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Experimental-psychedelic-ambient-noise-drone, from Denmark

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Dør, new full length album with my drone/ambient/noise project up for free download and listening: https://jacoblaeby.bandcamp.com/album/d-r May 3, 2017

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  • About

    Home Page:
    Current Setup:
    (Note that only my bass related gear is listed here)


    - Ibanez Mikro Bass GSRM20 (black with various visual mods and a pair of EMG Geezer Butler pickups installed)


    - Trace Elliot GP75SM 130W 15" solid state combo

    - Dynacord Bass King 50W tube head with a homemade 15" cab with an, at the moment, unidentified but great sounding speaker unit

    For recording:

    My EHX Black Finger compressor in front, Zoom B3 next with the BassPre preamp emulator and GallienKrueger bass amp emulator activated in respectively 2nd and 3rd effect slot and my Behringer Tube Ultragain Mic 100 at the end of the chain, right before my sound interface, an Edirol FireWire Audio Capture FA-101,

    For practice:

    Straight into the mic channel of my old Technics living room organ.


    For rehearsal and live use:

    Ibanez Mikro Bass >> EHX Black Finger (always on)> various effects (see signal path)>> Trace Elliot GP75SM 130W 15" (via Tuner Out)>> Joyo Orange Juice (always on)> Behringer BEQ700 (always on)>> Dynacord Bass King 50W with 15" cab

    Effect pedals:

    - EHX Blackfinger
    - Boss LS-2 (used as power supply and to switch on/off stacked fuzz patch)
    - Boss MT-2
    - EHX Tube Zipper (Defect, only works as fuzz)
    - Harley Benton California TrueTone (basically a relabeled Joyo California Sound)
    - Joyo Orange Juice
    - Monarch MFL-22 Stereo Flanger
    - Zoom B3
    - Boss FV-50H
    - Joyo Orange Juice
    - Behringer BEQ700

    Signal path:

    Ibanez Mikro Bass>> EHX Black Finger (always on)> Boss LS-2 (Loop A)> (Boss MT-2> EHX Tube Zipper (used as fuzz)> Harley Benton California TrueTone)*> Boss LS-2 (Loop A>>Bypass)> Joyo Orange Juice> Monarch MFL-22> Zoom B3 (third slot AcBsPre always on, set flat only utilizing the Depth parameter as HPF set to around 40Hz)> Boss FV-50H >> Trace Elliot GP75SM 130W 15" (via Tuner Out)>> Joyo Orange Juice (always on)> Behringer BEQ700 (always on)>> Dynacord Bass King 50W with 15" cab

    *These 3 pedals are used stacked and the California is run at low gain so that it mainly works as tone shaper for my MT-2>Tube Zipper fuzz sound

    Other bass instruments:

    - Epiphone SG Special electric guitar converted to a baritone tuned: A-A

    - Aria Pro II Laser Electric Classic ( at the moment converted to a slide baritone guitar tuned: C (1½ step above guitar A string)- C (1½ step above bass A string)- G (same as bass G string)- C (same pitch as first C) )

    Favorite Genres:
    Take a look under influences.

    Gigs and Ensembles:
    Present projects (solo):
    Jacob Læby (drone/ambient/noise)
    Flystyrt (experimental, primarily with electronic elements, and recited own, predominantly Danish, poems )
    ...and for such a long time (lo-fi/folk/slow core)

    Present projects (collaborations):
    Tauon (heavy/slow dark atmospheric music in the line of Earth, Sunn O))), OM e.t.c)
    The Mayfly Project (progressive rock with influences from classical music and folk)

    Past projects (collaborations):
    Electro Jar (electronic/downtempo/psychedelic)
    Janosch (lo-fi/indie pop)
    Menfolk (hardcore/math/noise rock)

    Previously Owned Gear:
    (Note that only my bass related gear is listed here)

    -Jerry Jones Longhorn
    -Ampeg Dan Armstrong Plexi
    -Rickenbacker 4003
    -Warmoth 28 5/8" (bass build from baritone parts)

    -Also owned a violin bass (Beatles bass) of the brand Westwood, I believe, for a brief period of time.

