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 (with a great love of 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. Ideal project would walk the line between tight, polished songcraft and spontaneous improvs. I'm not a snob about playing covers- either faithfully or rearranged.

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 all the songs were written so that they can be 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.
(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:
. . 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

Beatles, Einsturzende Neubauten, U2, Miles Davis, Jane's Addiction ('86-'91 only), the Orb, Jimi Hendrix, Billie Holliday, Sonik Yooth, Soul Coughing, Sly & the Family Stone, John Cage, Steve Reich, Velvet Underground (w/ Cale & Nico), Henry Kaiser, Living Colour, Brian Eno, Ravi (& Anoushka) Shankar, Ornette Coleman, Grateful Dead, Miranda Sex Garden, the Legendary Pink Dots, Tear Garden, Rena Jones, AIR (French band), GUSH (French band), Cocteau Twins, the Cure, Sleep-Over, Vektroid, Ladytron, LCD Soundsystem, Stereolab, early Suede (aka 'the London Suede'), Crash Worship, Ministry, Charlie Parker, Critters Buggin', Medeski Martin & Wood, the Heliocentrics, Happy Mondays, Primal Scream, Flaming Lips, Savion Glover, Mazinga Phaser, My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult, Cibo Matto, Cornershop, Drop Nineteens, Edie Brickell & New Bohemians, The Pixies, David Bowie, Joy Division, Ruby / Lesley Rankine, tUnE-yArDs, 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, the Murmurs, Brite Futures (aka Natalie Portman's Shaved Head), the Stooges, Television, Talking Heads, the Waitresses, old INXS, MV Holscanner Exhibition, Ethyl Meatplow, the B-52s, Bruce Haack, Pink Floyd, Radiohead, Sigur Rós, Os Mutantes, Hippo Campus, BØRNS ("I liked him before he was popular", LOL), old 311 ("Music" era). Modest Mouse, Ozomatli, Daft Punk, FSOL, Si Begg, Steve Roach, Robert Rich, Vidna Obmana, O Yuki Conjugate, Gillian Welch, Burning Spear, Lee "Scratch" Perry, Augustus Pablo, Twilight Circus, Sub Oslo, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Benjamin Dale, Ali Akbar Khan, Duke Ellington, Negativland, Skinny Puppy, Information Society, Afrika Bambaataa, Parliament-Funkadelic, James Brown, Kashmere Stage Band, Guru, Gil Scot-Heron, MC Solaar, Public Enemy, NWA, 4th25, War Party (Native American hip hop), Mos Def, the Roots, Dead Prez, Scarface, Kanye West, Howard Shore, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Babatunde Olatunji, Fela Kuti, Astor Piazzola, Ralph Stanley, Minh Tuyet, Kitaro, Geinoh Yamashiro, Soliman Gamil, Bustan Abraham, Vaarttina, Adi Newton, Dr. Fiorella Terenzi, so so many more, but you get the idea. 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, 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

I gots what I needs to make my noise.

Seriously though, I usually play a Les Paul w/ a Roland MIDI hookup & a Digitech multi-FX pedal board. I have an Ibanez AEG series acoustic gtr, electric bass (w/ both 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.), 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, & a Korg Electribe rhythm synthesizer. I'm also running Ableton 9 (loaded w/ fun VSTs) with an APC20 & an analog-style MIDI controller keyboard (I'm currently working on integrating the guitar synth into that setup). UPDATE: After a decade of dreaming, I finally bought an original Ibanez Jet King JTK-1 with coil-split humbuckers (which actually turned out to be these amazing custom Seymour Duncans neither I nor the seller knew about), and the music is flowing out of it like a great sonic waterfall...

MUSIC