"Avon is a bit of a star... I'd rate him alongside
likes of Lemon Jelly and Telepopmusik"
the Godfather of UK electronica.
Iris Light & Karvavena presents SALARY MAN the
debut album from AVON, the Bristol-based
soundtrack and downtempo composer. This is a
joint release for the two labels involved and is the
second in a series of combined releases.
DJ promos from this album caused a buzz
in the summer, gaining air-play on XFM
(the Flow-Motion show) and getting described
by DJ magazine as "rocking... in that Groove
Armada/Nu Yorican Soul kind of way." Salary Man
is a wide-screen 14-track memoir of Avon's 2003
journey from life under the hammer of corporate
culture to artistic freedom, via flotation
meditation ('La Luz'), techno rebellion
('Attack the Federation'), relationship melodrama
(three vocal collaborations with Vicky Burley) and
the underbelly of 24-hour internet radio ('Kalimba
Time' and 'Out of Town')... Paul Ramos, the man
behind Bristol's infamous SEXY CLUB, also
provides vocals for two tracks.
'Avon's name is inspired by the anti-hero in Blake's
7, the cult spaghetti sci-fi series. His music was
originally inspired by it's soundtrack artists - the
BBC Radiophonic Workshop who are revered as
the originators of English avant-garde/electronica.
Avon has also contributed a brand new cover
version of 'Legs' by ART OF NOISE
on the compilation album The Abduction
of The Art Of Noise.