Syphilis Sauna is the Solo Project of Patrick Urn and is intended to be the more experimental side of electronic music. Using a variety of homemade/store bought devices and very little "structure" Syphilis Sauna builds and eclectic array of sounds and and textures . S.S. other main focus is random collaboration and music being a cure for the "human disease".
I played my first show in New Mexico with J. Frede and then moved to Denver and formed along with Ezra Nye Zahgurim Theorem. Later on me and Lucio Duran started Asphyxia which when joined by Nye became In Ether (see www.backwardsrecords.com for a more complete description )It was from that point that I started doing Syphilis Sauna .
Yes alot , Ive played mostly in Denver at such places as Bars,Clubs,warehouses and arthouses as well as some much more intresting places such as an missle silo, Barnes and Noble , DMOCA, or Freedom Auto (junk yard) .
Coil,Autechre,Nurse W Wound, Plaid, Plone , Pansonic,NON / Boyd Rice,Datachi,Aphex Twin,Bjork,Hafler Trio,Richie Hawtin,Public Enemy, Dr. Octagon/Kool Keith, Ol Dirty Bastard,Heltah Skeltah.
Roland : 505(bent)*2,mks 50, SP 808
Novation Bass Station
and alot of other strange bent and other home made devices , Mics, anything I can get my dirty little paws on !