Carbinax is creating Electronic music
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It seems like such a long time ago that I heard a track by Kraftwerk called "The Model". I was aged 10, and didn't know it then, but it set me on a very definite course that would change my life forever. I discovered other artists .......Jarre, Vangelis, Depeche Mode, Howard Jones, Juan Atkins, Aphex Twin, Boards of Canada , during my rite of passage through my teens into adulthood, who built on that initial foundation that Kraftwerk laid.

I became obsessed with synthesizers, but I was young, had no money, and as ridiculous as it sounds, I used to draw meticulously detailed synthesizers when I was about 14, because it kept the flame burning bright within me.

Since the age of around 18, all I have wanted to do is make electronic music. I had casio and yamaha keyboards, and worked up to a roland d20 and a fostex 4 track, but it wasn't until I bought a computer when I was about 30, that I was able to actually make what I heard in my head, with unlimted sound, and then put it online.
The past 18 years or so have been a lot of fun, and it's still such a rush to discover my music has been played in the democratic republic of congo or whatever, and I've put an extraordinary amount of time into learning my craft.
When normal people have been asleep, I've been regularly pulling all-nighters, fuelled by determination to succeed, propelled by "rags-to-riches" stories of Stephen Spielberg being rejected from film school, Colonel Saunders living out of his car and knocking on 1000 doors before someone accepted his KFC recipe, the Wright brothers being told by "experts" that "nothing heavier than air can fly" etc....
I've believed in the dream that I could make it.......that I could make a modest living from music, and it would be my career, and I could make some money doing what I truly love............but............a sequence of unforeseen events has affected my health, to the point where I'm unable to work, and despite doctors reports, the government have decided I'm not ill enough to receive any kind of benefits whatsoever, even though someone can lie through their teeth about having a bad back, and get those benefits and indulge themselves with spray tans and style ( I see this a lot )  , so the music I make is my ONLY source of income.

I really didn't want to make this page, because I don't want to be seen as a charity case, or achieve anything through pity. I'm not that kind of person at all.
I've just reached a point where I know that what I make is technically good enough, but having reached this point, the music industry is being herded towards "streaming", and when you have sites like spotify paying an artist £0.00004 per play, my only source of income, my only real ability, after a lifetime of singular focus on developing my craft, has been stripped away as music becomes more and more devalued.

So, I make this page, as an attempt to say "Here's my music. I've put blood, sweat, tears, years of work, lack of sleep, gritting my teeth into it. If you like the music, I simply need 1,000 true fans who understand what I'm trying to do, and recognize my art as something that has value"

What makes my electronic music different to the majority of what is out there ?
Melody. A lot of electronic music is ephemeral, and doesn't say anything. It has no message, no story, no depth of emotion, and is mostly beat-based. My music is like a fusion of the experimental curiosity of aphex twin and the depth of Vangelis, and spans everything in-between, with the desire to try to do things that little bit differently, plotting its own unconventional course, but equally balancing experimentation with easily identifiable melodies that can be catchy.

I don't want pity. I simply want what Vincent Van Gogh wanted.......to be recognized. It's ironic that His paintings change hands now for £Millions, and in His lifetime He only managed to sell one painting, to His brother, and died penniless with one ear.

If my lifelong journey of grit and determination has touched you, to the point where you listen to my music, and you enjoy it, please confirm my faith in humanity, and help me realise my lifelong goal of 1,000 true fans, who will buy my music because they truly love it.

I'm not doing "tier rewards" as its too hard to quantify here with the way Patreon have it set up.
If you become a patron of Carbinax, it basically grants you a backstage-pass, and you'll see videos and get early access to tracks that I won't be posting anywhere else, unless they're due to be released on an album.
Im very prolific, so the content should build up very quickly.

