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Michael Christopher MacDonald a.k.a. State of Psychosis was born in 1986 and is from Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada. Michael makes Enigmatic, Soundtrack and Alternative Electronic music. State of Psychosis was formed in 2006 while Michael was attending Mckenzie College for Music Technology, but he started in songwriting at a very early age of around 8 years old starting out with trumpet, moving to classical guitar and eventually discovering his niche producing soundtrack music behind a digital audio workstation.

State of Psychosis is currently working on many new projects including another album and expanding into the song placements market for licensing in movies, video games, etc. Michael is busy making new music about 20 hours a week, looking for new publishers, labels, expanding his fan base, working on a website, and even does online moderation to prevent bullying in his free time. Whether it's making music or marketing it, Michael keeps himself busy and committed.

Graduating near the top of his class, Michael excelled in Music Theory, Composition, Ear Training, Sound Engineering and every other subject. Even in Elementary, he was winning awards for leading his trumpet section. State of Psychosis receives high rankings on fiercebark which is a top list that works with Soundcloud. Over the course of his life, Michael has written hundreds of songs from old hand written sheet music to full productions in the process of finding his sound which is still always evolving.

In the future, this artist plans on experimenting with all kinds of new ideas to expand on the Enigmatic sub-genre. The idea behind the genre is that it can actually go with any other genre and that it's the mood the song induces that defines it as Enigmatic (mysterious or puzzling). To expand on it, State of Psychosis is going to delve into even more musical scales, key transitions, variable tempos and more elemental themed sounds for the electronic side of it.

All in all, Michael's current goals with his most recently released album is to market it as a soundtrack album for the most part. It is really designed for all sorts of different kinds of scenes. The album is also being released on itunes for the fans, but this artist's main objective is definitely to work with soundtracks. As to increase the amount of placements he can get, Michael will be releasing this album to non-exclusive music libraries as well as finding a new publishers, labels, and opportunities in general.

State of Psychosis   Michael MacDonald, Sydney, Canada

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  • A Comment on State of Psychosis's
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    State of Psychosis- Mirano Isle Of The Mirror M... at 1.29
    on July 03, 2014 18:31
  • A Comment on State of Psychosis's
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    State of Psychosis- Mirano Isle Of The Mirror M... at 0.39
    on July 02, 2014 11:29

    @F.U.Entertainment: sure if you want to just let me know and I'll set up a download

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    State of Psychosis- Mirano Isle Of The Mirror M... at 1.29
    on July 02, 2014 11:28

    @Royal Air Moon: i was going for an adventure game soundtrack not cinema

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    State of Psychosis- Mirano Isle Of The Mirror M... at 0.50
    on June 27, 2014 12:26

    @Lucca Barelli: just let me know if there's something you want to work on or vice versa. busy right now with a few other collabs right now though

  • A Comment on State of Psychosis's
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    State of Psychosis- Mirano Isle Of The Mirror M... at 1.11
    on June 26, 2014 13:10

    @Faulk: thanks for the suggestion. ah neither ableton or logic. it's pro tools 11

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    State of Psychosis- Mirano Isle Of The Mirror M... at 0.33
    on June 26, 2014 11:19

    @Ct K-oth: yea i do storm drum for percussion on a lot of tunes. this one just didn't call for a lot of that. more of a subtle adventure game theme

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    State of Psychosis- Mirano Isle Of The Mirror M... at 2.28
    on June 25, 2014 19:17

    @DETACH bZ: thanks it's east west complete composers collection 2 pro

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    State of Psychosis- Mirano Isle Of The Mirror M... at 0.39
    on June 25, 2014 11:24

    @Bioactive: sure just hit me back in a week or two. I got a whole pile of collabs to do :P or let me know if you want to work on one of my songs and I'll set up a download for ya ;)

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    Strangers at 1.08
    on June 23, 2014 21:21

    wow i really like that plucked instrument in the intro. is that koto or sitar? has more of a watery tone too with whatever reverb you used on it which fits. the dubstep elements in this are dirty as hell. awesome. very good blend. you should get someone who can really shred on a guitar to collab on this. a blend of shredding powerchords where the fast dubs don't want to be covered up with the shredding. I think it would blend well. either way this is epic on it's own. kudos ;)

  • A Comment on State of Psychosis's
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    State of Psychosis- Mirano Isle Of The Mirror M... at 0.20
    on June 23, 2014 11:30

    @Cysien: just let me know if you want to work on something ;)

  • A Comment on State of Psychosis's
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    State of Psychosis- Mirano Isle Of The Mirror M... at 0.36
    on June 18, 2014 11:57

    @Drgoo: thanks. it's east west

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    State of Psychosis- Mirano Isle Of The Mirror M... at 3.22
    on June 17, 2014 11:27

    it's the east west plugin, but it's sort of both because the samples in the east west engine are from real recorded instruments with multiple articulations for each :)

