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Voltergeist began releasing his own blend of acidic dub techno music with the debut release of "Earthen Spirit Loops" on his own label Microrave Records in 2008, but has been recording his own music under various monikers since 1993.Starting out after receiving ProTracker sample sequencing software on the coverdisk of Amiga Format magazine in 1993, he created music under the name Creations Of The Mind, releasing public domain diskettes with his music files.After receiving a Yamaha RY30 drum machine as a Christmas gift at the age of 17, he began recording music as Listmaker, manually synchronizing the hardware to the non- MIDI enabled software. Performing his tracks live at student unions around Glasgow, he built up a reputation as being a dependable act who would play at any party, any time!He spent his time (wages and student loans) building up a collection of hardware synthesizers, sequencing the equipment using his trusty Amiga 1200 which by this time was running Bars & Pipes MIDI software. Live sets were becoming more and more complicated, so he would play alongside fellow Ayrshire electronic musician Galaxis Quench. T he two would help each other perform tracks from a combined repertoire, using masses of electronic gadgets and playing for hours at a time. Eventually, after years of too many parties and the accompanying lifestyle, they took an extended break from music!He spent a short time as Mr Dimensional; the cloak-wearing MS10-playing frontperson of Glaswegian wacky psychedelic fringe-folk band The Pendulums in 2004 before forming synth-duo Emotiquon.The Pendulums went on to become the critically acclaimed Trembling Bells (Honest Jon's), with guitarist Michael Hastings currently performing with Incredible String Band founding member Mike Heron. The Pendulums also included well known electronic musician John "Frog Pocket" Wilson (Planet Mu) as an occasional fiddle player!In 2008, Emotiquon were invited to support the band Grand National onstage at the Altitude Comedy Festival in Meribel, where they decided to start up their own Microrave Records label in order to release Grand National's "Cut By The Brakes", after purchasing a license from Rob Da Bank's label Sunday Best. As Voltergeist, he's produced dub-techno versions of tracks by African folk musician Jali Bakary Konteh, and kuduro band Figura (on Akwaaba Music), UK indie band Grand National (on Rob Da Bank's label Sunday Best), and Icelandic electronic-pop champions GusGus. There are also several popular "white label" Voltergeist remixes of Audion, Booka Shade, Laurent Garnier, Major Lazer etc which can be downloaded freely.Recently he's worked with ex-Ministry bass player Paul Barker, producing an original track to promote "FIX: The Ministry Movie"; a backstage documentary which is currently being screened at various film festivals in the US. The track "69 Psalmpled" will be included on the accompanying soundtrack album alongside new work by NIN, Korn, Skinny Puppy, Tool, and Soundgarden.His twisted music has been supported by highly influential DJs and tastemakers including Dubfire, X-Press 2, Harri (SubClub Glasgow), Nick Warren (Way Out West), Dom Chung (Chibuku), Carlos Agueda, Silicone Soul, Jet Project and Meat Katie!Voltergeist is busy working on some exciting new material which he hopes to release in 2014. He is currently releasing archive recordings on his Flyin' Saucepan DIY label.
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