Many thanks for your support. In this age of "empty likes" and followers who don't actually follow, it means a lot  =)

My music lives here -- https://carbinax.bandcamp.com/

Chris Carbinax


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$1 or more per month
Access to exclusive Carbinax content such as work-in-progress videos, advance previews of future album tracks, and tracks that will never be released except for here on Patreon
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It seems like such a long time ago that I heard a track by Kraftwerk called "The Model". I was aged 10, and didn't know it then, but it set me on a very definite course that would change my life forever. I discovered other artists .......Jarre, Vangelis, Depeche Mode, Howard Jones, Juan Atkins, Aphex Twin, Boards of Canada , during my rite of passage through my teens into adulthood, who built on that initial foundation that Kraftwerk laid.

I became obsessed with synthesizers, but I was young, had no money, and as ridiculous as it sounds, I used to draw meticulously detailed synthesizers when I was about 14, because it kept the flame burning bright within me.

Since the age of around 18, all I have wanted to do is make electronic music. I had casio and yamaha keyboards, and worked up to a roland d20 and a fostex 4 track, but it wasn't until I bought a computer when I was about 30, that I was able to actually make what I heard in my head, with unlimted sound, and then put it online.
The past 18 years or so have been a lot of fun, and it's still such a rush to discover my music has been played in the democratic republic of congo or whatever, and I've put an extraordinary amount of time into learning my craft.
When normal people have been asleep, I've been regularly pulling all-nighters, fuelled by determination to succeed, propelled by "rags-to-riches" stories of Stephen Spielberg being rejected from film school, Colonel Saunders living out of his car and knocking on 1000 doors before someone accepted his KFC recipe, the Wright brothers being told by "experts" that "nothing heavier than air can fly" etc....
I've believed in the dream that I could make it.......that I could make a modest living from music, and it would be my career, and I could make some money doing what I truly love............but............a sequence of unforeseen events has affected my health, to the point where I'm unable to work, and despite doctors reports, the government have decided I'm not ill enough to receive any kind of benefits whatsoever, even though someone can lie through their teeth about having a bad back, and get those benefits and indulge themselves with spray tans and style ( I see this a lot )  , so the music I make is my ONLY source of income.

I really didn't want to make this page, because I don't want to be seen as a charity case, or achieve anything through pity. I'm not that kind of person at all.
I've just reached a point where I know that what I make is technically good enough, but having reached this point, the music industry is being herded towards "streaming", and when you have sites like spotify paying an artist £0.00004 per play, my only source of income, my only real ability, after a lifetime of singular focus on developing my craft, has been stripped away as music becomes more and more devalued.

So, I make this page, as an attempt to say "Here's my music. I've put blood, sweat, tears, years of work, lack of sleep, gritting my teeth into it. If you like the music, I simply need 1,000 true fans who understand what I'm trying to do, and recognize my art as something that has value"

What makes my electronic music different to the majority of what is out there ?
Melody. A lot of electronic music is ephemeral, and doesn't say anything. It has no message, no story, no depth of emotion, and is mostly beat-based. My music is like a fusion of the experimental curiosity of aphex twin and the depth of Vangelis, and spans everything in-between, with the desire to try to do things that little bit differently, plotting its own unconventional course, but equally balancing experimentation with easily identifiable melodies that can be catchy.

I don't want pity. I simply want what Vincent Van Gogh wanted.......to be recognized. It's ironic that His paintings change hands now for £Millions, and in His lifetime He only managed to sell one painting, to His brother, and died penniless with one ear.

If my lifelong journey of grit and determination has touched you, to the point where you listen to my music, and you enjoy it, please confirm my faith in humanity, and help me realise my lifelong goal of 1,000 true fans, who will buy my music because they truly love it.

I'm not doing "tier rewards" as its too hard to quantify here with the way Patreon have it set up.
If you become a patron of Carbinax, it basically grants you a backstage-pass, and you'll see videos and get early access to tracks that I won't be posting anywhere else, unless they're due to be released on an album.
Im very prolific, so the content should build up very quickly.

Many thanks for your support. In this age of "empty likes" and followers who don't actually follow, it means a lot  =)

My music lives here -- https://carbinax.bandcamp.com/

Chris Carbinax


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Tiers
Gateway
$1 or more per month
Access to exclusive Carbinax content such as work-in-progress videos, advance previews of future album tracks, and tracks that will never be released except for here on Patreon