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INDUSTRIAL SOUND MACHINE


Industrial Sound Machine is my main musical project, with six albums and a free 4 track E.P. It's metal and industrial, influenced by Nine Inch Nails, Black Sabbath, Pantera, Ministry and Depeche Mode. My approach involves using many different types of distortion and other effects to create a sound that is as heavy as possible while still retaining a sense of dynamics, space and atmosphere in the mixes. Depeche Mode may seem like a strange influence on metal/industrial but many of their songs are very dark, discordant and industrial in tone. They frequently ran synthesizers through guitar amps to add grit and distortion and made much use of sampling to add a music concrete element. The power chords and detuning I use on these albums are influenced by, amongst others, the other four above artists.

OTHER MUSIC


Space Music Industries - a mixture of ambient music and sci-fi soundtracks, influenced by Brian Eno, Kraftwerk, Delia Derbyshire and Bebe and Louis Barron.

             

Moscher - mainly instrumental rock and metal, influenced by Tony Iommi, Brian May, Joe Satriani and Gary Moore.

             

Electric Chill Incorporated - my sideways attempt at producing some relaxing music, not really influenced by anything in particular.

             

Marcus Freestone - jazz and blues, influenced by Frank Zappa, Miles Davis, Rory Gallagher and John Lee Hooker. Also albums of relaxation and meditation music.

             

I also have an older podcast available:

The Midnight Insomnia Podcast is a comedy show with sketches, improvised monologues and general late night silliness, often influenced by alcohol.


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