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Black Ice 9
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Instrumental Dark Electronica (cinematic, industrial, DnB).
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Nine Realms
Peak position #2
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Twilight Sea
Peak position #43
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Highlands
Peak position #41
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Opening of the Gates
Peak position #60
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The Forgotten
Today #51 in Big Beat subgenre
Solo project featuring dark electronic instrumental music with cinematic/gametrack elements. styles vary, mixing genres such as Industrial, Drum and Bass and Hard Trance with ethnic and symphonic elements to create musical soundscapes.
Band/artist history
I've always been passionate about music. I have a bit of classical piano and over 20 years experience as a guitar player in various styles. Started producing electronic music in 2006. I am also active on the Acid Planet site (http://www.acidplanet.com/artist.asp?songs=571984&T=7014), and to a lesser extent myspace (www.myspace.com/blackice9dnb). I have had two tracks included on the "Opening Windows" series of CDs, 'Aenigmata' (vol 3) and 'Beyond the Obsidian Sands' (vol 4). Through the SoundClick 'critics corner' forum, I've had two tracks rated 'must have' by the prolific Steve Gilmore: http://rebelriffs.blogspot.com/2008/12/black-ice-9-hall-of-serpent-lord.html http://rebelriffs.blogspot.com/2009/05/black-ice-9-duality.html
Your musical influences
For a few related to the stuff I'm doing on this project: Juno Reactor, NIN, Tool/APC, Dead Can Dance, Suicide Commando, Black Sun Empire, Noisia, Spor.
What equipment do you use?
Sequencers: Mainly Cubase (Reason and Reaper on occasion) HW Synths: Access Virus TI, Yamaha Motif XS8 SW Synths: Omnisphere, Rob Papen Predator, Zebra2, NI Massive, Absynth, Kore 2 Drums: Stylus RMX, Battery 3, SD2 Sample libraries: East West Quantum Leap (SO/SC/RA/SD2/VoP), Kontakt, Sony loop libraries, random stuff off the 'net. Mastering: Izotope Ozone Monitors: Dynaudio BM6a MKII, M-Audio Bx10 sub Keyboard: Motif + Axiom 49 Guitar: PRS CE, GSP2101 preamp, GK amp
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