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Tin Man

Producing music for more than a decade, the named master of the neo acid scene, Vienna's Tin Man continues to evolve and invigorate with each and every release.

Tin Man is an artist in the truest sense of the word. Over the last decade now the man born Johannes Auvinen has explored an ever evolving sound palette that touches on house, techno and ambient. Just as L. Frank Baum's fictional character had no heart, but a great capacity for humanity, Auvinen's music brims with emotion, even if it appears to lack the requisite parts for it. The guise also gives voice to his seemingly ...read more

Producing music for more than a decade, the named master of the neo acid scene, Vienna's Tin Man continues to evolve and invigorate with each and every release.

Tin Man is an artist in the truest sense of the word. Over the last decade now the man born Johannes Auvinen has explored an ever evolving sound palette that touches on house, techno and ambient. Just as L. Frank Baum's fictional character had no heart, but a great capacity for humanity, Auvinen's music brims with emotion, even if it appears to lack the requisite parts for it. The guise also gives voice to his seemingly long-held fascination with identity. Auvinen's father was a carpenter from Finland; his mother a Canadian exec for Apple. Together, they raised him in Sacramento. In this homebrew of cultures and classes, it's no surprise a personality like Auvinen's emerged, or that he chose a character as ambiguous as Tin Man to represent himself.

Most recently the California born producer and live act has been responsible for reinvigorating the acid scene with his unique and cerebral manipulations of real Roland 303s. His tracks have been laced with slow and subtly shifting patterns that are infused with a very real machine soul and exude captivating warmth. The finest proof of this yet was his slowly unfolding and tender LP, Neo Neo Acid on Absurd: it was his sixth full length to date and was arguably his most coherent and comprehensive work.

Taking influences from "Chicago and radio pop rock as well as melancholic UK electronics and Sahk√∂" Tin Man's extensive discography also explores less sublime and seductive sounds on labels like Keys of Life and Acid Acid, and plenty of raw sonics on albums like Scared. He is also part of The Acid Symphony Orchestra (a live super group that features artists playing on ten 303, 707 and 808) and has turned out a standalone neo-classical and ambient work, Vienna Blue, which proves he does so much more than pure dancing music. « hide

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Ode
2014

Neo Neo Acid
06/18/2012

Vienna Blue
2011

Perfume
2011

Scared
2010

Places
2004

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