From: CA, United States
Midilove is a composer & producer from San Francisco. Beginning in 1998 with a Roland 808 sampler, he began his experimentation in recording and production, which has produced various projects and collaborations of different styles and emphasis over the past decade. Much of that focus was concentrated on the fusing of “electronic” & “synthetically” generated sounds and instruments with live instrumentation. After spending the last five years in bands, it was time for a solo project. The debut of the full length “Deus Ex Machina” and Midilove is the result after eight months of studio work.
The concept of Midilove started with an infatuation with the technology of MIDI and the possibilities it generates. A “Deus Ex Machina” (Latin: “god out of the machine”) is a plot device whereby a seemingly inextricable problem is suddenly and abruptly solved with the contrived and unexpected intervention of some new event, character, ability, or object. With the exceptions of a very few guitar, woodwind, drum, and vocal tracks, “Deus Ex Machina” is exclusively MIDI instrumentation.
A typical criticism of “electronic” music in the music world today is its’ presupposed lack of “soul” or emotive feeling that is arguably more present and evident in “live” music. An essential component in the concept of Midilove is the desire and intention to bring that emotive presence into the digital spectrum.
Currently, with the release of “Deus Ex Machina”, Midilove is looking to begin performing the material accompanied by a live drummer in addition to some live instrumentation. The songs “Falling Up” & “Dirty Halo” on “Deus Ex Machina” are a collaborative effort between Midilove & Shox, a talented vocalist/musician out of Brooklyn. They are currently working on an electro-pop, dance EP that they expect to release early in the fall 2011 under the name MidiloveShox. Midilove is also working on another instrumental EP for the IDM, breaks & dub-step crowd to be released around the same time. Stay tuned…