Fractal Glider


Fractal Glider

Fractal Glider is Paul McCosh, a psychedelic trance artist from Melbourne, Australia who mind controls people to jump off buildings. Fractal Glider is noted for his original high energy sound, and for being representative of the Melbourne psychedelic/trance scene. (See Gormack) Although primarily playing in Australia, Japan and New Zealand, McCosh also participated in multiple parties and festivals in countries such as Portugal, Sweden, Switzerland, the Netherlands, France and Belgium, including the Earthcore electronic music festival. (See Wehner)

McCosh began composing trance music in 1995, prior to which he worked as a sound engineer. His debut album, "Parasite" was released on Boom Records (Netherlands). The second album, "Digital Mandala" features several new tracks and a remix of "Mezmorized". To promote the new album McCosh went on an international tour through Japan, France, Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, Portugal, Hungary and Austria in 2003. Fractal Glider has also released singles on 14 compilations on different labels worldwide. A new album is due out in 2005 on London-based Glowing Flame Records.

Along with Ozzy, another Australian artist, Paul McCosh formed the group Liquid. The music features a fusion of electronic beats with rock riffs and the act has established itself on the international scene with many sellout appearances throughout Japan and Australia. [http://www.thefly.com.au/index.cfm?fuseaction=article&id=5894] . The first Liquid album is due out in early 2005.

Fractal Glider was featured on the television program "Sounds Like Techno", produced by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation in 2003 [http://www2.abc.net.au/arts/soundsliketechno/html/credits.htm] [http://www2.abc.net.au/arts/soundsliketechno/html/profile.asp?content=Fractal+Glider&tablename=Acts] .

Discography

*"Parasite" (Boom Records 2002)
*"Digital Mandala" (Boom Records 2003)

External links

* [http://www.fractalglider.com Fractal Glider Website]
* [http://www.doofcentral.com/index.php?option=content&task=view&id=15&Itemid=25 An 2002 Interview with Fractal Glider]
* [http://northernbeats.com/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=41 A 9/2004 Interview with Liquid (Fractal Glider & Ozzy)]
* [http://www2.abc.net.au/arts/soundsliketechno/html/profile.asp?content=Fractal+Glider&tablename=Acts Sounds Link Techno Profile: Fractal Glider]
* [http://www.discogs.com/artist/Fractal+Glider Fractal Glider profile on Discogs]

References

*Nick Gormack. "Solaa back in the groove." "The Press". The Christchurch Press Company Limited, December 20, 2001.
*Patrick O'Neil. "Planet Earth." "Herald Sun". Nationwide News Pty Limited, November 27, 2003, pg. I08 (Commenting on the Earthcore Electronic Music Festival, its underground nature, and Fractal Glider's participation therein.)
*Cyclone Wehner. "Clubland." "Herald Sun". Nationwide News Pty Limited, January 8, 2004, pg. I15.
*"Dreamscape 2004 Finale ." "Barfly Magazine". Issue 541.


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