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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," Connect.Ohm's "9980," Aes Dana's "Season 5," Solar Fields' "Reflective Frequencies," Doof's "Let's Turn On," Juno Reactor's "Bible of Dreams," Infected Mushroom's "Classical Mushroom," Sasha's "Involver," Murcof's "Remembranza" and Kashiwa Daisuke's "Program Music I." .: Read More and Listen ↬

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Current Projects: Offret
Genre: Experimental Music
Sub-Genres: Experimental Ambient, Dark Ambient, Neoclassical, Glitch
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, a harpsichord, a lute, a xylophone 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," Harold Budd's "Lovely Thunder," William Basinski's "The Disintegration Loops," Susumu Yokota's "Sakura," Christopher Bissonnette's "In Between Words," B. Lustmord & Robert Rich's "Stalker," Svarte Greiner's "Knive," Alessandro Cortini's "Avanti," Loscil's "Monument Builders," Cities Last Broadcast's "The Humming Tapes," Philip Jeck's "7," Eluvium's "Talk Amongst The Trees," Steve Reich's "Music for 18 Musicians," Jóhann Jóhannsson's "Englabörn," My Bloody Valentine's "Loveless," Love Spirals Downwards' "Ardor," Mono's & World's End Girlfriend's "Palmless Prayer / Mass Murder Refrain," Boards of Canada's "Geogaddi," Ryoji Ikeda's "+/-" and Merzbow's "1930." .: Read More and Listen ↬

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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," Deaf Center's "Pale Ravine," Kashiwa Daisuke's "Program Music I," Gas' "Zauberberg," Bola's "Gnayse," Monolake's "Polygon_Cities," Pan Sonic's "Aaltopiiri," Boards of Canada's "Geogaddi," Autechre's "Amber," Merzbow's "Merzbeat" and Merzbow's "1930." .: Read More and Listen ↬

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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," LCD Soundsystem's "LCD Soundsystem," UNKLE's "Psyence Fiction," Air's "Moon Safari," Massive Attack's "Mezzanine," Portishead's "Portishead," Tricky's "Maxinquaye," Röyksopp's "Melody A.M.," The Postal Service's "Give Up," Bonobo's "Dial 'M' For Monkey," Enon's "High Society," VNV Nation's "Empires," Susumu Yokota's "Sakura," Hadouken!'s "Music For An Accelerated Culture," Burial's "Untrue," Kashiwa Daisuke's "Program Music I," Radiohead's "Kid A," Billie Eilish's "When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?," 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," dredg's "Leitmotif," 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," Oceansize's "Music For Nurses EP," The Cooper Temple Clause's "Kick Up The Fire, And Let The Flames Break Loose," Dälek's "Absence," Fbcfabric & Reindeer's "It's Not Who You Know, It's Whom You Know," Jedi Mind Tricks' "The Psycho-Social, Chemical, Biological, And Electro-Magnetic Manipulation Of Human Consciousness," Hallucinogen's "Twisted," Astral Projection's "Trust In Trance," Paul Oakenfold's "Bunkka," Slint's "Spiderland," Envy's "Insomniac Doze," Refused's "The Shape Of Punk To Come (A Chimerical Bombination In 12 Bursts)," Idiot Pilot's "Strange We Should Meet Here," Aereogramme's "Seclusion," Muse's "Origin of Symmetry," Tool's "Ænima," Kashiwa Daisuke's "Program Music I," Venetian Snares' "Rossz Csillag Alatt Született," 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: Drunk and Dead in the Grass
Genre: Country Music
Sub-Genres: Post-Rock, Alternative Country, Gothic Americana, Indie Folk, Psychedelia
Non-Instrumental

Drunk and Dead in the Grass is a collaborative Gothic Americana project from Kit Carruthers. It is as dark and passionate as country will ever get and it stays there. The instruments used are an acoustic guitar, a fiddle, an electric guitar and drums. The albums that have influenced this project are The Animals's "The Animals," Johnny Cash's "American Recordings," Townes Van Zandt's "Townes Van Zandt," Woven Hand's "Woven Hand," M. Ward's "Transistor Radio," Iron & Wine's "The Shepherd's Dog," Bonnie 'Prince' Billy's "I See a Darkness," Devendra Banhart's "Nino Rojo," Calexico's "Feast of Wire," Jay Munly's "Jimmy Carter Sydrome," Kal Cahoone's "Saints And Stars," The Handsome Family's "Singing Bones," The Moody Blues' "Days of Future Passed," Crippled Black Phoenix's "A Love Of Shared Disasters," Clogs' "Stick Music," Dirty Three's "Ocean Songs," The Byrds' "Turn! Turn! Turn!," Grails' "Burning Off Impurities," and Wilco's "Yankee Hotel Foxtrot."



