Tag: Surveillance


ASSEMBLAGE23 EndureSeattle based musician Tom Shear has carved a justifiably successful career over the past 20 or so years with acclaimed releases such as ‘Compass’ and ‘Storm’. 2012’s ‘Bruise’ album saw a move towards a more mature sound. In the interim, Shear returned to a harder EBM style with the side project SURVEILLANCE, made possible via a hugely successful crowdfunding campaign. The same approach has been deployed for the latest ASSEMBLAGE 23 release ‘Endure’. Continue Reading ›


Hover FrontThe American town of Providence in Rhode Island is the home of MARI KATTMAN. Mari, previously of DAY TWELVE and MARI & THE GHOST, had become a sought after voice. Her marked vocals on 'Husk' from SURVEILLANCE's album 'Oceania' earned her a well-deserved interest and rapid following. Recently Mari has joined forces with composer Matt Echo and under the umbrella of MARI KATTMAN, they release their first album, 'Hover'. Continue Reading ›

Under Surveillance: An Interview with ASSEMBLAGE 23’s Tom Shear

ASSEMBLAGE23-by-Bob-Libby02American musician Tom Shear, primarily through the vehicle of his band ASSEMBLAGE 23, has spent over a decade building a career anchored in a personal relationship with his fans. Those self same fans appreciation for his brand of harder edged electronic music was once again demonstrated in a massively successful crowd sourcing campaign for recent side project SURVEILLANCE. Shear chatted to TEC about life as a one man band, the challenges faced in his early years and the pros and cons of crowd sourcing. Continue Reading ›