Soul76
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SEEKING

Band to Join, Vocalist, Vocalist - Soprano, Rhythm Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Other Percussion, Violin, Saxophone, Keyboard, Other, Vocalist - Alto, Electronic Music.

ABOUT

Guitarist / singer / songwriter / producer (+ percussion, winds, & electronics) looking for like-minded musicians. I have a wide variety of influences- all kinds of music from all over the world. Genres were made to be bent, stacked, mixed or transcended. Ideal project would walk the line between tight, polished songcraft and spontaneous improvs- and I'm not a snob about playing covers- either faithfully or rearranged (some people have a thing about them, but to me it adds even more levels of potential expression).

I've been a working songwriter for years, so I have a full catalog of songs ready to go (many albums worth- and all with definite parts & arrangements, but most of the songs were written so that they can be radically RE-arranged to best suit the voice/talent of the individual players), but I'm just as interested in creating new songs from scratch with a group, as well as purely instrumental projects (acoustic, electronic or hybrid), particularly if they involve experimentation and/or improvisation.

You can hear examples of my current projects on my "Sound Cloud" profile.. The tracks are half pop-format (mainly 21st century rock genres, plus some hip-hop), and half electronic (downtempo, IDM, chillwave & ambient), with a couple of finely textured ethno / world music pieces and one live DJ set for extra flavor. They're also mostly all mixes-in-progress (with scratch tracks galore), so try to "listen into" them, don't just react to the surface..
(sound-cloud) . com / user3772088

Listen to my avant-ambient-experimental side project here:
(sound cloud) . com / user5915854
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yokoeno . (band camp) . com /

Listen to a recent electro-organic project at:
www. myspace. com/ kungfurobotsactivate/
(we are a production team, essentially)

Screen name:
Soul76
Member since:
Aug 28 2007
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
15
Gigs played:
50 to 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
6-7 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

You know how people always say "I listen to a little bit of everything", then name like two or three closely related genres? WELLLLL... (deep breath):

Beatles, Einsturzende Neubauten, U2, Miles Davis, Jane's Addiction ('86-'91 only), Bob Marley, the Orb, Jimi Hendrix, Billie Holliday, Sonik Yooth, Soul Coughing, Sly & the Family Stone, Velvet Underground (w/ Cale & Nico), Henry Kaiser, Living Colour, Brian Eno, Ravi (& Anoushka) Shankar, Ornette Coleman, Grateful Dead, Rena Jones (FWTX), AIR (French band), GUSH (French band), Cocteau Twins, the Cure, Sleep ∞ Over (ATX), Vektroid, Ladytron, LCD Soundsystem, Stereolab, early Suede (aka 'the London Suede'), Leon Bridges (FWTX), JAIN, Charlie Parker, Critters Buggin', Medeski Martin & Wood, the Heliocentrics, Mazinga Phaser (DTX), The Cardigans, My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult, Hippo Campus, BØRNS, Portishead, Cibo Matto, Cornershop, Beck, Drop Nineteens, Edie Brickell & New Bohemians, The Pixies, David Bowie, Joy Division, Ruby (Lesley Rankine), Bjork / Sugarcubes, tUnE-yArDs, La Femme, Bikini Kill / Julie Ruin / Le Tigre, Bauhaus / Love & Rockets, the Smiths, Roxy Music, Leonard Cohen, Tom Waits, Morphine, Nick Cave, Kurt Weill, Skip James, Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Buddy Holly, the Murmurs (& Uh Huh Her), My Bloody Valentine, Miranda Sex Garden, Missio (ATX), Ambient Temple Of Imagination, the Legendary Pink Dots, Tear Garden, Peter Ivers, Jellyfish / Roger Joseph Manning Jr., Brite Futures (aka Natalie Portman's Shaved Head), the Stooges, Television, Talking Heads, the Waitresses, Luscious Jackson, Morcheeba, Swallow, old INXS, MV Holscanner Exhibition, Crash Worship, Ministry, Ethyl Meatplow, Geraldine Fibbers, Brian Jonestown Massacre, the B-52s, Bruce Haack, Pink Floyd, Radiohead, Sigur Rós, Os Mutantes, old 311 ("Music" era), Modest Mouse, Ozomatli, Daft Punk, FSOL, Si Begg, Steve Roach, Robert Rich, Vidna Obmana, O Yuki Conjugate, A Small Good Thing, Steven Halpern, Gillian Welch, Burning Spear, Lee "Scratch" Perry, Augustus Pablo, Twilight Circus, Sub Oslo, Happy Mondays, Primal Scream, Flaming Lips, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Four Tops, Temptations, Savion Glover, John Cage, Steve Reich, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Benjamin Dale, Ali Akbar Khan, Duke Ellington, Negativland, Skinny Puppy, Information Society, Leo Young, Delerium, Deee-Lite, Afrika Bambaataa, Parliament-Funkadelic, James Brown, Kashmere Stage Band, GURU, Gil Scot-Heron, Kendrick Lamar, Public Enemy, NWA, 4th25, War Party (Native American hip hop), Mos Def, the Roots, Kanye West, MC 900ft Jesus, Howard Shore, Graeme Revell (& SPK), Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Babatunde Olatunji, Fela Kuti, Astor Piazzola, Ralph Stanley, Minh Tuyet, Kitaro, Geinoh Yamashiro (the guy who wrote the AKIRA soundtrack, aka the best album ever), Soliman Gamil, Bustan Abraham, Vaarttina, Adi Newton, Dr. Fiorella Terenzi, so so many more (don't get me started on the one-offs, like Frank Mills' "Music Box Dancer"- the ultimate happy-place song), but you get the idea. Like I said, Everything (as long as it's good, & sometimes even if it's not).

