A.M. Filipkowski is fascinated by dystopian fiction. This is the starting point for his aural projects. He attributes this to growing up in inner city Detroit, and watching as the city seemed to die around him. Remnants of industry diminished into a barren wasteland engraved a mark on him that is expressed in the sounds he creates. He is also the founding mind behind Data Cult Audio.
JNN is the murky electronic workings of Andrew Pigue. Ranging from harsh noise to IDM, JNN attempts to re-capture brief encounters and lost memories through hybrid synth movements. This mix explores the full spectrum of JNN’s sound, from droning analog techno to soft ambient tape loops.
Kri started out composing industrial music in 1993. Along his way he got more involved with electronic dance music. By 1997 he was heavy meshed within the global Psychedelic Trance scene. Producing a wide varieties of different styles of music (Psytrance, Ambient, Techno, Sludge Metal etc..) and releasing albums heavily over the last 2 decades. Kri has come to focus mainly using modular synths over the last 4 years, but has always focused on hardware synths.
All release can be found here:
Lindred creates hyper-emotional music. Heavily processed textures meet saturnine melodies and elastic vocals. She exists between Texas and Berlin and is inspired by a magical synth pom named Ami.
The sounds featured here are largely built around voice and were performed on modular synthesizer, followed by additional digital processing. It’s glistening synth music for fluorescent goths.
Kimchi Princess lives in San Francisco and composes musical sounds with modular synthesizers. After falling in love with late nineties rave music, Kimchi has been exploring the world of sound synthesis ever since. Kimchi has no formal musical training, doesn’t play any other instruments, and had left the world of music production after burning out on software (and the inherent trap of endless editing) many years ago. But still Kimchi listened, feverishly, voraciously, to the wide world of sound. A few years back Kimchi happened upon youtube videos of these strange devices and have thus entered the world of modular.
About the track: Tech Duiin is a live piece recorded in one take using a eurorack modular synthesizer and pedal effects. No post processing or editing of any kind involved.
Links to Kimchi Princess:
Mike Dobler abandoned the computer music in 2006 in favor of live tabletop electronics, recently focusing on modular synthesizer. He maintains an audio journal of live recordings onto 90-minute tape cassettes, currently 160 tapes deep.
Mike, has performed live with modular synthesizer, including sets for Modular on the Spot, Moogfest, and Dublab. His style is a chaotic holy mess and he does not do sound healing.
Live Sets: soundcloud.com/mikedobler
Buy This: www.fattgrabbers.com/product/fg022-mike-dobler/
About the track:
Recorded 2017-6-24 exclusively for Data Cult Audio
Extended alternate version of the Hondasyn patch, featured on album MASTERPSYN
Items used: phonogene sheep peaks piston honda dirt
Eusebie, aka SunFalls is a PDX based electronic musician.
Composing, performing, writing and collaborating up and down the west coast since 2001. From noise cello improv for butoh theatre to experimental ableton sets and merging into eurorack synthesis in 2013. He has been a recurring solo and collaborative performer at Volt Divers, the Sonic Lodge performance series, Modular on the Spot(pdx), and most recently Binary Society, with a stacked lineup featuring some of the most talented modular synthesists across the country for opening day of the 10th Annual SubZERO Festival in the SoFA District of Downtown San Jose.
“SunFalls will guide you toward an alien realm of metallic sound structures that fracture into a world of kaleidoscopic colors.
Let its electric jolts prod the listener’s cerebral cortex.
Embrace this paradox, shed the blankets of easy comfort, and find your own warmth in SunFalls icy space-scape.” -Robert Ham of Experimental Portland.
This episode of Data Cult Audio is comprised of tracks form SunFalls latest release. Hard copies are available for sale here:
Find out more about SunFalls here:
Works at & Sponsored by Control Voltage
Campfire’s Edge is the electronic music project of Hudson Valley, NY artist Nathan M. Yeager.
Nathan’s lifelong devotion to music is defined by his skills as a unique multi-instrumentalist; playing modular synthesizer, keyboard, guitar, homemade electronics, and whatever comes next in the evolution of music. He sees his current work as scores to short films yet to be realized.
The music featured here is the result of 2 improvisational sessions layered on top of each other; and was created exclusively for the Data Cult Podcast. This piece features Eurorack Modular Synthesizer, Roland Juno 106, Moog Prodigy, Nord Lead 2x and Granular processing.
Campfire’s Edge’s debut EP “The Last Lighthouse” will be released August, 2017 on BlueHill. More information can be found at the following links:
Brad is known throughout the modular community as the owner of Glow Worm Cables LLC, maker of cool, multicolored, glow-in-in-the-dark patch cables. He is based out of Muscle Shoals, Alabama, a town known for its unique musical history. Brad has just released his album Zero Zero One on Nebula Collection available on cassette and digitally.
Find out more about Brad and Glow Worm cables from the links below.