Andras is the stage name of Andrew Wilson, an Australian musician who’s earned acclaim for his unpredictable take on electronica. His soft, focused abstractions are an elegant counter-argument to the angular clichés of contemporary studio wank, cutting a broad path through ‘90s underground house, soundtrack and ambient music. His work is loosely based around drum machine rhythms and sloppy soft synthesis; smoothing over nature-machine and industrial-relax oppositions and enjoying all the confusion.
The soundtrack work ‘Overworld’ marked a significant departure from his previous work, introducing a new alias Art Wilson. The album playfully explores the dance-performance themes of nature and astrology while sticking with familiar low-budget synth and drum machine instrumentation. Andras also maintains an ongoing collaboration with vocalist Oscar Key Sung, with the pair delving ever deeper into late night coffee and (b)romance.
In addition to his production work, Andrew hosts Strange Holiday Radio on Melbourne’s 3RRR 102.7fm, where he champions a diverse mix of local and Australian music. In addition to radio-podcasts and mixes, there are a couple compilations and re-issue projects in development.