflex is dance music, mostly recorded direct to a 2 track Tascam 122 MKII tape deck using various drum machines, synthesizers, sequencers, with guitar and digital elements added later to create a tension between the immediate, distant, organic and the synthetic. The message is as always, there is no everyone, and don't live in fear. Electro music to break chains to.
All songs recorded, mixed, written, and performed by B. Avner
w/ additional technical assistance from Nadav Eisenman
Mastered by Ged M. Gengras
Cover photo by B. Avner in Fairbanks, Alaska
Layout/Art" Arien Valizadeh
supported by 100 fans who also own “S.Candle - Conditioned Reflex”
Phenomenal! "Time flying" caught me off guard right off the bat. A total WTF moment when he kept up with that vocal sample. Sat there completely entranced; lovingly disgusted with his use of it. As soon as Contemporary dropped I was hooked. Fucking classic man. Still flowing through the rest of the tape. Good vibes and dope beats throughout, an immediate must have. Hope to hear it booming out the trunk all summer. Much respect.🙏🏻✌🏼✊🏻 forrest stanley