84001 is experimental electronic music. It is shifting movements of subtle drones, audio collage, minimal 8-bit rhythms, and gentle ambient.


84001 began in Rochester, NY as the experimental ambient music project of Tim Carey. In the spring of 1997, a self-released cassette was distributed to college radio stations, independent music magazines, and friends. Performances were given at art galleries, local bars, and on 88.9 WNYO Oswego, NY.

Early influences included; My Bloody Valentine, Aphex Twin's Selected Ambient Works, Spacemen 3, Terre Thaemlitz, John Cage, and early Pink Floyd.

From 1999-2005, 84001 was dormant as Tim relocated to Atlanta, GA. He worked as a web designer for the Cartoon Network and played guitar and keyboards for the psychedelic rock band The Candler Park No Stars. By 2002, he moved to Nashville, TN to pursue other interests.

Tim began recording manipulated digital audio and guitar-based ambient music again in 2005. After playing 91.1 WRVU Nashville The Mixdown's 'Buzz and Click V' showcase of electronic and experimental music, guitarist Jimmy Thorn joined 84001.

The band is currently exploring a variety of sonic territories using guitars, synths, effects, and various electronics. The music draws influence from post-rock bands like Windy and Carl, Flying Saucer Attack and Stars of the Lid. 84001 has also explored aspects of 8-bit music, minimal techno, and noise.

In May 2008, Tim contacted Phil McMullen, creator of Ptolemaic Terrascope magazine and the legendary psychedelic and experimental music festival Terrastock. With Phil’s guidance, Tim organized a Terrastock TEA Party in Nashville featuring Heathern Haints, 84001, Hollow Ox, and Magick Plants. 84001 also went on to play a short set at Terrastock 7 following Windy Weber in June 2008.

84001 continues to perform and record in and around Nashville, Tennessee.


84001- 84001 (self released cassette, 1997)
84001- prospectUs (self released cassette, 1997)
84001- whatwouldhealthiswoundedsoul? (self released cassette, 1998)
84001- We look for things to make us go (CD-r 2007)
84001- The Search for Incandescent Glaciers (CD-r 2008)
84001-052908 (CD-r 2008)

Set List

untitled, ~6 movements, about 40 minutes