Monday, February 06, 2006

In-Tune: Victor Elkins

Style: Electronica

"Victor is a beautiful musician that possesses mad rhythmic skills and a deep, philosophical mindset. His music represents a synthesis of all the various styles he's waded through during his tenure in this world. Both he and his work continue to evolve, ever changing like the Tao itself. Vic creates a kaleidoscopic collage with his music that reflects moments in time, memories of friends, and frozen perspectives from the past. From jazz licks to synthesizer manipulation, Vic is always able to meld his vast interests into new sonic structures that brim with uplifiting melodies. As an artist who has spent time listening to Elvin Jones, John Coltrane, and Charlie Parker, as well as Squarepusher, Ulrich Schnauss, and Aphex Twin, his skills encompass both live, improv-oriented reinterpretation of parts on acoustic instruments and solo electronic composition. A true product of the computer generation, Vic's artistic vision coincides with current movements in abstract electronic (sometimes referred to as IDM). This music represents the random blips and ecstasy of our modern, digitized world and puts the noise and beauty of electricity on display. His compositions are a running commentary on his individual and independent take on reality. This unique and pure perspective is the root of his talent, creativity, and depth. Victor's music stands forever defiant of a capitalistic culture that systematically bombards us with watered down, mass produced artists." - Malik Rosinski, Sufi / Jazz guitarist

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