Illusion Of Safety

Illusion Of Safety

Real Name:
Daniel Burke
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Overview
Since 1983 Illusion Of Safety has been the ongoing project of Daniel Burke, working alone and with various collaborators. They have released over 20 CDs on labels such as Complacency, Die Stadt, Experimedia, Odd Size, Silent, Soleilmoon, Staalplaat, Tesco, and Waystyx, and played over three hundred concerts in Europe and North America. IOS' work has been called ambient, post-industrial, electro-acoustic, noise, sound collage, improvisation, and power electronics, but they are unwilling to limit their work to any given style or method. The sonic character and affective substance of the music will often shift abruptly within each recording and live performance.

Current position
Daniel Burke is currently working with conventional instruments, electronic synthesis, computer composition, samples, and highly amplified handled objects. He uses improvised and composed structures containing material that confounds memory and stimulates perception. The resulting music encompasses broken sound, disturbed ambience and unfiltered beauty that collectively evokes an awareness of the ineffable.

Intent
The work activates modes of perception to facilitate direct access to the psyche, emotions, and the infinite in order to address the necessity of balance and the nature of dichotomy.
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Illusion Of Safety Discography Tracks

Albums

Illusion Of Safety & Dead Tech Illusion Of Safety & Dead Tech - The Best Of Illusion Of Safety And Dead Tech (Comp) Complacency US 1986 Sell This Version
CPC-09 Illusion Of Safety My Mind Is Killing Me(Cass, C60) Complacency CPC-09 US 1986 Sell This Version
CPC-3 Illusion Of Safety Ecstatic Crisis(Cass, C60) Complacency CPC-3 US 1986 Sell This Version
CPC-1 Illusion Of Safety It's A Dead Dog(Cass, C60) Complacency CPC-1 US 1986 Sell This Version
CPC-13 Illusion Of Safety Violence And Geography(Cass, C50) Complacency CPC-13 US 1987 Sell This Version
IOS* Repairs Sound Of Pig US 1988 Sell This Version
Illusion Of Safety More Violence And Geography (Album) Complacency US 1988 Sell This Version
WNS 007 Illusion Of Safety More Altitude Than Attitude: IOS At 14,000 Feet(Cass, C60) We Never Sleep WNS 007 US 1988 Sell This Version
BBP-031 City Of Worms / Illusion Of Safety City Of Worms / Illusion Of Safety - Live COS 7/7/88(Cass, Album, C90) Big Body Parts BBP-031 US 1988 Sell This Version
CPC-14 Illusion Of Safety In 70 Countries(Cass, C40) Complacency CPC-14 US 1989 Sell This Version
BBP-070 Illusion Of Safety / City Of Worms / Eric Lunde Illusion Of Safety / City Of Worms / Eric Lunde - Milago - Live In Milwaukee & Chicago July 1989(Cass, Album, C90) Big Body Parts BBP-070 US 1989 Sell This Version
CPD03002 Holeist / Illusion Of Safety Holeist / Illusion Of Safety - Holeist / Illusion Of Safety(LP) Complacency CPD03002 US 1989 Sell This Version
Illusion Of Safety Finite Material Context Complacency US 1990 Sell This Version
HR 175 PBK & City Of Worms & Hudak* & Illusion Of Safety PBK & City Of Worms & Hudak* & Illusion Of Safety - Step Into The Step(Cass, Album, C46) Harsh Reality Music HR 175 US 1990 Sell This Version
CPC-15 Illusion Of Safety Fifteen(Cass) Complacency CPC-15 US 1990 Sell This Version
RZC-003 Bigcityorchestre* - Illusion Of Safety Bigcityorchestre* - Illusion Of Safety - IOS-BCO(Cass) Realization Recordings RZC-003 US 1990 Sell This Version
Illusion Of Safety Historical (Album) Staalplaat Netherlands 1991 Sell This Version
Illusion Of Safety Inside Agitator (Album) Complacency US 1992 Sell This Version
Illusion Of Safety Probe (Album) Staalplaat Netherlands 1992 Sell This Version
Illusion Of Safety Cancer (Album) Tesco Organisation Germany 1992 Sell This Version
Illusion Of Safety Water Seeks Its Own Level (Album) Silent US 1994 Sell This Version
Illusion Of Safety Distraction (Album) Odd Size France 1994 Sell This Version
OECD 003 Randy Greif / Illusion Of Safety Randy Greif / Illusion Of Safety - In Our Little Bodies(CD, Album, Ltd, Num) Old Europa Cafe OECD 003 Italy 1994 Sell This Version
Illusion Of Safety Fin De Siècle (Album) Korm Plastics Netherlands 1995 Sell This Version
MANCD20 Illusion Of Safety · Life Garden · Voice Of Eye Illusion Of Safety · Life Garden · Voice Of Eye - The Nature Of Sand(CD, Album) Manifold Records MANCD20 US 1995 Sell This Version

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Alastis

Alastis

March 30, 2005
edited over 12 years ago
Its hard for me to understand how bands like Illusion of Safety (basically Dan Burke alone with revolving cast of musicians) are able to go on for 20+ years. There was virtually no promotion for this band and certainly they are rarely mentioned by those who are into dark ambient or experimental music, although their influence on both genres is enormous. Hopefully Dan Burke will continue to do the same thing for at least another 50 years.

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