The HAFLER TRIO
The Hafler Trio is a conceptual and sound art collaborative between Andrew M. McKenzie, the only permanent member, and guest musicians. The project has seen the release of numerous albums and CDs in experimental musical styles ranging from electronica, cut-up, ambient, environmental soundscape, musique concrete, electro-acoustic, and audio-montage as cinema for the ears from 1986 to present, each of which utilise graphic design and text for contextual juxtaposition with the recordings, as well as having a diverse but concrete philosophical and sometimes quasi-religious framework to place them in. Despite the name, The Hafler Trio is essentially the work of one man, Andrew M. McKenzie, born in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne in 1963. McKenzie released his first 7" single at the age of 14, having formed a punk rock group named Flesh.