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Current Projects: .//phenethylamine
Genre: Electronic Music
Sub-Genres: Psytrance, Psychill, Progressive Trance, Dream Trance, Darkpsy, Neoclassical
Instrumental

.//phenethylamine is a solo trance project from Kit Carruthers. It is music you can listen to at a rave and still feel cultured. There's classical instruments, you see. It is an attempt to break trance, I break everything I touch. The instruments used are a synthesizer, a piano, two violins and a cello. The albums that have influenced this project are Hallucinogen's "Twisted," Hybrid's "Wide Angle," Astral Projection's "Trust In Trance," Carbon Based Lifeform's "World of Sleepers," Sasha's "Involver," Murcof's "Remembranza" and Kashiwa Daisuke's "Program Music I." .: Read More and Listen ↬

.: Discogs .: MusicBrainz .: last.fm
Current Projects: Offret
Genre: Experimental Music
Sub-Genres: Experimental Ambient, Dark Ambient, Neoclassical
Instrumental

Offret is a solo ambient project from Kit Carruthers. It is a surreal, frightening, bleak and pretty examination of sound. The instruments used are a synthesizer, a piano, two violins, a cello, a harp and a theremin. The albums that have influenced this project are Tim Hecker's "Harmony In Ultraviolet," Ben Frost's "By the Throat," Fennesz's "Venice," Deathprod's "Morals and Dogma," Biosphere's "Shenzhou," Deaf Center's "Pale Ravine," Cities Last Broadcast's "The Humming Tapes," Susumu Yokota's "Sakura," Loscil's "Monument Builders," Christopher Bissonnette's "In Between Words," Philip Jeck's "7," Eluvium's "Talk Amongst The Trees," Steve Reich's "Music for 18 Musicians," My Bloody Valentine's "Loveless," Love Spirals Downwards' "Ardor," Ryoji Ikeda's "+/-" and Merzbow's "1930." .: Read More and Listen ↬

.: Discogs .: MusicBrainz .: last.fm
Retired Projects: The Dry Path
Genre: Electronic Music
Sub-Genres: Minimal Techno, Neoclassical
Instrumental

The Dry Path is a solo maximal minimal techno project from Kit Carruthers. It is dramatic, psychedelic, mathematical, structured chaos. It's minimal techno from a mind that enjoys post-rock. The instrument used is a computer sequencer. The albums that have influenced this project are Murcof's "Remembranza," Plastikman's "Consumed," Kashiwa Daisuke's "Program Music I," Gas' "Zauberberg," Boards of Canada's "Geogaddi" and and Merzbow's "1930." .: Read More and Listen ↬

.: Discogs .: MusicBrainz .: last.fm
Future Projects: Stupid Boi!
Genre: Popular Music
Sub-Genres: Synth-Pop, Electro, Indie Pop, Neoclassical, Vaporwave
Non-Instrumental

Stupid Boi! is a collaborative synth-pop project from Kit Carruthers. It is an attempt to make popular music artful. Be prepared for your pretty little pop music to have very breif and occasional moments of screaming and screeching. The instruments used are a synthesizer, a piano and a violin. The albums that have influenced this project are Aufgang's "Turbulences," Sneaker Pimps's "Becoming X," Vitalic's "OK Cowboy," 2814's "新しい日の誕生," Björk's "Homogenic," The Rapture's "Echoes," The Faint's "Danse Macabre," Ladytron's "Light & Magic," !!!'s "Louden Up Now," UNKLE's "Psyence Fiction," Air's "Moon Safari," Massive Attack's "Mezzanine," Portishead's "Portishead," Röyksopp's "Melody A.M.," Enon's "High Society," VNV Nation's "Empires," Hadouken!'s "Music For An Accelerated Culture," Burial's "Untrue," Kashiwa Daisuke's "Program Music I," Radiohead's "Kid A," Lady Gaga's "The Fame," The Weeknd's "Starboy" and Taylor Swift's "1989."



Future Projects: Opposition to the Mainstream Consensus
Genre: Rock Music
Sub-Genres: Post-Rock, Metalcore, Rapcore, Vocal Trance, Progressive Trance, Post-Hardcore, Breakcore
Non-Instrumental

Opposition to the Mainstream Consensus is a collaborative rapcore project from Kit Carruthers. It is angry at you. It is all politics. Corruption, lies, secrets, manipulation. Greed, incorrect hatred, unnecessary evil. The instruments used are two electric guitars, a base guitar, drums and a synthesizer. The albums that have influenced this project are Rage Against The Machine's "Rage Against The Machine," 65daysofstatic's "We Were Exploding Anyway," Linkin Park's "Meteora," 35007's "Liquid," Massive Attack's "100th Window," 65daysofstatic's "The Fall Of Math," Maybeshewill's "Not for Want of Trying," Deftones' "Around The Fur," Dälek's "Absence," Fbcfabric & Reindeer's "It's Not Who You Know, It's Whom You Know," Hallucinogen's "Twisted," Astral Projection's "Trust In Trance," Paul Oakenfold's "Bunkka," Envy's "Insomniac Doze," Refused's "The Shape Of Punk To Come (A Chimerical Bombination In 12 Bursts)," Oceansize's "Frames," Kashiwa Daisuke's "Program Music I," Hadouken!'s "Music For An Accelerated Culture," Radiohead's "In Rainbows" and Blueneck's "The Outpost." The only Opposition to the Mainstream Consensus show and end of the project will be an exploration of lies and horrible, featuring both political lyrics and vocal sound bites. It will sparkle and crack.



