Formerly known as Moonscape. Used to be keen on glitch, but concentrating on sampledelic music nowadays. As a musician primarily interested in exploring rich Soviet musical heritage, getting inspiration and occasional loops in everything from pre-WWII..
I was born in St. Petersburg, Russia in 1981 and have been making music since 1998. Having picked Moonscape as my first pseudonym, I started with tracker music. Back then I was taking samples from whatever sources available, be it movies, cartoons, computer games, sounds of different objects and environments, or my own recordings, and composed pretty random and unruly sampladelic music.
In the early 2000s I left Russia, lived in Brazil for a year and then moved to New York. Around that time I began using Reason, exploring the possibilities of analog and graintable synthesis, predominantly within the realm of then popular glitch sound. I was inspired by such artists as Uwe Schmidt, Akufen, Mouse on Mars, Jan Jelinek and Pole.
In 2006 the St. Petersburg-based creative community and record label called 56 Stuff which I have been associated with for years, released my debut album ‘Public Jewelry’. While being overall satisfied with this outcome, I began to think that my heart lies more towards sample-based sound rather than synthetic. I was also getting weary of the Moonscape moniker.
After a period of contemplation I changed my name to Idiosync and came up with an idea of using sounds of Soviet music. I wanted to combine my interpretation of contemporary music with sounds of the now defunct ethnic group of Soviet people, to which I originally belonged, in a way similar to how musicians around the world mix their native music with multiple derivatives of rhythm and blues, jazz and other popular Western genres.
For about three years I was building my new sample database and formulating the concept. I switched from Reason to Ableton Live, which suits my current needs far better thanks to its advanced sampled sound support. In 2009 I left New York, and now lead somewhat of a nomadic life while working on material for my second album.