ASC

ASC

Real Name:
James Clements
Profile:
UK electronic music producer now residing in San Diego, USA.
Grew up in various parts of England, and started DJ while in school. First (demoed) productions written in 1997.
Started Covert Operations Recordings in 2000, and ran it until 2009. Currently running Auxiliary, started in 2010, Veil in 2012 and Diode in 2013.
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ASC Discography

Albums

NUCD-003 ASC Environments(CD, Album) Nu-Directions NUCD-003 UK 2003 Sell This Version
TFRCD001 ASC Open Spaces(CD, Album) Testflight Recordings TFRCD001 US 2004 Sell This Version
THE3004 ASC Heights Of Perception(14xFile, Album) Thermal Recordings THE3004 US 2009
COVCD007 ASC The Astral Traveller(CD, Album) Covert Operations Recordings COVCD007 US 2009 Sell This Version
none ASC Nothing Is Certain (Album) Nonplus Records none US 2010 Sell This Version
SSCD11 ASC The Light That Burns Twice As Bright (Album) Silent Season SSCD11 Canada 2011 Sell This Version
REDSEALLP001 ASC Out Of Sync (Album) Samurai Red Seal REDSEALLP001 UK 2012 Sell This Version
AUXCD001 ASC & Sam KDC ASC & Sam KDC - Decayed Society (Album) Auxiliary AUXCD001 UK 2012 Sell This Version
SSCD14 ASC Time Heals All (Album) Silent Season SSCD14 Canada 2013 Sell This Version
SSCD15 ASC Truth Be Told (Album) Silent Season SSCD15 Canada 2014 Sell This Version
SSCD18 ASC Fervent Dream (Album) Silent Season SSCD18 Canada 2015 Sell This Version
SMGRSLP02 ASC Imagine The Future (Album) Samurai Red Seal SMGRSLP02 Germany 2015 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

INP 002 ASC 2019 - The Nexus Spiral / Surface Tension Inperspective Records INP 002 UK 2000 Sell This Version
NU12.005 ASC Lifeforce / Reverse Polarity / Chrysalis (Edit) Nu-Directions NU12.005 UK 1999 Sell This Version
NU12-008 ASC Cataclysm / Solemn Thoughts Nu-Directions NU12-008 UK 2001 Sell This Version
LGR036 / LGR037 Pariah / Intersperse / ASC Pariah / Intersperse / ASC - Skyline / Search For Life / Equanimity / Network Looking Good Records LGR036 / LGR037 UK 2001 Sell This Version
COV001 ASC Ethereal Images / Serenity Covert Operations Recordings COV001 UK 2000 Sell This Version
warm communications 001 ASC Silver Breeze / Resolution(12") Warm Communications warm communications 001 US 2001 Sell This Version
OSR003 ASC / Intex Systems ASC / Intex Systems - Photosphere / Drum Track 1 (Burning Bridges) / Vitrisse Offshore Recordings OSR003 US 2002 Sell This Version
TFR001 ASC Tenth Zone East / Mind Control(12") TestFlight Recordings TFR001 UK 2002 Sell This Version
inp005 ASC Windchime / Offworld Tides / Stature(12") Inperspective Records inp005 UK 2003 Sell This Version
OSR008 ASC feat. Intex Systems / Sileni ASC feat. Intex Systems / Sileni - Drum Track 2 (The Venom ...) / Twitchy Droid Leg Offshore Recordings OSR008 US 2004 Sell This Version
SP-EAR-1 ASC System Shock / Static Shock(12") Synaptic Plastic SP-EAR-1 Canada 2004 Sell This Version
MSR01 ASC / Wizard (7) ASC / Wizard (7) - Black Steel / What Lies Beneath(12") Make:Shift Records MSR01 Canada 2004 Sell This Version
ohmosr004, OHMOSR004 Quoit vs. Submerged / ASC Quoit vs. Submerged / ASC - Like A Wall, Around You(10") Ohm Resistance, Offshore Recordings ohmosr004, OHMOSR004 US 2004 Sell This Version

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SYSTEM-J

June 8, 2011
This guy is rapidly becoming one of the most important names in electronic music. I'm not a massive fan of his older, more conventional drum 'n bass material, but in the last couple of years Clements has found an outlet for a much more ambient and experimental direction. Obviously the hype centres around his role in the Autonomic sound, but that's just the tip of the iceberg. Melding ambient and IDM with drum 'n bass, dubstep, techno and a huge obsession with science fiction culture and philosophy, ASC is making some of the most cutting edge music around that still evokes the spaced-out futurism that has defined so much of electronic music for the past 40 years.

Check out the Sci Fi Files EPs on Covert Operations for the more utopic side or his work on new label Auxiliary for a darker vision of the future. His masterpiece, though, is the astonishing Research And Development album under the alias Intex Systems. This album came out in 2006 and yet Clements had to wait four more years for anyone outside the drum 'n bass scene to wake up and realise his talent. It may not be that much longer before we come to regard him as one of the great electronic musicians of the last 20 years.

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