Music has always been a central part of my life. Over the years, as I have developed as an artist, my music has become the primary filter through which I process my experiences and emotions. My creative approach is to use the recording studio as an instrument of expression - to use technology as an extension of physical performance. Improvisation is always a core part of my creative process as I continue to search for the unexpected moments that occur when I perform spontaneously and in-the-moment. This improvisational approach applies both to instrumental performance as well as mixing and effects processing. I find much of my inspiration in the natural world and in my personal relationships. I view the sharing of my music with others as a way for me to more deeply connect with the world and the people in it.
Inspired, in part, by classical mythology (especially Ovid's Metamorphoses), this album examines the concept of transformation with the difficulties and the revelations that are embodied in the process.
Bandcamp exclusive 3-track EP. The first two tracks are long form cinematic and synthy voyages through time and space. The third track is a deep listening drone piece, designed to suspend time and space, entirely.
This music works great for time traveling, visiting secret lands through multi-dimensional portals and for doing the dishes.
IDM / Glitch workout, released under my own name.
" Broken beats for a better tomorrow, indeed... a beat-heavy collection of bumpier electronic mayhem; maneuvering through glitch mechanics... The style in which Hummel offers his unique rhythms is engulfing." - Igloo Magazine
Gritty, crunchy, Electro-infused IDM. Analogue synths and a drum machine put through a granular meat grinder. Released as Stephen Hummel.
" Six tracks shattering an hour’s worth of crunched rhythms, both dark and light... fractured drums, fuzzy synths, and percussive glitch from the outer realms... tracks expand and contract to form visceral electronic mayhem..." - Igloo Magazine