Unconventional Industrial Artist

Deep into the Sonic Dark

If you can cope with what has become my contentious long-term audio-literary diary on the harrowing collapse of sound civilisation, and what, if anything, could be done about that, consider browsing around this site for some of that good, honest, old-fashioned musical variation. It beats listening to Vore Complex (although if you did want to try that project I'd recommend YouTube, followed by searching for the 'Pyre' album, or perhaps 'Culler').

I display a small selection of my assorted modern art paintings also. They're degenerate. Decadent even, and Abstract, with elements of Surrealism and Expressionism. Not worth very much - hence why I don't charge very much for them. You may find them a tad more approachable than my music efforts though. I hate the majority of them personally, so shedding them would be a bonus.



The project name was picked as both a back-lash to the idiom ‘reach for the stars’ (which means the achieve something difficult, but which also has rapacious, mercantile connotations that I do not align with), and also as a reflection on cosmology, and a recommendation to clean up and whiten our perceptual universe – to think clearly, and to pursue truth.

The stars would be a good place to start. I don’t hate them – at least, I don’t know that for certain. I often grow weary, and wish I did though. They sure as Hell look down coldly on us.

In general, I attempt concept albums, so there are a few common themes I return to. Musically, I compose bleak Electroacoustic and Post-Industrial experiments, ominous Dark Ambient, morose Neoclassical and even a varying selection of fairly accessible Folk (and Neofolk) crossover pieces, as well as melodic Techno-Industrial 'Pop', and historical vintage soundtracks. It's quite hard to categorize by genre, as many of the albums are completely different from each other, and freely mix different styles of Western music, from the traditional to the contemporary. Some pieces have poetic spoken word lyrics, and some don't. It should speak for itself.

I favour live physical instruments and have a violin, zither, acoustic guitar, and unplugged electric bass to work with, as well as utilizing an M-Audio Oxygen 25 keyboard running piano emulation software such as PianoTeq7. I compose most of my beats using the Re-drum software drum machine that comes with Reason 12, but am also fond of implementing found sounds & field-recordings, spoken audio samples drawn from contemporary alternative media, and home-made percussion.

if you'd like to hear my full canon of work, head over to Bandcamp: