AUN

AUN

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AUN is deconstructed guitar melodies, that are heavily processed and reshaped into abstract forms, to deep reverberating powerdrones and distorted feedback. Eternally rumbling strings and crushing, smoothed out frequencies. Trance inducing-ominous-Psychedelic-Gaze

Biography

The prolific guitar, violin and electronic grounded AUN, is the brainchild of Montreal based Martin Dumais. Since its inception in the spring 2007, he has collaborated in a live setting with such luminaries as australian guitarist Oren Ambarchi, drummer Michel Langevin (Voivod), and shared billings in the noise, black metal, and electronic avant-garde realms. In that short period, AUN released no less than 9 albums, including Alien8 Recordings: 'Motorsleep' album, which got rave international reviews, and also unexpectedly made its way to #1 of Montreal’s CKUT ‘s (radio McGill), general chart, and into several 2009 best of lists, an even greater response to the recently released 'VII' is already under way.

Now a duo with his wife and partner, Montreal musician and visual artist Julie Leblanc (synth, percussion, vocals), they recently completed their first european tour in november 2009.

Schooled in the 80'S by the non-musician theories of Brian Eno, by the age of twelve, Dumais had turned is back on his guitar studies to ingest a more challenging diet of, The Residents, Swans, Sonic Youth, Suicide, the first wave of industrial music and american minimalism, whilst creating the blueprints of AUN, on a 4 track recorder, with echo and delay units (mainly delta-lab 1024's), Arp odyssey's and MS-20, early midi hardware and pummelled to dust guitars, rounded out the early studio. By the early 90’s the mostly self taught Dumais, was already a mainstay of the Montreal experimental scene.

Head of Haute Couture and Hautec, two labels who helped bring international attention to such artists as Akufen, Champion, and also with his own award winning project (ADISQ 2001-2004) : Les Jardiniers. A respected producer, he was comissionned to create several radio and televison show themes for the likes of Radio-Canada, and for several art installations. He has performed in the US, UK, France, Germany, Holland, Czech Republic, Belgium, Spain, Switzerland, Argentina, and at such renowned festivals as: Sonar (Barcelona), (Mutek 2000-04-07-08-09), SXSW (Austin Tx), Francofolies (Larochelle, Montreal), In the City (Manchester), Popkomm (Koln), Festival de Jazz de Montréal, Montréal en lumières.

In 2006, he cleaned his slate and delved back into the sounds that originally drew him to music: experimental and ambient thus creating the intriguingly loud and melodic avant-post-everything, and head cleansing live act AUN.

AUN/VII (recent press)

4 STARS : VOIR WEEKLY

ALBUM OF THE WEEK : AQUARIUS

‘ A CROWNING ACHIEVEMENT’ : MONTREAL MIRROR

‘ TO RANK ALONGSIDE GODFLESH’ Pure’ : WIRE

#1 GENERAL & LOUD CHARTS : CKUT FM

‘ABSOLUTELY ESSENTIAL LISTENING’ : FOXY DIGITALIS

AUN PREVIOUS CONCERTS:

June 11 2010 - Eglise Ste-Cécile, Trois-Rivières, Québec

June 10 2010 – L'agitée, Québec, Qc

June 3 – Mutek (Monument National), Montréal, Qc

May 21, 2010 - FIMAV, Victoriaville

May 17 – Casa del popolo, Montréal, Québec

May 14 – Party Expo, Brooklyn, NY

April 21, 2010 - LFH, Montreal, Qc

Feb 27, 2010 - Nuit Blanche, Place de la Cité, Montréal

Nov 18, 2009 10:00 PM – Avatar, Québec, Qc

Nov 15, 2009 10:00 PM – Le Sonic, Lyon, FR

Nov 14, 2009 10:00 PM – Chicito, Paris FR

Nov 13, 2009 10:00 PM – TAC, Eindhoven, NL

Nov 12, 2009 10:00 PM – Vechtclub, Utrecht, NL

Nov 11, 2009 10:00 PM – XT3, Prague, CZ

Nov 10, 2009 10:00 PM – Club Debil, Dresden, Germany

Nov 6, 2009 10:00 PM – Lab 30 Festival, Ausgburg, Germany

Aug 9, 2009 3:00 PM – Piknic Électronik, Montréal, Quebec

Jul 12, 2009 3:00 PM – Piknic Électronik, Montréal, Quebec

Jul 11, 2008 8:00 PM – Katakombes, Montréal, Québec

Jul 10, 2009 10:00 PM – Smiling Budhah, Toronto, Ontario

Jun 14, 2009 3:00 PM – Piknic Électronik, Montréal, Quebec

May 28, 2009 2:00 AM - MUTEK-Metropolis (Savoy), Montréal, Québec

Apr 22, 2009 9:00 PM - Il Motore, Montréal, Quebec

Apr 5, 2009 9:00 PM - Cagibi , Montréal, Québec

Mar 28, 2009 9:00 AM – Zoobizarre, Montréal, Québec

Mar 18, 2009 10:00 PM - SXSW The Music Gym , AUSTIN, Texas

Mar 14, 2009 8:00 PM – LFH, Montréal, Québec

Mar 6, 2009 9:00 PM - Le Cercle, Québec, Quebec

Nov 1, 2008 8:00 PM - LFH, Montréal, Québec

Oct 29, 2008 8:00 PM - Sala Rossa , Montréal, Québec

Oct 28, 2008 8:00 PM - Sala Rossa , Montréal, Québec

Oct 3, 2008 8:00 PM - Casa del popolo, Montréal, Québec

Sep 19, 2008 8:00 AM – FONTANAS, New York, New York

Sep 14, 2008 8:00 PM - Petit Campus , Montréal, Québec

Jun 12, 2008 8:00 PM - Suoni per il Popolo at Sala Rossa, Montréal, Québec

May 30, 2008 4:00 PM – MUTEK at SAT, Montréal, Québec

May 23, 2008 8:00 PM - Sala Rossa, Montréal, Québec

Apr 11, 2008 8:00 PM – Katakombes, Montréal, Québec

Dec 14, 2007 8:00 PM - lab.synthèse, Montréal, Québec

Dec 1, 2007 8:00 PM - FONDERIE DARLING, Montréal, Québec

Nov 17, 2007 8:00 PM - CASA DEL POPOLO, Montréal, Québec

Oct 3, 2007 8:00 PM - POP MONTR

Discography

AUN/VII(Important US/CD, Aurora Borealis UK/LP)
AUN/Habsyll-Split LP (Public Guilt/US-Conspiracy/Belgium)
AUN/Black Pyramid(Cyclic Law) out sept 2010
AUN/Utica 7 white vinyl (Drone)
AUN/Mule (Oral)
AUN/Blackhorse (Oral)
AUN/Whitehorse (Oral)
AUN/Multigone (Crucial Blast)
AUN & ALLSEITS/Irrlicht (Oral)
AUN/Motorsleep (Alien8)

Related releases:
Skinwell (with Christian Corvellec)/Tunnels (AngleMondes CD) Oct 08
AUN/Live at Casa del popolo (Oral cdr)
AUN/Live at Fonderie Darling (Oral cdr)
Martin Dumais/Field (Clinical Archives, net Russia)
http://www.archive.org/details/ca021_field
Martin Dumais/Cordo (AMP, net Mexico)
http://www.archive.org/details/amp007


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Set List

30 to 60 minutes of recent AUN material.