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Vancouver, Canada (2004 – present)

Au4 is an audio/visual creative collective formed in 2004 by brothers Ben and Aaron Wylie in Vancouver, Canada. Inspired in part by the electronica explosion of the 1990s, and landmark albums by Underworld, Massive Attack, Björk, and Nine Inch Nails, Ben and Aaron began layering and shaping musical and visual composites, accumulating a body of work that would eventually find its way onto their debut album On: Audio, and into their technically involved live show On: Visual.

Au4 has released one album, On: Audio in 2006 on their independent label Torn Open Records. Their second album “… And Down Goes the Sky” is set to be released in January 2013.

On: Audio was nominated for the 2006 Outstanding Independent Album at the annual Western Canadian Music Awards (WCMA). Following its release, the album had regular airtime on CBC Radio 3, was featured on many radio stations across the US, Brazil, and Europe, and a remix of “Everything Always Moving” was played on Tiësto’s Club Life overseas.



On: Audio (2004-2006)

The “On” projects not only allude to the beginnings of Au4 as a group, but they make reference to ‘reality’ as an overall concept: consciousness, ‘coming into being’, or one’s general state of being ‘on’. On: Audio is the audio representation of the project, and On: Visual is Au4′s live performance and visual projection counter-part.

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  • elvenhome

    ...And Down Goes The Sky is my favourite album of all time. God, it's so atmospheric.

    10 Jul 3:50am Reply
  • elvenhome

    I adore them.

    17 Apr 12:57pm Reply
  • Arbiksheland

    mesmerizing and melodic.

    30 Mar 4:44pm Reply
  • Bought_New_Soul

    discovered them through a weird chance, liking what I am hearing.

    24 Mar 12:18am Reply
  • Wumbologic

    Good and refreshing stuff. I'm loving it :)

    5 Mar 10:53am Reply
  • rnak_

    They are awesome! <3

    17 Sep 2014 Reply
  • BassExtractor

    Pls make a 10 minute version of "The Empty Gorgeousness of All"

    11 Jul 2014 Reply
  • spellvexit

    I discovered these guys by way of Continuum and found out that they actually offer their albums for free (mp3 and FLAC) on their official website: www.au4.ca. I like their approach: "If you connect with our music, please support us by making a donation towards our next studio album."

    3 May 2014 Reply
  • BassExtractor

    The second album is amazing, I don't understand why people don't like it :o

    7 Mar 2014 Reply
  • placebo_molko

    im not sure i like the second album. It's lost the sweetness of the previous one from what i've heard.

    27 Jan 2014 Reply
  • Sylvaron

    If anybody likes au4's songs So Just Hang on Beautiful One or any of their more guitary tracks, I recommend listening to Fair to Midland. Dance of the manatee http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wjW-j2PAv-I is a pretty good one, along with musical chairs and amarillo sleeps on my pillow. They're much heavier on the prog rock than au4, but I feel like the general vibe and the vocals are similar.

    7 Jan 2014 Reply
  • Sylvaron

    Just listened to And Down Goes the Sky, I'm in love.

    28 Dec 2013 Reply
  • xVTSWx

    On:Audio is a good record, but ...And Down Goes The Sky is just WHOOOOA! Probably the best album of this year (and one of the best records ever made).

    10 Nov 2013 Reply
  • TheJamesman

    So Just Hang On, Beautiful One is the most gorgeous song ever.

    6 Oct 2013 Reply
  • noHiPSTER_Music

    Underrated http://www.nohipster.it/en/au4-and-down-goes-the-sky-2012/ read our Story and Listen

    21 Sep 2013 Reply
  • Da-Nova

    Just. Wow.

    9 Sep 2013 Reply
  • Frankeleyn

    Since I heared Everyone Is Everyone on Continuum I can't stop listening their tracks anymore. They are awesome!

    28 Aug 2013 Reply
  • TheJamesman

    Just discovered this band thanks to Continuum. Both albums are on Spotify. The one from last year is amazing.

    17 Aug 2013 Reply
  • Hypnostradamus

    beautiful

    30 Jul 2013 Reply
  • andiedinosaur

    New album is so amazing <3

    31 Mar 2013 Reply
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