Blood Junkie starts in 2 weeks

My next film project, Blood Junkie, starts in two weeks. Lots of stuff to take care of still. This will my third film working with Marcus Koch.

I am now a proud owner of the FM3 Buddha Machine II...

Today I received an early birthday gift to myself. The Buddha Machine II created by Christiaan Virant and Zhang Jian (also known as FM3). I am always interested in small gadgets(that are not keyboards) to create music with. Something minimalistic, that doesn't take up space, and does not take my entire brain to figure out how to make it work. Behold the Buddha Machine II (I picked the burgandy one). It's as simple as turning it on and hitting a button to change what's playing.

Yes this is a 2nd generation of the original Buddah Machine. It is an ambient loop player with volume and pitch bend controller. Besides having it's own built in speaker it also has an output jack to plug into...anything. It will play for as long as you want it to or until the batteries die. It has 9 different loops to choose from, all very beautiful sounding. As I mentioned before, I don't like thinking to hard when I make music, well this requires NO THINKING as the unit plays itself. It falls under the criteria of "generative music". Iphone owners might be know about the "Bloom" app(also made by Brian Eno) which could be used for a similar purpose.

When the first Buddah Machine became available, Brian Eno was the first customer and purchased 8 units. Other artists/bands who use the unit include Sunn 0))), Einsturzende Neubauten's Blixa Bargeld, Throbbing Grislte, and Jan Jelinek. (What a surprise, all people I listen to.)

My intentions are unclear at this point on what I want do with it. I have had a few different ideas, but for now I am just enjoying the ambience.

to learn more about the Buddah Machine II please visit:

The Gristleizer..... Finally available commercialy

I began making music in 2001 and in 2004 I decided that I wanted to make music for films. From the very start, I wanted to make unconventional music. Something that was difficult to the listener, mood setting, and could cause reactions. There was a small part of me that was really wanting to be in a band and make music, but I learned right away that I had such a difficult time working with people that it just didn't seem like it was going to be the path I took. One night I was having a listening with my close friend, Barron Christian. I had brought over a handful albums, including my original "Engineer" demo that I had made right before moving Cedar Rapids to Denver. We listened to old Skinny Puppy, Throbbing Gristle, and a variety of others. We through in my old demo and made the comment that I should be doing this for movies. He also commented that everything I did was only done by me (not true, he just didn't know about these bands). One of these bands, Throbbing Gristle, had one of the biggest influences on me. They were the pioneers of Industrial music. Not the lame Industrial music that we hear today, but an experimental nightmare of tape collages, aggressive synthesizers, horns, and scientific sound generating equipment. This was one of the first band's that could scare me with the music they made. Songs like "Hamburger Lady", "Exotica", and "Beachy Head" I would listen to in a dark room lit up the Christmas lights. Chills would come down my spine.

Today I learned that the one of the original sources of Throbbing Gristle's sound has finally been made available to purchase: The Gristleizer. This was Chris Carter's homemade synth module that ended being used by every member of the band. This unit would destroy any audio signal that could pass through it. The sound 80% sounded very ugly. This was the sound that I felt needed to be used in film scoring, especially the horror genre.

Here is a picture of newly re-constructed unit and the original design.

Here are my list of recommended "gristleizer recordings"

Throbbing Gristle "Five Knuckle Shuffle" (first TG recording I ever heard)
Throbbing Gristle "Hamburger Lady" (very light gristle on the voice and loops)
Throbbing Gristle "Circle of Animals" (all over the place)
Skinny Puppy / Throbbing Gristle "Puppy Gristle" (45 minute gristleizer jam!)

To purchase an official TG Gristleizer go here:

To learn more about the TG Gristleizer go here:

To download the free & VERY AWESOME VST Gristleizer (WINDOWS ONLY) go here:

Fangoria reports on Mutilation Mile Soundtrack

Fangoria made a report under their music news section the other day about my score being available on

click below.

