In 2006, Monopole (a.k.a. Richard Sudney) began creating electronic music in his basement where he lives, in a suburb of Detroit, MI. This self-taught visual artist and electronics guru makes his compilations out of field recordings that he took while roaming around empty factories and abandoned buildings around the city of Detroit. Inside of his basement surrounded by various old analog electronics and antique vacuum tube communications equipment, Monopole dabbles around with manipulating micro samples by ways of using home-built audio processors and freely accessible computer programs. As a person that has grown up in such of a prolific electronics music city, you would think that he is very heavily influenced by that music scene, well think again. Monopole's influences range from 1920's and 30's big band jazz to orchestral music. Although he is no stranger to electronics music listening styles such as minimal, ambient and Detroit techno. Huddled in his dark basement, Monopole will remain. Figuring out new ways to make normal every day sounds into abnormal wonderful sounds.

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