Ever-evolving live act Multiple Mono combines 20th century musical instruments with 21st century technology. All sound holds potential; the misuse of static, reverberated chatter, warped tones of amateur musical equipment or perhaps a cell phone ring. In their productions, it's not unusual for a haunting, half-time piano melody played backwards through a cassette player to descend into thumping, moody minimal techno. Multiple Mono subverts expectations through original sound elements that culminate to a sometimes eerie, often groovy and always intellectual mood.Rob Paterson established Multiple Mono in 2005 and has been at the epicenter of its recurring cast of co- collaborators ever since. Each member is credited with contributing a different musical facet to the overall concept.The most recent iteration is comprised of Paterson and fellow Long Island native Colin Kasprowicz. The pair met at a party through a mutual friend and, in poignant, audiophile fashion, began their first encounter with an argument over Squarepusher. The two wouldn't reconnect until years later, wheret hey would ult imat ely part ner t o become Mult iple Mono. Paterson attributes the success of their partnership to shared creative ideologies, "The synergy in our mindsets helps us push each other to take creative risks." Initially, their live performance format included Kasprowicz on bass and keyboard with Paterson creating and looping beats. This setup evolved throughout the years to become a system of synchronized laptops that create more danceable, rhythm-and-texture-rich music.Multiple Mono's approach to the dance floor was greatly impacted by their electronic music coming of age in New Y ork Cit y's t hriving early t o mid 2000's club scene. Downtown's Arcspace and its downtempo side room t he "Arcade" in part icular helped cult ivat e Paterson's minimal techno upbringing. This diverse dance floor education taught Multiple Mono the importance of offering something idiosyncratic and provocative, yet still danceable. "It's important to be true to yourself as an artist but also put yourself in the shoes of the listener." The result is the off-kilter and experimental nature of their recordings transformed into electro-acoustic soundscapes to keep the dance floorwarm. 2012 marks Multiple Mono's breakthrough release on Minus 12 entitled, "Go Fish", an understated, melodic piece with driving, nimble percussion. 2013 holds the promise of a steady flow of additional projects, including a 6 track EP on Butane's Little Helpers, as well as releases on Voder and Manyc Records. Beyond studio work, Multiple Mono continues to experiment with avant garde concepts such as "33tech", or playing 45's at 33rpm. This brings down the normal tempo of minimal t echno t o bet ween 95 and 105 bpm. The end result is a slower, darker sound with more room for the bass to breathe.Mult iple Mono exploit s common not ions about dance music for the benefit of their work as well as the listener's enjoyment. They prove techno can be beautiful, and ambient electronica can be diabolical. Passing traffic can be turned into music and piano chords can be noise. Paterson asserts that the beauty in these contradictions lends to the novelty of their sound, "If you can make something new and different that appeals to people, that's a measure of success." If you think you've heard it all, keep listening.