live improvised electronica
created from hardware and wires
for futuristic science fiction
spacecruiser chase scenes
and unfolding alien landscapes
saturated with electricity
amidst dangerous mutant plants
and robot sidekicks.
Yeah, definitely robot sidekicks
with plasma blasters.

i don’t really know if it matters to anyone, but if you’re out there listening to us and like it, let us know! Recently a comment from –≠thee. made my day, and I will call Steve and share it with him later today. you have to understand that our little duo is pretty isolated, plays out rarely, and says “should” a lot.
who are we really? two guys who have been making music on our own and with others for decades now. we have a mutual passion for this project and have been making music for a few years together. this is the best thing i have ever done musically. i think Steve feels the same.
it is completely improvised. Steve plays handsonic and effects. i play effects. we let the music go wherever we both wander mentally. sometimes, that can be a very dark, fast glitchy place, and sometimes, a tribal landscape from some future ritual about electricity. we don’t really know where we will originate from, but we can both easily say we work as one. i am flattered to be Steve’s co-pilot.
we record each time we play and get loud in our studio. sometimes we play every couple weeks, sometimes a month or two will pass. we have a lot of material to edit since our last album, but every time we look back at material, we have grown since it was recorded and focus more on playing the new rather than editing the old.
we should do webcasts or short videos, we should finally get around to putting out the next album, and, more than anything. we should play out a lot more. should. so sometimes there are moments where i kick myself for not doing all i can do to make it happen for us, because it is ridiculously satisfying when we turn on our stuff and travel somewhere unknown together. i really love it, even if i am speaking to the vast abyss. i guess this is my love letter to æther generator.


About coloringpad

where was i? leaman has had his ear on a speaker since the art of noise came through his plastic shack radio, tuning in static and pops and clicks and thumps until he found and then dove headfirst, smiling, into electronica. rave. the repetitive beat led him to be a (rather unsuccessful) dj named puppy who spun belgian and german minimalist ambient and tecno. a miracle accordion repairman blessed him with a roland tr808 and he realized that he could make this thing called music, so he bought 12 guitar pedals and started reinventing the song that never sleeps. another miracle gave him salisbury, bertaccini and agelasto in a band that could not be named, but could consider the hum of a speaker a song. as radiate sky,he became a man made entirely of audio cords and instruction manuals and things that need electricity to make sounds. he misses improvising at the underpass and the dancing goat, where he found the people that make that thing over there and aether generator, and so here we are. where am i? leaman is not a musician... he is a fingerpainter with audio weapons. feedback loops and bitcrushers and pedals and things with lots of knobs and buttons and switches and sliders. currently working on two albums (as coloringpad and with aether generator) and making pedals and trying to find you.

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