About

Cursor Miner is the musical Nom De Plume of electronic music producer Robert Tubb from Selsey,  UK.

He has produced six albums, released on Lo Recordings, Uncharted Audio, Sine Language Records, and on the current website.

Explosive Piece Of Mind (2002)

Cursor Miner Plays God (2004)

Danceflaw (2006)

Cursor Miner Requires Attention (2010),

Inspiracy Theory (2020)

Immersions: The Sonic Legacy of Room Temperature Vol. 1 (2023)

Styles range from full-on Acidic Electro Bass club stompers to experimental New Wave synth pop, through avant garde abstract noise constructions all the way to tongue-in-cheek educational songs for infants (and the infantile at heart). 

Cursor Miner has also produced club-focused 12”s and EPs for Jerome Hill’s Don’t Recordings and Bleeper, Si Begg’s Noodles, Combat Recordings, Unbearable Recordings, Addictech, Seed Records, and more.

Cursor Miner’s live performances have been squarely aimed at the dance floor,  aiming to make both body and mind bust moves with equal vigour. Clubbers’ crania are exploded and their limbs are enjerked via a combination of chunky acid riffs, tight punchy beats and digitally discombobulated punk-scat vocals. 

He has performed live sets in fifteen countries, in varied venues such as a Bohemian hilltop castle, a Soviet nuclear bunker, a disused London underground station, a Norfolk windmill, and the former headquarters of the International Olympic Committee. Legendary festival appearances include Sonar, Latitude, Glade Festival, Unorthodox Paradox, Norberg, and Bloc Weekender.

In 2010 Rob Tubb returned to academia to study Digital Signal Processing at the Center for Digital Music, Queen Mary University. Following a Masters in DSP, he obtained a PhD researching creativity, exploration and control in electronic musical instrument interfaces. During this research, the then world record for the rate of information transmitted from a human into a computer via an input device was broken, increasing by a factor of two.

Since 2015 he has been based in Berlin, developing synthesizers and audio effects for Ableton such as Wavetable, Spectral Time and Spectral Resonator.

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