As “They Became What They Beheld”

“The young today shun the hardware of the past. Marx thought the big question was: Who owns the presses? Software makes hardware obsolete, an encumbrance, creating a false sense of power and security. The young package their messages in media that fit their messages, that is, they create new media to fit their messages. In so doing, they create their own audiences. Some of these audiences may be very small at the beginning. In Houston I met film makers producing films for audiences of no more than six. The point was that they would reach the right people in the right way with the right message.”

– Edmund Snow Carpenter, 1970

As “Syngery Beat”

Synergy Beat: Future World Digest is a cyberpunk anime zine from the mind of Gage Lindsten. The project assembles many talented artists. We did the whole thing in just a couple weeks. I was on soundtrack duty. For each song, I assumed the role of a (silly) fictitious band.

As “the northern information movement”

#shadow_fi: a self-defined genre and rough approximation of ambient post-rock blended with drone and lo-fi. 2017 brought The Arcadian Nights trilogy, 2015 The Phantom Time Trilogy, and 2013 The #shadow_fi Trilogy.

As “Connectedness Locus”

“In one-dimensional complex dynamics, the connectedness locus is a subset of the parameter space of rational functions, which consists of those parameters for which the corresponding Julia set is connected.”

— Wikipedia

As “Everything Comes in Cycles; Everything Fades in Shades” & “Ix”

Ix came first but soon evolved into ECiC;EFiS - same parameters, techniques, equipment. Just more focused. These three releases constitute an arc inquiry. Pasha Petrosyan and I worked on these projects “on the side” while we were in a metalcore band together. I say “on the side” because in retrospect our hearts were always here.