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.

Works as an art professor.

email: [email protected]
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Albums

GPHCD01, GPHCD001 Dispatches — Mike Parker Mike Parker Dispatches (Album) Geophone, Geophone GPHCD01, GPHCD001 US 2001 Sell This Version
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PRGLP004 Lustrations — Mike Parker Mike Parker Lustrations (Album) Prologue PRGLP004 Germany 2013 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

DR 022 Resonator EP — Mike Parker Mike Parker Resonator EP (EP) Defective Records DR 022 US 1997 Sell This Version
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dr 026 Circulation — Mike Parker Mike Parker Circulation(12") Defective Records dr 026 US 1997 Sell This Version
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GPH02 Shakuhachi — Mike Parker Mike Parker Shakuhachi Geophone GPH02 US 1998 Sell This Version
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GPH03 Vertebrae Waltz — Mike Parker Mike Parker Vertebrae Waltz Geophone GPH03 US 1998 Sell This Version
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GPH05 Drain Hum — Mike Parker Mike Parker Drain Hum (EP) Geophone GPH05 US 1999 Sell This Version
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GPH04 Voiceprint — Mike Parker Mike Parker Voiceprint (EP) Geophone GPH04 US 1999 Sell This Version
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GPH06 Melencolia — Mike Parker Mike Parker Melencolia Geophone GPH06 US 2000 Sell This Version
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GPH08 Amalgamated — Mike Parker Mike Parker Amalgamated (EP) Geophone GPH08 US 2001 Sell This Version
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GPH07 Copper Variations — Mike Parker Mike Parker Copper Variations Geophone GPH07 US 2000 Sell This Version
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INT003 Highway Oil  — Mike Parker Mike Parker Highway Oil (EP) Integrated Recordings INT003 US 2002 Sell This Version
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LD004 Light And Dark Part Four — Mike Parker Mike Parker Light And Dark Part Four (EP) Light And Dark LD004 UK 2002 Sell This Version
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AZR1203 Counteractions — Mike Parker Adam Jay vs. Mike Parker Adam Jay vs. Mike Parker - Counteractions (EP) Azure Records AZR1203 US 2002 Sell This Version
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GPH09 Caesura — Mike Parker Mike Parker Caesura Geophone GPH09 US 2003 Sell This Version
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GPH10 Inversions Vol. 1 — Mike Parker Mike Parker Inversions Vol. 1 (EP) Geophone GPH10 US 2004 Sell This Version
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OGG004 Substratum — Mike Parker Mike Parker Substratum Orange Groove OGG004 Germany 2005 Sell This Version
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GPH12 Inversions, Vol. 3 — Mike Parker Mike Parker Inversions, Vol. 3 Geophone GPH12 US 2006 Sell This Version
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GPH11 Inversions, Vol. 2 — Mike Parker Mike Parker Inversions, Vol. 2 (EP) Geophone GPH11 US 2006 Sell This Version
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DZR-003 Excavations E.P. — Mike Parker Mike Parker & Donato Dozzy Mike Parker & Donato Dozzy - Excavations E.P. (EP) Dozzy Records DZR-003 Italy 2007 Sell This Version
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LABD004 Wanderer EP — Mike Parker Mike Parker / michaelangelo / Coefficient Mike Parker / michaelangelo / Coefficient - Wanderer EP(4xFile, MP3, EP, 320) Labrynth LABD004 Portugal 2007
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labrynth8 Towards The Beyond EP — Mike Parker Michaelangelo / Mike Parker Michaelangelo / Mike Parker - Towards The Beyond EP(12", EP) Labrynth labrynth8 Portugal 2007 Sell This Version
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GPH13 Inverted: Remixed Inversions — Mike Parker Mike Parker Inverted: Remixed Inversions (EP) Geophone GPH13 US 2008 Sell This Version
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GPH15 Vesuvio Tremors — Mike Parker Mike Parker Vesuvio Tremors (EP) Geophone GPH15 US 2010 Sell This Version
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SPC-92 Document Part 2 — Mike Parker Audion / Mike Parker Audion / Mike Parker - Document Part 2 Spectral Sound SPC-92 US 2010 Sell This Version

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Zeron33

Zeron33

October 27, 2021
Mike records are never dull, you can hear the artistry with the intention and purpose in each of his many tracks. Top techno which stands out way above the dull crowd often seen as the "world's techno elite" (A. Beyer & co.)
DiscoMuds

DiscoMuds

July 16, 2019
A chance sound clip on the Hardwax store of the Voiceprint 12" repress brought me here. How thankful I am.

This is Techno seemingly made by the machines themselves after they waited for Mike Parker to turn the lights off and leave the studio.

Combines the barren sparsity of early dubstep labels DMZ and Tectonic, the expressive, almost verbal synths of Mike Schommer's DC15 outing on Deepchord and the punishing industrialism of Birmingham's very own British Murder Boys.

Immediately immersive, entirely clinical and yet organic in its presentation - like watching ripples on water, clouds move across the sky or trees change across the seasons - his work offers many layers of sonic craft that reveal themselves over repeat listens

Simultaneously uncompromising and welcoming, restrained and expressive, clinical yet human, these are tracks that ask for your time and reward it in full.
jolssoni

jolssoni

November 21, 2018
edited over 4 years ago
Parker accomplishes more in four bars than most in the techno game during their entire lives.
Jukeboksi

Jukeboksi

August 28, 2018
Give your mind to Mr. Parker and he will reward it.
Spastmatiker

Spastmatiker

February 4, 2017
edited over 6 years ago
gotta say, wasnt a big fan of it at first, but after listening to it more and more he is becoming one of my favorite techno artists. productionwise he is a bit like plastikman. always using very similar sounds and arrangements, but always with enough experimentation so that it doesnt get boring. if they ever make another alien movie they need to hire this guy for the soundtrack. even though its techno, it would not sound out of place. throw voiceprint: voice one in there and you got nice background music ;)

edit: just noticed how much his music reminds me of HR Giger's art. the typical mechanic precision of techno, but combined with those weird, organic and mutating synths.
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.
TriHard

TriHard

June 6, 2015
edited over 7 years 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 9 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 18 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.

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