xd238 Ken Shabby

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

Collaborations: 12   Joined: 13   Tracks: 139


   

Bio

https://youtu.be/cwd9zqiY9S0?t=9s

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

July 2018 update:

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Life is what happens when you are making other plans.

Literally in the middle of moving. Also recent death in the family. Needless to say, with that, as well as other stuff going on, I just dont have time for kompoz right now. But I am eager to get back.

Not accepting any new collabs or invites sorry. Special thanks to my current collaborators for being patient.

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 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 focus on new material as a project originator at this point, but...I plan to finish off all collabs I have started working on though with other project owners, (or if something new thats really great for me comes along.)

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

al jourgensen

trent reznor

peter gabriel

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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"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.
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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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"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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+24Vocals
+15Keyboards
+10Percussion
+8Drums

Latest Collaborations Created See All

This ATM is Broken

Modern Composition
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xd238 xd238
 

Crash and Burn (xd238 Spin)

Hard Rock
37 Files, 11 months ago
xd238 xd238, SimonW, JarekA
 

The Real World (March of the Pagans)

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

...pay it back

Industrial
1yr+1mo ago No files uploaded yet
xd238 xd238
 

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THE PDF PROJECT

Dangdut
5 Files, 7mo+24dy ago
TheREALPlatypus TheREALPlatypus, xd238, Phoephus + 2 more
 

F U N_K10

Funk
302 Files, 4mo+4dy ago
DocDaFunk DocDaFunk, mjac, liljoe6string + 79 more
 

The Myth of Sisyphus

Prog-Rock/Art Rock
37 Files, 5mo+28dy ago
JurgenKrimp JurgenKrimp, xd238, joel_sattlersongs
 

Last Day

Prog-Rock/Art Rock
30 Files, 5mo+16dy ago
engels engels, ESTJdrummer, xd238
 

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