SOUND STRIDER

By: Caitlin Hoffman
For BiggerThanBeyonce.Com

[Photo Credit: Sebastian Andrews]

Sound Strider (aka Sam Waks) is this generation’s answer to Negativland. As with any glitch-hop, his mechanical mash-up’s bound to leave you disoriented. But, if you’re lucky, you’ll find a slice o’ zen within the techno fog.

Sam was exposed to the magic of music at an early age: his dad was the principal cellist of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, and in high school Sam made his own break into the musical world by playing the drums in garage and jazz bands. With the 90’s came a new musical frontier in the form of remixes and computerized samples, and it was in the sonic underground Sam found his identity. Not only has he sought to create his own music, but to birth a platform for other artists- he left Australia to convert a 19th century agricultural ruin in France into a recording studio.

He’s already helped new artists break into the scene, all the while honing his own experimentation.

Enter the Intrepid Travels EP, a sophisticated mindfuck. My head’s still unsure what to make of it.

Maybe it’ll make sense when my skull stops spinning.

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