xd238 Ken Buddha - and his Inflatable Knees

Brooklyn New York   United States of America
Member since May 26, 2015

Collaborations: 10   Joined: 13   Tracks: 94




Jan 2018 update:


"On the edge of total upheaval"

Life is what happens when you are making other plans. Recent life events (you name it, I have it...) has led to an unmotivated feeling unfortunately towards music making...I just don't have the time, and as much desire lately as my efforts have diverted into a lot of real-life issues. Possibly there is a relocation for me in the not-too-distant future...

I am still on the music thing though, however sporadically...and plan to be fully back when things sort out.

I will still be working on finishing stuff up, so if I have said I am doing something with your track or a spin-off, I will, yes, eventually, finish it.

For those visiting for first time here...

I am back into music after multi multi-year breaks. Former lead vocalist for a alt-funk-industrial-rock live band, and I was actually signed to and briefly worked for an NYC indie label but I don't really want to talk about it.... :)

I've lived in the Manhattan and Brooklyn area in total for almost 25 years, early on I saw the crusty edge of the innards of the music biz, been there, done/seen that...

At this point music is a hobby where I want to produce quality work. I never made the kind of music that made millions (except maybe the early 90's there was a chance...however small)

I like songs but what I do has been more on the alternative end than pop. If anything, I enjoy working in the area of genre-blurring most. So I'd like to put the word "alt-" in front of many kompoz categories.

Most of what I have done so far on Kompoz is contribute vocals as a collaborator. I am also a songwriter and arranger. I am beginning to (try to) focus on new material as a project originator at this point.

I have 2 strong beliefs when it comes to music-making:

- Quality is better than quantity.

- While great works can come together quickly, most don't. Especially if you have a job for a living. And even if you don't :)

I've done a lot already with music in past years, (not necessarily posted here) so if I am joining a project, I would like to have some confidence it will get past the mp3 mix phase, which means I like to see high-quality wav seps are posted, etc.. and also expect to be involved in the final mix. Mixing is an area I am getting more involved in. I like to have everything I work on ultimately get the best mix possible.

Please see my influences:

david byrne

mike patton

trent reznor

peter gabriel

brian eno

adrian belew

bill laswell

adrian sherwood

My Showcase Tracks
"Up and Over" - Brannon's rockin' riffs and sriracha's shredding set up some serious song potential. I finished the song arrangement, wrote the lyrics, performed the vocals, added car noises, broken glass (be careful)...and all-important live cowbell. Vocal mix here is also my signature. If you like to think a bit with your alt-metal/rock, give this one a try. This was the first collab I joined on kompoz, I was honored to be a part of this.
"First Year Thief" was orginated by MickeyMojo with a really cool bass line, keys, and arrangement. A whole cast and crew joined on. I couldn't help myself but join this track, but I needed a push from dirtywordholiday to help out with some of the verse lyrics, he also has some asides in the song "do-do-do-do" coming out of the first chorus. I took samples from old (and new) gangster movies. I know where Steve Buscemi lives, seriously I do.... I wonder what he would think of this aside from obvious copyright issues...LOL
"Blistering Chaos" is a track originated in 2010 that I discovered after first joining kompoz. I was really impressed with the track. Stunned that no-one finished it off with vocals, I decided to work on it as kind of a "practice" track while I was working on some other things. Taking the original lyrics and vocal melody from Emmett, I expanded the theme a bit, and Sid allowed me to spin it off. Mr. Maunus did an excellent job mastering the mp3 mix, but since Brannon found his seps (after over 5 years) this will get a full remix soon...
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Crash and Burn

Hard Rock
37 Files, 4mo+25dy ago
xd238 xd238, SimonW, JarekA

The Real World (March of the Pagans)

Prog-Rock/Art Rock
34 Files
xd238 xd238, rhythmicdevil, xterrabill + 1 more

(cat's gone) missing?

Indie Rock
42 Files, 1yr+8mo ago
xd238 xd238, AndreaSpace, JustVera + 1 more


Hard Rock
27 Files, 7mo+24dy ago
xd238 xd238, johnhorne904, sriracha + 1 more

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5 Files, 1mo+19dy ago
TheREALPlatypus TheREALPlatypus, xd238, Phoephus + 2 more

F U N_K10

299 Files, 5 days ago
DocDaFunk DocDaFunk, mjac, liljoe6string + 78 more

Infinite Melodies

Prog-Rock/Art Rock
30 Files, 28 days ago
JurgenKrimp JurgenKrimp, xd238, joel_sattlersongs

Last Day

Prog-Rock/Art Rock
16 Files, 10mo+18dy ago
engels engels, ESTJdrummer, xd238

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