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February 15, 2008

Robert Henke (Monolake) – “Layering Buddha” @ Art Gallery of NSW : 14.02.2008

Filed under: Art,Clubbing & Gigs,Music — decoded_ @ 10:03 am

Robert Henke - Layering Buddha

That was an awesome experience. Fantastic, layered, morphing, evolving, sonic textures, heard in a surround sound setting, best experienced with your eyes closed. Very difficult to describe really… An ambient, atmospheric, meditative, sonic journey perhaps?

I loved those massive, layered, deep, spaced, almost sci-fi movie sound-track atmospheres, it reminded me a little of Cliff Martinez – “Solaris” movie soundtrack, with less ‘music’ if that makes any sense.

The meditative, multi-layered, choral, evolving drones were mesmerising, along with clever emulations of nature sounds – water, rain, insects and wind moving around the sound space.

All the sounds are sourced from Buddha Machine’s loops and then manipulated live with audio software (Ableton?) out of a laptop, sent through a multi-channel audio interface (Motu Ultralite) to amps/speakers around the space.

You’re a very clever man Robert, and a nice guy too. Really glad I went along, thanks for organising tickets Joanne.

Have a listen…

I want one of those Buddha Machines…


  1. oops. some parts of my reply were missing…. never mind…just wanted to say thanx for the nice review !!!!


    Comment by Robert Henke — February 21, 2008 @ 10:30 am

  2. Hi Dave

    just a thankyou for the kind words. I brought Robert out.

    We’ll do it again in 2010 I imagine.

    Can you send me an email so we can spam you in advance next time?

    all the best


    Comment by Alan — February 23, 2008 @ 7:25 pm

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