Inversion Drive


Band to Join, Vocalist, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Tenor, Vocalist - Soprano, Background Singer, Vocalist - Alto, Electronic Music.


I want to be part of a world-record setting, massive, underground mob of faceless musicians who set up precarious marketing stunts and events around the planet. I want to change the Earth dramatically. I want to be the next 1960s hippie movement two times over. I want to make politicians react and people re-identify.

I'm a vocalist and keyboardist/pianist doing computer arrangement/production w/ Ableton Live and a slew of iOS apps. I also play bass, guitar, drums (acoustic & pads), effects (kaoss pad, pedals), and turntable (scratching). I don't have live playing experience, but I'm v-e-r-y serious about music (I'm also v-e-r-y fun about it). I'm not a wizard and my style is still a little sloppy, but will mature over time. Songwriting comes easily for me.

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I'm a computer programmer at work on my music production app for iOS. Ready to quit this and go touring at any point. I'm interested in the experimental aspects of music-- when new sound is born. Things that makes you wonder what you just heard and why it sounded familiar. Contrasting what's happening on the edge of right now (ultra-modern/trendy) with unpopular older styles to pose initially confusing statements. Tie that in with an overarching goal of trying to express a set of emotions that I feel are important for our society to be aware of in order to maintain a global understanding of what's happening inside of people in this world today.

My style (not necessarily yours):
Tainted, discordant, dark, tranquil, warm, soothing, muted, pensive/distressed, aggressive, aberrant/strange, audacious/heroic, rhythmically complex. Tech house, trip-hop, electroclash, post-punk, new wave, doo-wop.

Incompatible with my style:
Emo, folk, metal, pop-punk, ska, classic rock, soft rock, traditional blues, traditional anything, cheery, weak/whiny, innocent/naive, untroubled, easy-going

Get at me...
phil.knoll at gee male dot com

Screen name:
Inversion Drive
Member since:
Feb 22 2012
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
Under 10
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:


Massive Attack
Depeche Mode
Nine Inch Nails
Smashing Pumpkins
Sasha (Last Night On Earth label)
John Digweed
Charli XCX
The Prodigy
Cut Copy
... Portishead, Marilyn Manson, Pixies, Aphex Twin, Diana Ross and the Supremes, Radiohead, Amon Tobin, Junior Boys, Beck, Stone Temple Pilots, Roy Orbison, The Platters, Starfu*ker, Digitalism, Muse, Gorillaz, Blur, Man Without Country, Brazilian Girls, Neon Indian, Al Green, Failure, Nina Simone, Bing Crosby and a LOT of dance music

>>NOT<< my influences:
Most goth bands, anything trying to be "hard", Jack Johnson, Bruno Mars, Jack motherfu*king Johnson, Slipknot, Bob Dylan, Nickelback, Hootie and the There's a lot I could list here.

Instrument experience:

Vocalist - Baritone:


M-Audio Venom 49-key keyboard
Teenage Engineering OP-1 24-key keyboard
Ableton Push 2
Ableton Live 9
Korg Mini Kaoss Pad
iPad 4
Apple Macbook Pro
effects pedals