Hey there! I'm Chris Neal, an independent producer from a tiny, quiet town in the Pacific Northwest.
I can play the piano to some extent.
But in all honesty, I'm pretty incompetent. :)
Ableton Live, Reason, and other miscellaneous plugins.
Akai Pro LPD8, M-Audio Keystation 49 II, Scarlett 2i2, two Shure SM57 mics, and a rather expensive computer. I borrow gear from time to time.
It's a minimal setup, sure, but I can pack it up in 5 minutes.
Nils Frahm - "Some" + "Re"
Odd Nosdam - "Fly Mode"
Lorn - "Diamond"
Stumbleine - "Comatose"
Arms and Sleepers - "Kepesh"
Too many favorites. Here's a few:
Portishead - "Dummy"
Nils Frahm - "Spaces"
Loyle Carner - "Yesterday's Gone"
Lorn - "Nothing Else"
Snakadaktal - "Sleep In The Water"
It's 2019! Yep, still listening to downtempo, trip-hop, cinematic, and otherwise experimental music, with ear-tingling sound design & a unique style. Classic rock and jazz also make the rounds.
Some specific artists: Trifonic, Lorn, Stumbleine, Odd Nosdam, Boards of Canada, Tycho, Bonobo, General Elektris, Jel, Múm, Jon Hopkins, Nils Frahm, Massive Attack, Portishead, Tom Misch, Hanz Zimmer, John Powell, Jeremy Soule, Kodomo, Little People... the list never ends.
...a wide assortment of genres. I drift toward downtempo/trip-hop/hip-hop tunes, in general. I am very heavily influenced by my favorite artists, which are listed right above this section.
Of course, there are plenty of examples on my SoundCloud page. :)