  • A Comment on ♫SHANEROSS™♫'s
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    ShaneRoss - Captivation [Radio Edit] at 1.43
    on June 17, 2014 00:52

    wow i really like the atmosphere behind that arp sounding bass at around 1 minute and 40 seconds in. that and the lead give it a underground sort of vibe. kudos

  • A Comment on Dance Master V's
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    Stirling's Crystalize Dubstep - Master V Remix at 1.04
    on June 16, 2014 21:35
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    Stirling's Crystalize Dubstep - Master V Remix at 1.04
    on June 16, 2014 21:24

    wow that's some really beautiful classical stuff in the intro that you remixed. i absolutely love the violin it's so expressive with the articulations. the electronic stuff underneith it give it that epic vibe that brings it together. i espeically like the part where the whole thing speeds up including the solo violin. it's really cool when the wubs and the violin almost sync rhymically at the opening to that part. anyways, kudos. this was my favorite thing i heard all day :)

  • A Comment on State of Psychosis's
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    State of Psychosis- Mirano Isle Of The Mirror M... at 0.31
    on June 09, 2014 21:34

    @HUND: thanks, it's pro tools 11 but east west for the plugins

  • A Comment on Koollyo's
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    The End at 0.30
    on June 03, 2014 11:25

    @Koollyo: no problem ;)

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    ネルフ(Nerv) at 1.21
    on June 02, 2014 21:55

    oh yea totally interesting genre. i love cyberpunk stuff in general. that and steampunk. totally reminds me of those 80's/90's cyberpunk adventure games like beneath a steel sky or snatcher. with a bit of a sonic the hedge hog chemical plant stage vibe around 3 and a half minutes in with the pad that comes in. extra kudos for the interesting genre :)

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    The End at 0.30
    on June 02, 2014 21:51

    wow that has a really somber beginning. i really like how subtle you were with so few high piano notes in the very beginning. I feel like it would be a good idea to use a jim morrison clip if you're going to use the name the end for a song. listen to that. might bring inspiration if you haven't heard it before :) totally desert melodic and different but a if you could cut in a clip of jim in there it would give justice to the name. anyways. either way very pretty piano stuff in this :) the delay on it was perfect. I think you would like trying out something like the east west piano collection. i think it's just called pianos. you can use some fantastic classic pianos that way like a bosendorfer or a steinway. they don't give you a lot to choose from but the ones they do are awesome. just some ideas. anyways kudos. much respect for the blend of piano and edm :)

  • A Comment on Gionnes Joe Bace's
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    TheBloodyBeatRoots - TheBeat (Bace Remix) at 0.26
    on May 12, 2014 21:39

    okay that is an awesome old school techno arp or whatever thing was used for the arpeggios in the intro. very never ending story and i love that :) . ah i'm hearing what this bace genre is now that I'm about a minute in. mostly percussive over that electro vibe. anyways, all the drum fills were really fast an interesting. enjoyed it ;)

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    "Rome Is Burning" - SeeS (S Double E S) Produce... at 0.15
    on May 12, 2014 21:36

    the effect on the vocal is really cool. i like that weird track behind the first part where the beat kicks in. the harder to hear one. that sounds like someone flicking their cheek to make that popping sound. ah there it is kicking in again. i like the part where the cops are questioning the guy and especially the effect on the rap after that. sounds like the perfect pic was used for that too. the flow is perfect on the rap too. kudos. lots of different vocal effects and sings on this to make it very wide ranged and interesting.

  • A Comment on State of Psychosis's
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    State Of Psychosis- Mer Noire Part 10 at 1.41
    on May 09, 2014 19:19

    @Wali Finkbeiner: east west complete composers collection 2 pro ;) thanks

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    State Of Psychosis- Mer Noire Part 10 at 1.39
    on May 08, 2014 13:11

    @DJ Raveator: if people want to do remixes of this kind of stuff and add edm elements.. they're more then welcome ;)

  • A Comment on SubnovaOfficial's
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    Push It (Free Download) at 0.19
    on May 06, 2014 00:09

    that's an awesome 8 bit sounding lead on there. it reminds me of nes not snes. like star tropics music. anyways it goes particularly well with the drumstep stuff on there. i like the build up with the rolls in that break at around 30 seconds. the next lead is more snes like. like sonic the hedgehog vibe. anyways, kudos very interesting blend of elements in this one.

