Tim Smolens

Profile:
U.S. upright and electric bass player and composer from Santa Cruz, California who was born in Los Angeles in 1977.

Before settling into playing Standup and Electric Bass, Tim began his musical journey as a guitarist and songwriter. Tim is also an accomplished Producer and Audio Engineer, and is the central production force behind Estradasphere's elaborate recordings. Largely self taught, Tim learned production by meticulously scrutinizing the works of his recording heroes Brian Wilson and Trey Spruance. His recording catalogue includes more than 10 records that have sold in the tens of thousands worldwide. Tim is also an accomplished composer, playing a key role in Estradasphere's multifaceted compositions.

Playing bass in various acts such as Estradasphere, Secret Chiefs 3, and Fishtank Ensemble, Tim has toured the United States and Canada extensively. In Santa Cruz he has performed with such diverse groups as Shakespeare Santa Cruz, The UCSC theatre arts, The Robin Anderson Big Band, The Mel Wong Dance Company, The Cabrillo College Orchestra, and many others.

Being well versed in the technical side of music production and keyboard programming, Tim got a chance to work with his favorite band from his teenage years, Mr. Bungle, when they enlisted him as Principal Keyboard Programmer to adapt their densely orchestrated record, California, for live performance with 3 keyboards. Furthermore, Tim is a budding gospel vocalist, and has scored movie and game soundtracks. Tim studied jazz composition, big band orchestration, and performance with Ray Brown at Cabrillo College.
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Tim Smolens Discography Tracks

Vocals

WoM005 Tim Smolens - It's Understood album art Estradasphere Estradasphere - It's Understood(CD, Album) Web Of Mimicry WoM005 US 2000 Sell This Version
WOM-008 Tim Smolens - Buck Fever album art Estradasphere Buck Fever (as Tim) and 4 more… Estradasphere - Buck Fever(CD, Album) Web Of Mimicry WOM-008 US 2001 Sell This Version
WOM - 013 Tim Smolens - Quadropus album art Estradasphere Estradasphere - Quadropus(CD, Album) Web Of Mimicry WOM - 013 US 2003 Sell This Version
Tim Smolens - Palace Of Mirrors album art Estradasphere The Terrible Beautypower Of Meow (as Tim) and 2 more… Estradasphere - Palace Of Mirrors (Album) The End Records US 2006 Sell This Version
Tim Smolens - I.S.S. - She's A Girl album art Tim Smolens' I.S.S.* Bat's Hand and 1 more… Tim Smolens' I.S.S.* - I.S.S. - She's A Girl (Album) Not On Label (Tim Smolens Self-released) US 2018 Sell This Version

Instruments & Performance

- Tim Smolens - Koolaid Moustache In Jonestown  album art Don Salsa Don Salsa - Koolaid Moustache In Jonestown (CD, Album) Not On Label - US 1997 Sell This Version
WoM005 Tim Smolens - It's Understood album art Estradasphere Estradasphere - It's Understood(CD, Album) Web Of Mimicry WoM005 US 2000 Sell This Version
Tim Smolens - Book M album art Secret Chiefs 3 Combat For The Angel and 4 more… Secret Chiefs 3 - Book M (Album) Web Of Mimicry US 2001 Sell This Version
WOM-008 Tim Smolens - Buck Fever album art Estradasphere Estradasphere - Buck Fever(CD, Album) Web Of Mimicry WOM-008 US 2001 Sell This Version
WOM - 013 Tim Smolens - Quadropus album art Estradasphere Estradasphere - Quadropus(CD, Album) Web Of Mimicry WOM - 013 US 2003 Sell This Version
Tim Smolens - Book Of Horizons album art Secret Chiefs 3 The Owl In Daylight and 5 more… Secret Chiefs 3 - Book Of Horizons (Album) Web Of Mimicry US 2004 Sell This Version
WoM015 Tim Smolens - Passion For Life album art Estradasphere Estradasphere - Passion For Life(DVD-V + CD) Web Of Mimicry WoM015 US 2004 Sell This Version
Tim Smolens - Death After Life album art Impaled Impaled - Death After Life (Album) Century Media US 2005 Sell This Version
none Tim Smolens - Super Raoul album art Fishtank Ensemble Fishtank Ensemble - Super Raoul(CD, Album) Not On Label (Fishtank Ensemble Self-released) none US 2005 Sell This Version
Tim Smolens - Palace Of Mirrors album art Estradasphere Estradasphere - Palace Of Mirrors (Album) The End Records US 2006 Sell This Version
WoM 027 Tim Smolens - Path Of Most Resistance album art Secret Chiefs 3 Secret Chiefs 3 - Path Of Most Resistance(CD, Comp, Enh, RM) Web Of Mimicry WoM 027 US 2007 Sell This Version
TE088 Tim Smolens - Palace Of Mirrors Live album art Estradasphere Estradasphere - Palace Of Mirrors Live(DVD-V) The End Records TE088 US 2007 Sell This Version
XI-09 Tim Smolens - Elephant Elephant album art Evelyn Evelyn Have You Seen My Sister Evelyn? and 2 more… Evelyn Evelyn - Elephant Elephant(7", Num, Yel + CD) 11 Records XI-09 US 2007 Sell This Version
Tim Smolens - Xaphan: Book Of Angels Volume 9 album art John Zorn - Secret Chiefs 3 John Zorn - Secret Chiefs 3 - Xaphan: Book Of Angels Volume 9 (Album) Tzadik US 2008 Sell This Version
WoM035 Tim Smolens - Orange Tulip Conspiracy album art Orange Tulip Conspiracy Holy Roller and 2 more… Orange Tulip Conspiracy - Orange Tulip Conspiracy(CD, Album) Web Of Mimicry WoM035 US 2008 Sell This Version
Tim Smolens - Monoliths & Dimensions album art Sunn O))) Aghartha (as Tim Smollens) and 1 more… Sunn O))) - Monoliths & Dimensions (Album) Southern Lord, Southern Lord US 2009 Sell This Version
Tim Smolens - Evelyn Evelyn album art Evelyn Evelyn Evelyn Evelyn - Evelyn Evelyn (Album) 8ft. Records, 11 Records US 2010 Sell This Version
WOM 043 Tim Smolens - Book Of Souls: Folio A album art Secret Chiefs 3 Scorched Earth Saturnalia: Ballet Miniatures Suite In 4 Elemental Movements Secret Chiefs 3 - Book Of Souls: Folio A(CD, Album) Web Of Mimicry WOM 043 US 2013 Sell This Version
none Tim Smolens - The Lilac Moon album art Traun Traun - The Lilac Moon(File, AIFF, FLAC, MP3, WAV, Album, ALA) Not On Label none US 2017
none Tim Smolens - Escape From Spa 9 album art Traun Traun - Escape From Spa 9(11xFile, WAV, Album) Not On Label (Traun Self-released) none US 2017