"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 on iTunes and all streaming for support. My mobile uploads account is @prockjet, 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, if lucky with lyrics, making you think, - it's just all I'm looking for in a good track :)
"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
"Depeche Mode is the soundtrack of my life" - rephrasing Dave Gahan saying alike of David Bowie.
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, Kraftwerk, Telex, 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, JM Jarre, Georgio Moroder, Boris Blank, Leonard Cohen, Curt Cobain, John Frusciante, Flea, Tim Artstrong, Johny Lydon, Dexter Holland, Falco, Midge Ure, M. Harket, Regina Spektor, R. Waters, D. Marouani, Nick Cave, V. Clarke, A. Wilder, A. Bell, Robert Moog, Moby, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Vysotsky, Gianna Nannini, R. Fogli, A. Parsons, M. Knopfler, Aeoliah, A. Vollenweider
Styles: Electronic, Deep, Alternative, Disco, Deep House, New Wave, Dark Wave, Synthpop, Punk, Ska, Reggae, Cumbia, Indie, New Age, Psytrance, Psybient, Chillout, GOA, Downtempo, Instrumental, Ethnic, Neo Classic.
Hardware: Moog Subsequent 37 CV, Córdoba Koa Edition nylon, Fender Stratocaster, Yamaha bass, Teenage Engineering OP-Z, Line6 PodXT, B-52 LS100 guitar head & 4x12 cab, Teenage Engineering OP-Z, Arturia Keystep+BeatstepPro, XKeys Air, M-Audio BX8a, UAD Arrow Thunderbolt, iPad Pro 12.9-inch, iPhone X.
Software: Ableton Live 10, Moog, Arturia, UAD, IK Multimedia, Line6, NI. Mobile music fan: Korg Gadget, Cubasis, ZenBeats, Arturia, Moog.
While PROCK is my made-up musical identity, I'm software professional (PM me if want to connect). I do C++ and Graphics Interface programming for Electronics. This feeds my family budget. As a tech geek, I'm also into apps, DAWs, VSTs, sound processing, synths and guitar modeling created by humans, aliens and gods. Consider myself as music and synth tech historian :D