Ian O'Brien

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Ian O'Brien
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Originally a UK music scholar, O'Brien was deeply influenced by the Detroit techno sound of the likes of Underground Resistance, a sound which made him decide to start recording his own music. This feverish 'Mad Mike disease' had him producing tracks first in conjunction with Asad Rizvi under the Memory Tree moniker and then on a solo basis for a variety of UK Techno imprints.
1997's Ian O'Brien Productions* - Desert Scores, the man's masterpiece, is still considered a landmark release by those who cherish the kind of Tech-Jazz pioneered on the Galaxy 2 Galaxy EP.
Two more albums for UK Peacefrog records followed, and in 2013 two new albums 'I was there' and 'Understanding Is Everything' were released on Japan's Ultravybe records and Ian's own label Ian o'Brien Productions. In stark contrast to his earlier work, 'Understanding Is Everything' relies almost totally on live performances and improvisations, with Ian playing keyboards, synths, guitar, bass and percussion as well as contributions from guest artists.
He lives in Tokyo, Japan.
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Albums

FER-LP3 Ian O'Brien - Desert Scores album art Ian O'Brien Productions* Desert Scores (Album) Ferox Records FER-LP3 UK 1996 Sell This Version
none Ian O'Brien - Gigantic Days album art Ian O'Brien Gigantic Days (Album) Peacefrog Records none UK 1998 Sell This Version
PFG009LP, PFG 009 LP Ian O'Brien - A History Of Things To Come album art Ian O'Brien A History Of Things To Come (Album) Peacefrog Records, Peacefrog Records PFG009LP, PFG 009 LP UK 2001 Sell This Version
OTLCD1965 Ian O'Brien - Understanding Is Everything album art Ian O'Brien Understanding Is Everything(CD, Album) Octave Lab OTLCD1965 Japan 2013 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

4w-OB 1, 4w-ob1 Ian O'Brien - It's An Everyday World! album art Ian O'Brien It's An Everyday World! (Single) 4th Wave, 4th Wave 4w-OB 1, 4w-ob1 UK 1996 Sell This Version
FER023 Ian O'Brien - Monkey Jazz album art Ian O'Brien Monkey Jazz (EP) Ferox Records FER023 1996 Sell This Version
FER026 Ian O'Brien - Intelligent Desert II album art Ian O'Brien Productions* Intelligent Desert II(12") Ferox Records FER026 UK 1996 Sell This Version
FER 020 Ian O'Brien - Intelligent Desert E.P album art Ian O'Brien Intelligent Desert E.P(12", EP) Ferox Records FER 020 UK 1996 Sell This Version
fic016 Ian O'Brien - That Was Now album art Ian O'Brien That Was Now Pacific Records fic016 UK 1997 Sell This Version
4W-OB 2 Ian O'Brien - Tattoo Jazz album art Ian O'Brien Tattoo Jazz 4th Wave 4W-OB 2 UK 1997 Sell This Version
PF093 Ian O'Brien - Heartstrings album art Ian O'Brien Heartstrings(12") Peacefrog Records PF093 UK 1999 Sell This Version
PRT-355 Ian O'Brien - Midnight Sunshine album art Ian O'Brien Midnight Sunshine(12", Promo) Toy's Factory PRT-355 Japan 1999 Sell This Version
PF IOB3 Ian O'Brien - Eden album art Ian O'Brien Eden(12") Peacefrog Records PF IOB3 UK 2000 Sell This Version
DUKE 94DJV Ian O'Brien - Infused Twelve Inch album art Ian O'Brien / James Hardway Ian O'Brien / James Hardway - Infused Twelve Inch Hydrogen Dukebox DUKE 94DJV UK 2001 Sell This Version
PFG013 Ian O'Brien - A History Of Things To Come (Album Sampler) album art Ian O'Brien A History Of Things To Come (Album Sampler)(12", Smplr) Peacefrog Records PFG013 UK 2001 Sell This Version
ART-NR2 Ian O'Brien - Promenade Eleven album art Kirk Degiorgio & Ian O'Brien Kirk Degiorgio & Ian O'Brien - Promenade Eleven Applied Rhythmic Technology (ART) ART-NR2 UK 2011 Sell This Version

Compilations

74321 69334 2 Ian O'Brien - Abstract Funk Theory album art Ian O'Brien Abstract Funk Theory (Comp) Logic Records 74321 69334 2 UK 1999 Sell This Version
EVSCD04 Ian O'Brien - The Soul Of Science album art Kirk Degiorgio & Ian O'Brien Kirk Degiorgio & Ian O'Brien - The Soul Of Science (Comp) Obsessive EVSCD04 UK 2000 Sell This Version
IRMA 503347-1 Ian O'Brien - Presents Sofistifunk Vol.2 - Past Time Grooves For The Future album art Ian O'Brien Presents Sofistifunk Vol.2 - Past Time Grooves For The Future (Comp) Irma IRMA 503347-1 Italy 2001 Sell This Version
OTLCD-1245 Ian O'Brien - Kokoro album art Ian O'Brien Kokoro(CD, Comp) Octave Lab OTLCD-1245 Japan 2009 Sell This Version
none Ian O'Brien - Rarities & Remixes I album art Ian O'Brien Rarities & Remixes I(9xFile, ALAC, Comp) Not On Label (Ian O'Brien Self-released) none Japan 2013
OTLCD1966 Ian O'Brien - I Was There 1995-2000 album art Ian O'Brien I Was There 1995-2000(CD, Comp) Octave Lab OTLCD1966 Japan 2013 Sell This Version

DJ Mixes

OTLCD-1130 Ian O'Brien - Mi Mix album art Ian O'Brien Mi Mix(CD, Comp, Mixed) Octave Lab OTLCD-1130 Japan 2008 Sell This Version
none Ian O'Brien - Live At Hell's Club, Sao Paulo Brazil album art Ian O'Brien Live At Hell's Club, Sao Paulo Brazil(CDr, Mixed, Promo) Octave Lab none Japan 2008 Sell This Version
none Ian O'Brien - Amor Em Paz album art Ian O'Brien Amor Em Paz(CDr, Mixed, Promo) Not On Label (Ian O'Brien Self-released) none Japan 2009 Sell This Version

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AskeladdenBlack

AskeladdenBlack

April 10, 2017
edited over 3 years ago
So underrated I think I will say it again, one of techno's most underrated artists and how he still isn't recognised as the true genius that he is, is an absolute crime.
AskeladdenBlack

AskeladdenBlack

March 14, 2015
One of techno's most underrated artists.

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