About

18382207_1344341278936139_8442485697553629184_nSince the early 90’s I’ve been making my unique blend of creative works in visual and auditory forms. Stemming from the ANSI art and tracker scenes in the BBS days I’ve continued to ride the wave of communicative technology to spread my output with a heavy presence in the netlabel scene. Housed here you will find links to much of my work available almost entirely for the download. You can also explore my various art projects and some software I’ve developed over the years. Have fun and I hope you enjoy it!img_20120617_231417_rusty_burn_nolariod

Programs I use to make music:

Renoise                              Sunvox                           Caustic 3                        Bhajis Loops


Current release structure/projects (
music):
transient – music made with mobile devices (ie cell phones, pdas, or tablets) and generally composed in nature or a natural setting (eclectic)
beat.dowsing – downtempo, eclectic
fascinating earthbound objects – glitchy and experimental electronics
quietest – ambient
harmonic defiance – techno minimal house
Physical Media – Sample based Trip-Hop
adult poly crab bib – acid techno
split phase (defunct) – live electronic duo with Mike McIntosh on drums

Interested in a commercial license for one of my track to use in film/video/game etc.? Most of my catalog is available to license via Jamendo!

All work on this site is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 License

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25 thoughts on “About

  1. Just found your music after hearing “Innercalm” on SomaFM’s Groove Salad. It is so ‘happy’ and upbeat; I very much enjoy this track! I downloaded your ‘Quiet’ series and that is great too! It is the kind of music I like to listen while I work (CAD monkey). I would like to contribute something as a thank you for sharing your joy. Let me have an email address I can send something to via PayPal and I will send it your way. Thanks again, Danny Sill

  2. Hey. I just made a video using a very slightly remixed version of your track “Sun Shining Through My Window.” The video is on Vimeo at https://vimeo.com/46227065

    As you will see, you’re credited in the video itself and in the Vimeo description. I listed your website as http://www.noisyvagabond.com/ Does that work for you, or would you prefer me to list this blog?

    I hope you like the video. The song was great for it. Thanks!

  3. Awesome tunes 🙂 I’ve used a couple here and there on a few podcasts I’ve done in the past year, like at http://trulygeeky.com I’ve always linked back via the website of course but I’ll try to remember to plug in a few of the episodes as well!

    Keep up the great work.

  4. Hello Transient: I saw your u-tube post on your 1968 Yellowstone TC. While you were filming the interior …by the way which is so cool… there was 40’s music playing. I LOVED THE SONG. Is there any way you can tell me the name of that group singing and what CD it is from. I would love to buy it in the I tunes store if I can find it or on Amazon. I want to add it to my I tunes library. Hope to hear from you. You have some cool stuff happening and I LOVE YOUR CAMPER !!!!!

    1. Hey Mike, Glad you enjoyed it! 🙂 The original video is Thelonius Monk ‘We’ll Be Together Again’ & the updated video is Glenn Miller and his Orchestra playing Perfidia.

  5. Don’t want to sound like an arse, but on your discogs it says you have over 50 records. “records” meaning vinyl? Where’s the vinyl?

  6. Carl, much respect and devotion to your music and art. You’ve gained a fan in South America, and for the first time I could actually find electronicA (mind the A, because I’m a big Radigue fan and obviously will never stop loving those marvelous ARP 2500 tones) a musical way of expression that actually made me happy and calmed down. It usually bores me stiffless, but upon downloading your wonderful game on Google store (and playing it with sunglasses due to my low light tolerance) I thought “the mind of the person who did this must be a beautiful place”, and as an electroniC artist and sound engineer, I’ve wandered down here to WordPress where I rarely visit, and lo and behold, played around with your (is that a Flash based?) sequencer, and didn’t even notice I had my own violet noise loops playing all the time, and it all converged into something truly uplifting for someone as weary as I am.

    I really wish I could buy your CDs, after all, they’re dirt cheap and you deserve even more, way more than what you ask for them. It’s this exact stance and ethics on the musical and artistic world that I admire. However, given where I live, and given two ast unpleasant experiences with payments via internet, and the fact that it’s pretty much statistically assured that we don’t have the safety in here as much as you guys do over there for any sort of online transactions other than direct bank payment, we never do that anymore.

    But, I can thoroughly enjoy your music on Soundcloud and in here as well, so I feel already blessed with it. If you’d ever like to do any sort of collaboration involving surround sound, you’re looking at the right guy. I’ve been a musician for over 26 years of my life (piano, alto & baritone saxophones, clarinet, and bass) but nine of them were reduced to mere singing and exploring another ways to create due to an injury in my right arm that rendered it partially disabled. That didn’t stop me anyways, and actually even opened morem doors to me than I could ever think of. As for sound engineering, I do that for more than 15 years already and I think I have a good knack for making things sound good (due to my expertise on the programs that I’ve always used and never changed).

