It’s impossible to put my music in one genre. It can be influenced by trip hop, breakbeat, instrumental and abstrack hip hop, heavy rock, techno, minimal, sound art, contemporary, glitch, you name it!
I like most of these artists, and maybe you can hear the inspiration from them: by far the best are Daft Punk and Massive Attack, then come others like the 90's Ninja Tune artists such as Amon Tobin, DJ Vadim, The Herbaliser and Kid Koala, many of which I have seen live at the legendary Ilosaari Rock festivals in its day. I also like Le Peuple de l’herbe (I appreciate French hip hop the most, which often has spices from several genres anyway). Also, now comes to mind The Prodigy, Portishead, DJ Krush, DJ Shadow, Gorillaz, Röyksopp, Boards of Canada, Moby, Mono, Thievery Corporation, Future Sound of London, and so on, you know how the list might go on with 90s electronic music well-known and rarer names. Without naming individual artists anymore, I listen to music from all genres like acid jazz, funk, lo-fi, and other easy-to-listen music as background music for other arts and science making and sometimes even punk or hard metal in the mood for them.
I've been doing music at the beginning of the 2000s with a Tracker, namely MadTracker -Software (I am fine with the program name). Something like two years I have done again actively music with Ableton Live 10 and I upgraded it lately to 11. Some of my bizarre song are based on experimentations back in 20 years ago and some are completely new compositions. They, too, are experimental, maybe because I've done the research career of about 20 years. I want to explore everything, including music, of course. I want to do music that have never done before!
My second passion is everything related to nature. I maintain a micro-farm during the summer, keep sheep and chickens there, for example, and return it to its original traditional biohabitat. So far in the winter I live in the city dreaming of spring, summer and autumn at the countryside.
I am open to collaborations just like in science: then one can create something completely new and exciting. Do not hesitate to contact!
Last, I wanna thank you my friends at the SoundCloud and as well those visitors to my site and listeners of my music. I think this community is just awesome!
-Tarmo aka Funking Duck
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