The Runcible is the seventh release for the Toronto
based Dirty Inputs, and first for the paper+sound label.
The five tracks on the album flow together into one
continuous epic electronic soundscape. Complex layers
of sound reveal highly melodic riffs that interwind
with the occasional rhythm.
Dirty Inputs is Aaron Dawson, a musician and VJ based in Toronto, Canada. Dawson was part of the Toronto ambient drone collective Off The International Radar and has shared the stage with the likes of Holy Fuck, A Place To Bury Strangers, Junior Boys, Hauschka, Quintron and Nadja among many others. Having grown up in a small town in the Rocky Mountain foothills of western Canada, moving to the continent’s fourth largest metropolis has produced conflicting desires for nature and technology. Dirty Inputs’ euphoric synth-driven soundscapes search for the beach between these desires, between the beautiful and the terrifying. This focus has created a body of work that is often dark and brooding, and other times joyful and emotional. It is an attempt to strip away hype and rhetoric to reveal the humble existence of humankind staring into the void.
Aaron Dawson has toured Canada, the U.S. and Europe. His songs have appeared in the Top 100 Canadian Songs lists of influential music blogs, been featured in documentaries and live theatre, and his previous project Off The International Radar has its home on the Juno Award-winning record label Hand Drawn Dracula. He is the co-founder of the popular monthly Toronto music series Nite Comfort, and has performed at NXNE, Canadian Music Week, Pop Montréal, Halifax Pop Festival, Nuit Blanche Toronto, the Toronto Design Offsite Festival, the Suoni Per Il Popolo festival in Montréal, the Wavelength Festival, Sound Séance festival and the MACRock Music Conference in Harrisonburg, Virginia. He is currently an Art Curator with the Wavelength Music Series in Toronto.
Aaron also works with Toronto video and interactive installation design house mixMotion. He is one of the premiere VJs in Canada, having recently finished a six year residency at Canada’s legendary nightclub, The Guvernment, VJ’ing alongside top touring DJs from around the world.
Available on clear red cassette and download.