Survivor of the world of machines. Multiman is the only necessary element to transport you to the “here and now “. This human multi-tool, sound engineer, graphic designer and photographer uses his wide knowledge about electronics, music theory and multimedia applications becoming a curious symbiosis between the machine and man.
Since 2003 he has been performing live electronic music without any computer, developing his own software and hardware applications for experimental devices and interactive installations.
Different sonic landscapes from the parallel universe that recreate the perfect atmosphere to illuminate the dark and unknown paths of the human psyche.
Accompanied by multiple toys that he modifies, synthesizers, samplers, 80´s computers or handmade devices, this artist will make you hallucinate and turn you into the honor passenger of his spaceship.
Currently he resides in Malaga, Spain, continuing to make psytrance music, mastering and graphic designs for European labels. Alongside, he is working on his own experimental audio-visual projects as well as creating devices from the future…
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List of Gigs by MULTIMAN
Discography & Releases
- Olé – Multiman – BMSS Records – 2012 Released in Ektoplazm.
- May 2010
- Culture is not your friend – Maledictis – 2011
- Synthestesia EP – Multiman – BMSS Records – 2010
- Recycling is good – Maledictis – 2010
Tracks on VA & Compilations:
- Let Us All Unite! – Mythopia Vol 2 – Mosaico Records – 2015
- The Dark Passenger – Tales of Light – Zero Gravity Records – 2014
- Dance of Light – Ibiza Vibestyle Project – Neurobiotic Records – 2014
- Nobody is Perfect – Light the fuse – GloOm Music – 2014
- Cosmic Giggle – Vortex VA Compiled by DJ Neutron – Maharetta Records – 2013
- Empirical Oneness – Mysteries of Psytrance Vol 3 – Ovnimoon Records – 2013
- Afronauts – Dosmiltrance VA Compiled By Ying Yang Monks – Maharetta Records – 2013
- Antikithera – Psynapse VA Compiled by Hypnoise – Maharetta Records – 2013
- Transmission – Harmonic Spectrum VA Compiled by Hypnoise – Maharetta Records – 2012
- Transition – Transition VA Compiled by Boom Shankar – BMSS Records – 2011
- Voces Bulgaras – A concept in psy II Compiled by Saltaux – BMSS Records – 2011
- Coptic Chants – Maledictis – 2010
Contact & Bookings
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Sound engineer/Musician/Photographer & Graphic designer.
Julián Calvo Orquín. 26/07/1983
I started my relation with arts back in 1996 with some graffiti attempts, around that time my father bought me an old reflex camera which was the tool that really made me start loving the world of light and image. Some years later I went to do a degree in artistic photography, in the School of Fine Arts, Granada.
I think this was one of the most important moments in my career, at the time I wasn´t doing any computer design or any digital techniques, I was fully focused on old fashion methods, light techniques, chemical prints and psycology related to the image but I believe these were the tools that have helped me the most in my designs since.
At the time I used to make my own covers for my music projects but never anything complicated or serious but there came a day when I wanted my own website. I asked a good friend who was a web designer, his answer was… well, for you, just 3.000 euros… I couldnt believe this was supposed to be a cheap price!
I finished photography and also completed a degree in sound engineering. More similar situations arose regarding design, so once I finished I decided to enrol on a course of graphic and web design as well as some animation and flash just simply to be able to do the things myself.
My way of working changed radically afterwards, I was more inspired to make flyers, websites, logotypes etc. I also worked for a design company in Spain for a period of time creating much more formal designs for mainly large businesses.
In 2008 I decided to move to England and I stayed there for 2 years. It was in Brighton where I started to work with fractal and experimental software, especially since the work comissioned to me was related to this style.
In 2010 I signed a contract with BMSS Records in regards to my music. It also gave me the chance of offering myself as a designer. In 2012 I signed with Maharetta Records, a new born Spanish label with the very best of Spain and international artists from around the globe. Since that moment I have been creating CD covers, flyers & posters, t-shirts and other promotional stuff related to these record labels and other organisations.
In the year 2013 I started a new project named Inspektor Gadjet, the aim of this project was to separate my Multiman project, from the most experimental, random and generative work. Due to my iobsession with DIY, I gethered loads of content that I wanted to share, make tutorials and sell some of my inventions.
This lead me to my latest collaboration with Mode Machines, a German manufacturer of Audio-Synths-Gear which offered me the chance to license my invetions, designing Front panels for their devices and many other tasks related to Graphic design and web master duties.
My most recent works have been involving the use of many differet techniques such as photography, fractal art, 3d modelling, stereoscopic visuals, flash animations, interactive installations, augmented reality, Arduino… and many, many more to come!