Back about 10 + years ago, I stumbled upon the wonderful world of electronic music. I was introduced to a user friendly computer application called fruityloops, a simple beat and melody making program, which I had a lot of fun with because it allowed me to explore something completely different than anything I was used to. I was at drummer at the time for a pop punk band in 9th grade, playing four chord wonders and spending my free time shopping for cool punk rock pins and t-shirts. What a lot of people didn’t know was my secret love for electronic music, because it was the furthest thing from cool at the time. Over the years of playing in bands and what not, I continued to develop as a producer of electronic on the side, never revealing much about my work because I never thought it was any good, plus I didn’t think anyone would understand it, and to the few I showed it to didn’t. I bought my first analog keyboard a couple years ago and fell in love with the mysterious and lush sounds of the Roland Super-JX. After being exposed to several amazing names in EDM, I was smitten by the haunting and beautiful analog synth melodies of the 1980’s, as well as the revivalists that have created something new and unique out of the concept. As a revivalist myself, I decided to create my own emulation of the dreamy, funky, futuristic 80’s through my eyes and ears – “Betamaxx”. I am proud to present to you, my first solo album ever. Without further ado, I give you “Lost Formats”, Enjoy.
released 30 September 2012
[A special thanks to:] My loving family, Hailey Corton, Ryan Boosel of Arcade High, Vincent Conry , Garth Knight, Max Sudak of dimension 68, Jason Sumner, Pat Dee (aka Bobby Freeze), Paul Benson (the Biggest Bear), Ayesha Scott, Matt Oberleitner, Mike McGovern, Harrison Wargo, John Hellgren, Hood Chemist, Jaymes Progar, Ross English, Dan Sanders (King of Awesome), Rick Corton, Young Tim from GC, Rusty Cannon, Nate Swan, Wyatt Sheer, the Sharp Edge Bistro Sewickley, Letta Parker, Tom Cuneo, Electronic Rumors, Slapthebass, The Kriemfield Channel, Wild Bill from the bar (a legend in his own time), Dave lee, Belvedere’s Ultra Dive (staff and cliental), Vintage Synth Explorer, inspiring artists and film of the 1980’s, revivalists, my cats, and to all my followers and listeners on sound cloud. Without you none of this would be possible, I cannot thank you enough for all of your continued support and encouragement.
All music written, produced, recorded by Nick Morey during the summer of June 2012 through September 2012 at Starlake Studio.
Artwork: Ryan Boosel of Arcade High
Gear: Roland Juno 60 & 106 polyphonic analog synthesizers, Micro Korg XL, Alesis QX47 Controller, Oberheim DX, Linndrum LM-1, FL Studio, and Avid Pro M-Box.
Independently Released. Copyright 2012 Betamaxx. All Rights Reserved
Album will be available soon on iTunes, Amazon.com