Wave Collector / Dylan Stark / Copy

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Wave Collector
Dylan Stark

Wave Collector is the electronic music project of Neal Wright. Collecting samples from nature, travels, and everyday life, Wave Collector creates textured sonic compositions. Drawing inspiration from artists like Chrome Sparks, Gold Panda, Flying Lotus, Machinedrum, Boards of Canada, Teebs, and Shigeto, Wave Collector tells a story with every track, letting the source and circumstance of the field-recorded samples inform the composition. A long-time turntablist, Wave Collector also uses a turntable and mixer for scratching and sample manipulation during live shows.


There is an emotional awakening that imbues all of Dylan Stark's music. Joyous and beautifully ingenuous, his tropical and immersive creations brim with emotion and celebration. Crafted from huge banks of meticulously collected sounds and samples -- that he seemingly conducts as if conducting an orchestra -- his music is alive, cinematic, intensely layered, infinitely detailed and constantly blurring the line between electronic and organic. Drums are made from recordings of Ghanaian fishermen chanting while bringing boats ashore; Harmonies are created from recordings of women's cheerleading championships or Hawaiian Luaus; The sound of trees growing, ice cracking or an air conditioner running may give a rich warmth and depth to a track.


Holding cult status in Portland for nearly a decade, Copy has carved out a niche crafting tracks that contain trace elements of hip-hop, IDM, film music, kraut, and psychedelic rock; yet the result is always unequivocally unique. In addition to remixing Ratatat, STRFKR, and countless others (official and unofficial) Marius Libman, Copy's producer, also plays bass guitar for Sun Angle, synthesizer for Regular Music, and co-hosts the Heavy Breather Podcast which broadcasts weekly on Portland's XRAY FM.
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By: Holocene Portland