Since 1983 Illusion Of Safety has been the ongoing project of Daniel Burke, working alone and with various collaborators. They have released over 20 CDs on labels such as Complacency, Die Stadt, Experimedia, Odd Size, Silent, Soleilmoon, Staalplaat, Tesco, and Waystyx, and played over three hundred concerts in Europe and North America. IOS' work has been called ambient, post-industrial, electro-acoustic, noise, sound collage, improvisation, and power electronics, but they are unwilling to limit their work to any given style or method. The sonic character and affective substance of the music will often shift abruptly within each recording and live performance.
Illusion of Safety Blog
By home, 2015-02-15
Illusion of Safety describes their music as "post-industrial experimental," motivated by an "attempt to create a mood, stimulate thought processes, pacify, relax, and startle the listener." The technology involved is mainly sampling, but also incorporates guitar, tape, other electronics and processing. RVE is a balanced release in terms of moods, crashing and then eerily soothing. At one point in the mix, I could decipher a jumble of swarmoing insects, and, later, the chirping of birds, which made for a disturbing counterpoint. --Bryan Baker GAJOOB 9