The idea that became Autorotation was born in Toronto some years ago when multi-instrumentalists/producers Robyn Sellman and Igor Olejar met through their work in ambient electronica, IDM, dreampop, and film music.
Fast forward to 2007 when they escaped the restrictive trade laws of the USA and moved to Deptford, London in search of like-minded musicians and a more tour-permitting market.
Robyn and Igor are now joined by Phil Stutely on the bass, and Kaloian Bukov on the drums. Experimenting and blurring the distinctions between groove, noise, orchestration and vocalisation, they transform their live shows into audio-visual spectacles with large projection screens, complex electronic set-ups and captivating performances. But, they can, and do, unplug, simplify and play their acoustic sets in the middle of a field.
Everything Is Everything is Autorotation’s first full-length release. Best described as Kate Bush singing on a Sigur Ros track that was remixed by Aphex Twin, while being drowned in a sea of shoegazeness by the Cocteau Twins. The album features eight moody, politically-charged cinematic songs that are multi-layered, harmonic and mechanised, with soaring female vocals counter-pointed by melodic bass lines, fortified by driving beats and spiced with digital glitches.
The album also includes two remixes, one by Dave Renwick (ex Communards) and the other by Norway Pumpkin from Japan, who was the winner of Autorotation’s on-line remix competition.