SEEKING

Band to Join, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Other Percussion, Keyboard, Piano.

ABOUT

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Update: though the below description is still accurate, until our country stops failing at handling the most basic of covid-preventative measures, I'm likely only able to collaborate remotely. And you probably should be too. Stay safe, make music.
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Hi! I'm a singer-songwriter/multi-instrumentalist looking to collaborate and make good, evocative, artistic music. I mean, hopefully.

That could mean working on stuff I'm writing, and having you play those things--or it could mean I play stuff you and/or your band have written. I don't really care, so long as we get along and we're on the same page.

I take music seriously. Life, and egos, and drama? Not so much. I'm not looking to play generic blues-rock or radio pop punk or Van Halen covers--I want to get creative, original, raw, subversive, weird. But if it ends up getting lumped in with "Indie Alt Rock," that's fine too. Whatever. I just want to put some thought into it.

I write, record and release stuff under Data Lecher, Caldera Collapse, The Caldera (and a few other names). My most recent release was an electronic rock LP in 2018. I like it, maybe you will too.

You can find me and more music here:

calderacollapse dot band camp dot com

Email:
chris (at) calderacollapse dot com

Screen name:
Chris Ammann
Member since:
Nov 07 2014
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Moderately Committed
Years playing music:
30
Gigs played:
50 to 100
Tend to practice:
1 time per week
Available to gig:
1 night a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

In some order: Nine Inch Nails, O'Brother, Brand New (post YFW), Pedro the Lion, The Knife/Fever Ray, Dillinger Escape Plan, Smashing Pumpkins (pre '07), Massive Attack, Portishead, Queens of the Stone Age, Depeche Mode, Thrice, The Felix Culpa, twothirtyeight, Radiohead, Tool/APC, Aphex Twin, VAST. To name a few.

For fans of data, spreadsheets, numbers and all that fun stuff, this page contains the most accurate display of what I listen to & love: last.fm/user/chrisvictim . I created my account a decade ago. Can't figure out how to change the name.

Instrument experience:

Rhythm Guitar:
Expert
Drums:
Expert
Acoustic Guitar:
Advanced
Other Percussion:
Advanced
Vocalist:
Moderate
Vocalist - Tenor:
Moderate
Bass Guitar:
Moderate
Piano:
Moderate
Lead Guitar:
Intermediate
Keyboard:
Intermediate
Electronic Music:
Intermediate

EQUIPMENT

A lot. I own everything I can play, but I don't have a bass amp or PA. Hey, that rhymed. I usually sing through a small guitar amp.

MUSIC