Carbinax is the result of X ( let’s just leave it at “a LOT” ) number of years learning, striving, pulling all-nighters, sitting under the tutelage of Lady Sound Herself, when most normal, sane people were fast asleep.
Some influences that have helped to shape, or even almost overwrite Carbinax DNA along the way, have been Kraftwerk, Hot Butter, Jean Michel Jarre, Vangelis, Depeche Mode, Howard Jones, Thomas Dolby, The Art Of Noise, House, Acid House, Detroit Techno ( in particular Juan Atkins, Derrick May, Kevin Saunderson, Carl Craig, and Blake Baxter ), Aphex Twin, and Boards Of Canada.
Carbinax has been a man on a mission, obsessed with finding the secret chords, the elusive beats, and the exact ingredients and blueprints necessary to make electronic music that is sublime, experimental, meaningful and melodically memorable.
No stone is left unturned, no high or low left unhunted, no cliche with a “searching” theme left unused, to reach that epitomial ( I think I possibly just invented that word ) Carbinax sound.
And speaking of that sound, if you’re interested in the equipment I use, You can find a lot of it Here , although some things I use must remain a mystery.
For the music, be sure to check the discography page HERE. Clicking any of the cover images will whisk you off to the Carbinax Bandcamp page.
From 2002 to 2016 ( roughly), Carbinax was known as 2ndMOUSE, after the Christopher Walken speech in the movie “Catch Me If You Can”.
The name was changed for many reasons, such as it sounding amateur, being somehow linked to other celebrity marsupials , “the second mouse fets the cheese” references, which 2ndMOUSE was never about, and generally just growing out of the name after using it for about 14 years.
The name Carbinax was created to be unique. As the music of Carbinax is a unique artwork, then also, a unique word had to be created as the Frame. Hopefully, given time, it will be potent enough to convey it’s own meaning.
To this end I will either succeed , or die trying.