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2001: Noise (LP--loophole records)
2003: Diamorphosis (EP--self-released)
2004: 1414 (single--loophole records)
2004: music for girls b-sides (EP--loophole records)
2005: music for orchestras (LP--loophole records)
2005: music for girls (EP--loophole records)


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Massey has had a confused and mixed-up musical history. The son of a classical pianist, his training on the keyboard began at an early age and never really got going. The drums intervened, and he found a temporary home. Then came fascination with blues guitar and a piano renaissance. In college he decided to become a "composer" and started writing orchestra music, which he continued into graduate studies in composition at the University of Michigan with Evan Chambers and Kevin Korsyn. But shows were way more fun than academic music concerts, so he devised a way to write music for himself to play on all of the instruments over which he'd been obsessing. In 2001 he founded Loophole Records and released Noise, his first LP. Much underground hubbub ensued, as Loophole Records joined forces with Martonyi to make CD art. When he moved to New York in the summer of 2004 things really got going. He joined X27 on the drums and organ and sometimes vocals and stripped his one-man electronic wondershow down and started playing the circuit. He merged Loophole Records with Thank You Campaign, a culture resource that you haven't heard of yet but will, soon. This year saw two Loophole Records releases, the Music for Girls EP and Music for Orchestras, a compilation of Massey's orchestra music dating back to 1998. He writes this bio from a computer in a coffee shop in Chicago, where X27's just completed their new album at Electrical Audio, Steve Albini's dream studio. It's coming out on Valentine's Day, 2006 on Narnack Records, and then X27 will hit the road. Until then, Massey is Massey full-time, except for the day job, but we don't talk about that.