can't get enough of it. It's this sort of
melding of musicalities that makes us excited about the future of
Many disparate influences, instruments and technologies come together to form the one-man band known to fans as exaltron. A combination of trumpet, guitar, multi-layered vocals and live remix enable this "improvisational musicborg" to exalt the infinite possibilities of music and technology. Inspired by compelling rhythms from around the globe and equipped with wares both hard and soft, exaltron renders all these elements into a unique and passionate brand of future funk.
Over intricate beats steeped in hip-hop, drum n' bass, brazilian and afrobeat rhythms, exaltron blurs the lines between the synthetic and the organic. Vocal harmonies are created live and chopped up and filtered into synthy jabs, trumpet is electronically multiplied into a futuristic big band sound. Midi-equipped guitar gets vocalized through the use of talkbox and vocoder. A solid sense of musicianship and a fetish for mad-scientist experimentation fuel an ecstatically creative approach to music.
While his subtly autoerotic slogan, "I remix myself on stage and it feels good", may be tongue in cheek, exaltron takes the art of live remix very seriously. After several years of collaborating with live musicians, such as drummer Andrew Frawley (Karina Zeviani, Ben Jelen) and bassist Jonny Taylor (Vic Thrill), exaltron decided to take his begrudging relationship with music technology to the next level. With a successful exaltron remix project for Billy Martin (Medeski, Martin and Wood) that built an afro-cuban composition over jungly samples of illyB's drumming, he was hooked. Adding laptop, footpedal and midi-guitar to his rig, exaltron the one-man-band and improvisational musicborg was born.
This maniacal hunger for improvisation and tweaking finds nourishment in NYC's monthly Warper Party, currently hosted by DJ Shakey and !INCLUDE. Founded by Shakey and Moldover in 2005, Warper has become a laboratory for a movement Moldover dubbed "controllerism", tweaking sounds on the fly using MIDI controllers, analogous to a DJ's approach to turntablism. Through collaboration and outright cribbing of his fellow controllerists, exaltron is constantly adding glitchy, stuttery effects to loops he creates live, gleefully transforming existing compositions and melodies into unrecognizable musical derivatives.
As a frequent guest performer and lecturer at Dubspot electronic music school in New York City, exaltron capitalizes on a unique opportunity to provide a different perspective on electronic music and production to students. While many electronic artists are coming under fire for performing canned music to sold out arenas, artists like exaltron continue to take huge risks and maintain a sense of spontaneity where no two shows are ever the same. Students also benefit from a deep dive into exaltron's myriad and unorthodox approaches to making music technology do his bidding.
was selected by drummer Billy Martin of Medeski, Martin & Wood to
be included on Antidote- Vol. 2 of his series "illyB eats", a
compiliation of tracks by various artists using Billy Martin's original
breakbeat vinyl in their compostions.
'em you saw it on exaltron.com!
5.18.07 5 by 5 is available now!!!! I picked up the shipment Tuesday and I'm offering a direct-ship starting today for Paypal users (if you don't have an account, you can set one up today in minutes- totally secure). This is a Paypal exclusive: $10.00 + $2.00 s/h anywhere in the US.
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