cover to the Alias Zone release Compassion

the latest album

Water Stories

Bodies of water – and the mysteries that lie beneath their surface – is the thread that runs throughout this deeply-layered audio travelogue. Inside these three extended tracks,
I take you searching for sea monsters in Iceland, waking the souls stranded underwater in a shipwreck off the coast of Cyprus, and exploring a series of majestic underground caverns by canoe in Thailand. My goal is to create a uniquely emotional experience. It has already been featured on numerous playlists, and was named one of the best Ambient/Space Music releases of 2022 by Lloyd Barde.

Chris Meyer of Alias Zone

Chris Meyer

Alias Zone has been described as the “zen master alter ego” of Chris Meyer of LearningModular.com. Each composition starts with a sound that catches Chris’ ear – may it be an experiment on his modular synthesizers, a particular rhythmic pattern, a field recording, or even something as simple as a Tibetan bowl being struck. From this core, he builds a story or entire world by researching the background of those core sounds, and then weaving in layers of complimentary sounds and textures as he conjurs his own alternate or “alias” narrative.

Musically, modular synthesis is at the core of each new Alias Zone composition. However, Chris is unafraid to blend in plucked arpeggios, ambient soundscapes, ethnic rhythms & percussion, and recordings including spoken word in different languages on his path to creating his uniquely emotional, impressionistic electronic music.

Upcoming Events

April 4, 2023

Steve Roach's Ambient Lounge

Electronic music pioneer Steve Roach is curating an “Ambient Lounge” monthly concert series at the Century Room in Tucson, Arizona. I am honored to be part of the April edition.

April 8, 2023

FurstWurld

Talented electronic music composer Jill Fraser and I will each be playing a set at FurstWurld in Joshua Tree, California.

April 12, 2023

17th Street Recording Studio

I will be giving a performance, talk, and Q&A session at 17th Street Recordng Studio in Costa Mesa, Calfornia the evening before the 2023 NAMM show. Basek will also be coming to give a short demo of his skills on the Elektron Analog Rythm MK2 , and a representative from the Vintage Synthesizer Museum in Los Angeles is coming to bring something fun and old.  They will also have catered pizza and drinks.

performance

Live Versions of Water Stories

Iceland – Shipwrecked – The Cave

My latest album – Water Stories – includes studio versions of a trio of pieces I had previous performed live in person and for streaming events. The playlist above features those original performances, plus a bonus “official bootleg” of The Cave performed in Denver July 2022.

Chris Meyer: modular, hardware, and virtual synthesizers and samplers; acoustic and electronic percussion

Alias Zone - We Only Came to Dream album cover

the Previous album

We Only Came to Dream

After a 20 year wait, the new Alias Zone album is finally out. Over the course of three extended pieces, Chris displays his Berlin School roots in the sweeping Ash Tree Window, while also revealing his spiritual, gently tribal/ambient side in the gentle Navajo-influenced Dream Catcher and the epic Aztec-themed Náhuatl – a special version of his SoundQuest Fest 2021 performance. Two pieces also contain flute solos by old friend Richard Bugg, who appeared also on Lucid Dreams.

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