Sunday, March 16, 2008

Noise Circuit / NoiseCircuit - The Name

OK, I thought I would provide a little background as to where the name Noise Circuit came from...

Electronic Music has been a hobby of mine since 1990 when I purchased an Ensoniq EPS 16+ sampler. I now own five samplers including Kurzweil K2000s and a K2000r. I have lots of rack mount digital FX processors, a Nord synth, several rack mount synths, an ESQ1, a Mirage, and a lot more. I spent many years creating an extensive library of sounds... primarily machines, rhythmic patterns, noise, movie samples, factories, assembly lines, presses, etc. Favorite bands over time included Skinny Puppy, FLA, Leatherstrip, Haujobb, Wumpscut, Front 242, KMFDM, Einsturzende Neubauten, Nitzer Ebb, Numb, Ministry, NIN, TOOL, Delerium, Joy Division, Thievery Corporation, Radiohead, A Perfect Circle, Massive Attack, Linkin Park, Finger Eleven, POD, lounge music, drum and bass, etc.

I had several bands that tended to lean towards creating music that was experimental, rhythmic, abstract electro-industrial. The latest band was much more main stream (influences of TOOL, with a lot more electronic / noise experimentation) and included a lot of fun friends that were all great musicians. We worked two years on material, but came to a screaching halt when my Mac's hard drive crashed. We lost everything. We do have work in progress recordings that were burned to CDs...if I get around to it, I'll put some samples up here.

All bands need a name... Since I was creating "noise" using a lot of wild electronic instruments I thought the name Noise Circuit was perfect. I used it for a couple projects and it seemed to stick with me. I also have a graphic image that I will post as Noise Circuit's "trademark."

Now, as I was thinking about a blog name for my Memory study, I again had to come up with an interesting and applicable name. Since the brain involves establishing "circuits" and since I feel my brain has a lot of "noise" in it... uhh... the rest is history! Noise Circuit - The Brain Blog was born.

My plans will be to grow the NoiseCircuit community using social media tools like MySpace, Facebook,, etc.

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