Mike Parker

Mike Parker

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Mike Parker
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Based in Buffalo, NY (USA), Mike Parker teaches art at the university level (drawing, printmaking, time-based media) as well as producing and occasionally exhibiting his own visual arts, all on top of his music. He DJs and also has been known to perform live.

Earlier in his musical career he produced experimental/noise music, at one point as a member of the group P. Children. Later, he was part of the duo Trybet, and currently works mostly as a solo artist. His label, Geophone features hand printed jackets that reflect the abstract nature of his music productions.

email: mike@mike-parker.net
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Mike Parker Discography

Albums

Mike Parker Dispatches (Album) Geophone, Geophone US 2001 Sell This Version
Mike Parker Lustrations (Album) Prologue Germany 2013 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

DR 026 Mike Parker Circulation(12") Defective Records DR 026 US 1997 Sell This Version
DR 022 Mike Parker Resonator EP(12") Defective Records DR 022 US 1997 Sell This Version
Mike Parker Shakuhachi Geophone US 1998 Sell This Version
GPH03 Mike Parker Vertebrae Waltz(12") Geophone GPH03 US 1998 Sell This Version
Mike Parker Drain Hum Geophone US 1999 Sell This Version
Mike Parker Voiceprint (EP) Geophone US 1999 Sell This Version
Mike Parker Melencolia (EP) Geophone US 2000 Sell This Version
Mike Parker Amalgamated (EP) Geophone US 2001 Sell This Version
Mike Parker Copper Variations Geophone US 2000 Sell This Version
Adam Jay vs. Mike Parker Adam Jay vs. Mike Parker - Counteractions (EP) Azure Records US 2002 Sell This Version
Mike Parker Light And Dark Part Four (EP) Light And Dark UK 2002 Sell This Version
Mike Parker Highway Oil (EP) Integrated Recordings US 2002 Sell This Version
GPH09 Mike Parker Caesura(2x12") Geophone GPH09 US 2003 Sell This Version
Mike Parker Inversions Vol. 1 (EP) Geophone US 2004 Sell This Version
Mike Parker Inversions, Vol. 2 (EP) Geophone US 2006 Sell This Version
Mike Parker Substratum Orange Groove Germany 2006 Sell This Version
Mike Parker Inversions, Vol. 3 Geophone US 2006 Sell This Version
Mike Parker & Donato Dozzy Mike Parker & Donato Dozzy - Excavations E.P. (EP) Dozzy Records Italy 2007 Sell This Version
LABD004 Mike Parker / michaelangelo / Coefficient Mike Parker / michaelangelo / Coefficient - Wanderer EP(4xFile, MP3, EP, 320) Labrynth LABD004 Portugal 2007
labrynth8 Michaelangelo / Mike Parker Michaelangelo / Mike Parker - Towards The Beyond EP(12", EP) Labrynth labrynth8 Portugal 2007 Sell This Version
Mike Parker Inverted: Remixed Inversions (EP) Geophone US 2008 Sell This Version
Audion / Mike Parker Audion / Mike Parker - Document Part 2 Spectral Sound US 2010 Sell This Version
Mike Parker Vesuvio Tremors (EP) Geophone US 2010 Sell This Version

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john.palczewski.92

john.palczewski.92

March 31, 2016
I had the privilege of "growing up" with Mike Parker as a mainstay at Buffalo parties in the mid-1990's, getting to hear his music bounce off of warehouse walls. I'm happy to know that he is still making music: he is one of my favorites. Somewhere out there is a tape of his live performance from a party called Transmission Nine. If you ever come across it: grab it! It's fantastic.
djseansv

djseansv

June 6, 2015
edited about 1 year ago
Mike Parker is one of my favorite artists. Not only does he make incredible music, but he hand screen prints the sleeves of his records sourced from his own paintings/drawings.. as seen on Geophone and Prologue. And he is a teacher by day...
Dude is inspiring and a true artist in every sense of the word, can't recommend picking up his releases enough, and he is a fantastic remixer.

The constant repeating and subtle variations in his music will make you question where you are in the track. You are always dropped into a maze of evolving sounds....
scherben

scherben

September 16, 2014
An artist who produces top quality tunes that stand out a mile in excellence and style.
Larvi

Larvi

May 5, 2014
edited over 2 years ago
In a time of over-saturation it is nice to know that Mike is still one of the very few artists whose sound you can spot after 4 bars into a track, going "Hey, this must be Mike Parker!".
nilzmenace

nilzmenace

April 8, 2005
edited over 11 years ago
Mike Parker is an artist in every sense of the word. His minimal techno tracks are like paintings of landscapes, ever changing in front of your eyes. This man makes techno with a different mindset, each new 12" being a piece of art. The tracks are a bit slow but that really helps create a certain mood.
Unfortunately I have never had the pleasure of seeing this man perform as a dj or live.
md

md

October 7, 2003
Mike Parker is responsible for some of the deepest, most abstract techno I have come across. The textures and atmospheres he creates are sublime. For those unable to locate Geophone vinyl, the "Dispatches" CD is a great showcase of his work.

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