Philip Julian has been an active part of the experimental music underground since the late 1990’s recording numerous works under the name Cheapmachines. He currently lives and works in London, England.
Studio recordings and live performances within Europe and North America have focused on the use of analogue electronics (particularly analogue synthesizer, feedback, contact microphones, objects and surfaces) and computer based works.
Audio works by Julian have been published on labels including Entr’acte, Harbinger Sound, Staalplaat, con-v, Homophoni, Zeromoon, Twenty Hertz and Desetxea as well as numerous compilation appearances. He also runs the Authorised Version label.
Julian has collaborated on remixes, recordings and performances with Maurizio Bianchi, The A Band, Birchville Cat Motel, Tomas Korber, Michael Renkel, The New Blockaders and GX Jupitter-Larsen of The Haters as well as being a member of the improvised drone ensemble Signals with Mark Beazley and Chris Gowers (Trome Records) and playing as part of Mark Wastell’s improvising group The Seen.