Martin Glover aka Youth aka Orion
Born on the 27th of December 1960 in Farnworth, Lancashire, he is someone who deserves the title of "un sung hero", or possibly even "legend in his own lifetime", he is music producer, as well as a founder member and bassist of Killing Joke, he is also a member of The Fireman along with Paul McCartney (The Beatles).
At the age of 15 he was a member of a Punk act called "The Rage", who got to tour with The Adverts.
After this he joined 4" Be 2" - a band formed by John Lydon's brother Jimmy Lydon - and recorded with them the "One of the Lads" single.
On to '89, and Youth, with "Dr. Alex Paterson" started the WAU! Mr. Modo label. Their early releases were a selection of Industrial/Techno Dubs, and "Heavy sound system Dubs from artists like Napthali, Manasseh, Bim Sherman and Jah Warrior, these are long deleted and fetch high sums in private sales.
Into the '90s
He also recently appeared on a Ted Parsons/NIC dub album. The remix Youth contributes opens with a sample from Glen Brown's "Version '78".
During the start of '90s, Glover put together the Techno/House duo Blue Pearl with American female singer Durga McBroom, which scored a handful of hit singles including their debut "Naked In The Rain", originally issued on blue vinyl. It was followed by "Little Brother" and "(Can You) Feel the Passion".
His Butterfly Records label has produced such artists as Take That, Wet Wet Wet, Tom Jones, The Orb, Maria McKee and Heather Nova. Youth was the co-producer of The Verve's Urban Hymns and Dolores O'Riordan's 'Are You Listening?'.
He also worked, produced and remixed for many other bands including Kate Bush, Guns N' Roses, Primal Scream, Embrace (not the American band Embrace, Siouxsie & the Banshees, Art Of Noise, Crowded House, Zoe, P.M. Dawn, Yazoo, Erasure, U2, Bananarama, INXS, James, Suns of Arqa, Wet Wet Wet, Depeche Mode, The Shamen, Misery Loves Co., Texas, Dido, Dolores O'Riordan, Gravity Kills, Fake? and Pink Floyd.
The '90s to the 2000s
He has also credited with founding the first Psychedelic Trance record label, Dragonfly Records, Youth formed other record labels such as Liquid Sound Design and Kamaflage Records. He is well known on the Psychedelic Trance scene and participated in collaborations such as Celtic Cross with Simon Posford and Saul Davies, Dub Trees with Greg Hunter and Simon Posford, and Zodiac Youth. He performed both full-on Trance as well as chill-out DJ sets at several Return to the Source parties and released a mix album, Ambient Meditations 3 on their label in 2000. His Butterfly Studios were also home of the Return to the Source offices circa 1999 - 2002.
He has also played guitar on several tracks on the 2007 Client album "Heartland."
In 2008 he produced the Delays album Everything's the Rush, the Futureheads' This Is Not The World and worked on the debut album of American band The Daylights.
To the 2010s
In mid-2010 Martin Glover teamed up with Dr. Alex Paterson (The Orb) to compile a retrospective compilation album of tracks from the WAU! Mr Modo label. The album titled "Impossible Oddities" was released on CD and double vinyl on 25 October 2010 via Year Zero records.
On 27 October 2012, during the International Festival of Music Producers and Sound Designers SOUNDEDIT, he received The Man with the Golden Ear Award.
In 2014 Glover produced Culture Club's new album "Tribes" set for release in early 2015. The new single, "More Than Silence" was released in November 2014.
|Sam Roberts Band||Lo-Fantasy||Secret Brain||Producer|
|Sonido Vegetal||Las Bases del Razonamiento||Maldito Digital||Producer|
|Symposium||Bury You||Infectious Records||Producer|
|Symposium||Paint The Stars||Infectious Records||Producer|
|Alien Sex Fiend||Who's Been Sleeping In My Brain?||Anagram Records||Produced|
|The Futureheads||This Is Not The World||Nul Records||Produced|
|Embrace (UK)||Forthcoming Title Tbc||Independiente||Produced|
|Erasure||Chorus (single)||Mute Records||Produced/Mixed|
|Vega 4||Love Is The Music||Taste Media||Produced|
|The Music||Come What May||Virgin||Produced|
|Missy Higgins||Forthcoming Title Tbc||Virgin||Co-writer|
|Howie Day||Stop All The World Now||Sony (US)||Produced|
|Marilyn Manson||Mobscene||Interscope||Add. Prod/Remix|
|Dido||Don't Think Of Me||BMG||Production|
|The Fireman||The Fireman||Hydra||Writer/Producer|
|Vanessa Mae||The Capulets and The Montagues||Prod/Mix|
|The Verve||Urban Hymns||Hut||Producer|
|The Verve||Bitter Sweet Symphony||Hut||Producer|
|The Verve||Lucky Man||Hut||Producer|
|Embrace (UK)||Good Will Out||Independiente||Produced/Mixed|
|Embrace (UK)||Come Back To What You Know||Hut||Producer|
|Embrace (UK)||Higher Sights||Hut||Producer|
|Embrace (UK)||All You Good Good People||Producer|
|Beth Orton||Best Bit||Heavenly||Producer|
|PM Dawn||Set Adrift On Memory Bliss||Island||Add Prod/Mix|
|Edwyn Collins||A Girl Like You||Remix|
|U2||Night And Day||Island||12" Remix|
|The Orb||Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld||Island||Co-Prod/Co-Writer|
|The Cult||She Sells Sanctuary||Beggars Banquet||Add Prod/Mix|
|Blue Pearl||Naked In The Rain||Malarky||Produced|
|The Sugarcubes||Vitamin||One Little Indian||12" Remix|
|Blue Pearl||Blue Pearl||Big Life||Production|
|Art Of Noise||Art Of Love||China||Production/Remix|
|Crowded House||Together Alone||EMI||Production|
|The Drum Club||Drums Are Dangerous||Instinct||Production|
|Heather Nova||Oyster||Big Life||Production|
|FAKE?||Switching on X||MusicTaste||Production|
|The Prostitutes||Deaf to the Call||X Production||Production|
|Tribazik||Data Warfare||Skyride||Mixing and|
|The Charlatans Indie Band||Who We Touch||Frinck Recordings||Produced|