Ever since I heard Lynn's incredible voice six years ago, I've been wanting to do a track with her.
Before this, I had never really worked on a track with vocals; the whole experience was, well... overwhelming. Despite this, I think we put together a pretty solid track that combines my chaotic, overloaded aesthetic with her crisp and punchy vocals.
A good chunk of the sound design in this track was actually derived from the vocals, and though we started with a simple melody, what unfolded was a complex epic that couldn't be described as anything else but.... overwhelemed. Enjoy.
Big ups to Lynn for her love, support, and continued patience with my creative process!
Check out more of Lynn's music here: https://soundcloud.com/lnoble333
my mom coined the name of this album. when I played her one of the tracks, she offered a couple of kind words, but her honest sentiment was: "I don't understand this tech music." And then I just knew that's what I was going to call it.
tekmusiq reflects a personal journey for me of about 2 years worth of effort. this is my first true solo album and it is a labor of love and frustration. I'm both proud and petrified of that fact that I calculated every single noise on every single track on this album, listening to things over and over, relentlessly, pushing the gain and trying to find the right gel.
what I ended up with, more often than not, was music based in repetition with tracks that were anything but repetitive. I like tones that keep moving, beats that keep shifting, playing games with the ear and defying expectations as much as possible. But I love melody, guitars solos, buildups, and explosions.
And so I took it all and shaped my own aesthetic - I believe its unique, but its me, and that's all I'm trying to do. Whether you find it exhilarating or exhausting, tekmusiq bears a little bit of my soul, destroyed, electrocuted, sucked into a vacuum, and then stretched to infinity.
I hope you enjoy it.
andy c: for a solid master
adam: for a variety of cat sounds
zaak: for confidence and clarity
lynn: for everything else