Biography

Phylum Sinter is the pseudonym of Detroit-Based musician Christopher Todd, used to release his Experimental Electronic music. Inside, the audience is encouraged to do something… anything really — as this is the very definition of Phylum Sinter: a species intended to be used as fuel, compressed and sintered into the listener’s being. On the surface, one can expect a blend of glitch-friendly beats, custom DSP fiddling, classically-slanted melodies, and the occasional pop hook.

C. Todd has been exploring the connection between sound and imagery since 2001, and has contributed tracks to many compilations, various free EP’s through his official page, netlabels, and various small press labels. Occasionally he posts works in progress on his myspace page, but these versions rarely reflect the final tracks, as he has described the process of writing “one of endless revision, expansion and recursion on all levels of my self”. Online or off, he is always available for collaboration in any form, and is prone to discussions concerning the interplay of senses and the motives behind creative output.

His First official release Binary Composition (originally from 2003) was recently returned to the artist by the now defunct ‘Electronische Isique’ label, and has been remastered and re-released in part on a short run of hand-printed cdrs sold during a 2006 tour as ‘Exclusive Remasters 2002-2006’.

His latest official work — not including remixes — was the track “Shadow Codex” on the Emerging Organisms compilation.

Phylum Sinter’s next collection is to be titled ‘From Unity to Segmentation’. It will be a mega-EP with 12 tracks total including remixes by Hecq, JFRANK, Set In Sand, and Dirty Fire Project. The album will be released by Xynthetic Digital, and will be available to the public through itunes, beatport, and other digital distributiors. The label recently launched a mini-site to promote the album in the form of an album-development blog.

Phylum Sinter [c.todd]’s label Sinterbox Studios is a combination Mastering House/Post-Production facility and publisher.

For the Mastering House side of things, Sinterbox Studios sets itself apart by offering custom dynamics processor coding, Hardware and Software methodology, and open communication with the client during the entire process.

The label side of things has no aspirations of being anyone’s primary outlet, and is used most often for Phylum Sinter live albums [CD-r presses done right in the venue], digitally distributed albums, or short run remasters collections.

Below is a near-complete list of labels Phylum Sinter has been featured on, with the most recent at the top

(note - some go to websites, some go to last.fm pages!):

Tympanik Audio
Crazy Language
Envizagae
Hymen
Xynthetic Netlabel / Xynthetic Music
abandon building Records
M-Tronic Records
IVDT
Salon De La Composition
Modsquare
subvariant Records
Nishi Netlabel
Post-Under Netlabel

Phylum Sinter has remixed:
Hecq ‘0004 Reanimated by Phylum Sinter’ on ‘0000’ released on Hymen/Kaleidoskop Records, 2007
DoF ‘Reality is Phonetic - Pronounced By Phylum Sinter’ on ‘Red Pine Pasture’ released on Abandon Building Records, 2007

Edited by phylum_sinter on 7 Jan 2009, 09:43

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  • 2001
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