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Plague Sequence

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Pete Crane


London, UK

Producer since:

Playing guitar since age 6, making electronic music since 1997


Crash Frequency

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Musical Influences


Full on/prog/night/industrial/EBM

Current Top 10

Son Kite - Focus
Shift - Closer
Infected Mushroom - Dracul
Headscan - Carnal Knowledge
Negative Format - Probe v2.4
Naked Tourist - Mad Different Methods
Megalopsy - The Abstract Machine

All Time Top 10

Headscan - Hi-Motion Model
Infected Mushroom - Bust A Move

Favourite DJs

Anyone who dares to cross psytrance into industrial.

Favourite Artists

Shift, Dark Soho, X-Dream, Infected, Son Kite, and my all-time fave; Headscan.


Upcoming Events

Plague Sequence:
[Sydney] Berserk March 17th 2007
The next Berserk is scheduled for March 17th at the Mandarin club and Plague Sequence will be playing live! Alongside DJs Dasein + Zephiran.

[Sydney] Opposition, Sydney, March 23rd 2007
Plague Sequence are playing live at Opposition. Alongside Epsilon (live Breakcore), and DJs playing hardcore, d&b, hard industrial techno and psytrance.

[Sydney] Release the Secret (2) March 30th 2007
Plague Sequence has been added to the line-up for Release the Secret (2), featuring BROKEN TOY (South Africa/Alchemy Records). Outdoor location 2 hours from Sydney. Tix from usual outlets.

[Sydney] Regrowth '07 April 13-15 2007
R.E.G.E.N present Regrowth '07, 3-day outdoor psytrance gathering 2 hours from Sydney. Plague Sequence has been added to the line-up alongside Brain Bokka (Israel) and others. Tix from usual outlets.

The Crystalline Effect:
[Sydney] March 14th @ Troubadour

Previous Events

Plague Sequence:
[Sydney] Doofcorp November 25th.
[Adelaide] Cyberia cyber-ball @ Enigma, September 30th
[Melbourne] Cold Circuit @ Dream niteclub July 28th

The Crystalline Effect:
Dozens of gigs around Australia (Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane) from packed clubs to festivals to intimate theatres.

DJ Virulent:
Berserk @ Mandarin Club (basement level), Sat October 21st 2006
Berserk @ Mandarin Club (basement level), Sat September 2nd 2006

The Crystalline Effect:
Sat August 26th, 3pm @ Broadway Cafe
Sat August 26th, 10pm @ Gaelic Club

Radio Appearances

Infectious Unease (Melb), Nemesis, Discombobulation

Highlight of Career

Signing The Crystalline Effect to Black Flames Records, performing in a packed-out Gaelic Club in support of VNV Nation...


As "Plague Sequence":
2 Plague Sequence tracks (Oblivion and Take The First Step) are featured on the new Crash Frequency compilation.


As "The Crystalline Effect":
EP - "Blurred Edges" 2006:
Album - "Glass" 2005

Implant - Surface Tension (The Crystalline Effect remix)
Alien Produkt - Detestable Envy (The Crystalline Effect remix)
Streeturchin - Blown Away (The Crystalline Effect remix)
Skoyz - Distorted Dreams (The Crystalline Effect remix)
Blank - Hellbound (The Crystalline Effect remix)

Compilation appearances:
Interbreeding VIII - Elements Of Violence
Crash Frequency Vol.2
Crash Frequency Vol.1
State Of Synthpop 2005
Synthphony Remixed! Vol.4
Dark Horizons comp 2006

Upcoming Releases

In progress:
Debut Plague Sequence album

2nd The Crystalline Effect album



Plague Sequence present dancefloor oriented music with a futuristic prose, fusing cold synth patterns and sweeping atmospherics, drawing heavily from the psytrance and futuristic techno genres.

The Australian project consists of Virulent (Pete Crane), who is known for making the music for trip hop/EBM act The Crystalline Effect, whose debut album Glass was released by European label Black Flames Records in 2005. The Crystalline Effect has played dozens of gigs all over Australia and their releases have received great reviews worldwide. Virulent is also an active remix-artist having remixed internationally renowned artists (including Implant, among others) and also DJs regularly in Sydney and Melbourne.

Currently completing a debut album, Plague Sequence is a subjective view of the technofetishistic webwork of a computer-obsessed existence, an intimate portrayal of the integration of the hi-tech into human culture.

Plague Sequence is part of the Crash Frequency Collective.

Studio Setup

Alesis Andromeda A6
Novation SL Zero
Korg microKORG
Roland mc-202
Roland PC-70 MIDI controller
Sony VAIO prosume (duo 2ghz, 1g ram, 120gb)
IBM Thinkpad (Pentium M 1500mhz, 512mb ram)
Desktop PC (P4 3.06ghz)
Tascam US-122
Cubase SX 2, Reason 2.5, numerous plug-ins (fave plug-ins: Absynth 3, MS-20, Pro-53, Ohmforce & Izotope plug-ins)
Genelec 8020a speakers
Sansui Amp + B&W speakers
16 channel analogue Yamaha desk
Fender stratocaster w/ texas special pickups
Fender stratocaster w/ Gibson humbuckers
Epiphone Nicke LP Custom
Marshall 100w valvestate head + quad box
Line 6 Pod v2, Genesis 1, Zoom 505, Crybaby wah

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