SEPT. 16, 2013
The archetypal producer risk-taker, Andy Duguid is a man on the cutting edge. His independent in-studio approach has placed him in a coveted position – his music sought and respected by the DJ underground and establishment alike. With his debut album, 2008’s ‘Believe’, the Scotsman hardwired his reputation as a skilled sound-shaper – a name that came quick to the lips of those in the know. Now, five years on and after an uncountable number of late-night studio hours, the follow up to ‘Believe’ is here. Andy is about to push those limits once again.
‘On The Edge’s title track also takes the role of its lead-out – an overture exploration into super-string theory. Weaving unconventionally FX’d vocal harmonics into its lustre-filled strings; it’s backed by intricately programmed drum & percussion pulsation. Further in, ‘Paradise’ (aka ‘Richard’s Theme’) swirls the atmosphere, progresses the prog and side orders shots of electronica. Duguid houses up the drums on ‘Percussion Man’, hotwires the bass and employs deliriously kaleidoscopic FX. With its infectious once-heard/ never forgotten xylophonic riff, its reaches deep into the EDM wormhole.
“My thought process before heading to the studio on day one of makingthis album was simple. Don’t rush it. Be inspired. And be me. I was coming off the back of my fair share of tragedy so it was certain emotion would play a major role in its making. Every track on this album has it’s own backstory and I think every story deserves the perfect soundtrack.” – Andy Duguid