The mysterious Thin White Dude says “I just like making ‘weird’ music, and I’ve been doing it on and off for 10 years.” We’ve been really impressed with the tracks he has made available to license on Lisnmusic so far and asked him to answer a few questions to find out a bit more about the music and man behind it.
What is your musical background?
Since childhood I have had a love of music. At school I played the trumpet (badly) and piano (even worse). I first started creating my own music about 10 years ago when I get a demo of the Sony ACID software. Since then I have continued to make and re-mix music, although with some long breaks in between. There has been steady ‘improvement’ with the quality and constancy in my work, culminating on the tracks on offer by Lisnmusic, all of which were created over a fairly manic 3 week period between April and May of 2011.
How would you describe the style of music you make? Do you focus on any specific instruments or equipment in your work?
I would describe my musical style as ‘quirky’. Some may say ‘zany’, but I don’t like that word. Over the years my range has been quite eclectic (from full on dance to boarder-line thrash metal). I have recently been very eager to include a fair amount of acoustic guitars as it is giving my music a much warmer sound, as well as providing a lot more ‘width’. I tend not to use vocals in my own music, except for the occasional sound-bite.
What successes have you had in the music industry so far?
My greatest achievement to date is one of my Sony contest re-mixes winning a prize of ‘The Listeners Award’ – it’s always good to get that peer judgement. The mix was also used on a commercially released EP by Intergalactic Faerie Funk, although I actually only discovered this recently after Googling my artist name (true story).
Have you been involved in any exciting projects?
I’m a one-man-band and I haven’t had much chance for collaboration work so far. I am currently in discussions with band in London (Echo the Sound) with a view to doing some production work for them (they have no drummer, so they need help in finishing off tracks). It could turn out to be exciting as their guitar work is great.
What are you goals for the future?
My main goal is to keep improving musically. On top of that I do want to get involved with visual media as I think my musical style has a lot to offer this particular sector of the music industry. Oh, and I want to carry on having fun making my music – if it ever becomes a chore, it’s time to stop!
Anything else you would like us to know?
I’m also available for children’s parties and corporate booze-ups…
To license music by Thin White Dude directly for your TV, film, advertisement, game, corporate or other media project please visit the Thin White Dude page on Lisnmusic. If you are interested in Thin White Dude creating a bespoke composition please drop us a line.
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