xd238 Ken Shabby - livin' up in d-Attic

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

Collaborations: 84   Joined: 13   Tracks: 174


   

Bio

late may 2020 update

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hey thanks for checking out my profile !!

i am re-assembling and have done a few upgrades on some of my newly located home studio in upstate NY (d-Attic) and finally will be working on music after 2 years away.  long story short - i have relocated and been through a lot the last few years. And that was *before* March 2020....

i am working on mixes for collabs already in progress, as well as re-exploration of new and old modes of expression, and new material. thanks to my very patient collaborators here mostly from 2016, 2017, and 2018. I am finally able to work on finishing things up. i have reached out to people with those projects i am prioritizing.

For those just looking me up just now, I am known mainly as a vocalist here. at this point microphones are not set up but i am working on it. 

if you have a project you feel is a fit for what I bring to the table, please PM me.  But first please listen to my features and decide if you want me specifically.  Otherwise I have somewhat "retired" from the concept of auditioning. 

Also, in case you haven't heard, I definitely don't win the award for fastest kompozer, even *with* all my stuff hooked up. I have a lot of projects already to work on, and I am continuing to finish up work on d-Attic, which is still only partially complete... photos and whatever documented in a kompoz collaboration "d-Attic project"

https://www.kompoz.com/music/collaboration/937175/

Add a degenerative spine condition under treatment into that and I think you get the picture.

thanks

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For those visiting for first time here...

Who is Ken Shabby?

https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x72vqij

(if you have 2 mins to spare...)

Former lead vocalist for a alt-funk-industrial-rock live band, and I was actually signed to and worked for an NYC indie label but only occasionally want to talk about it.... :) Have taken many breaks from music, some voluntary, others not so much...

I 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...

Prior to that, I lived 10 years in Boston, which had a really active indie music scene during the time I was there. Thats where I got my start, although I never had the typical "Boston sound".

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. I used to run a kompoz group called "alt-music" that I created.

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 :)

Please see a complete list of my influences:

mike patton

al jourgensen

peter gabriel

david byrne

brian eno

adrian belew

bill laswell

adrian sherwood

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contact info:

xd238 / d-Attic

P.O. Box 192

Woodstock, NY 12498

My Showcase Tracks
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Even though I did not write this, "Blistering Chaos" is the closest I've worked on kompoz to my writing style of the past. Sid had this track lying around here for 5 years before I discovered it, and immediately connected to it. I worked on modifying the lyrics and melody a bit before posting my vocal. I hope to do a remix of this and complete the end section at some point.
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"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
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This is still a draft mix, but worth a feature. A harrowing journey of regret and self-loathing over a bad deed...this is the subject of horror and gore movies and kicked off brilliantly by sriracha, industrial-era drums added by Andrea, and the crazy madman lyrics/vocals are yours truly. See you at Lollapalooza 1992.
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+15Keyboards
+10Percussion
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Dangdut
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DocDaFunk DocDaFunk, mjac, liljoe6string + 79 more
 

The Myth of Sisyphus

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JurgenKrimp JurgenKrimp, xd238, joel_sattlersongs
 

Last Day

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engels engels, ESTJdrummer, xd238
 

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