The Captain Lazerblast Band
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The Captain Lazerblast Band


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Journey to Flootopia (2007)
2nd LP (Elves on the Moon) in production



Our electronic music doesn’t quite fit the labels of “techno” or “electronica” because of the absence of repetitititititititititititive loops. We feel that labels are restrictive and that “music is music”. Out of necessity, we finally settled on the label “Techno-Folk” (a term first jokingly coined by Paul Stookey) because our music has a clear folk-music “feel”.

Tim became captivated with the 5 string banjo after studies in composition and theory at Cincinnati Conservatory. Shortly thereafter, he met Pete Seeger, who encouraged him to use music to connect with people. That became the goal by bridging the gaps between art music, pop music, folk music and music technology.

Even though a machine can generate sounds, it cannot reproduce the nuances of human expression by itself; nor can it make judgments for improvements and changes before, during, and after performances. With our electronic string and wind instruments, we are able to take electronic music to a new level of expression. Tim’s primary instruments are two electric guitars, one of which is equipped with a midi output device that allows mixtures of sounds otherwise unattainable. Several analog devices add to the variety of effects. Maggie’s instrument is a midi wind controller, whith a range extending over 7 octaves. It is extremely responsive to breath pressure which allows for a large dynamic range, and it can access any sound they can program into their tone generators and humanize it.

Other influences for recent compositions include our backgrounds in strings, woodwinds, folk and jazz music, and Celtic music.