Jen Kutler is a sound based performer, maker and artist. She modifies found objects that are cultural signifiers of power, gender and intimacy to create atypical instruments for her performances. Her current project My Wife is a sound based performance group featuring many of her instruments and a sample based recording project exploring the discrepant experiences of familiar sound environments.
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
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:
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
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.
Void Manes plays gloom-psych, and has collaborated with the Melvins, Hepa-Titus, and Mike Patton. Forthcoming releases include a collaborative album with the Melvins paying tribute to Throbbing Gristle, and a split LP with ear moviemaker Christoph Heemann.
Bad vibes guaranteed.
Nathan Moody is an audio, visual, motion, and interactive designer and artist living in the San Francisco Bay Area.
You Can Find More of His Music Here >