Future Projects: O Beautiful Death
Genre: Experimental Music
Sub-Genres: Post-Rock, Psychedelia, IDM, Neoclassical, Breakcore, Glitch
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 Destruction of Small Ideas," Saxon Shore's "The Exquisite Death Of Saxon Shore," 35007's "Liquid," Kashiwa Daisuke's "Program Music I," Boards Of Canada's "The Campfire Headphase," The Evpatoria Report's "Golevka," Mono's & World's End Girlfriend's "Palmless Prayer / Mass Murder Refrain," Rachel's "Selenography," 65daysofstatic's "The Fall Of Math," Jakob's "Solace," Bathyscaphe's "-11034m," Maybeshewill's "Not for Want of Trying," Autechre's "EP7," Boards of Canada's "Geogaddi," Murcof's "Remembranza," The Antarcticans' "Teach Children: Fear All Teachings Of Eternity, The Doom Of Self & Nature," Surface of Eceyon's "The King Beneath the Mountain," MGR's "Nova Lux," Slint's "Spiderland," Mono's "You Are There," Mogwai's "My Father My King," Bardo Pond's "Dilate," Venetian Snares' "Rossz Csillag Alatt Született," Autechre's "Amber," Arovane's "Atol Scrap," Casino Versus Japan's "Whole Numbers Play the Basics," Komet's "Rausch," Steve Reich's "Music for 18 Musicians," Jóhann Jóhannsson's "Englabörn," Max Richter's "The Blue Notebooks," Sylvain Chauveau's "Le Livre Noir du Capitalisme" and Tim Hecker's "Harmony In Ultraviolet." The only O Beautiful Death show and end of the project will also feature noise, however the bulk of O Beautiful Death will not exactly be exploring noise. 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: Human Garbage
Genre: Rock Music
Sub-Genres: Post-Rock, Psychedelia, Atmospheric Sludge, Post-Hardcore, Drone Metal, Dark Ambient
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, a violin 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," Svarte Greiner's "Knive," 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," Sunn O)))'s "Black One," Earth's "Hex: Or Printing in the Infernal Method," 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)," Swans's "To Be Kind," Agalloch's "The Mantle," Crippled Black Phoenix's "A Love Of Shared Disasters" and Blueneck's "Scars Of The Midwest."



Future Projects: Elijah's Fire
Genre: Experimental 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," Swans's "To Be Kind," 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...," Magyar Posse's "Random Avenger," 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," Can's "Tago Mago," Comus' "First Utterance," Loop's "A Gilded Eternity," My Bloody Valentine's "Loveless," Jessamine's "Don't Stay Too Long," Circulatory System's "Circulatory System," Merzbow's "Merzbeat," Wolf Eyes' "Burned Mind" and Merzbow's "1930."



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. It is dark post-rock world music the 60s. Every member of the collective is involved, everyone who can sing gets to sing. 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. We will be hiring many instrumentalists and vocalists not otherwise affiliated with The Solanaceae Artist Collective in order to express the world music aesthetic, we will only be hiring unknowns. Also Americana counts as world music you don't get your own damn genre. The albums that have influenced this project are The Beatles' "Revolver," Love's "Forever Changes," Jefferson Airplane's "Surrealistic Pillow," The Doors' "The Doors," The Rolling Stones' "Aftermath," Donovan's "Sunshine Superman," The Zombies' "Odessey And Oracle," The Moody Blues' "Days of Future Passed," The Byrds' "Turn! Turn! Turn!," Strawberry Alarm Clock's "Incense & Peppermints," Cream's "Disraeli Gears," The Animals' "The Animals," The Jimi Hendrix Experience's "Electric Ladyland," Buffalo Springfield's "Buffalo Springfield Again," The Guess Who's "Canned Wheat," The Beach Boys' "Pet Sounds," King Crimson's "In The Court Of The Crimson King," The Incredible String Band's "The 5000 Spirits Or the Layers of the Onion," The 13th Floor Elevators' "The Psychedelic Sounds Of The 13th Floor Elevators," 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," Bardo Pond's "Dilate," Paul Simon's "Graceland," Crippled Black Phoenix's "A Love Of Shared Disasters," Bob Dylan's "Blonde on Blonde," Iron And Wine's "The Shepherd's Dog," Nick Drake's "Pink Moon," Os Mutantes' "Os Mutantes," Johnny Cash's "I Walk the Line," Buena Vista Social Club's "Buena Vista Social Club," Ravi Shankar's "The Sounds of India," 吳兆基's "The Art of the Chinese Guqin," Le Trio Joubran's "Majâz," Dirty Three's "Ocean Songs," Friends of Dean Martinez' "Random Harvest," Clann Zú's "Black Coats & Bandages," 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.