"If music be the food of love, play on ... and on"
- William Shakespeare (Sam PROCK Remix)
SoundCloud Premier Partner. Published at Silent Zen label with Ditto.
Making art with the sound is what I'm after. Curving genre boundaries is a must. My mobile uploads account is @prockjet, more remixes @art-of-nonsense. Silent Zen is a support group I conduct @silent-zen.
I love Electronics and playing any synths in my reach. I treasure that knob-twist-to-sound-vibe alchemy. As much as the looks of a well designed soft synths. As much as a touch of a leather skin on my B-52 amp and 4x12 cab, making alive strings on the blue Fender Strat. Good electronic sound with a juicy guitar hook, groovy drums, fat bad a$$ ba$$, and a catchy melodic tune - that's all I'm looking for!
"It is something between discovering and witnessing" - Robert Moog
Remixing and mastering are my other passions. Same as in archaeology conundrum - you have to destroy the subject of your research is to thoroughly study it. Though in music you can create something new. I love natural sounds and instruments as well, like piano jamming on Classical melodies. Playing a New Age style guitar on my 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, Madness, Che Sudaka, Ultravox, Sex Pistols, Rancid, Strangles, Elastica, PJ Harvey, The Cars, Foreigner, Therapy?, Muse, Duran Duran, Pet Shop Boys, Erasure, New Order, Telex, Zodiak, INXS, Hey Rosetta!, Cause and Effect, And One, Banco De Gaia, B-Tribe, Air, S.P.O.C.K.
Personas: Ottmar Liebert, Dave Gahan, Martin L. Gore, Jean-Michel Jarre, Georgio Moroder, SuperMax, Boris Blank, Leonard Cohen, Curt Cobain, John Frusciante, Flea, Tim Artstrong, Johny Lydon, Dexter Holland, Falco, Midge Ure, M. Harket, Regina Spektor, D. Marouani, Nick Cave, V. Clarke, A. Wilder, Robert Moog, Don Buchla, Moby, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Vysotsky, G. Nannini, R. Fogli, Hank Marvin, Aeoliah, A. Vollenweider, M. Knopfler, A. Parsons.
Styles: Funtronica, Electronic, Deep, Alternative, Disco, Deep House, New Wave, Synthpop, Synthwave, Ska, Punk, Reggae, Cumbia, Indie, New Age, Chillout, GOA, Downtempo, Instrumental, Ethnic, Neo Classic, Psytrance, Psybient.
Hardware: Arturia Polybrute. Moog Subsequent 37CV, Buchla Easel 208C, Córdoba Koa Edition nylon, Fender Stratocaster, Yamaha Bass, Push 2, Maschine+, Teenage Engineering OP-Z, UAD Aplolo Twin X, Presonus 1824C, Line6 PodXT, B-52 LS100 head & B-52 4x12 cab, Arturia Keystep, XKeys Air, iPad Pro 12.9-inch, iPhoneX.
Software: Ableton Live 11, Moog, Arturia, UAD, FabFilter, IK Multimedia, NI. Mobile music fan: Korg Gadget, Cubasis, ZenBeats, Arturia, Moog, FabFilters.
While PROCK is my made-up musical identity, I'm software professional (PM me if want to LI). I do C++ and Graphics User Interface programming for Electronics to feed my family budget. As a tech geek, I'm also into apps, DAWs, VSTs, guitar modeling and synths created by humans, aliens, gods. Consider myself as music and synth tech historian.
Sam Prock’s tracks