- Kompressor (musician)
KOMPRESSOR (born 1979) is an
electronic musicianand the alter-egoof Andreas K. from Washington Court House, Ohio, United States. KOMPRESSOR later revealed himself to be Drew, the author of the popular Toothpaste For Dinnerdaily webcomic and blog. [http://blog.toothpastefordinner.com/index.php?blogid=35]
KOMPRESSOR's music is self-described as: "KOMPRESSOR sound is hard and angry, good words used for song and electronic." KOMPRESSOR's work is often viewed as parody, but has also been widely recognized as legitimate and catchy synth-pop in its own right.
History and persona
KOMPRESSOR began in 2000, when Drew began recording songs under the Kompressor name and putting songs, and videos of the songs, up for free download. The songs became popular over the ensuing years, leading to four albums.
KOMPRESSOR is depicted in his albums and videos wearing a strange alien mask, usually with a black leather
jacketand black gloves. He proclaims to be from Bremen, Germany, to speak English as a second language, and some of his songs are in German, or have some German lyrics.
KOMPRESSOR released a cover of the "Tunak Tunak Tun" song by
Sikh bhangrasinger Daler Mehndi. In KOMPRESSOR's version, the lyrics open with::KOMPRESSOR crushing American people:KOMPRESSOR driving cars into stores:KOMPRESSOR crushing all of Manhattan:KOMPRESSOR flying plane into building [http://www.jollylager.com/kompressor/mp3/k-tuntun.mp3 mp3] Eerily, the song was recorded before the September 11, 2001 attacksin which terrorists flew planes into the twin towers of the World Trade Centerin lower Manhattan. After the attack, KOMPRESSOR replaced those two lines of the song in the web-released video, splicing in an old man playing " It's a Small World After All" on a piano. [http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=3463679012560054152 video]
Sharing Machine, all existing KOMPRESSOR lyrics ( as of 2005) are available in the public domain. "Speaking on behalf of Sharing Machine, KOMPRESSOR's record label, you have permission to post these lyrics anywhere you want. While the music is copyrighted, the actual lyrics for the three KOMPRESSOR albums released in the US are registered as public domain." He has also stated that his music is free to distribute, as long as it is not sold or used for commercial use.
KOMPRESSOR, who announced his intentions to revamp his project at the start of 2006, closed his online store at the end of 2005. Prior to closing the online store, he released all songs from "WORLD DOMINATION" and "CRUSH TELEVISION" (plus some songs from "UNDERGROUND ARCHIVES") for free download. [http://www.kompressormusic.com/audio.html]
As of January 1, 2006, KOMPRESSOR's "Singularity" occurred. While not explicitly stating all music production will cease, his statement on the matter indicates that he will no longer sell music, and he would be selling off his music equipment. Additionally, the old KOMPRESSOR web site is replaced with a discography, yet other pages still exist on the server.
Despite the apparent halt of Andreas K.'s production, KOMPRESSOR's LiveJournal hints at a past project that remains unknown to most, and proceeds to hint at a future project. [http://www.livejournal.com/users/kompressorpower/19080.html]
* [http://www.kompressormusic.com KOMPRESSOR Web Page]
* [http://www.kompressormusic.com/equipment.html Equipment used on KOMPRESSOR albums]
* [http://www.livejournal.com/users/kompressorpower/ KOMPRESSOR's LiveJournal]
* [http://www.toothpastefordinner.com Toothpaste For Dinner webcomic and blog]
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
Look at other dictionaries:
Compressor — may refer to: Gas compressor, a mechanical device that compresses a gas (e.g., air or natural gas) A device used to apply video compression to a video signal A device used to apply audio data compression to an audio signal A device used to apply… … Wikipedia
MC Frontalot — performing in April 2007. Background information Birth name Damian Hess Also known as MC Front … Wikipedia
Kraftwerk — Kraftwerk, 1976. Kraftwerk s most prominent line up; from left to right: Ralf Hütter, Karl Bartos, Wolfgang Flür and Florian Schneider Background information … Wikipedia
Drew (webcomic artist) — Drew (born 1979) is an American author and artist residing in Columbus, Ohio in the United States. He is notable for being the creator of the webcomic Toothpaste for Dinner , and the co creator of the webcomic Married to the Sea alongside wife… … Wikipedia
Married to the Sea — Author(s) Drew and Natalie Dee Website www.marriedtothesea.com Current status / schedule updates daily Launch date February 13, 2006 … Wikipedia
Die Toten Hosen — Background information Also known as Die Roten Rosen Origin Düsseldorf, G … Wikipedia