Samuel Cape has been studying and writing music for 25 years, but stopped playing in bands in 2005. Sam played guitar in Atlanta based metal bands Dawn of Orion and also Signs of Dying for which he was a founding member, guitarist, and drum machine programmer. Shortly after graduating from Georgia Tech with a Master’s Degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering, he began focusing on developing technology used for anti-counterfeiting of currency. His career has brought him deep into a unique technological niche that involves animation, algorithm design, programming, and mathematics. Several years ago, Sam started recording music again and began building a home studio.
The piece here, titled “Rachaph”, strives to illustrate creation as an interference pattern generated by echoes of the past, visions of the future, and the tangibility of the present moment.
Riffs from a 2003 Signs of Dying recording were loaded into the Eurorack Synth module – “Equation Composer” and manipulated further with custom firmware that Sam created. Additional textures come from several other Eurorack patches using Moog, Mutable Instruments, Befaco, 4ms and TipTop modules. Recorded and manipulated further in Propellerhead Reason software.
Sam is currently looking for opportunities in Film Scoring and Video Game Sound.
Instagram, Twitter: @CapedSam
Collin Russell is a Southern-California based composer and the Director of Technical Support at Qu-Bit Electronix.
Heart Eyes was recorded live on an Eurorack modular synthesizer for Data Cult Audio 0026.
Heart eyes have been gone for some time, but are here now.
They see what they like, but don’t always like what they see.
Void-gazers, they are, glancing from here to there.
They finally stop to stare.
Record date: September 19, 2017
Airdate: October 7, 2017
Eightch started in New Orleans, LA. in 2003 as the solo project of James Watson. Eightch is pronounced like the letter “H” and is currently out on tour. The energy of a photon is directly proportional to its frequency. Written, Performed and Recorded by Eightch for Data Cult Audio. All Rights Reserved. 2017.
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:
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