10 Songs, 37 Minutes


About Austin Cesear

A native Californian who later based himself in New York City's Brooklyn borough, Austin Cesear produces downcast experimental and ambient techno. Growing up, he had no formal musical training, but a high-school course exposed him to Reason, a software program for music production. He eventually incorporated hardware into his approach. Signed to Public Information, he debuted in July 2012 with Cruise Forever, a striking album that placed the producer in the same realm as Vatican Shadow and Andy Stott, with inspiration seemingly drawn from releases by the likes of Terrence Dixon, Robert Hood, and Basic Channel. Only a couple months later, Public Information released Cesear's Deep Breakfast Mixtape, an extremely limited CD-R of original material. In February 2014, Cesear reappeared with a more dancefloor-oriented release, There's a Crack in Everything, on Proibito. The next month brought a split release, shared with Stefan Jós, that was issued on cassette and as a digital download. Within a few months, Public Information came out with the six-track EP West Side. ~ Andy Kellman