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.
saw it on exaltron.com!