"Will of the Machine" is now available on ITUNES and CDBABY (whole album for $9.99)
***On iTunes just search either "State of Psychosis" or "Will of the Machine"
Michael Christopher MacDonald a.k.a. State of Psychosis was born in 1986 and is from Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada. Michael makes Enigmatic, Soundtrack and Alternative Electronic music. State of Psychosis was formed in 2006 while Michael was attending Mckenzie College for Music Technology, but he started in songwriting at a very early age of around 8 years old starting out with trumpet, moving to classical guitar and eventually discovering his niche producing soundtrack music behind a digital audio workstation.
State of Psychosis is currently working on many new projects including another album and expanding into the song placements market for licensing in movies, video games, etc. Michael is busy making new music about 20 hours a week, looking for new publishers, labels, expanding his fan base, working on a website, and even does online moderation to prevent bullying in his free time. Whether it's making music or marketing it, Michael keeps himself busy and committed.
Graduating near the top of his class, Michael excelled in Music Theory, Composition, Ear Training, Sound Engineering and every other subject. Even in Elementary, he was winning awards for leading his trumpet section. State of Psychosis receives high rankings on fiercebark which is a top list that works with Soundcloud. Over the course of his life, Michael has written hundreds of songs from old hand written sheet music to full productions in the process of finding his sound which is still always evolving.
In the future, this artist plans on experimenting with all kinds of new ideas to expand on the Enigmatic sub-genre. The idea behind the genre is that it can actually go with any other genre and that it's the mood the song induces that defines it as Enigmatic (mysterious or puzzling). To expand on it, State of Psychosis is going to delve into even more musical scales, key transitions, variable tempos and more elemental themed sounds for the electronic side of it.
All in all, Michael's current goals with his most recently released album is to market it as a soundtrack album for the most part. It is really designed for all sorts of different kinds of scenes. The album is also being released on itunes for the fans, but this artist's main objective is definitely to work with soundtracks. As to increase the amount of placements he can get, Michael will be releasing this album to non-exclusive music libraries as well as finding a new publishers, labels, and opportunities in general.
Comments by State of Psychosis
@mixwellaverill: thanks. yep the red book is where i got the idea for the name
oh that's some heavy reverb. suits it though. i like that break at just before 1 minute where you broke it down and built it back up again. the lead in this after does some crazy ass shit. nice. the change up at 2 minutes in is cool. changes the vibe up all together. this part a 2:30 ish has a cool sounding patch on. is that a vox on top a little later on maybe? anyways, lots of different vibes and change ups on this. keeps it interesting the whole way through :0
i like how you filtered the intro gradually. okay the bass that just kicked in afterwards is really cool and retro sounding. goes really well with the beat. maybe add another track to each part that differs away from the the main hook. something to fill in the frequencies a bit more. something lush. still a great sound either way! super catchy. right on
oh nice some track. i love the mix. the vocals are the perfect volume against the other tracks and the gain staging seems perfect. i like the lyric.. "in the heart of the earthquake" the whole part after. those are catchy lyrics. anyways, all of the rest of the instruments are spot on. kudos
i like that wah guitar in the mix there. it's right funky. good pick. the rap sounds tight. the beat really suits it as well. i like the duel tracking on the vocals at around 1:10. that's a professional hip hop thing to do right there.
this has got a lot of retro style stuff in it like that arp in the background reminds me of old nes sidescrolling fighters like target renegade or double dragon. then you've got the sine waves for that lead that kicks in. i really like that oldschool bass arp or whatever it is i was talking about the best. anyways, the rap is really tight and it's a good voice too. good character and it's sounds good mic'd. are you duel tracking your vocals. I can hear it in some parts but it could be delays. anyways, kudos sounds epic
oh this is crazy trippy. soundtrack material for a strange point and click game from the 90's in that intro. okay hearing the vocals on it now still has a trippy feel. you must be a fan of the residents. if not look them up. anyways, there's the one percussive sound that hits on the & note of the beginning of every measure that sounds awesome. some kind of japanese woodblock maybe? anyways sounds awesome. kudos
i like that low passed synth in the beginning. hmm, maybe some more tracks to fill that beginning part in but great either way. i like the guitar that comes in and how it transitions to that synth at around 50 seconds in. good switch up at about 1:10 as well. i like the part after this the best where you got the guitar and everything else going at the same time with the guitar lead just before 2:30.
ha i like how you used bits of the mario brother theme in there. actually that's from mario world ain't it? the cut you took and used gives it a falling sound. sort of a circusy mood as well. pure juggalo. anyways the rap sounds perfect to me. real oldschool vibe to it. i'm digging it