Covert Primate
  • From : Montesano Wa, United States
  • Joined : Sat 18th Apr 2009, 13 years ago

About Me

Jack of all trades and master of most.

Musically I'm interested in psycho-acoustic phenomena - hidden melodies, visual hallucinations, etc., but in conjunction with the emotional effects that music causes. I mean, hey aren't there traditions about this stuff going back to the dawn?

Instruments I play

balalaika, mandolin, godji, rebab, gembri, didgeridoo, genggong, guitar, talking drum, African drums, tablas, balaphone, molo, kalimba, nose flute. See my gallery for photos of some of these.

Software I Use

I began playing with this medium in the spring of 2009. I stumbled into it via stand-alone programs created with Max MSP runtime.

Once I knew I wanted to keep doing this, I purchased a copy of Ableton Live 7 LE as it was within my budget.

In addition to Ableton Live 7 LE, I also use Audacity 1.3 Beta

Hardware I Use

Battalion 101 CZ-9 Ultra laptop - dual core 2.0 gHz, 4 gigs of ram, 3D Premium Surround Sound Onboard

M-Audio Axiom 25

Laney Linebacker amp (1980?) and a Boss DD2.

Listening To Right Now

At this point, nearly everything I'm listening to is either here on Looperman, or on another independent online music site.

10 Favourite Albums

On-U-Sound Adrian Sherwood's Slash & Mix, Wire - "Pink Flag", Habib Koite - "Maya", Congotronix, Super Rail Band du Bamako (any lp), Tinarewin (any of their rebellion music), Ali Farka Toure "Niafunke", The Clash - "Sandanista"

My Influences / Fav Artists

People around the world playing music - My childhood was spent in Cameroon and Indonesia and I think it's pretty evident in my musical choices.

Playing music with people that were a whole lot better than me.

My Music Sounds Like

my music sounds - which is why the subject of musical genre really throws me for a loop (pun intended).

In My Other Life I ...

Recovering English professor, writer, digital artiste, happily married father of 2 (and listening to my sprog play trumpet, sax, violin, flute, and piano!

Currently writing a novel for a young adult audience.