Terra Nine, aka Michael Westcot, is the creative force behind this unique act from New Zealand, combining live electric viola with lush organic synths and funky electronic beats to produce a distinctly organic and free form sound. His music features an aural palette ranging from psychedelic ambient to chilled out trance and breaks with uplifting emotional content that moves the heart as well as the feet.
Michael is hardly your typical digital artist - his music features a unique synergy of distinctly analog bowed and plucked organic strings - often mangled into mind bending psychedelic sounds and poured in real time over a bottom end of organic beats and fat basslines.
Terra Nine’s releases over the past decade have included 2 EPs on Iboga Records, as well as three albums and a number of EPs on various labels such as Altar Records and the CUT Label Group, as well as tracks on myriad compilations, all featuring his unique mixture of live organic lushness. Terra Nine’s music has also included remixes by and for numerous international artists - including dub maestro OTT, Suduaya, Trancient Dreams, Kick Bong, Unknown Reality (Brain Cell’s chill alter ego), Astropilot, Pete Ardron, AKD and many more.