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WE ARE DAV!D&CLARA, A MELD OF ELECTRONIC AND INDUSTRIAL
I am David Castillo aka "DAV!D", Clara is my computer. I'm an amateur poet who got a hold of a synthesizer. I was inspired to become a musician and write songs after seeing Gwen Stefani's music video for her 2004 solo single "What you waiting for?". I am heavily inspired by 1980's music (I'm addicted). Vocally I self taught, and by singing along to Roisin Murphy's "Overpowered" album. I am inspired by Nine Inch Nails after hearing "Deep" from the first "Tomb Raider" film soundtrack. I write all my own lyrics and compose my own songs. I cover songs every now and then. If there's anything I failed to mention, feel free to contact and ask :) .
Initially the intention was to make music on the edge, intelligent lyrics with an industrial sound. I originally strove for bubble gum styled pop. But then I couldn't look myself in the mirror... I began with a very simple drum and bass setup, and then went from there. It evolved into industrial music, because I wanted to recreate the sounds I hear in my head. I was fortunate enough to be able to do that. The music we make is raw, you've been warned.
List of full release albums:
Emotion Machine (December 2nd, 2013)
H/U/M/A/N/ (November 2014)
Adventures in Love, Lust, and Life (Valentines Day 2015)
The Art of Audio (September 5th, 2016)
TBA (September 2018)
A few of our accomplishments :
"Go with the flow" was featured on "You heard us back when Vol.8", a compilation album to raise funds for animal shelters. Released in 2014 by Zia Records (we're on the second disc).
Our video for "What I think" reached more than 17,000 views as of May 28th, 2017.
The playlist for "The Art of Audio" on soundcloud reached more than one million plays.
A live youtube broadcast drew in an audience of 1,500 viewers.
Our music has been reviewed on multiple websites.
We'll have more on this list soon ;) .