Angel Marcloid

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🕉️ Music Producer & Composer
☸️ Multi-Genre Multi-Instrumentalist
✝️ Mixing & Mastering Engineer / Business Owner
☯️ Experimental Videographer / Graphic Designer / Collage Artist
☮️ Former DIY Record Label "CEO"
☪️ Spirituality: Universalism / Non-dualism / Perennialism / Interfaith / Christian Mysticism / A Course In Miracles / Vedanta / Upanishads / Bhagavad Gita / Buddhism / Law Of One / Paul Selig
♎ Political Ideology: Radical Leftist / Progressive / Socialist / Anarchist
⚛️ Feline & Coffee Enthusiast

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[Updated 12/18/2023]Angelia Faye Marcloid in was born in 1984, 9 months after her Mom & Dad banged in a hotel room somewhere.She currently resides in a quiet town more than an hour outside of Chicago, IL., with her wife, 4 cats, 1 dog, and some plants.Angel changed her name from her former/birth name in 2015. She chose the name 'Faye' as her middle name in 2021.'Marcloid' is a "stage name" or "public name" of sorts, spawned from a joke her friend Derek made in the early 2010s.Angel was gifted a cheap acoustic guitar by a family friend when she was 3, but she spent most of her single digits playing drums instead. At only 8 years old, she was playing Rush, Candlebox, Rage Against The Machine & Dream Theater covers in a band with the then-12-year-old guitar wizard Andrew Synowiec, now a Los Angeles session musician (The Who, Pink, 98 Degrees, Mark Anthony).At 12, she got a Fender Jazz bass for her birthday and an Aria Pro II electric guitar at 13. By her preteens and into her late 20s, she was playing in and writing for a number of hard-working DIY bands exploring many genres, such as prog rock, post-hardcore, metalcore, punk, emo and screamo (the first two waves), noise, grind, powerviolence, alternative rock, and even classic rock covers.Some of her later and more well-known bands were Age Sixteen (emo/screamo), A Perfect Kiss (emo/indie rock), Lilu Dallas (techgrind/mathcore/post-rock), Batcomputer (emo/post-rock/experimental), Sawhorse (post-rock/experimental), New Years (emo), Seabreezes (screamo), Shadow Gov't (emo/screamo/post-rock), Surf Nazis On Ecstasy (anarcho-powerviolence with a very un-serious but problematic name that, in hindsight, we shouldn't have used).Angel was also the sit-in drummer for Sweden's Suis La Lune for their 2010 American tour.In the mid-2000s, Angel ran a MySpace clothing brand, graphic design firm, and screen printing company. She outsourced printing work to a friend's merchandising warehouse in Florida. Most of her graphic work was creating gritty, trendy shirt designs for metalcore and pop punk bands.From around 2008 to the mid-2010s, Angel ran multiple experimental music labels (Rainbow Bridge, Swamp Circle), & remained active with a large number of simultaneous musical solo projects. Power Windoze, Inappropriate King Live, The Human Excuse, Pregnant Spore, Path To Lobster Believers, Dementia & Hope Trails, World Of White Ice, etc. She also made a lot of the art for her labels & releases.As of the late 2010s, Angel's dominant creative endeavor has been composing/producing music (and making music videos) for her solo project Fire-Toolz, in which she explores & experiments with the sounds of industrial, jazz fusion, prog, noise, new age, ambient, avant-garde sound design & collage, house, early waves of emo & screamo, IDM, glitch, & more. Song structure, time signatures, musical keys, and timbral themes, are all subject to jaggedly shift at any moment in such a way that is jarring to some, stimulating to others, & abstractly authentically reflective of who Angel is creatively & aesthetically. (You guessed it, she has ADHD.)Fire-Toolz's visual & lyrical themes are often deeply personal, spiritual, esoteric, mystical, psychedelic, abstract, conceptual, poetic, & philosophical. They are rife with symbolism, synesthesia, connection to nature, and spiritual themes spanning across traditions, including criticisms thereof.With Fire-Toolz, Angel explores high & low culture. She synthesizes the matter-of-fact and the visceral to uncover new colors, point to new realizations, and communicate both electrifying joy and stinging pain. It is all expressed in a highly embellished yet painfully honest way.Over the years, Fire-Toolz has taken on a large amount of meaning and significance for Angel. It is her flagship project, and it is a real-time documentation of her evolution. Each album is like a log file.Additionally, Angel produces music as Nonlocal Forecast (prog/new age/jazz fusion), Angelwings Marmalade (noise/experimental/cybergrind), MindSpring Memories (sample-based vaporwave/slushwave/ambient), Toad Computers (signalwave/experimental/mallsoft), Apk ♀ ᴎᴇᴛ ☯ Ltd℻ (noise/plunderphonics), and several others.Angel Hair Audio, is her music studio and full-time work endeavor in which she does mixing, mastering, music production, music videos, & audio/video post-production work. Typically she is booked 3-4+ weeks out at any time.Angel spends most of her free time walking & exploring, meditating & praying, enjoying nature & animals, bonding with her cats/best friends, binge-watching academic YouTube channels on religion & spirituality, monitoring live streams of cat rescue nurseries, following & supporting scambaiters, shoddily soaking up jazz music theory, Photoshopping together gaudy digital collages, digitally glitching commercial stock animations, dreaming of ordering takeout, actually ordering takeout, consuming overpriced lattes, or breaking the law (depending on which state she's in).She also absolutely loves just being on the internet. And doing stuff on it.She also spends time with the teachings of the Ra Material (The Law Of One), Eckhart Tolle, Richard Rohr, Paul Selig, Swami Sarvapriyananda, and other spiritual figures. She does not and never will have a "guru." The age of the guru is over.On paper/on Earth, you could say that Angel is transgender. She is not a trans woman. The term 'non-binary' works, but ultimately she doesn't prefer to label herself with any checkbox or qualifier unless she has to. She feels herself to be a feminine creature, but without any particular gendered words to justify or explain it. At the same time, her masculine energy & traits are undeniable. They swirl within & without her feminine nature.Angel is, on the level of form, a person, an animal, a sentient conglomeration of cells. But on a deeper and more authentic level, she is... happening, just as every other person & thing in this universe is happening. She is just as much everything & nothing as anything else is.If words must be used to drum up some kind of identifying marks, they may as well be metaphor or prose, as medical terms only refer to the body, psychological terms only refer to the mind, & spiritual terms only refer to the 'I Am.'We are all ultimately the Ocean, and sometimes the Ocean Self appears to manifest as individualized waves. Angel is one of these waves. She (and everyone else) briefly rises from the Ocean, only to merge back into it soon thereafter. On this plane, Angel is just the Big Bang, still in motion.Despite no pronouns feeling ultimately correct, we surrender and just use "she/her."

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