What's behind your artist name?


#62

I used Azul for a while
But it was shit
And my life went to shit
Then came Negazul


#63

Hi all! I’m new here, and kind of new to forums.
So my stage name is cynthia verazie, which is a combination of my two last names veronica zietara.


#64

dustrickx = dust / ricks from my birth/nickname stoffel hendrickx (stof is dutch for dust)
Atmapriya = my initiation name (it means he who is in liking with the spirit)
HenToPandit (Hen To Pan is Greek for all is one, pandit is a Vedic priest or mantra practitioner)
YNST= You Never Scene This
Tiger = my spirit animal and used to be my nickname when traveling, also the main character in my book

Unfinished Monkey Records derives from q scientific theory that mankind originated from a survived monkey embryo (explains the hairlessness and the need for culture to bridge the gap with instinct) Henceforth our slogan “creating to compensate lack of instinct”


#65

InTheAM

Pretty straight forward. We party into the A.M. (edit: when i say we, I mean the dance scene, i’m a one man outfit)


#66

apparently my artist name is a tar linux command…total coincidence


#67

lol I figured you were a linux neckbeard who named yourself after it.


#68

On the Contrary just an average jerkoff with average intelligence…


#69

I have had an extreme change in artist name haha.
When I first joined these forums I was “NewWorldOrder”.
After this I was " Araphel Ben-Shachar" then “Araphel” and briefly “Atum Primra”.
All really horribly and cringe now looking back on it, and I had a very loose connection to them.
I was for a while going by my real birth name Ephraim, but I didn’t like that as my music name it felt personal, but unoriginal and connected to the present more than the future and past.
I am now going by “Ramxes”. I chose this name because it is what I have felt all of my life that I relate to. It is inspired by Ramses the Pharaoh, and I commited to the change after taking a dna test through 23&me that said I am actually related and a descendant of Ramses. the X in it to me gives it that futuristic look. It shows my ancestors from Egypt , who I am today, and I believe it carries with it a feeling of cyberpunk I love so much.


#70

Lack of enthusiasm for monikers!
a friend in the army had nicknames for everyone.Rixtr stuck.


#71

arcsec

Short for arcsecond - "The angular measure of an object is usually expressed in degrees, arcminutes or arcseconds. Just as an hour is divided into 60 minutes and a minute into 60 seconds, a degree is divided into 60 arcminutes and an arcminute is divided into 60 arcseconds. To give you an idea of how small an arcsecond is, imagine the width of a dime as seen from 2 kilometers or 1 1/4 miles away.

1 degree = 1° = 1/360 of a circle

1 arcminute = 1’ = 1/60 of a degree

1 arcsecond = 1" = 1/60 of an arcminute = 1/3600 of a degree"
:wink:

Like a lot of people I guess, I sometimes get lost in browsing Wikipedia articles - I start at just wanting to quickly look up some information on movies or recent events and tend to end up hours later on a random page about the moons of Pluto or the main exports of Nigeria for some reason …one of those times I stumbled upon the term arcsec and thought it sounded and looked cool, so I adopted it as my artist name.

My forum name, Redukt is obviously taken from the Einstürzende Neubauten song.


#72

I’m from a city called Valencia, so I looked for a name similar to it, and found the word “valence.” It’s some sort of measurement of chemical bonds, also kind of suitable if people are drinking or whatnot at a gig!


#73

That’s a neat name. Valence electrons are capable of bonding to new molecules that have other valence electrons. Kind of a cool analogy for collaboration or interesting genre and composition changes. sick!


#74

Thanks!


#75

Years ago (maybe ten-ish) I started making music as Digital Ghost (DG). No real significance to it, just thought it sounded cool (apparently there is a Tori Amos song called DG, something I don’t think I knew when I decided on the name, but maybe it was subliminal). I always though of DG as an outlet for making darker music, and so when I would write music that wasn’t dark, I was unsure if it really fit with DG and nothing ever came of it. I thought about doing a Devin Townsend / Strapping Young Lad sort of thing with DG and my own name, but it never felt quite right

I happen to be a big fan of horror games and gaming in general. When Dead Space came out, I played the heck out of it and LOVED it. A few years ago I was replaying it and there is character that says to you “make us whole again, Isaac”. I really liked this idea of things merging together to make a complete unit, and felt that it really resonated with my music and the sort of polarization I tended to see it in. I wanted to be able to make anything under one name and feel like it was valid and that if fit. I decided that it was the perfect name, a channel for anything that I might create, dark or not.

So yeah, I guess Make Us Whole made me (and my music) whole again. :slight_smile:


#76

my MAN <3

Deadspace is one of my favorite games of all time. DS2, as well. Nice to see another Unitologist around here :wink:


#77

Hell yeah! I couldn’t help but notice that your username is very close to Nostromo, I’m assuming you are also an Alien fan (Xeno-lab 2122 was a dead give away). That’s my favorite movie of all time and Giger’s alien is divine. :slight_smile:


#78

Yep! I’m an Alien fangirl fiend. Good catch on the username, too. It is a play on Nostromo :wink:

Giger is my fav artist of all time as well.

You have good taste my good man!! :beers:

@makeuswhole I assume you’ve played Alien: Isolation ?? :smiley:


#79

Oh Yeah! It was so much fun! It did such an incredible job of putting you in the alien world and recreating the tension of the original movie. The future-retro feel of all of the tools and equipment was perfect. And the music! Holy shit is it spot on! And its super challenging and terrifying! :exploding_head:

I could gab on and on about how much I love that game. I have been planning on picking it back up but have been so busy with music I really haven’t put too much time into games recently.

You have great taste as well, it’s cool to geek out with someone about all of my favorite things! :grin:

Speaking of Giger, have you seen anything for the game called scorn that’s coming out (hopefully) soon? It looks straight out of a Giger painting!


#80

Oh man, haha I go way back with Scorn. I originally backed that project for like $300 in 2015? It’s been in development hell off and on, and the developers seem to always get an investor, make progress… then go silent. I have the Alpha still from a couple years ago, it’s rad.

I saw Ebb just showed it off at the Series X thingy though! I’m super pumped.

And yeah! The art style is straight HR Giger and Zdzislaw Beksinksi. (Which if you haven’t seen the latter’s work, it’s like a hellish nightmare version of Giger, brilliant).

:beers:


#81

Man I really wish Creative Assembly would make another one… but I think SEGA’s license with the franchise now that Disney owns 20th century might be all fucked up.

Could you imagine an Alien Isolation 2 where you play the role of a survivor at Hadley’s Hope during the outbreak prior to Aliens? Holy fuck that’d be incredible.