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    State Of Psychosis- Mer Noire Part 10 at 0.33
    on May 01, 2014 11:24

    @tdc-2: sure let me know if you want to work on something or vice versa ;)

  • A Comment on D.Delcroix I Composer's
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    Winter Gloss at 1.43
    on April 29, 2014 11:29
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    Winter Gloss at 1.43
    on April 29, 2014 01:03

    wow that sounds very realistic. your articulations are perfect on those strings. the flute came in so softly under the vocals at around 30 for seconds. such great dynamic range throughout this track. even more so that usual I see. Lot of soft puzzling sounding parts on this. feeling the winter vibe to it too. has that cold and dreary feel. oh wow the beat really sounds cool on this at around 1 minute and 50 seconds in. this would fit in a lot of different movies. oh i love how you came out of that drum beat with that piano riff that way. great articulation on that horn a little after 3 minutes in. it made it sound really authentic. the track winds down for a second before kicking back in with the beat just before 4 minutes in. i like how you brought i back like that. the actual outro was perfect too. especially the vocal at around 5:50. anyways kudos. loved it like always ;)

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    Take Me To Your Leader at 0.47
    on April 28, 2014 22:05

    @p4ndaandrabbit: no problem ;)

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    Take Me To Your Leader at 0.47
    on April 28, 2014 21:41

    wow panda that is one trippy intro. it's enigmatic. I feel like I have to solve a puzzle. okay now I'm hearing the glitchy stuff after the drop. now i'm imaging mechs and sci fi stuff. i really like that 8 bit super nintendo sounding track. okay at around 1 minute and 30 seconds there's some bassier track that that comes in at the end of every repetition that is super catchy. i like the "follow your leader" vocal clip coming in there too. epic and catchy as hell ;)

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    State Of Psychosis- Mer Noire Part 10 at 2.35
    on April 24, 2014 19:21

    @Opex (Official): ? there aren't any vocal cuts in this. maybe you had something else playing in the background. I've done that before :P

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    State Of Psychosis- Mer Noire Part 10 at 1.44
    on April 15, 2014 02:03

    @nevoniaevans: sure just let me know if you want a track to work on or vice versa ;)

  • A Comment on BurnHard!'s
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    BurnHard & Brendan Vintedge - The Other Side (A... at 0.13
    on April 15, 2014 00:29

    wow i love that wooshy pad in the background. i don't hear any issues like clipping even on the iphone. I really like that hallow sounding background part at minute in where the lyrics hit the title. the progression under that is really pretty as well. the subby sounding wubs are really catchy right at the end. nice and to the point too. 2 minutes long not as many repetitions so it keeps it nice and interesting all the way through and radio friendly ;)

  • A Comment on Radiorelics's
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    Jack Daniels at 2.31
    on April 14, 2014 21:40

    sweet. good to hear some rock. I really like the vintage distortion sound you got on the guitar on the plucking in the intro. the vocals sound perfect maybe turn them down just a little so they blend into a mix a little but it could just the speakers on computer. the effect on the vocal is really cool though. it blends well with the guitar. kudos ;)

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    State Of Psychosis- Mer Noire Part 10 at 2.49
    on April 11, 2014 11:47

    @Varcroft: it's east west complete composers collection 2 pro. hollywood strings, brass, woodwinds, symphonic orchestra, solo violin, spaces convolution reverb, etc

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    State Of Psychosis- Mer Noire Part 10 at 2.06
    on April 08, 2014 19:28

    @Katriona Music Producer: pretty sure that's either the alto flute or the regular flute you're hearing. anyways, thanks!

  • A Comment on Jonas Vestergaard.'s
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    Push Paradise (Jonas Vestergaard Mashup) [FREE ... at 0.20
    on April 08, 2014 18:30
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    Kbig & Espiar - Alius (Now Free Download) at 0.51
    on April 08, 2014 00:34

    wow this has huge film soundtrack potential. what's coming to mind is scenes where someone's being chased through the streets like a portage thing or anything sci fi to. all sorts of scenes could fit this. it sounds like what i've heard in a lot of different films with those kinds of action scenes. anyways, I suggest trying to go for film placements with this. i really like those rolls at around 2 minutes and 40 seconds in where i breaks down without the main beat the best. you hear more nuances there.

  • A Comment on Jonas Vestergaard.'s
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    Push Paradise (Jonas Vestergaard Mashup) [FREE ... at 0.20
    on April 07, 2014 22:11

    im enjoying the airy pads in the background of this and the way they change into around 30 seconds in. the vocal has sort of a robotic sounding vibrato or at least it reminds me of a vibrato. interesting feel to it anyways. kudos i also liked the change up at around 1 minute and 30 seconds in.

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    State Of Psychosis- Mer Noire Part 10 at 0.51
    on April 02, 2014 15:23

    @Logic-RenaissanceProd: thanks.. it's east west complete composers collection 2 pro

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    Believe [Produced by Erk] at 0.39
    on March 28, 2014 01:05

    wow this would be really good for a sci movie!. its sounds like something that would be playing while panning over a big techno-gothic city or something. liquid is good for that. anyways, i'm hearing where the piano kicks in at about 40 seconds. there's a lot of breathy sounding reverbs/effects on the vocals too that really worked with this.

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