Robin Barstow started quite young... he got his first synth at the age of 5, which he's since modified with light-sensitive modulation. He started sequencing at 12. Influencing him at the time was a lot of prog and psychedelic music from the 60's and 70's such as Nektar, Gentle Giant,
Pink Floyd, The Man Band, but also things like Tonto's Expanding Head Band as well as Tangerine Dream.
Now at the age of 25, and still living in his native country of Norway, he works as a sound engineer when he's not circuitbending or skiing or travelling. He lives for a good coffee and quiet surroundings, the latter he attributes to living in a noisy studio within a noisy city.
It's Circular was partially inspired by his recent fascination for house organs, "those big enormous ugly things" of the 70's and 80's. He's currently building an octopus-like midi controller to use live, and he's always searching for "that special" sawtooth wave.
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