    -Dynacord Bass-King (T as far as I remember) - 50W
    -Ampeg B-15S (the 1969 version I believe) - 60W
    -Hartke Kickback 15 - 120W

    Effect pedals:
    -Behringer VM-1
    -Behringer Overdrive
    -EHX LPB-2ube
    -EHX Deluxe Memory Man
    -EHX Holy Grail
    -EHX Cathedral
    -EHX The Wiggler
    -EHX Small Stone Nano
    -EHX Big Muff π (Black Russian)
    -Z.vex Woolly Mammoth
    -Ibanez FZ7
    -Marshall Blues Breaker
    -MXR M 108 10 Band EQ
    -Boss CE-1 (which sounded amazing, but sucked so much tone that in reality it was useless)
    -Boss GEB-7
    -Boss ME-20B
    -Monarch Chorus
    -Monarch Phaser
    -Line6 M5
    -Line6 Pod 2.0
    -Some old crappy Zoom guitar multi effect as well as a ditto bass one

    G.A.S. List:
    (In approximate order of priority)

    1. -EHX Canyon
    1. -A harsh, nasty, broken sounding Fuzz like the Fender Blender
    1. Meris Ottobit Jr. (bit crushing synth)
    2. -EHX Bass Microsynth
    2. -Zoom MS-70CDR Or Line6 M5
    2. -An octaver (most likely a Mooer Tender Octave PRO)
    3. -Another Ibanez Mikro as backup bass
    3. -A defreted Mikro
    3. -A Bass VI of some sort

    Influences and Teachers:
    For my rock stuff: Dinosaur Jr., Velvet Underground, Sunn O))), Mr. Bungle, Peter Brötzmann, Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band, Frank Zappa and The Mothers of Invention, Syd Barrett, Low, Tool, Tortoise, Earth, Ween

    For my folk stuff: Espers, Feathers, Leonard Cohen (his early stuff), Nick Drake, Will Oldham, Sibylle Baier, Syd Barrett, Low, Eric's Trip

    For my electronic stuff: The Knife, Fever Ray, The Third Eye Foundation, Portishead (Third), Coil, Sunn O))), Earth (the early stuff), Low

    It all intertwine somewhat though.

    (I am perfectly aware that neither Sun O))), Earth or Low are electronic bands. Non the less Sunn O))) and the early Earth are some of my main influences for the experimental ambient and noise stuff I do. And generally a lot of my own tracks are inspired by the mood Low creates in their songs.)

    Hobbies and Interests:
    Music, art and role playing in Word of Warcraft


    Old projects I was a part of:

    Menfolk - Double Date
    (Split single with The Unit)

    Menfolk - Are we enemies (Split EP with Barra Head)

    (Menfolk - Colossus (Album, where I helped compose a few tracks but didn't record anything))

    Janosch - Inhere Outhere (EP)

    Janosch - Holesong (Featuring on the compilation Danelectro)

    You won't find much of this on YouTube, but if you do a search for Menfolk on Bandcamp or use Spotify or similar you'll find it.

    In Menfolk I played one of the two basses as well as contributed to the compositions and some lyrics .

    In Janosch I did bass, lead guitar, backing vocals, contributed to the compositions as well as some additional lyrics.

    And my latest projects- the first is a duo that beside me consist of Jackie Rasmusen, the last three mentioned are solo projects consisting of home recordings:

    Electro Jar

    Jacob Læby


    ...and for such a long time

    Which can be found, listened to and downloaded for free on Bandcamp. Further more some releases can be found on Spotify and similar online music services.

    (For various stuff composed and recorded by me check out my SoundCloud page: Jacob Læby's profile - Listen to music)


    To feel the bass, you must think like the bass, be the bass, become one with the bass.

    Stop trying to play the bass and let instead the bass play you!

    Do what the music dictates you to do shall be the whole of the law.

    Also remember rhythm is the path to the low side.
    Rhythm leads to the melody.
    The melody leads to joy.
    Joy leads to love.

    Love is the law, love for the music.

    - Jacob Læby


    Jacob Læby (SoundCloud)

    New album out for free download on Bandcamp (will be out on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify e.t.c 6th of June): Dør (dark psychedelic drone/ambient/noise)

    Single for album out on Spotify (iTunes/Amazon e.t.c): Den Hvide Død (dark ambient/drone) including the B side
    Canary (dark psychedelic/surreal/experimental)

    New track out for free download on Bandcamp:
    Labyrinth (psychedelic ambient/drone)
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