Self-Medication is an electronic band from Toronto, Canada with John W. Duncan as the primary composer, musician, and performer.

Self-Medication formed some time in 2006 with friends John and Chris creating ethereal indie electronic and post-rock songs using a wide array of acoustic and electric instrumentation, and experimenting heavily with the dynamic tweaking of pedals and digital effects units. As time progressed, John took on the role of sole musician, with Chris contributing video elements. The music has moved into faster and more vibrant forms of glitch, drum and bass, and experimental genres, although the original styles of trip-hop, chillwave, and electronic post-rock are still present. John trained in music all through high school, and continued studying music while attending university, such that a strong musical background is evident in the music of Self-Medication. He goes far beyond the standard themes of most mainstream electronic genres, often delving into obscure time signatures, and creating a strong sense of melody and artistry within the songs.
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Self-Medication Discography Tracks


SMX-001, CA035 Self-Medication - Nudibranch Slow album art Self-Medication Nudibranch Slow(CD, Album + File, Album) Hashmantis, Curious Absurdities SMX-001, CA035 Canada 2013 Sell This Version
SMX-002 Self-Medication - Government Dock album art Self-Medication Government Dock(CD, Album + File, FLAC, MP3, Album) Hashmantis SMX-002 Canada 2014 Sell This Version
SMX-003 Self-Medication - belie the allies album art Self-Medication belie the allies(File, FLAC, MP3, Album, Col + CD, Album, EP, Col) Hashmantis SMX-003 Canada 2015 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Dose-02 Self-Medication - WithYouAllTheTime album art Self-Medication WithYouAllTheTime(CD, Single + File, Single) Dose Records Dose-02 Canada 2012 Sell This Version
none Self-Medication - MOON JELLIES album art Self-Medication MOON JELLIES(CD, Single + File, Single) Not on label none Canada 2012 Sell This Version
Dose-01 Self-Medication - Pouring (Part II) album art Self-Medication Pouring (Part II)(File, Single + CD, Single) Dose Records Dose-01 Canada 2012 Sell This Version
SMX-None Self-Medication - Two Re​-​Medications album art Self-Medication Two Re​-​Medications(4xFile, AIFF, WAV, EP + CD, EP) Hashmantis SMX-None Taiwan 2013 Sell This Version
none (Self-Release) Self-Medication - Pyongyang Rules Billiards album art Self-Medication Pyongyang Rules Billiards(File, MP3, Single, Promo) Hashmantis none (Self-Release) Canada 2018


none Self-Medication - Amnesia Machine (Self-Medication DEMOS 2006-2009) album art Self-Medication Amnesia Machine (Self-Medication DEMOS 2006-2009)(2xCDr, Comp, Smplr + 38xFile, AIFF, MP3, Comp, Smp) Not on Label none Canada 2009 Sell This Version
RE-SMX 001 Self-Medication - You Couldn't Pay Me To Remix These album art Self-Medication You Couldn't Pay Me To Remix These(File, FLAC, MP3, Comp) Hashmantis RE-SMX 001 Canada 2015


none Self-Medication - Tramadol EP album art Self-Medication Tramadol EP(CDr + 2xFile, AIFF) Dose Records none Canada 2006 Sell This Version

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