Favorite bands :
Akphaezya, AndrпїЅ Popp, The Aristrocrats, The Arusha Accord, A Triggering Myth, Atrox, Babymetal, Battles, Beardfish, Between The Buried And Me, Black Cat Zoot, Blotted Science, Blue Mitchell Sextet, The Bowmans, Bumblefoot, Caravan Palace, Circa Survive, Closure in Moscow, Collaptic, The Dear Hunter, Diablo Swing Orchestra, Dream Theater, Ef, Ephel Duath, Fantomas, Forgive Durden, George, Gogol Bordello, Guthrie Govan, Hadouk Trio, Heads of Charm, Hiromi Uehara, Imperial Swing Orchestra, The Ink Spots, Jadea Kelly, The Jezebels, John Zorn, Journey, Juke Baritone, Kaipa, Leprous, Lior, Luminescent Orchestrii, Made in Heights, Maps and Atlases, Minus The Bear, Mogwai, Mop-Mop, Mr Bungle, Nehl Aelin, Orbs, Oscar Peterson Trio, Painted In Exile, Pete Peterson, Pin-Up Went Down, Pomplamoose, Protest The Hero, Punch Brothers, Queen, Ram-Zet, Regina Spektor, Sarah Blasko, Sendai Kamotsu, *shels, Shining, Sikth, Silversun Pickups, Snarky Puppy, Spastic Ink, Spock's Beard, Stanley Jordan, Steely Dan, Steel Train, Tammy Scheffer, Tides of Man, Tin Hat Trio, True Fantasy, Unexpect, Waveracer, Whourkr, Xploding Plastix, Zero 7.
Favorite guitarists :
Christoph Gruber, Guthrie Govan, Ron Jarzombek, Ron Thal.
Favorite bassists :
Dan Briggs, Chaoth, Eric Czar.
My name is Alex, and I've been playing guitar for nine years. I've just completed the Honours portion of my Bachelor of Music degree at the University of Western Sydney, which was based on appropriating Schoenbergian twelve-tone serialism for use in popular music contexts.
You can hear the result of this research - a 50-minute, genre-hopping album - here:
I'm also part of an improvisation-oriented industrial/post-rock trio under the name Primetime Pyramid Scheme, which features an effects-abstracted drum machine, exploration of extended instrument techniques and and emphasis on textural developments over melodic progression. We are currently on hiatus, but hope to resume next year.