Genres:New Age, Electronic - Trip Hop/Downtempo, Electronic - Experimental, Electronic - Big Beat, Electronic - Ambient, Specialty - Soundtrack Alternatives, World - Other
Paul Brown aka Rybird Bio
Written by Teva Teebrook
Paul Brown, better known as Rybird, is an extraordinary electronic music composer, born and raised in Shreveport, Louisiana. He has currently produced three albums:
Grind and Polish(released December 2008)
Sonic Hooky (released March 2009)
Nativicity (released September 2009, now available!)
Rybird was raised around electronics and music right from the start. Born into an environment where his father owned his own electronics motor shop, he was tinkering with electrical components from a very early age. His father was also was a musician. Ry was fascinated by the music his father played on acoustic guitar and was taught to play the instrument by his father’s hand. These two facets produced a creative combination of what he knows best…electronics and music, although he wouldn’t have realized this was his true passion at first.
At age 10, he began three years of classical piano instruction. His interest in music grew fairly eclectic along the way. Some of his early influences were Black Sabbath, the Beatles, Yes and Aerosmith, among other greats. Disco even found a soft spot in his compositions, although he’d rather keep that part a secret, the influences are somewhat evident in some of his music. He longed to own a synthesizer at a time when it was not that easy to find one or financially afford it. So at age 14, he built his own PAIA Gnome from a kit he acquired. He quickly became adept at creating cover songs with guitar, piano and synthesizer.
He went on to study Advanced Electronics and Avionics while enlisted in the Marines, then continued with Mechanical Engineering in multiple Higher learning Institutions to include University. He has spent the past four years re-dedicating his craft to the synthesizer once again. His home studio is top of the line. Members include: Korg, Mixcraft, Sony, Emu, Intel, Behringer, Wavestation, and Marantz/JBL/Polk surround sound, just to name a few.
Some sites where you can find his music and other memorabilia are: