THE WIRE | May,2018 | EN

UK techno producer Anthony Child first adopted his Surgeon pseudonym in the late 1990s, when a move from the countryside to the city of Birmingham brought rhythm and discipline to his music making. Through his solo releases as well as those made alongside Regis as British Murder Boys, Child helped spur a new wave of UK industrial music, simultaneously giving Birmingham its own techno variant. His new album Luminosity Device, released via his own imprint Dynamic Tension, sees Child use his well-practiced production methods to try and harness the sounds of techno “viewed through a psychedelic lens”. Meg Woof caught up with him over Skype to talk about his motives, irritations and the inspiration obtained from the Tibetan Book Of The Dead