As far as electronic music I am inspired by a combination of the entire spectrum of industrial music, ambient music, glitch music, and film scoring textures. I actually used to play guitar in a lot of punk rock and heavy metal bands as well as perform classical & flamenco music for classical guitar recitals. I even worked for a short period of time as a classical guitar teacher and studio guitarist. I love the aesthetics of the "shoe-gaze" genre and that is the major reason I stopped being in bands, I almost came to blows with a few people over my usage of ambient effects. As far as my tastes in music and how they might seam to contradict, the best way I can describe it is that I'm into both ancient and modern forms of art music. I am a really big fan of marginal and abstract arts as well, which is usually what I'm doing when I am not making music. I am very proud to be a hardlined anti-establishment, anti-materialistic, anti-consumeristic, anti-capitalistic, anti-corporate, anti- commercialistic, fundamentalist, evangelical, pro-life, pro traditional family, tongues speaking, charismatic pentecostal Christian, and an extremely defiant "X" wearing straight edge. Although I am a Christian, I am intellectually infatuated with all things spiritual, transcendental, mystical, or paranormal (from a very outside looking in perspective) and like things like a good conspiracy theory, graphic novel, or horror film. I also have always been an all around arts, humanities, and social sciences kind of guy, so I read everything I can get my hands on as far as psychology, sociology, philosophy, political science, etc.