Elliot Jay Stocks is a designer, speaker, and author. He is the Creative Director of Adobe Typekit, co-founder of lifestyle magazine Lagom, founder of typography magazine 8 Faces, and an electronic musician.

Say hello to Skull Tubes

Posted on 31 March 2014 Comments

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If you follow me on Twitter, you’ve probably noticed that I’ve started to talk more and more about my music-making side project that goes by the name of Skull Tubes. This is because I’ve been getting pretty serious about music lately; as well as squeezing recording / mixing sessions into every spare hour I can find, I’ve also been trying to spread the word on social media. Until now, though, I’ve barely said a word on this blog.

So, to change that, I’d like to officially introduce Skull Tubes to the world, and I would be absolutely thrilled if you were to consider following my little electronic music project on Twitter, Facebook, SoundCloud, and Tumblr. The Tumblr actually serves as the official site and aggregates all of the work-in-progress tracks I post to SoundCloud, along with some commentary and occasional photos.

For a quick taste of Skull Tubes, here’s some work-in-progress tracks for a series of forthcoming EPs:

This week (as you can see in the image above) I’m posting a new track every single day: today it’s a brand new song, tomorrow it’s a new render of an existing work-in-progress song, Wednesday I’m doing a new Volca jam (with video!), Thursday it’s another new song, and finally on Friday it’s another new render. Full details are on the Facebook page.

Those of you who were aware of my previous musical output under the Sourhaze guise will note how Skull Tubes shares common roots, but heads way more in a techno / dub-techno direction. The music of Skull Tubes is recommended for fans of Anders Ilar, Andy Stott, Blamstrain, BronzeAge, Byetone, Conforce, Dadub, Diamond Version, Dino Sabatini, Forest Swords, Frank Bretschneider, Jon Hopkins, Killawatt, Legowelt, Milton Bradley, Monolake, Muslimgauze, Peter Van Hoesen, Raime, Regis, Resoe, Sandwell District, Shifted, Solyst, Sven Weisemann, The Haxan Cloak, These Hidden Hands, Tommy Four Seven, Trentemøller, Tropic of Cancer, Vatican Shadow, Violet Poison, and Yves de Mey… to name a few.

I’m really proud of this new music and I love sharing how it all comes together so publicly. I hope you enjoy it, too!

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