ALTRES - About

History - 1983 - Then...

ALTRES are a band from Dundee, Scotland who originally formed in 1983, playing mostly instrumental, improvised electronic music at a time when very few bands, if any, were making this type of music in the UK.

The ALTRES line-up back then was:

The band's influences included: Tangerine Dream, Klaus Schulze, Philip Glass, Throbbing Gristle, Faust, the Doors, the Church and many others, but we didn't, and still don't, sound like any of them.

This original ALTRES line-up split in 1985, but in that brief period of time released a number of cassettes and performed at several live events as detailed elsewhere on this website.

2013 - Now...

"You thought you'd got rid of us, but we're back... and we're still here!"

After a short break lasting 17 years, ALTRES reformed in 2003. The current line-up is:

Since reforming we have played quite a few gigs.

We've also recorded a few tracks for a number of compilation CDs.

In 2007 we released the double CD-R "Tripping the Dark Fantastic".

In December 2012, the Archives album was released on vinyl by Dark Entries Records. This is a compilation of specially remastered recordings from the band's 1983-85 line-up.

We are currently working on our next release. Keep watching these pages for more information, or e-mail us and we'll put you on a mailing list, or something.

We are very keen to play live. Contact us if you'd like us to perform at an event. Anything interesting considered.

We're not Rock 'n' Roll or Heavy Metal. We don't play dance music, but that doesn't mean you can't dance. We play what we feel like playing. You don't have to listen to it if you don't like it.

We heal the sick.