Old school R&B / Soul (e.g. Stax, Motown), ambient / environmental, avant garde, old school punk, no wave, postpunk, new wave, chillwave, 90s NY street beat(!), 80s underground (the vibe-heavy new wave/psych/rock stuff you listen to late at night), old school hip-hop ('78-'83), new school hip-hop, Neo-Soul, 70s glam rock, classic jazz- big band, bebop, cool school, free jazz, & EARLY fusion (i.e. On the Corner, Bitches Brew), glitchtronica, found sound, Vedic chants, gnawa healing music, qu'ran recitations, hebrew cantors, catholic mass music, black gospel music, gamelan music of Bali & Java, surviving fragments of music from the ancient world (egypt/khemit, the "hurrian hymns", etc), pygmy chorus songs, bird songs, VLF radio recordings, the sound of subway trains, the sound of rain, the sound of the planets as they spiral through the infinity of space... SOUND. In all its myriad form and splendor.

Instrument experience:

Vocalist:
Expert
Lead Guitar:
Expert
Acoustic Guitar:
Expert
Drums:
Expert
Other Percussion:
Expert
Electronic Music:
Expert
Vocalist - Baritone:
Advanced
Vocalist - Tenor:
Advanced
Rhythm Guitar:
Advanced
Keyboard:
Advanced
Background Singer:
Advanced
Flute:
Advanced
Other:
Advanced
Vocalist - Bass:
Moderate
Bass Guitar:
Moderate
Piano:
Moderate
Ukulele:
Moderate
DJ:
Moderate
Violin:
Intermediate
Banjo:
Intermediate

EQUIPMENT

Ibanez Jet King JTK1, Gibson Les Paul w/ a Roland MIDI hookup & a Digitech multi-FX board, Ibanez AEG series acoustic gtr, electric bass (w/ P&J pickups), doumbek (ceramic w/ goat skin head), Native American plains-style "spirit" flute, Tibetan singing bowl, assorted pawn shop synths (vintage Casios, Yamahas, Kawais, etc.- Sound Blasters FTW), xylophone, various other hand drums, gongs, chimes, rattles, percussives & ethnic flutes (Indian, East Asian & South American). I also have a cura saz (a Persian-style Turkish lute variant), viola, baritone ukulele, didgeridoo, drum machines & a Korg Electribe rhythm synthesizer. I'm also running Ableton 9 with APC20 & Oxygen25 controllers (next up: integrating the guitar synth into that setup).

MUSIC