Future Projects: O Beautiful Death
Genre: Experimental Music
Sub-Genres: Post-Rock, Psychedelia, IDM, Neoclassical, Breakcore
Instrumental

O Beautiful Death is a solo post-rock project from Kit Carruthers. It is a bleak and psychedelic Godspeed You! Black Emperor-esque rejection of society. The instruments used are a synthesizer, a piano, two electric guitars, one base guitar, drums, two violins, a cello, a sitar and a bamboo flute. The albums that have influenced this project are Daturah's "Daturah," 65daysofstatic's "The Fall Of Math," Saxon Shore's "The Exquisite Death Of Saxon Shore," 35007's "Liquid," Kashiwa Daisuke's "Program Music I," Jakob's "Solace," Bathyscaphe's "-11034m," Maybeshewill's "Not for Want of Trying," MGR's "Nova Lux," Boards of Canada's "Geogaddi," Autechre's "EP7," The Antarcticans' "Teach Children: Fear All Teachings Of Eternity, The Doom Of Self & Nature," Surface of Eceyon's "The King Beneath the Mountain," The Evpatoria Report's "Golevka," Mono's "You Are There," Bardo Pond's "Dilate," Venetian Snares' "Rossz Csillag Alatt Született," Arovane's "Atol Scrap," Max Richter's "The Blue Notebooks" and Tim Hecker's "Harmony In Ultraviolet." The only O Beautiful Death show and end of the project will also feature noise, experimental ambient and dark ambient, however the bulk of O Beautiful Death will not exactly be exploring these sounds. This final show will feature a projection and vocal sound bites of how neat and horrible we are as a society and how close we come to ending ourselves again and again.



Future Projects: Elijah's Fire
Genre: Rock Music
Sub-Genres: Post-Rock, Indie Rock, Psychedelia, Noise
Non-Instrumental and Instrumental

Elijah's Fire is a collaborative post-rock indie rock project from Kit Carruthers. It is an unsettling and unhappy exploration of dissonance and discord. The instruments used are a violin, two electric guitars, a cello, an acoustic guitar, drums and a synthesizer. The albums that have influenced this project are Godspeed You! Black Emperor's "'Allelujah! Don't Bend Ascend," Esmerine's "If Only A Sweet Surrender To The Nights To Come Be True," Clogs' "Stick Music," Blueneck's "Scars Of The Midwest," John Cage's "Sonatas And Interludes For Prepared Piano," Sonic Youth's "Dirty," A Silver Mt. Zion's "He Has Left Us Alone, but Shafts of Light Sometimes Grace the Corner of Our Rooms...," The Antarcticans' "Teach Children: Fear All Teachings Of Eternity, The Doom Of Self & Nature," Acid Mothers Temple & the Melting Paraiso U.F.O.'s "The Day Before the Sky Fell in America," Loop's "A Gilded Eternity," My Bloody Valentine's "Loveless," Jessamine's "Don't Stay Too Long," Circulatory System's "Circulatory System," Wolf Eyes' "Burned Mind" and Merzbow's "1930."



Future Projects: Human Garbage
Genre: Rock Music
Sub-Genres: Post-Rock, Psychedelia, Atmospheric Sludge, Post-Hardcore
Non-Instrumental and Instrumental

Human Garbage is a collaborative sludge metal project from Kit Carruthers. It is a pretty pretty pretty exploration of rage on psychedelic drugs. The instruments used are two electric guitars, a base guitar, drums, a synthesizer, a sitar, a didgeridoo and a bamboo flute. The albums that have influenced this project are Acid Mothers Temple & the Melting Paraiso U.F.O.'s "The Day Before the Sky Fell in America," Bardo Pond's "Dilate," Bossk's ".1," Minsk's "Out Of A Center Which Is Neither Dead Nor Alive," Boris' "Pink," Jesu's "Silver," Rosetta's "The Galilean Satellites," Surface of Eceyon's "The King Beneath the Mountain," The Antarcticans' "Teach Children: Fear All Teachings Of Eternity, The Doom Of Self & Nature," Pelican's "The Fire In Our Throats Will Beckon The Thaw," Envy's "Insomniac Doze," Refused's "The Shape Of Punk To Come (A Chimerical Bombination In 12 Bursts)," Agalloch's "The Mantle," Crippled Black Phoenix's "A Love Of Shared Disasters" and Blueneck's "Scars Of The Midwest."



Future Projects: The Solanaceae Artist Collective
Genre: Rock Music
Sub-Genres: Indie Rock, Indie Pop, Indie Folk, Psychedelia, World Music, Post-Rock, Post-Hardcore
Non-Instrumental

The Solanaceae Artist Collective is a collaborative effort consisting of every member of the collective. It is an exploration of everything that is good music, it is the epitome of us. Every member of the collective is on vocals. The main instruments used are an electric guitar, an acoustic guitar, a base guitar, drums and a synthesizer, however many other instruments will also be used. The albums that have influenced this project are The Beatles' "Revolver," Love's "Forever Changes," Jefferson Airplane's "Surrealistic Pillow," The Doors' "The Doors," Grails' "Burning Off Impurities," Clogs' "Stick Music," Circulatory System's "Circulatory System," The Olivia Tremor Control's "Music From The Unrealized Film Script: Dusk At Cubist Castle," Of Montreal's "Satanic Panic in the Attic," Acid Mothers Temple & the Melting Paraiso U.F.O.'s "The Day Before the Sky Fell in America," Crippled Black Phoenix's "A Love Of Shared Disasters," Iron And Wine's "The Shepherd's Dog," Nick Drake's "Pink Moon," Bardo Pond's "Dilate," Envy's "Insomniac Doze," Refused's "The Shape Of Punk To Come (A Chimerical Bombination In 12 Bursts)" and Shpongle's "Are You Shpongled?" The Solanaceae Artist Collective will only ever be played live, in two separate shows, only the second show will crescendo to a screaming fit of rage. No lasers, no lights, no visual display whatsoever.