When I was about 14 years old, (way back in the early 90's) I somehow managed to cobble together a recording studio from a cheapo department-store synthesizer, a 286 computer, a radio shack DJ mixer, a $10 microphone, and a 1970's cassette deck. Using this horriffic assortment of equipment, some teenage angst, and the time available to an anti-social kid, I began producing equally horrific and ill-conceived music for the dubious enjoyment of select close friends.
Over the next ten years, I would go to college for music, quit college for music, buy better equipment, have a professional recording career, buy better equipment, stop having a professional recording career, buy better equipment, attempt a professional composing & production career, before finally giving it up and get a desk job like everyone else.
This site is dedicated to some of the less-horrific music I've made over that time and since. It consists of a few different categories:
- The actual Lykwyd Chykyn stuff is mostly electronic instrumental stuff I created using (primarily) Jeskola Buzz back around 2000 to 2004, usually to let off "creative steam" after long days of attempting to write commercially viable material.
- Then there are some alternative/synth-pop type tracks I release as Alan D Moore, made around the later part of same time period. Some (though not nearly enough) of them feature the lovely singing voice of my lovely wife, Cara.
- Finally, there are odd bits of instrumental tracks of various genres; some are leftovers from trying to sell music library tracks, others are just experiments and doodles.