River of Electrons
River of Electrons is an identity of artist / musician Phil Jones who also makes music as Mentufacturer and runs the Synaesmedia YouTube channel.
River of Electrons is particularly focused on explorations of specific textures and techniques: these include raw electronics, to beeps of vintage computers, to assemblages of small synths & home-made devices.
Each RoE release is an investigation of a particular (and sometimes particularly restricted) sound-world which can be structured as anything from drones and noise, through to more conventional melodies. But the focus is heavily on the sound texture.
- River of Electrons on Bandcamp: https://riverofelectrons.bandcamp.com
- The Synaesmedia YT channel (mainly music through programming tutorials) https://www.youtube.com/c/synaesmedia
- My Synaesmedia site is a mixture of all my different musical activities, including River of Electrons, Mentufacturer, soundtracks for contemporary dance and some other miscellaneous projects and identities: http://synaesmedia.net/
This is my first AE Modular release: https://riverofelectrons.bandcamp.com/album/embodied-synthesis-1
Much of what I do is in the computer. So I'm a heavy FL Studio user. Also working with Sonic Pi, VCV Rack, Processing, Pure Data, Lua Protoplug (a programmable VST).
But this year I'm dabbling in out-of-the-box hardware and electronics. And AE Modular is my strategy for this. A kind of hub to pull the rest of the small hardware and electronics I've been collecting together into a unified whole. This includes the Bastl Kastle, Korg NTS-1 and Monotron, an Arduino based Groovesizer, Zoom FX pedal, homemade "AtariPunk" console, self-programmed Arduinos and Microbits. And children's toys (ideally circuit-bent, but that's work in progress for a future release)
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