    And now, by seeing through my eyes and hearing through my ears the whole content of your art, another door was opened. I’m a writer too, and as I’m playing the game I’m writing a first person p.o.v account of the star. It’s being a blast. thank you so much for sharing that beauty contained within your psyche and heart with the world. I hope you’re doing well and my deepest acknowledgements and best wishes.

    1. Many thanks for the kind words and i’m glad to know my work has affected you in such a way. 🙂 I’d love to hear the story you’ve written as you’ve played the game. Don’t worry about not purchasing the DVD. I only make that option for people who would prefer to buy it than downloading 500 tracks individually. Everything for the most part can be downloaded directly from the web and that option makes me just as satisfied. 🙂 best wishes to you as well. Thank you for reaching out to me.

  7. Carl, it’s me Fernando. I don’t knowif you remember me from sound cloud but I was the guy who did the Steve Reich noise/LaMonte Young drone/sound collages and everything that went on for about an hour. Still a loyal fan, and still in awe of your work man.

    PS: I’ve finally decided to quit sitting around and finish the game for good. It left me smiling, in tears, in the end.

    1. Hey Fernando! Thanks for reconnecting! Awesome to hear you stuck it out and finished the game. As far as I know you’re the only one to make it to the end so far so congratulations! 🙂 I’m really glad you enjoyed it 🙂 🙂 🙂

  8. Heard something on SomaFM that wouldn’t leave my head, tracked you down via yootoobz and phonocake. Effing sweet tunes. Looking forward to hearing more. If there’s a bandcamp link or something so I can make some small gesture to help you feed your cats, or afford healthcare or whatever, tell me where. Cheers, and happy holidays!

    1. Hey Nunaya! Thanks for tracking me down! Glad your enjoying what you hear 🙂 All my music is available for free download on the interwebs so feel free to poke around and download as much as you want. If you’d like to support me, my complete discography (44+ hours of music and lots of extras) is available for $25 on my site.) If that’s more than you’d like to contribute that’s totally cool too 🙂 Happy holidays too you as well, thanks for reaching out! ENJOY! 😀

  9. Hope you had a great Xmas and a Happy New Year to you, Carl. I saw a relatively old release in Flac here that has the separate tracks for remixing. As soon as I’m done finishing some mastering work, I think I can take my time and put on some serious effort in making great remixes. Also, am also in the way of revising and rewriting parts of “And So The Game Has Gone p.1’s” story. Email me if you’re interested in any of those things, and have a lovely time.

    Much love,

    Fernando.

    P.S: currently very turned on on the Quiet trilogy – beautiful music. Don’t ever stop doing what you do; it’s a blessing. And bless you! 🙂

  10. Hello Transient,
    My name is Samuel Capotosto, I’m a game developer who found your music on the Free Music Archive. I’ve put it in the development build of my game, which is about a virus inside a tron-style supercomputer. The music fits really well, but it was unfortunate to find that your tracks are unavailable for commercial use. Is there some way I could keep them in the game? My email is samuelcapotosto@gmail.com if you want to talk more or get a free copy of the game 🙂

    Thank you,
    -Sam

  11. Hello Transiest,
    my name is Marco and I’m video maker from Italy,
    I’m editing a video for furniture design startup,
    I liked your song Transient_-_01_-_fluke.mp3,
    I also liked how it fits with the video,
    I was wondering if you are interested in licensing it,
    it would be for the launch of the startup during a forniture design fair in Italy.
    If you are interested please let me have a quote asap,
    marco_dinoia@yahoo.it

    Thank you.
    Best,
    Marco

  12. Hey I used the first few seconds of your song “moonbeats” for a little video on instagram (instagram.com/p/BGsNdQ1Tfqh/). I’ve put your credits in the description 🙂
    Greetings from Berlin

  13. Hello, we just found your album ‘cold’ by Quietest and it is absolutely amazing. I decided to promote it on my YouTube channel for you. I hope you are okay with it. Of course i respect your work and license. I gave you credits in the title and video description, linked your site and also do not monetize the video since your cc license prohibits it.. It will be released on my channel in a few days/weeks.

    ➡️ YouTube Channel: http://youtube.chillambient.com
    ❇️ Full Playlist: https://goo.gl/0KvByI
    ❇️ Full Album: https://youtu.be/5Tim2gROtKI

  14. Hi!
    Im a motion designer and I used couple seconds of your track “Knowns” in my video. I also credited you in the description, linking your soundcloud link and this site also 🙂
    i hope it is fine for you, 🙂 here is the link:

    1. Absolutely fine. Thanks for the heads up. I’m currently hiking in the Appalachian trail and barely have internet access so I can’t actually view the video but I’ll try and check it out when I hit up some civilization. 😉

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