Kolton H. 14


  Jan 2009

Artist Bio

Influences:   Assemblage 23, Front Line Assembly, Grendel, Seeming, Encephalon, Massive Attack, Haujobb, Neuroticfish, Mind.in.a.Box, Front 242, Forma Tadre, Frank Klepacki, Rob Leytham

10 Years! I've finally reached double digits.

This year I want to try to write around a central theme. My goal is to explore potential explanations for the Fermi Paradox. I'm also open to collabs as well.

My music can best be described as dark electronic music, with elements of industrial, drum & bass, trip-hop, ambient, and trance mixed in. Heavily seasoned with a dose of cyberpunk, sci-fi, dystopianism. You can check it out at: https://cryounit.bandcamp.com/

Feel free to play any of my songs on a podcast, radio show etc. If you let me know I'll listen in/promote the show.

My email is cryounitmusic@gmail.com. 😀


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  • @renegadepriest Mar 1

    Your forum comment made me laugh out loud:

    “All of us retreat into our chrysalises, where we sleep until we awaken next February to feed, er... write once again.”

    If I had been eating or drinking, I would have choked or spit it out instantly.

  • @mdavisto  Feb 28

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  • @amproductions Feb 26

    our own individual matrixes. I love it!

  • @solarrainuk  Feb 22

    Thanks for your comments! About that Switchblade track sounding 80s. I think it was the use of FM synths that probably gives it that vibe, the DX7 was in use quite a lot, especially by Jan Hammer in the mid to late 80's I think. A couple of sounds I used are almost perfect copies of DX7 sounds from what I can tell.

  • @alphanerg Feb 21

    Hahaha that is awesome that you said that, and i picked up on the connection. I actually considered trying to make a stellaris-like album this year myself, because the soundtrack is so good, but I went in a different direction. You seem to be really nailing that stellaris sound though! Yeah i can't wait for the 2.0 update either, of course i will try not to play it to much until fawm is over... what other games are you into right now? Feel free to add me on steam if you want, spazm.

    I was just thinking, most games i turn off the music after a few hours and just put other music on in the background, but stellaris has kept my interest enough to keep listening to that music over and over in game. That is an endorsement!

    Edit: i couldn't remember what my steam name was

  • @johncrossman  Feb 21

    Hello hello! Here's my anti-song: http://fawm.org/songs/84870/

    To @ampersandman's song: http://fawm.org/songs/82866/

    Your turn to synthesize them in the #anti-syn1 chain (http://fawm.org/forums/topic/7650/)
    Good luck!

  • @looprication  Feb 21

    Damn, thanks so much for that comment on liriope... my favorite so far this FAWM!

  • @ryako  Feb 20

    Hey, thanks for the comments! I will have to check out your stuff when I get a chance!

  • @tcelliott  Feb 19

    Thanks for the note and congratz. It's not a record... well I hit 14 on the 17th of February. That *might* be a record. But I had over/at least 28 songs one year so..... Kinda wanting to hit 28 this year as a goal, but we'll see. I'll be back to listen to more of your songs.

  • @alphanerg Feb 16

    Oh must just be a problem for us PA "associates"!

  • @alphanerg Feb 16

    Sorry i mean at work.

  • @alphanerg Feb 16

    DNS problems?

  • @dugganensis  Feb 2018

    Oh awesome! I'm happy the Fermi Paradox is your overall concept and am looking forward to more. In a similar vein, last year I was unknowingly yet heavily influenced after finishing Sagan's Cosmos book. I love this stuff.

  • @looprication  Feb 2018

    More! More! More!

  • @apertome  Feb 2018

    Thanks, man, that arp is from my Prophet 08. Love that synth!

  • @engebretsen  Feb 2018

    Thx a lot for comments on Hangscape!

  • @alphanerg Feb 2018

    Thanks for dropping by my profile. I am back this year. I almost didn't do it this time, but i figured i had to really try since 2008 was my starting year. Looking forward to see what you come up with this year!

  • @errol Jan 2018

    Allo! I will be lurking, but sadly not much writing.

  • @solarrainuk  Jan 2018

    @tesla3090 Absolutely man! Wouldn't miss FAWM for anything if I can help it, and planning on trying doing things a little different this time. Look forward to hearing your tracks soon 😀

  • @heuristicsinc  Jan 2018

    Just listened to the new single (?), great songs. Looking forward to this year's stuff!

  • @looprication  Jan 2018

    I'm back, I think. At least I'll be cheering you on from the sidelines.

  • @elesimo  Jan 2018

    @tesla3090 can you create an account at https://valhalladsp.com/ and send me your email for the Valhalla Reverb? You can email me at elesimomusic at gmail if you prefer. 😀

  • @ptr Jan 2018

    I will be back this year to check out your songs of course!

  • @chasingandromeda  Jan 2018

    Hey Kolton, thanks for stopping by. Looking forward to your creative contributions this year!

  • @mdavisto  Jan 2018

    ... maybe? It's outside my comfort zone, and that's a good thing. I feel like the stuff I've been making for the past few years is all a bit samey. Time to try something completely different, and if it's a bit silly, so much the better.

  • @tcelliott  Jan 2018

    So you're in KC and I'm in CoMo and we've still not met. How is this possible?

  • @popmythology  Jan 2018

    Congratulations on 10 Years of FAWM, Kolton!! I won't be doing any writing this year (for real, this time) but I will check in at points to see how my favorite FAWMers (that includes you!) are doing.

  • @kristian  Jan 2018

    Fire up the synths! Turn all the knobs!

    Except main volume; leave that one alone

  • @joshlevitre  Jan 2018

    Welcome back to you too!

  • @writeandwrong  Jan 2018

    10 years??!! Happy FAWMiversary milestone! That's awesome! Best of luck to you during FAWM 2018!

  • @mdavisto  Jan 2018

    Check this guy out: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7A3...

    I'm addicted. Like, there is no reason why this music should work. But it does. And he really doesn't take himself seriously at all, which helps.

  • @mdavisto  Jan 2018

    Yeahhhh boyeeeeee 😁

    Dude I've been listening to so much Russian Hardbass. I don't even know why.