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My name's Sean and I come from Toronto.

I make come choppy breakcoreish music, some plunderphonics, and also Jawa video tracks.

I have been making music (primarily as NWODTLEM - “meltdown” backwards) for about 5-6 years by taking snippets, samples, and loops. I use a lot of really dumb or funny samples in my tracks and it more reflects what type of movies and shows I watch rather than some other than that. I try to make music that I'll like and will make me laugh.

I just use Sound Forge, Acid, and Vegas to make stuff. I’ve done shows with Wrong Music in Brighton for about 2 years and played with loads of acts. Also did a few mini tours with them as well. Some of these are: the first seed, hinder, doormouse, dr. bastardo, ladyscraper, floorclearer, horacio pollard, hyperdriver, robot ninja dinosaur bastards, autobee, hot roddy, ebola, frog pocket, dj scotch egg, pale, shitmat, unitus, Skeeter, Crushkill,czech cock, fast lady, sickboy, loads of wrong music people, britch, merzbow, alan titmash, dj 100 000 000, tasman richardson, ed cox, laf-o, ddamage, trencher.



When I play at shows I play with dual dictaphones. You can speed them up and slow them down and glitch them out. I mix my tracks with harsh noise and novelty tapes. Lately, I’ve learned how to make video and am having loads of fun doing it, so I am just doing video recently. All that needs is a projector and some cranked up sound.

Together with SKEETER and CRUSHKILL, we run Here’s my card records. (www.heresmycardrecords.com). We have put out 40ish releases of great, weird, sometimes themed cds. It basically just started because we had funny ideas for short releases.   I’ve also released some NWODTLEM discs “Cleaning Out the Harddrive”, “Something Aboot Dog Porn”, “The Mailman Comes At Six O’Clock” and “Zombie Chic” on Wrong Music Net Labs and Complaint Dept. There’s also have the Fueled by Coffee split 7" with Skeeter on Wrong Music and a track on Getting Down 2 Bizness 12" on HMCR I have an occasional project with SKEETER called THE GROGGS. We have 3 EPs. As for Video PiR8, it is a fully Jawa Video release. I take video and cut it up, stretch and compress it, chop it up more, arrange and layer clip all with the video and audio together. I have videos ranging from 15 seconds to 10 minutes featuring video mixes of Visitor Q, Total Recall, Blondes Have More Guns, Stuff Stephanie In The Incinerator, and various things off the net.  For more wicked Jawa stuff check out RKO, Tasman Richardson, Tzii, Ellie Chestnut, Skeeter, Eclectic Method crew, FameFame crew (rip), and the V-Attak crew.  Here is Jawa explained further: 

The Jawa technique is a method of video and audio sequencing developed by Toronto video artist Tasman Richardson. Taking its name from the scavenger race of the Star Wars universe, the Jawa technique edits found material into new compositions, just as the Jawas of Star Wars would rebuild found droids into new droids. Jawa can be seen as an extension of the ideas of musique concrete. a method of composition using sounds outside the normal spectrum of music, a practice that Jawa extends by using the intimate connection of video and audio. Jawa is video concrete. What distinguishes it from other methods of video editing is the attention paid to the relationship between the audio and the source video. Unlike music videos or VJ performances, in which video is added afterwards to accompany the musical composition, Jawa video and audio are taken from the same source. For example, a Jawa piece might use an explosion from a big-budget action movie because it is highly visual, but also because the sound of the explosion can be used as a percussive element in the composition. The sample is sequenced to create both audio and video rhythmical patterns. The repetition of the explosion sample is akin to the rhythm of a techno kick-drum.

I hope to keep making tracks, putting on shows like the upcoming  Breakcore Elimination Challenge IV, and do lots of stuff, but other stuff often gets in the way. I'm just heading over to England to see friends and do a few shows (Edinburgh, Dublin, Brighton and maybe London) as well as having videos playing on Bangface TV 9am to noon on the Saturday and Sunday along with a hellofalotta Wrong Music programming.

 

NWODTLEM Discography :

2008: Nwodtlem - Video πR8
DTRASH
Cleaning out the Harddrive NET-LAB
Something Aboot Dog Poorn WRONG MUSIC
The Mailman Comes At Six O'Clock HERE'S MY CARD RECORDS
Regrettable Decisions SELF RELEASED
Zombie Chic HERE'S MY CARD RECORDS
Function Over Fashion SELF RELEASED

NWODTLEM Compilation Appearances :

Skeeter & Nwodtlem - Fueled By Coffee 7"
WRONG MUSIC
V/A - Bezerk Domination Tour
Getting Down 2 Bizness 12"
HERE'S MY CARD RECORDS
Board Meeting 2 HERE'S MY CARD RECORDS
Board Meeting HERE'S MY CARD RECORDS
Etobikore HERE'S MY CARD RECORDS
Dadcore HERE'S MY CARD RECORDS
Etc... WRONG MUSIC

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