Genres:New Age, Electronic - Trip Hop/Downtempo, Electronic - Experimental, Electronic - Big Beat, Electronic - Ambient, Specialty - Soundtrack Alternatives, World - Other
Rybird is a pseudonym for Paul Brown from Shreveport, La.
Rybird was raised around electronics and music right from the start. Born into an environment where his father owned his own electric motor shop, Rybird was tinkering with electrical components from a very early age. His father Vollie Brown, was also was a musician. He 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, while also continuing acoustic guitar. His interest in music grew fairly eclectic along the way. Some of his early influences were Black Sabbath, the Beatles, Yes and Rush, 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.
The first time he played live was at a local church, where he performed a classical work from Beethoven. Through the years, he connected musically with others from his hometown of Shreveport, and began playing electric bass in a number of local bands.
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 Louisiana State University. With the continual advances of technology, he has spent the past six years re-dedicating his creative styling to the synthesizer once again.
Videos have been a natural extension of music for Rybird. He is a dreamer and the videos represent his imaginations, as he loves to reinterpret reality in his creations. Rybird's work can be viewed at www.rybird.com
Rybird has currently produced nine albums and many music videos. Also co-produces Psychedelic Metal Band Alloy Dream
Grind and Polish (released October 2008)
Sonic Hooky (released March 2009)
Nativicity (released September 2009)
Dragons and Dragonflies (released March 2010)
2am (Released Sept 2010)
Halcyon Khu (released Feb 2011)
Music for Interrogation (released Aug 2012)
Arion (released Nov 2012)
Parsec 9 (Released Aug 2013)
Master of Bovinity (Released March 2014) -