When I was about 14 years old, (way back in the early 90's) I somehow managed to cobble together a recording studio from a cheapo department-store synthesizer, a 286 computer, a radio shack DJ mixer, a $10 microphone, and a 1970's cassette deck. Using this horriffic assortment of equipment, some teenage angst, and the time available to an anti-social kid, I began producing equally horrific and ill-conceived music for the dubious enjoyment of select close friends.
Over the next ten years, I would go to college for music, quit college for music, buy better equipment, have a professional recording career, buy better equipment, stop having a professional recording career, buy better equipment, attempt a professional composing & production career, before finally giving it up and get a desk job like everyone else.
This site is dedicated to some of the less-horrific music I've made over that time and since. It consists of a few different categories:
- The actual Lykwyd Chykyn stuff is mostly electronic instrumental stuff I created using (primarily) Jeskola Buzz back around 2000 to 2004, usually to let off "creative steam" after long days of attempting to write commercially viable material.
- Then there are some alternative/synth-pop type tracks I release as Alan D Moore, made around the later part of same time period. Some (though not nearly enough) of them feature the lovely singing voice of my lovely wife, Cara.
- Finally, there are odd bits of instrumental tracks of various genres; some are leftovers from trying to sell music library tracks, others are just experiments and doodles.
I'm back to making music again, though only here and there as time allows. 2016 should bring some new tracks!