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This release is long overdue. I had initially planned it to be five tracks but techno-troubles intervened after just three. Once my computer was up and running again I found that there were missing samples and whatnot. Since the first three tracks were stuck in their current state I lost interest in trying to complete the EP.

You may have heard these amen-fueled tracks in a live PA… or not. There’s a lot of eery samples to set the mood and chopped beats to soothe the ear.

Year: 2009

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02-Epilektric-Carnival of Souls-Isolation [Behaving Strangely]

03-Epilektric-Carnival of Souls-Ghostly Nightmares

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This collection of techno tracks was constructed entirely on a Yamaha RM1X. Clips were constructed ahead of time but the arrangement was improvised. User Projects was mostly an experiment in creating tracks for live performance utilizing the Yamaha hardware.

Influenced by Detroit and Midwest techno and artists like Plastikman, Joey Beltram, DJ T-1000, Paul Birken, and the Drop Bass Network, these are straight-up techno tracks with a hard and dark bent.

These tracks are a little raw and unfinished with the occasional technical error. Being the unpolished experiments that they are I still feel they stand pretty well on their own despite their flaws.

Year: 2002

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The first full length album released under the Epilektric moniker, CD01 has a gritty lo-fi quality to it. The tracks are experimental and highly influenced by IDM artists like Autechre and Aphex Twin although they don’t sound much like those artists.

There was a lot of sound design involved with creating samples for this album. Clips, snips, and bits of processed audio were collected and edited for sequencing. Very little in the way of live FX processing was used.

The tracks in CD01 represent a leaping off point for my exploration into complex rhythmic structures. A music critic might write in his review

“Slices of percussive noise bounce amongst dissonant tonal constructions and disembodied voices.”

But that’s just a lot of B.S. and really it’s an amateur collection of fuzzy sounds imitating better tracks by far better artists.

All in all, I still find this album an interesting listen and queue it up from time to time.

Year: 2001

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