In 1998 Julian's four track recorder was tragically destroyed. A sound tracker completely changed everything and Hitori Tori was born.
His first releases included several tracks under the artist name Finch in 1999, on the Omniscience Complilation (Sugarmonk/Interchill Records). The mixed CD release also featured artists such as Tim Hecker (Jetone) and Adam Shaikh. A full-length album under the artist name 'Fasp' was released on the Nishi net-label in 2002. Many years later, Hitori Tori has seen a hand full of EPs and releases on labels such as Peace Off, Vermin Street, Balanced, Meta0, and Otherman Records. He was recently contacted for a personal interview by the developers of Renoise (a music software company), who were intrigued by his live 'controllerism' jams they had witnessed on Youtube. Hitori Tori's live performance videos have also been receiving positive feedback in publications such as Computer Music Magazine and Create Digital Music. Over the years he has been very lucky to share the stage with some diverse electronic artists like: Venetian Snares, Dora Video, The Orb, Himuro Yoshiteru, and Techdiff.
"Canadian tracker veteran Hitori Tori seems to be doing for Renoise what only Derren Brown can do for a deck of cards" - Computer Music, November 2010.
"Who needs drugs, really – even caffeine – with music like that?" - Peter Kirn, Create Digital Music, June 2010 Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.
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