20 Years of Strange Sounds

Sunday, 28 November 2010

The year 2011 will be my 20th year composing strange music and releasing it mostly for free (previously I released on cassettes, now on the internet).

To mark this milestone, I kinda thought it’d be a fun thing to do to ask my comrades in underground music (whether you’re familiar with my music or not — whether we know each other or are not yet total BFFs) to extract sound samples from any of my releases over the last twenty years and tweak them however you like and re-assemble them into a musical work of your own invention. I’m looking less for “remixes” and more for imaginative and individual expressions made with collaged bits and chunks of my work (whether recognizable as such or not — in fact, manipulation, editing & effecting of source sounds is to be encouraged).

Most of my downloadable releases are CC licensed allowing derivative work, so you’re only limited by what you can think up. You can find links to almost everything I’ve ever done on my netlabel’s front page: http://vuzhmusic.com. A more comprehensive discography (including links to my work with Drone Forest) can be found on my bio page.

I guess this project is a bit like tooting my own horn, but what the hell? No one else will toot the damn thing. I may even just name the compilation “An All-Star Gala Tribute to the Enduring Genius of C. Reider” 🙂

I haven’t yet decided if that threat is a joke or not.


  • Compilation will be a free-to-download release on Vuzh Music netlabel. It will be CC licensed (probably Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike)
  • Submissions should be in high bitrate mp3 files (DON’T FORGET ID3 TAGS)
  • Send me a link to where I can download the file when you’ve got one ready. My email address can be found at the contact link at the Vuzh Music website. You could also direct message me on Twitter, you can find me there as vuzhmusic.
  • Keep your track(s?) under 10 minutes in length.
  • Hoping to release in early 2011. Deadline maybe February 1??? EXTENDED to February 11.
  • Everything is negotiable, including this sentence.
  • Leave me a comment here if you want to participate… unless you like surprises, in which case just get the track to me before the deadline!
  • Guys! I’m already thinking of extending the deadline, and no one’s even asked me yet!


  1. This sounds like a great project. I like to sample and re-construct better than I like to do “simple” tinker and re-loop remixes. I’ll enjoy sampling out sounds and then turning them into different sounds. Thanks for hosting this!

    Posted by gurdonark | November 29, 2010 5:25 am
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  3. I’m in.

    Steve B
    Subscape Annex

    Posted by Steve B | November 30, 2010 12:40 pm
  4. Excellent!

    Posted by C. Reider | November 30, 2010 9:52 pm
  5. i do it..it will be another project to work on over the holiday break while i am away from my instruments.

    Posted by cinchel | December 2, 2010 10:24 pm
  6. Hey c.
    Sounds exciting! I’ll try and find some time to do a liquid sphere remix.
    That old project of mine needs to get out of sleep.

    Posted by Laurent Guerrier | December 3, 2010 6:10 am
  7. Excellent! It’ll be great to have another El Tafkeera alumnus on board!

    Posted by C. Reider | December 3, 2010 10:02 pm
  8. i’ll be doing a keziah mason. track with some bits and bobbins.
    (it’ll be difficult to keep it under 10 minutes, but i think i can manage.)

    Posted by lokilokust | December 4, 2010 5:39 pm
  9. Great! If things go over a little, don’t worry about it. 10 minutes is more a reference point than anything. I don’t really want half hour long suites is all. 😀

    Posted by C. Reider | December 4, 2010 6:09 pm
  10. I’ve got one underway based on Linguism 1. Should have it ready later today or tomorrow.

    Posted by Dave Seidel | December 5, 2010 12:02 pm
  11. Give me a week or so C…I’ll have a track for you.


    Posted by APOLLON | December 6, 2010 11:59 am
  12. Martin! Awesome, glad to have you contribute. Look for an email from me, as I’ve been wanting to get in touch regarding “Nox”.

    Posted by C. Reider | December 6, 2010 6:30 pm
  13. Even with my penchant for losing track of time I think I can accomplish this by February =)

    I’m down!

    Posted by Pavonine | December 6, 2010 5:09 pm
  14. Hop! Pleasure! Future!

    Thank you vuzhmusic!


    Posted by taisouegao | December 7, 2010 5:28 pm
  15. Hi, I don’t know if we’ve ever corresponded, but I ran across this anniversary project on
    Twitter. So I thought I’d throw my hat in the ring and try to make a Brutum Fulmen
    for you. Hopefully I’ll get some time over the year-end holidays!

    Posted by jeff / brutum fulmen | December 16, 2010 1:05 pm
  16. Alright! The more the merrier! I’ve heard your project name before, but I don’t think we have ever had contact before.

    Posted by C. Reider | December 16, 2010 6:17 pm
  17. melophobia from Greece will also participate by harming your sounds and made them more unlistenable… more to come…

    Posted by dxt | December 25, 2010 11:30 am
  18. Gosh I’m almost too late … but I’m going to give it a try!!! I’ll do my best to make the deadline!!!
    This shouls be fun.

    Posted by Anthony Washburn | January 30, 2011 7:10 pm
  19. […] example @vuzhmusic probably posted about 4 times about a call to remix some of this work before i finally read the post. sometimes its just being at the right place at the right time. i […]

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