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Shmu

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Shmu is an Austin, TX based musical veteran (Zorch, Botany) who for years has been exploring and finding the middle ground between acoustic and electronic instruments and elements, going for an organic, lush & psychedelic sound that vacillates (& is sometimes at once) frenetic while being hypnotic and inviting.
Born into the world at a full artistic sprint, Chown taught himself a variety of instruments at a very young age. As a multi-disciplinary virtuoso, the Berklee grad has steadily found new ways to combine technical ability with emotional content. As Shmu, Chown has been home recording home demos since 2003, but didn't release a proper debut until 2009’s Discipline/Communication (reissued in 2012.) 2015's 'Shhh!!!!" showcased a transition towards his now signature dreamy sampling based aesthetic.
Stereogum describes Shmu's music as “an explosive marriage of sounds that bursts with superhuman energy; half delightful retro pop, half abstract electronic noise, all mad scientist wizardry” or as Shmu likes to put it, “a meditation of the last 40 years of music collapsing in on itself. I’m attempting to create a post-internet pop music, utilizing mid 80s pop and R&B sounds, early 90s vaporwave-esque muzak samples, mixed with some 70s psych/R&B & yacht-rock influences that are glitched out with modern electronics." These elements are all melded together and melted down like a burnt cassette in the sun. Lead Me To The Glow is slated to be released summer 2018.
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