Fangoria reports Mutilation Mile Soundtrack

I just found this interview with Joel D. Wykoop and he talks about Body in a Dumpster

the original article can be found here:

Would you like to talk about Body in a Dumpster (2008) for a bit?

Funny, you'd think MySpace was just for kids ... on the contrary, I have gotten a lot of my acting jobs from MySpace. Which is the origin or at least part of the origin of my being in Body in a Dumpster - YouTube - Body in a Dumpster Trailer. I met Kristian Day in Orlando at Screamfest 2006, if memory serves me We had shared interest in the new Truth or Dare-movie which was supposed to be made (not by Tim though), and Kristian was to do the music. Anyway Kris and I became good friends ... now flash forward to a few years ago when I was on my MySpace and I see a note from him about making a movie called Body in a Dumpster and I message him saying "how can you make a movie like this with out Joel D. Wynkoop?" - I laughed as I wrote it. He wrote me back "We thought about you but we just never put it into words, let me talk to my partner and I'll get back to you." Next I knew I was flying to Des Moines, Iowa, to shoot the movie.

Working with Kristain and the rest of cast and crew was great. In fact after Kris and his partner the first person I was to see there was Marcus Koch and I told him on location "Man, we live in the same town a half hour away from each other and we both have to come to Iowa to see each other." I also met some new acting friends, Barron Christian from Star Trek 6 and Bruce Spielbauer from Dark Knight and Larry Laverty of Mad TV whom I will be seeing shortly as I'm ready to go to Indiana to do Post Mortem America 2021. The whole shoot was awesome. I even got to direct Lloyd Kaufman for five short minutes or so. I am anxious to see it come out, these things sometimes take a while.

Cockhammer Soundtrack now available on LAST.FM

Hack Movies released their newest film Cockhammer(directed by Kevin Strange) on July 17th. I have uploaded my soundtrack to Last.FM so anyone can stream it. It has a good mix of sleazy lounge music mixed with synth pop similar to the scores from Lucio Fulci or Dario Argento films.

Music from Cockhammer

Last.FM Profile has been established

I have set up a Last.FM profile where anyone and everyone can either or download or stream my music releases. This includes full length albums & ep's, soundtracks, and compilation appearances.

All albums, ep's, and compilation appearances are available for free download under the creative commons license. This means:

You are free:

* to Share — to copy, distribute and transmit the work

Under the following conditions:

*Attribution- You must attribute the work in the manner specified by the author or licensor (but not in any way that suggests that they endorse you or your use of the work).

*Noncommercial- You may not use this work for commercial purposes.

*No Derivative Works- You may not alter, transform, or build upon this work.

or to put it simply. You can listen to his music, download it, burn it, share it with others. If you want to use it for anything outside of this you must contact me to discuss licensing.

All soundtracks are available for live streaming only due to copyright issues.

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HD Trailer for Fear Girls Volume One. NOW ON DVD!!

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I am preparing for "But is it Art?

In 1996, Barron Christian was collaborating with Rocky Mountain PBS to produce show that showcased works of art that people might overlook as being actual art. The original business plan wore the title "Art Stuff". Now in 2009, I am less than 2 weeks away from shooting the first two episodes of the program that is now called "But is it Art?".

I have never shot a television pilot before, let alone two half hour episodes in four days. I leave on Sunday April 5th around 1pm and will drive all afternoon and night to Golden, Co. We start our shooting on Tuesday the 7th and shoot through 10th.

Body in a Dumpster Teaser Scene is Online

I am giving the world a 48 second teaser scene for Body in A Dumpster. It's in post production for over 6 months so I wanted to let everyone know that I am still fighting the good fight.

Never Send a Monster Trailer

Finally! Here is the trailer for our upcoming animated short Never Send A Monster. It is based on the short story by William Tooker and animated by Kevin Gentilcore. Features the voice talent of Barron Christian, William Tooker and Genine Henke. I scored the music. Enjoy.