quiddity have been described as ‘Underworld and Fluke have a Warpy face-off’. And they are very pleased with that.
quiddity are a duo from the UK making electronic music. Graham & Dan have been making music together and apart since the late 80s. Starting off in indie tinged guitar groups, through dalliances with other bands they started making electronic music as Aztechnology in the mid 90s. This period produced live improv gigs and a demo, but life conspired to get in the way and the project had to be put on hold. Somehow they ended up two 40 somethings dreaming of being 20 somethings, but a steady trickle of music created hundreds of miles apart has started to flow stronger and, older and wiser, they’ve decided to ignore life and get on with what they enjoy.
quiddity are an electronica band at heart, but cover a range of styles within that broad church. From early massive bass driven thumpers like ‘Nix Dogma’ (which is to be used in an upcoming VR blaster, Polybius, on the Playstation from Llamasoft), through to the more recent ambient tinged chill of ‘Float’.
Their current crop of releases – 3 EPs in as many months – shows a maturing of the tunes, and they are about to start work on their third album. When the chaps started quiddity, the idea was that it could grow into more of a collective. There have been some interesting collaborations – most notable of which are some videos produced by Eyeless in Gaza’s Elizabeth S. – and the current thinking is that collaborations will form the basis of the new album. Over time, some interesting people have expressed a desire to work with quiddity, and we look forward to making some announcements around this as we firm up plans around the release.