Digitonal have been writing and performing their brand of intricate, melodic electronica since 1997. Originally conceived by musician Andrew Dobson, it's gone through many different forms in collaboration with other performers, notably a long relationship with Eqyptian violinist Samy Bishai.
They have recorded for Toytronic Records, Cactus Island and their long-time home, Just Music, and have performed remix duties for the likes of Max Richter, B12, Alice Russell, Kelli Ali, Kirsty Hawkshaw and labelmates Marconi Union. Their live sets closely bind instrumentation with the electronics and have achieved much acclaim for their improvisation, range and beauty.
In 'Set the Weather Fair', Digitonal's 4th studio album, Dobson is joined by chart-topping dance music producer and sonics obsessive Dom Graveson which takes the outfit's sound into new territory where synthesis, cutting edge production and musicianship combine.
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Digitonal are a live band to the core. Instrumentation, improvisation, excursions through the material and into unexpected places have been part of the performance DNA of the band since the very start. They have taken the stage at festivals, art galleries, techno clubs, opera houses, public spaces and streets, churches and cathedrals, a NASA base and tiny pub back-rooms. Expression and response is the lifeblood of the band and all booking requests will be respectfully considered.
Digitonal operate their own management and can be contacted for bookings directly at the details below.
Everything's a bit shut down right now, but more to come.
During lockdown, Andy has been doing regular live streams on his Twitch channel. These are blank slate improvisations in which he plugs in a bunch of kit and see where it takes him. This is usually unexpected and frequently about creating order from chaos. Highlights get archived on his Twitch channel and he's normally broadcasting on Friday nights around 10pm GMT (but keep an eye on Twitter for the latest).