Soul Tangler is one of my musical pseudonyms that is influenced by underground and DIY club culture. From B-Movie Horror flicks to soft-core porn, I tend to explore the worlds of trashy films in the albums I release as Soul Tangler. I have performed under Soul Tangler in Denver, Minneapolis, New York City, Zagreb, and Belgrade.
RIPPER is another experimental album as Soul Tangler. The album is being sold as an SD-Card release that contains an infinite club. In the club, which is a piece of custom software, a DJ will spin RIPPER, while Mouth Breather dancers get inebriated. The SD-Card comes in a custom 3D printed Mouth Breather bust.
Soul Tangler - Triple Feature is an homage to watching trashy movies as a double feature. I pulled samples from mainly b-movie horror films and had them interact with underground club music. The album was released in a special 3 cassette tape book.
Dance with the Beast is a deep exploration of a subterranean club fight. It implies a story where two characters, the dancer and the beast, battle each other to the death. To the winner goes the spoils.
In its most basic form, R-U? is a breakup album. It follows the feelings of a post breakup life of loneliness and ecstatic hope for a future that might never come. I wrote the album over the span of two weeks. The image for the album is by Erin Hael.
Get It Up started as video project when I was VJ-ing for a club night in Minneapolis called REAL FUN. I was searching through obscure VHS tapes to find interesting visuals for my set and I stumbled into a batch of movies that were part porn and part horror. I took some of those clips and sampled their audio to create a counterpoint with the techno rhythms I was experimenting with at the time. The result is Get It Up and was released on Disposable Commodities in Portland, Oregon.