2011. április 13., szerda

Monopole - Across the wire

Richard Sudney (a.k.a. Monopole, Telegraphy) creates electronic music in his basement where he lives, in a suburb of Detroit. This self-taught visual artist and electronics guru makes his compilations out of field recordings that he took while roaming around empty factories and abandoned buildings around the city of Detroit.
Inside his basement, surrounded by various old analog electronics and antique vacuum tube communications equipment, monopole dabbles around, manipulating microsamples by ways of using home built audio processors and freely accessible computer programs.
As a person that has grown up in such a prolific electronic music city, you would think that he is very heavily influenced by that music scene, but you'd be mistaken. Monopole's influences range from 1920's and 30's big band jazz to orchestral music, though he is no stranger to electronic music, and listens to styles such as minimal, ambient and, of coarse, Detroit techno.
Huddled in his dark basement, monopole will remain, figuring out new ways to mold normal every day sounds into abnormal wonderful sounds.

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