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AXXENT OPAQUE
Axxent Opaque is a three piece electronic music band based in the South West UK comprising of Colin Jordan, Gary Wright and Chris Medway . We came together in 2017 with an idea to create and perform electronic music completely live. We have since performed at various electronic music festivals using a combination of hardware and software synths, to great acclaim. Individually each member has been involved with other electronic music projects: Colin is founder/past-member of synth group Kinetik , Gary records machine pop as Neon, plus performs his solo live stream shows, and Chris records electronic/cinematic music as CosmoMoose. Together they bring their combined tastes and talents together to create a unique live electronic music experience as Axxent Opaque.

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The video to the right shows an earlier rehearsal session, with us developing ideas for the Lockdown Livestream performance.
The video below is for an impromptu ambient piece that we came up with from an earlier meet, that became known as Dawn Awakening.
Axxent Opaque Rehearsals for the Livestream

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AXXENT OPAQUE
Axxent Opaque is a three piece electronic music band based in the South West UK comprising of Colin Jordan, Gary Wright and Chris Medway . We came together in 2017 with an idea to create and perform electronic music completely live. We have since performed at various electronic music festivals using a combination of hardware and software synths, to great acclaim. Individually each member has been involved with other electronic music projects: Colin is founder/past-member of synth group Kinetik , Gary records machine pop as Neon, plus performs his solo live stream shows, and Chris records electronic/cinematic music as CosmoMoose. Together they bring their combined tastes and talents together to create a unique live electronic music experience as Axxent Opaque.

CD/DVD Releases

Download-only Releases

Concerts and Shows

Live Score to Silent Film South in Birmingham, 16th March 2019

Axxent Opaue were invited by David Wright of AD Music to play a 45 minute set at E- Scape. We also contributed a 9 minute track Session 29.3.19 released exclusively on the E-Scape 2019 compilation album of various artists that is available from AD Music shop .

E-Scape, 1st June 2019

For our second year at the Seventh Wave Festival of Electronic Music, we performed an ambitious suite of music to the 1919 silent film South (about Sir Earnest Shackleton's ill-fated voyage to Antarctica) which was being projected on a screen. Our live soundtrack was full of variety as it portrayed the ups and downs of this epic story of survival. The entire suite ran to around 63 minutes, with 19 separate pieces, performed continuously in order to synchronise with the film that was projected on a screen for the audience, and on a TV for our benefit. The audience’s reception to our audio visual presentation was rapturous and the whole project and performance was a real personal favourite project of mine, and I would like to perform it again before a bigger audience with a bigger screen!
Reviews of our performance at the E-Scape festival.... “Breathtaking music and very up-lifting. I think the audience and other artists were stunned by the performance…. They played relentless for around an hour and got a great applause.” “Great Sequencer based music that bulged into the hall. It was fast, fat and absolutely fabulous. This reminded me of Redshift, Cosmic Ground and FSP with their sequencing…..Has a raw side but it was so good…..”
This is the full recording of our live concert at E-Scape festvial of electronic music, on 1st June 2019 in Halesworth in Suffolk. It is a continuous 43 minute piece of music played completely live in front of an enthusiastic audience. The introduction is from the event organiser, David Wright, and the outro from Stephan Whitlan
In October 2018 we were invited to perform a couple of live sets for broadcast by a Phonic FM Radio Station, Exeter. Our second 'Phonic FM' set would later be issued on the SOUTH CD, but the first live set we performed had remained unheard since the original broadcast. It featured an improvised introduction that would later be reworked into the track ICEBREAKER on SOUTH , plus the second half of our OUTBACK set that was originally issued on WAVE - FORMS . However the version presented here is markedly different in feel to the CD release and is one of our best ever live musical performances to date!
On October 30th 2021 Axxent Opaque took part in a Lockdown livestreamers event broadcasting live on the internet. The recording is available as a double disc CD/DVD of the concert. Disc 1 is an edited CD of the set. Disc 2 is a DVD featuring the full unedited webcast plus a bonus promo video for the track Dawn Awakening.
This is a live recording of Axxent Opaque’s complete score to the 1919 film SOUTH. The DVD is the film of the expedition, as shot by the expedition members back in 1914-17, along with extra images accompanied by our musical score. A true audio//visual experience.
This is a live recording of our debut concert, containing two sets performed during the Seventh Wave Festival Of Electronic Music held at the Birmingham and Midlands Institute, Birmingham UK in March 2018.

Awakenings, Rugeley, Staffs, 13th October 2018

This was our second live performance, comprising of 2 adjacent sets, including a brand new piece we had only finalized 2 days earlier, all received with much enthusiasm. The night before we were guests on Phonic FM's Two Knobs And An Oscillator show live from the Phoenix Centre in Exeter, which can be downloaded . The video below shows how we set up for the event…. :-)

Seventh Wave Festival of Electronic Music, Birmingham 10th March 2018

This was our debut live performance, that took place in the Gallery Room, at the Seventh Wave Festival of Electronic Music organised by Chris Wave. We were invited and welcomed by long-time friend of the band, Martyn Greenwood (who performs as Concept Devices ). We performed two half hour sets, the second of which is is on the YouTube Video below, and they were released as our debut album Wave-Forms . The audience reaction to our first performance was very enthusiastic and it help cement our reputation as a must-see live synth act.

Lockdown Livesrteam V-EM X, 30th October 2021

Livestream event

We took part in a Livestream event organised by Adrian Hendy as part of his Lockdown Livestreamers on at 11pm on a Saturday night. We pulled the set together over three days with each day being around 14- 15 hours long, until we were finally happy with the result late Saturday afternoon. The whole event consisted of four acts starting at 8pm and with us performing last finishing at around midnight. We were so pleased with the results that the edited set became our third main release From the Dark Dimension . The whole performance is on the YouTube video below but it looks and sounds much better on the CD/DVD..
The video below is for an impromptu ambient piece that we came up with from an earlier meet, that became known as Dawn Awakening.

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