Terminal Sound System
Formed in a dingy Melbourne warehouse at the end of last century, Terminal Sound System began as a vehicle for Skye Klein, half of Relapse Records cult doom/drone due HALO, to explore his interest in experimental electronic music and dub.
Originally playing warehouse parties with a cobbled-together collection of four track cassette recorders, old samplers and dusty guitar effects, TSS began releasing music on his own Embryo Recordings mailorder label, and soon other Australian and international labels.
Throughout the mid 00’s, whilst continuing to release increasingly diverse albums, TSS worked the live mixing desk for local leftfield Hip Hop collective Symbiotic, taking their beats and rhymes to darker, deeper dub-infused spaces before hooking up with seminal Australian experimental music label Extreme.
Terminal Sound System continues to release expansive, immersive music, fusing live instrumentation with electronics, often synchronised with distorted and reappropriated video imagery.