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"What a long, strange trip it's been."

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Da Urff, WA
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Last login: Jun 25, 2017
Member since: Jun 25, 2007
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About me
I started making electronic music in 1995, by chopping up and rearranging wav files in a sort John Cage/Revolution#9 kind of way (heavily inspired by both, in fact).

By 1998 I had graduated up to Impulse Tracker, where I remained up through 2001. At that point, life moved me away from music production.

And away I stayed until 2006.

In that year, I bought a laptop with the notion of getting back into electronic music. I started off far worse than I had left it 5 years prior. New technology, new software. Oh the learning curves of personal evolution.

I've been producing music steadily over the years since 2006 (with a brief hiatus in 2008). I have used exactly the same software since then, though my ears and tastes have improved and expanded.

For most of those years, I have primarily created drum 'n' bass music. I embraced the movement of softer, more musical and understated d&b that began to sweep the scene in 2009/10, and while the d&b scene swung back around to its dark, heavy, raucous self- I did not. Call it a sea-change. Midlife crisis. Gettng old. I'm still, and will always be, a passionate fan of drum 'n' bass. I'll still write the occasional d&b tune as well. But for the last couple years, I have focused a lot of my energy on softer, weirder music than d&b can ever be; I'm more pleased with the results than I think I've ever been with my drum 'n bass work.

So, yeah. I dont make a lot of drum 'n' bass anymore.

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Smoking Cocaine With the Pope
By: thecanary
Added: 2/13/2017
Genre: Other
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Zero Sum
By: thecanary
Added: 2/22/2017
Genre: Drum & Bass
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Kidnapped by Luck Dragons
By: thecanary
Added: 2/13/2017
Genre: Other
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Volcano
By: thecanary
Added: 2/13/2017
Genre: Techno
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Blinding Light and the Rhythm of an Algorithm
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Added: 2/13/2017
Genre: Ambient
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Boîte Diabolique
Reviewed: December 21, 2008
Artist: Nyje
A dark, yet funky piece of techstep that brings to mind the works of Ed Rush & Optical (see their "Chameleon" album) or the Upbeats. The nineteen forbidden notes don't actually appear in this track- but that's probably because the artist determined that they sounded too light and fluffy for this
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Phobia - Final, no vocals
Reviewed: December 15, 2008
Artist: Din
A darkly funky and melodic industrial-tech style affair that breathes with weird energy. This track seethes with multiple layers of sound and nice, crunchy distortion, but manages to avoid sounding too thick or too muddy in the overall mix. The artist's promise of vocals seems almost unnecessary
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Into the Dark
Reviewed: December 15, 2008
Artist: TiLT
Excellent production and an engaging, menacing melodic theme make this a piece worthy of an epic Hollywood film. The listener is literally taken into the dark on a heavily percussive orchestral ride. This piece makes its mood clear from the very first note and maintains that atmosphere to its last
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Echo
Reviewed: December 15, 2008
Artist: Output Jack
A light, airy tribal-style trance tune with some interesting organic elements and a good high-drama main section. The high points of the tune are its top-notch sound quality and production values. The only drawbacks to the song are a couple of arrangement issues that leave this listener wanting a
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LÅNE
Reviewed: December 15, 2008
Artist: Olof
There isn't much to say about this track. It's basically thirty-six seconds of barely melodic noise, with a reversed vocal in the background speaking incomprehensibly in a foreign language that I don't understand anyways. As far as music goes, this doesn't fully qualify- though there is enough
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