I have been writing music for well over a decade (1998). Influences are Life and everyone who shares that journey with me, the trees, Lake Tahoe, Big Sur, Kings Canyon, The super beautiful Sierra Foothills, and deep space travel.
Musical influences (off the top of my head) Phokus, Dirt, GAMMA, Mek, Boards of Canada, Autechre, Squarepusher, Plaid, Orbital, WuTang, Cypress Hill, Aphex Twin, The Doors, Portishead, Pink Floyd, Tycho, Sasha and John Digweed, Josh Wink, Speedy J, The Liberators, Radiohead, Rage Against the Machine, Resynthesize, Seventh Swami, Ratchet, Orb, . . . and anyone who isn't afraid to push the envelope with music. cheers!