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Published on November 15th, 2019 | by Al Geiner

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Get Musically Healed By The Cyber Shaman

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Hailing from Canada it’s Ken Langelier AKA CYBER SHAMAN puts the most intense banging beats that the scene has encountered.  From solo projects to collabs with 10 other producers on a single project CYBER SHAMAN creates passion filled beats of House and HI NRG Fusion with hard jackin’ percussion amid deep bass lines  with dubstep Ambient Chill that will give you an orgasmic musical experience.

CYBER SHAMAN puts out the most intense electro vibed music. Ken Best describes… I grew up in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Not from a musically versed family, I got into music only in my late teens when I discovered Pink Floyd and Peter Gabriel`s Passion of the Christ soundtrack in the 90`s. Psychedelics like LSD, psilocybin and cannabis gave me access to my musical loving self and I became a big fan of grunge music ( Stone Temple Pilots, Pearl Jam, Nirvana, Soundgarden, Tool), then punk ( No FX, Bad Religion, Pennywise ), industrial music (Nine Inch Nails, prick, Stabbing westward, Kmfdm ) and Trip Hop ( Tricky, Sneaker Pimps, Massive Attack).

I then discovered Raves and electronic ( Techno ) music in 1996 and started to really appreciate this genre a lot more for its really powerful sounds and beats. I started to listen to Bjork, Crystal Method, Fluke and also lots of DJs around the world.

I am a computer programmer so also in the late 90’s, I discovered Scream Tracker, an old music production program that made me love to create songs with a computer. Back then, the possibilities where a bit limited so I stopped pretty fast and forgot about music production for 20 years.

Last December, I got a new Iphone 6s. I then discovered Garageband and was so impressed with it that I started creating new tracks again. This was really just for fun at first, but the results were better that I expected and everybody around me liked the music I produced. So I decided to go all in and promote myself on the web. I now have a Soundcloud and Bandcamp page, I’m also on spotify, ITunes and all major retailers!  I am creating at a frantic pace and am constantly challenging myself with collaborations and new projects!

I have now more then 400 tracks and counting in 18 months. Most are Techno, trance, House and Dark Electro but I am experimenting in a lot of other styles ( Dubstep, Ambient, Chill, Drum & Bass, etc.). I have truly found myself a passion and this really fills a hole in the creative part of myself. I am so thrilled to create music that I love and I want to share it to the world so others can peak into my soul and creative mind  Happy listening

What first got you into music?

Music in general : psychedelic drugs!

Music production : First time I tried Garageband on my iphone

Who inspired you to make music?

I would say the way Nine Inch Nails create songs is my inspiration

How would you describe the music that you typically create?

Psychedelic music

What is your creative process like?

I start without intentions other than to discover new soul touching sounds and atmospheres.

Who would you most like to collaborate with?

Already luckily collaborated with lots of very talented producers from the indie scene but again, would love to do something with Trent Reznor!

If you could go open a show for any artist who would it be?

Duh! NIN.

What is one message you would give to your fans?

Music is my inner shamanic love message to you all!

What is the most useless talent you have?

I remember lots of numbers on important historical events!

Do you sing in the shower? What songs?

No, even I cannot appreciate my singing voice

What would you be doing right now, if it wasn’t for your music career?

I already am a computer programmer on my day job. This is a late passion for me.

Where have you performed? What are your favourite and least favourite venues? Do you have any upcoming shows?

Still hoping to get my first chance sometime this year.

How do you feel the Internet has impacted the music business?

I think it got a lot more people on the production side but still very hard to make enough to live from music.

Which famous musicians do you admire?

David Bowie, Nine Inch Nails, Bjork, tricky.

What is the most trouble you’ve ever gotten into?

Caused a 50000$ loss to a sawmill!

What is the best advice you’ve been given?

Don’t pay 20$ to a random or self-declared promo agent for promotion.

If you could change anything about the industry, what would it be?

Changing the whole economic system so that art is more valuable.

What’s next for you?

I am now awaiting a new hardware setup so that I can resume from my little 2 month hiatus from music production and continue creating new content for my fans!

How important is the current climate crises to you and how do you think you could help? 

Very important and looks pretty bad right now. The changes that need to be done are maybe too massive to be done fast enough so that we don’t have major problems in the next decades.

 

Make sure and follow him on

Twitter:

https://twitter.com/K_Langelier

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/CyberShamanK/

Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/ken.langelier/



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