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play hi-fi  Richard Walters - I'm Sorry (Reconnaissance Remix)
play hi-fi  Absent (Project Dark)
play hi-fi  Falling Into Place
play hi-fi  Winter Light
play hi-fi  Elevate I
play hi-fi  Elevate II
play hi-fi  B+1 (Reconnaissance Remix)
play hi-fi  MC Epitome - Steal You (Reconnaissance Remix)
play hi-fi  Sirens
play hi-fi  Ainsi - Serenade (Reconnaissance Remix)
Reconnaissance is an ongoing one-man project from Oxford, UK. At the tender age of 22 and having just completed a music technology degree, he is still going through the motions of working out where he wants to go musically and how to turn his computer on.

So far, Reconnaissance is largely about sound design and guitar-oriented post rock so expect a potent brew of electronic soundscapes and Godspeed You Black Emperor-esque emotionally charged meanderings.

However, Reconnaissance is also man who likes to boogie and is currently inviting any artists who stumble accross this page to submit tracks for him to remix. Thank you!
Why this name?
I have no idea. Like most of my ideas, it just came to me as I was about to go to sleep...
Do you play live?
Not much at the moment as far as Reconnaissance goes. For now, I just do the odd acoustic guitar session to keep my hand in.
How, do you think, does the internet (or mp3) change the music industry?
For listeners and small music producers it's great but at the moment it's still a problem for the industry. However if you look at the positive steps that Warp have taken in introducing I think the industry can easily turn in it round to their advantage.
Would you sign a record contract with a major label?
Yeah. If I'm not carving out a fortune from making unlistenable noise with computers in 5 years' time , I'll join a boy band and go on the X-Factor.
Band History:
I've been playing the guitar for nearly 10 years now. I've been in and out of bands for the past 5 years or so which has given me a nice taste of playing live and collaborating with people... then I eventually realised that there was more out there than just rock music and now I mostly listen to and attempt to produce electronic and vaguely experimental stuff.
Your influences?
Aphex Twin, Squarepusher, Four Tet, Godspeed You Black Emperor, Mr. Scruff, Set Fire To Flames, Sigur Ros, Jeff Buckley, Prefuse73, Jimmy Edgar, Autechre.
Favorite spot?
I love lots of places but Oxford still warms the cockles of my heart.
Equipment used:
Owing to being a poor student I have very little stuff. I use a Gibson Les Paul Studio for the instrumental guitar stuff which is recorded on a Boss BR8 digital 8 track and then mastered in Cool Edit Pro for PC.

For the electronic stuff, I work with Audiomulch for creating beats, syncing loops and and some sound transformation. Then it's all mixed and doctored in Cool Edit. I sometimes use Reaktor for creating synth modules.
Anything else...?
Would really love some feedback (as constructive as possible would be nice) and am completely open to any ideas, suggestions or collaborations with any dudes out there.
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