Photo taken by Alaskan Dude, found on Flickr
SoundCloud Local this week is taking a look at Anchorage, USA. And yes, that’s right, this city is located in the cold state of Alaska! This northern area has some hidden gems (also known as awesome SoundClouders). Check them out below!
Starship Amazing is a musical electronic group based out of Anchorage, Alaska. Derek Alexander and Calvin Hansen formed Starship Amazing in the early summer of 2007, and after that, a legend was born! Since then, they have independently produced five full-length albums!
Ambrose Freeman-Toole uploads neo-romantic and hardcore tunes. He writes music in hopes of evoking images of hunting parties, galloping horses, operas and more. Don’t be fooled by the first couple of tracks though. If you keep listening you’ll be swept away to a completely different place then before.
Here’s a guy who’s just started using MPC (that’s a music-editing program)! He goes by the name of Charles Harrison-Jimmy — or .Sound.Smith on the ‘Cloud — and uploads some cool tracks using his new software. He’s doing a great job for just starting out! You can hear the progress he’s making already.
Socialtrophy is Eric Hayes, a guy uploading samples and sounds based in the wintery city of Anchorage. A lot of his sounds are just tests that he’s created with his Macbook, using SoundCloud in a different way — uploading tests to see how they sound! Hear his short clips below.
From the chilly landscapes of Alaska comes a talented new artist by the name of Lucidstatic — or Jimmy Church. His tracks are a blend of glitch, breakcore, industrial, IDM, and can sometimes provoke a bit of fear. Lucidstatic is an innovator of hard electronic sounds. You can get a taste of it in the red player!
Curious and wanting a bit more? Check out citysounds.fm/anchorage
If you’re based in Anchorage, we’ve created a group and are hoping you’ll join/submit tracks.
We encourage everyone to check out Meetup.com to see if a SoundCloud meetup is coming your way and feel free to start your own if not! Take a look at our SoundCloud Local features to see if your area has been looked at yet!