TeknoSadisT (TST) is the experimental electronics project of Steve Carter and Antoinette Rydyr, also known as the creative team SCAR, who also have a substantial history in Australian horror, SF, weird fantasy art and comics.
TST does not do song-based pop or rock. We seldom use melody and prefer the use of varying audio tones and textures to sculpt different moods. The music is primarily concerned with minimalist rhythms, loops, atmospherics and audio abstractions that incorporate fragments of improvisation, voice and other sounds.
We refer to this music as abstract psyhchedelia and progtronics – like progressive rock, several different sections segue into one another, forming extended electronic suites. Separate pieces, or “songs” can also be programmed into a different or random order so that they play as a single but ever varying longer piece.
Every TST album consists of several tracks with individual titles. They can either stand alone as single tracks or become part of an extended whole.
TST have had no formal music training. When creating music we work with sound in the same way a surrealist or abstract artist works with colour, shape and form. We do not do live performances and prefer a studio environment.