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Dublin, Ireland | Established. Jan 01, 2013 | INDIE

Dublin, Ireland | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2013
Band Electronic Experimental


This band has not uploaded any videos
This band has not uploaded any videos



"Intro: Contour - Dublin Based Lush Vocalised Electronica"

How I found the music of Contour isn’t quite clear. Yesterday, while doing my usual email digesting, I ended up on the Soundcloud page of ‘Change Your Ways’ and was a bit blown away by the song’s lush vocalised electronica.

There was no context for the track other than 100 plays and 15 followers, no social media links or nothing so I reached out to the Soundcloud account because I had no idea how I ended up following it and I needed to know more about the track and the vocalist Anna Doran. I wasn’t even sure where the artist was from.

It turns out Contour is the solo work of Dubliner Conan Wynne, a visual artist and musician who has been around for a while playing with the electronic rock band Skuzzi Port and as a solo dance-artist under his own name.

Contour meanwhile is Wynne approaching the music from a different angle as he told me:

I recently wanted to create an alias that appeased my appetite for melody and also heavy bass and experimentalism apart from the 4/4 kind of buzz so I came up with Contour. This is way of channeling my love for Amon Tobin type abstract beats and my love of a good song with a good hook.

The plans for Contour are to complete an album along the theme I have been using, which is basing song structure and sound design loosely around natural geometry so it is organic but organised, like a contour map or the kind of fractal shapes I like to make while painting.

Wynne cites the Small Faces’ concept album Ogdens Nut Gone Flake as an inspiration and wanting to make a concept album “with modern beats.”

‘Change Your Ways’ is noticeable for Anna Doran’s superb soulful vocal performance. Doran is a singer, model and poet. More on her at Facebook. - Nialler9

"Hard Working Class Heroes Gig Review"

"The electro duo comprises Conan Wynne and Anna Doran, and their sound is alluring in all the right ways. It’s aggressive and chaotic and entirely addictive live. Considering the duo have only been together since last year, they’ve got a great chemistry. While it’s the melody and synths that take centre stage, the vocals come to the fore when heard live; a lush, transfixing aural experience...
Their music has accents and grooves that are undeniably appealing to any ear. Their approach means the imagery that they fashion can bring their listeners anywhere; maybe you’ll feel as if you’re paddling in a deserted lagoon, or surrounded by looming industry, or watching from the window of a countryside coach. The beauty of Contour’s sound is that it is open to interpretation by all that hear it." - InDublin Magazine


Blessed with Weird Things, Champion Sound Recordings
Chaos Theories EP, Champion Sound Recordings



Contour’s music is essentially electronic soul. It’s beautiful filth, like a rainbow in an oil slick. It’s you’re sweet, blissful daydream at a dark sweaty rave. It has the serene intensity of an electrical storm at dusk, and it will entrap you. You will not deny your body the pleasure of this dance until dawn. The band have spent the last year since their birth refining their powerful live show and unique sound. Their second EP Blessed with Weird Things is out now on limited edition 12” vinyl and digital on Champion Sound Recordings.

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