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Biography

After self-recording music and film scores under various names since 2007, self-taught overdubbist, Jason Aud, established Weird Artifacts in 2017. At that time, two previous works, As Is The Sun (2009) & Snakes (2012), were re-released under the WA name. Following 3 years of spare-time recording, a self-titled album, Weird Artifacts, was completed in 2018.

Beginnings:

In 2007, Jason started recording lo-fi music with a Tascam 4-track under the name Jason The Swamp. That same year he finished his first full-length, Things, graciously hand-made and released by Isaac Arms on his short-lived CDR label, Pop! Monster Records.

After finding a like-minded online community of DIY music makers, in 2008 he re-released Things on Rack & Ruin Records (2008-2011). Notable Rack & Ruin alumni include Dylan Ettinger, Dog Bite, & pre-No Monster Club project, Dublin Duck Dispensary.

Eventually ditching the 4-track, he would put out three more albums on Rack & Ruin, including 2009's As Is The Sun, a loose concept album from the perspective of a lone figure lost in some wilderness. Songs from this album would be included in Robby Massey & Derek Mungor's debut film, Desolation Wilderness (2011), for which Jason also composed the score. Collaborations with these filmmakers would continue with Mungor's first-person slasher, You Are Not Alone (2014), and Massey's 2017 short, TrashMen, both scored by Jason.

Weird Artifacts is based just outside Baltimore, Maryland.

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