"If music be the food of love, play on ... and on"
- William Shakespeare (Sam PROCK Remix)
Soundcloud Premier Partner. Making art with the sound is what I'm after. Curving genre boundaries is a must. Find me on iTunes and all other music services for support. My mobile uploads account is @prockjet and more remixes @art-of-nonsense. Support group I conduct @silent-zen.
I love Electronics, so play and mix with all kinds of synths in my reach. I treasure that knob-twist-to-sound-vibe alchemy, as much as a looks of well designed synth model. As much as a touch of a leather skin of my guitar amp and 4x12 cab, making alive Fender Strat strings. Good electronic sound with a juicy guitar hook, groovy drums, rich bassline, catchy and melodic tune, with the lyrics, making you think, - is just all I'm looking for in a good song :) I'm biggest Depeche Mode fan there is
"It is something between discovering and witnessing" - Robert Moog
Remixing and production is my other passion. Same as in archaeology conundrum - you have to destroy the subject of your research to thoroughly study it. In music you can create something new. I love natural sounds and instruments as much, like piano jamming on Classical. Playing a New Age style on Córdoba nylon string, to be more precise Nuovo Flamenco style as Ottmar Liebert invented it, is my guitar meditation routine
Influences: Depeche Mode, Kraftwerk, Art Of Noise, Daft Punk, Telex, Trans-X, Yello, a-ha, Arcade Fire, Panic! At the Disco, She Wants Revenge, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nirvana, The Offspring, Radiohead, Madness, Che Sudaka, Ultravox, Sex Pistols, Rancid, Strangles, Elastica, PJ Harvey, The Cars, Foreigner, Therapy? Muse, Duran Duran, Pet Shop Boys, Erasure, New Order, Tangerine Dream, OMD, Inxs, Hey Rosetta!, Kings of Leon, Cause and Effect, S.P.O.C.K, And One, Banco De Gaia, B-Tribe, Air
Personas: Ottmar Liebert, Dave Gahan, Martin L. Gore, Georgio Moroder, Boris Blank, Leonard Cohen, Curt Cobain, John Frusciante, Flea, Tim Artstrong, Johny Lydon, Dexter Holland, Falco, Midge Ure, M. Harket, Regina Spektor, JM Jarre, R. Waters, D. Gilmour, D. Marouani, Nick Cave, V. Clarke, A. Wilder, A. Bell, Robert Moog, Moby, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Vysotsky, Gianna Nanini, U. Tozzi, R. Fogli, A. Parsons, M. Knopfler, J. Rudess, J. Padilla, Aeoliah, A. Vollenweider
Styles: Electronic, Alternative, Disco, Deep House, New Wave, Dark Wave, Synthpop, Post Punk, Ska, Reggae, Cumbia, Indie, Grunge, New Age, Trance, Psytrance, Psybient, Chillout, GOA, Downtempo, Instrumental, Neo Classic.
Hardware: Moog Subsequent 37 CV, Córdoba Koa Edition nylon, Fender Stratocaster, Yamaha bass, Line6 PodXT, B-52 LS100 head & 4x12 cab, M-Audio Axiom Pro, Arturia Keystep, Beatstep Pro, XKeys Air, M-Audio BX8a, iPad Pro 12.9-inch, IK iRigPro (direct iPhone/iPad recording)
Software: Live9, LogicX, Moog, Arturia, Korg, IK Multimedia, Line6, NI
While PROCK is my made-up musical identity, I'm software professional (PM me if want to connect professionally). I do C++ programming for Electronics designers. This feed my family budget. As a tech geek, I'm also into apps, DAWs, VSTs, sound processing and all sorts of synths and guitar modeling created by human or gods. Consider myself as music and synth historian :D