Illusion Of Safety has been the ongoing project of Dan Burke since 1983, working with numerous individuals in various combinations of one to 12 members. Their work has been continually evolving, never settling into an easy niche. Each collaborator has brought their own unique perspective to the project. Since 1991 IOS have released 15 CDs on labels such as Silent, Odd Size, Staalplaat, Soleilmoon, Manifold, Tesco, and Complacency. As of June 2000 IOS has completed over 170 live performances in the U.S., Europe, and Canada. At times their work has been called ambient, post-industrial, electro-acoustic, electronica, sound collage, improvisation, and power electronics. Unable to categorize their work into one style, each release, live performance, and sometimes individual piece often shifts abruptly from one atmosphere to another. Leading some to describe their output as schizophrenic. Their work is Decomposition: using obscure sources, exhibiting a strong sense of balance in structure and sound color, juxtaposing the beautiful and the disturbing. Current emphasis is working with electronic synthesis, computer composition & manipulation, musical reference, and close microphone searching hands. Referencing external & enhancing internal locations, manipulating semi-recognizable elements in structures of a re-arranged language of error. Destroyed music, broken sound, disturbed ambience, and the quest for the sublime.
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