Terra Nine

The Terra Nine Experience


Terra Nine, aka Michael Westcot, is the creative force behind this unique act from New Zealand, combining live electric viola with lush organic synths and funky electronic beats to produce a distinctly organic and free form sound. His music features an aural palette ranging from psychedelic ambient to chilled out trance and breaks with uplifting emotional content that moves the heart as well as the feet.

Michael is hardly your typical digital artist - his music features a unique synergy of distinctly analog bowed and plucked organic strings - often mangled into mind bending psychedelic sounds and poured in real time over a bottom end of organic beats and fat basslines.

Terra Nine’s releases over the past decade have included 2 EPs on Iboga Records, as well as three albums and a number of EPs on various labels such as Altar Records and the CUT Label Group, as well as tracks on myriad compilations, all featuring his unique mixture of live organic lushness. Terra Nine’s music has also included remixes by and for numerous international artists - including dub maestro OTT, Suduaya, Trancient Dreams, Kick Bong, Unknown Reality (Brain Cell’s chill alter ego), Astropilot, Pete Ardron, AKD and many more.

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Terra Nine Discography

Current and Upcoming Releases:

Latest 2018 Release: LANIAKEA (Immeasurable Heaven) - Iboga Records


Composed and produced over the past year, Terra Nine's brand new EP, Laniakea, consists of 5 psychedelic downtempo gems, starting with the ambient enchantment of Sjela - a remix that originated from a jam with seminal ethno-chill act, Trancient Dreams, then moving on to the sumptuous journey music of Holy Mountain - a collaboration with trance and chill maestro, Suduaya. From there the sonic voyage takes us to 3 more Terra Nine tracks that explore a range of emotional territories from the alternating light and dark of Laniakea, to the ecstatic slow progressive vibes of Dancing and the poignant heartfelt breakbeat of Strange News from Another Star. Check out the following Iboga Youtube links as below:

Terra Nine - Dancing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eSJQfGHz5XQ

Terra Nine - Laniakea: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FeI7tL0r_Z8

2017 Release: HEART OF THE MATTER - Iboga Records


Composed and produced over 2016, Terra Nine - called ‘Heart of the Matter’ - features 5 exceptional new tunes with psychedelic downtempo and dub / breaks flavours - providing a journey into new musical territory full of grooving frequencies - glitchy, yet melodic, with each track telling a unique story - redolent with colour, atmosphere and emotion.

Check out the following Iboga Youtube links as below:

Terra Nine - Waveforms: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kn63DyCSZXM

Terra Nine - Present Moment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZaZbgw4p6U4

Upcoming 2018 - 2019 Release: ETERNITY - Iboga Records

Still in production - watch out for this one – featuring psychedelic dub, slow trance and drum and bass flavours stay tuned!

Terra Nine Releases 2017

Further new Terra Nine releases for 2017 included the following:

The new track Metatron, featured on the August 2017 double CD Hadra Trance Festival VA from Hadra Records in France: http://www.hadra.net/shop/new/product.php?id_product=2391

The track Waveforms out the Window, on the upcoming Iboga VA, Relaxed Vortex 002 - also featuring Ace Ventura, Tripswitch, Suduaya, Liquid Soul, Astropilot, Zen Baboon and more.

Terra Nine Back Catalogue: 

Over 9 years, Terra Nine has released 3 albums and numerous EPs as well as appearing on myriad compilations including the awesome VA Hadravision (2008). His 2007 release ~ Strange Craft ~ was a masterful mix of ambient electronica that met with critical acclaim worldwide. The 2009 album release, Stream of Consciousness, featured a unique mix of psychedelic dub, trance and chilled breaks fused with vocals and lyrics from NZ songwriter, Aviatrix, as well as international star guests: dub maestro OTT remixing the track No Return and Pete Ardron from Orchid Star, with a magical remix of Whisper.

Most recent EPs:

Karuna Remix Project (Altar)

The Karuna remix project was released in mid-2015 - an EP featuring the extraordinary new track ‘Karuna’ composed by Terra Nine and Squazoid and remixed by luminaries such as Astropilot, Kick Bong, Suduaya, Unknown Reality (aka Braincell), Cloower Wooma and Pete Ardron (Orchid Star).  Link as follows: https://altar.bandcamp.com/album/karuna-ep-24bits

Lucid Dreaming EP (Altar)

Hot on the heels of Terra Nine’s Karuna Remix EP, this new Terra Nine EP was released in late 2015 - a brand new collection of three magical tracks, forging new pathways into psybient, ambient breaks and chilled squelchy psytrance territory. Link as follows:  https://altar.bandcamp.com/album/lucid-dreaming-ep

Terra Nine Live Shows

Over the past 10 years, Terra Nine has toured extensively, performing dynamic live shows at festival events worldwide. More recently, VJ Intelliki has joined Terra Nine, adding her fantastic imagery to the shows in real time. Terra Nine now performs awesome all-live audio/visual shows featuring electronic viola and keyboards through a multitude of twisted effects, with VJ Intelliki providing the perfect live visual accompaniment.


Festivals have included Rainbow Serpent (AU), Eclipse (AU), Subsonic (AU), Antaris (GER), Full Moon (GER), Samsara (HU), S.U.N. (HU), Bakony (HU), Aurora (Greece), Ambiosonic (FR), Hadra (FR), Glade (UK), Triplicity (UK), Sunrise (UK), Waveform (UK), Eden (UK), Alchemy, (UK), Bath Fringe (UK), Venus Love Experience (UK), InSpiral Lounge (UK), Al Andalus (SP), Misterika (Ukraine), Trance Adventures (Slovenia), Parihaka (NZ), Prana (NZ), Canaan Downs (NZ), AUM Psychedelic Festival (NZ) Dimension (NZ), Resonance (NZ) and the

Opening act for the Deep Forest and Gaudi show in Auckland NZ.

Check out the following live video links:

Terra Nine Live at Hadra Trance Festival France:


Terra Nine Live at Hadra Trance Festival France:


Terra Nine Live at AUM – Opening Act for Deep Forest and Gaudi


Stay tuned for a Terra Nine show near to you!



Iboga Records Links:

Iboga Records Link to Terra Nine - ‘Heart of the Matter’ EP: https://www.iboga.dk/#/music/1071

Iboga Records Soundcloud Link: https://soundcloud.com/ibogarecords/sets/terra-nine-heart-of-the-matter

Iboga Records Video Channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kn63DyCSZXM&list=PLzJFkpWLlZtLh7d1wael-UTWvDcYokfdF&index=1

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Terra Nine Contact Info

Email: terra9music@gmail.com Skype: michael.westcot

Postal: 54 Lewis St, Blockhouse Bay, Auckland 0600,

New Zealand Mob NZ: +64 21 025 18091