In 2005 Monopole (A.K.A. Richard Sudney) began creating electronic music in his basement where he lives in a suburb of metro Detroit, MI. This self taught visual artist and electronics guru, makes musical compilations out of field recordings that were took while roaming around empty factories and abandon buildings around the city of Detroit. Inside of his basement surrounded by various old analog electronics and antique vacuum tube communications equipment, Monopole dabbles around with manipulating sounds by ways of using a home build audio processors and freely accessible computer programs with a cheap $30 key board synthesizer . As a person that has grown up in such of a prolific electronics music city, you would think that he is vary heavily influenced by that music seen, well think again. Monopole's influences rang from 1920's and 30's big band jazz to orchestral music too death metal. Although he is no stranger to electronics music listening stiles such as minimal, ambient and Detroit techno. Huddled in his dark basement, Monopole will remain. Figuring out new ways to make normal every day sounds into abnormal wonderful sounds.



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