Designer, noise/drone artist, co-owner/art director at Prairie Fire Tapes. Based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
Humboldt is a drone duo — formed by Curran Faris (Greenhouse, Warsaw, Hide Your Daughters) and myself in early 2012. We play slow, dense, heavy sounds with guitars, amplifiers, metal and electronics.
The band is named after the Humboldt squid, and not the town in Saskatchewan.
A collaborative noise/drone/ambient unit headed by Chris Jacques, featuring myself and maybe some others down the road… more info soon.
Currently on hiatus (no, not dead). Initiated in 2009 as a drone project, Gomeisa quickly found its footing in the realm of blackened harsh noise. The project settled into a steady output of HNW (harsh noise wall) recordings in 2010, culminating in the massive 4-hour box set “Treatise” (2011, Phage Tapes). Straying from the tried-and-true HNW format, recent Gomeisa recordings have straddled several lines between harsh noise, dark ambience, and minimalist experimentation. Regardless of style, all Gomeisa recordings are underpinned by an abstract sense of decay, void space and intelligent destruction.
Making its first appearance on a split with the mysterious Pretty Princess in 2010, and finally emerging with a solo recording in 2011, Secret Girls is a drone/ambient/abstract noise project that centres conceptually around ambiguous sexual undertones, feral tension and a sense of isolation. Recordings are made infrequently in concentrated sessions and released sporadically throughout the year.
Collaborative HNW (Harsh Noise Wall) unit with Andreas Brandal. Presently in hibernation.