xd238 Ken Shabby - livin' up in d-Attic

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

Collaborations: 31   Joined: 13   Tracks: 159



End of 2019 update:


Please PM if you are looking for me, I'm now on somewhat of a project HIATUS(that has gone on way too long). I will be able to work only with a small setup that is not always up and running, until a larger part of the attic I will be working in is finished.

d-Attic progress:

Special thanks to my current collaborators for being patient.

Life is what happens when you are making other plans.

Everything has changed for me in my recent relocation in 2nd half of 2018.

...this hiatus was not by issues, career, family health name it, I got it...

Needless to say, I am eager to get back to it, and will be quite soon. I will be working mostly in private, and resuming a handful of tracks where I have reached out to the collaborators already.

For now, I run the "alt-music" kompoz group:

For those visiting for first time here...

Who is Ken Shabby?

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

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 worked for an NYC indie label but only occasionally 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...

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.

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. Feel free to PM me about that, but know that I have many, many projects in queue already.

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


contact info:

xd238 / d-Attic

P.O. Box 192

Woodstock, NY 12498

My Showcase Tracks
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.
"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
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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