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Voltergeist

Voltergeist

Voltergeist


http://www.voltergeist.com Voltergeist began releasing his own blend of acidic dub techno music with the debut release of "Earthen Spirit Loops" on his own label Microrave Records in 2008, but has been recording his own music under various monikers since 1993. Starting out after receiving ProTracker sample sequencing software on the coverdisk of Amiga Format magazine in 1993, he created music under the name Creations Of The Mind, releasing public domain diskettes with his music files. Read more on Last.fm
http://www.voltergeist.com Voltergeist began releasing his own blend of acidic dub techno music with the debut release of "Earthen Spirit Loops" on his own label Microrave Records in 2008, but has been recording his own music under various monikers since 1993. Starting out after receiving ProTracker sample sequencing software on the coverdisk of Amiga Format magazine in 1993, he created music under the name Creations Of The Mind, releasing public domain diskettes with his music files. After receiving a Yamaha RY30 drum machine as a gift at the age of 17, he began recording music as Listmaker, manually synchronizing the hardware to the non-MIDI enabled software. Performing his tracks live at student unions around Glasgow, he built up a reputation as being a dependable act who would play at any party, any time! He spent his time building up a collection of hardware synthesizers, sequencing the equipment using an Amiga 1200 running Bars & Pipes MIDI software. Live sets were becoming more and more complicated, so he would play alongside fellow Ayrshire electronic musician Galaxis Quench. The two would help each other perform tracks from a combined repertoire, using masses of electronic gadgets and playing for hours at a time.

Eventually, after years of too many parties and the accompanying lifestyle, they took an extended break from music! He spent a short time as Mr Dimensional; the cloak-wearing MS10-playing frontperson of Glaswegian wacky psychedelic fringe-folk band The Pendulums in 2004 before forming synth-duo Emotiquon with James "Mr Mechanoid" Rehill. The Pendulums went on to become the critically acclaimed Trembling Bells (Honest Jons), with guitarist Michael Hastings also currently performing with Incredible String Band founding member Mike Heron. Pendulums bassist Martin Beer now plays with Jen and the Gents. The Pendulums also included well known electronic musician John "Frog Pocket" Wilson (Planet Mu) as an occasional fiddle player! In 2008, Emotiquon were invited to support the band Grand National onstage at the Altitude Comedy Festival (http://www.altitudefestival.com/) in Meribel, where they decided to start up their own label Microrave Records to release "Cut By The Brakes: Remixed", after purchasing a license from Rob Da Bank's label Sunday Best. As Voltergeist, he's produced dub techno versions of tracks by African folk musician Jali Bakary Konteh, and kuduro band Figura (both on Akwaaba Music), UK indie band Grand National (on Rob Da Bank's label Sunday Best), and UK bashment duo The Heatwave. There are also several popular "white label" Voltergeist remixes of Audion, Booka Shade, Laurent Garnier, Major Lazer, Gus Gus etc which can be downloaded freely from his Soundcloud page: https://soundcloud.com/voltergeist Recently he's worked with ex-Ministry bass player Paul Barker, producing an original track to promote "FIX: The Ministry Movie"; a backstage documentary which is currently being screened at various film festivals in the US.

An exclusive Paul Barker re-version of his track "69 Psalmpled" is included on the accompanying soundtrack album "Fix This" (http://www.fixtheministrymovie.com/) alongside new work by Puscifer (Maynard James Keenan of Tool), Chris Connelly, Nivek Ogre (of Skinny Puppy), Alexis S.F. Marshall (of Fucking Invincible, and formerly of Daughters), Canadian industrial figureheads Deadly Apples, and Jeffrey Kinart. You can grab hold of the album in mp3 format from Amazon: Buy "Fix This!!!" from Amazon His twisted music has been supported by highly influential DJs and tastemakers including Dubfire, X-Press 2, Harri (SubClub Glasgow), Nick Warren (Way Out West), Dom Chung (Chibuku), Carlos Agueda, Silicone Soul, Jet Project and Meat Katie! Voltergeist is busy working on some exciting new material which he hopes to release in 2014. He is currently releasing archive recordings from his previous monikers on his Flyin' Saucepan DIY label. http://flyinsaucepan.wordpress.com/ Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..

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