Motor 166 Bio
Motor 166 is a sound project making noise, abstract, experimental, ambient, minimal and various forms of electronic music. This project also includes the audio recordings of people talking. I consider Motor 166 to be one person, but I like to think all my friends are honorary or guest members because they help with audio recordings, ideas and titles for tracks on occasion weather they know it or not.
I first started making music in 1998 using the name motor. I used a program called modplug tracker and made various forms of electronic music. Around this time I started listening to electronic music especially audio files called modules (MOD, S3M and XM) I downloaded off the internet. I was never very good at making music with the program with the sounds I downloaded off the internet. I always wanted to do different things with my music which no one else liked. Eventually I lost interest in making music sometime in 1999 and occasionally messed around with modplug tracker. Sometime in 2001 I acquired a few sample cds through various trades. One day I decided to sample a guitar loop off a cd my mother had. I put the sample in acid 3.0 and used the sample cds to make a song based and the guitar loop. I was really surprised at how great the track sounded and how easy it was to make. Future attempts at trying make great sounding tracks failed and I became discouraged.
Meanwhile in the beginning of 2001 I bought a microcassette recorder so I could fulfill a fantasy of recording people talking. Most importantly their conversations which I put on my computer. I told no one about what I was doing and mostly recorded my friends being stupid and whatnot. After gaining a good number of recordings, I put some on the internet. A few months later I was leaving the apartment where a few of my friends lived when I overheard a conversation about how they should record some of their conversations. I stopped where I was, turned around, pulled the recorder out of my pocked and told them about how I had been recording them. They were very suspired and loved it, especially when I said I had been putting the recordings on mp3.com (I also recorded the whole conversation).
At the end of 2001 I started listening to a radio show on a local collage radio station that played industrial, experimental, EBM and Noise. I had never heard this kind of music before and found it to be very interesting. After listen to the show a few times, I decided to try and make music similar to what I heard. My first attempts were not to bad and sounded very industrial. I really liked the fact that I could make this different music with basic computer software and sounds I recorded myself. I began messing around with sounds and putting them through effects I downloaded off the internet. I started making tracks and buying cheap used instruments. This is how Motor 166 was started