Disassembler (electronic musician)
Disassembler circa 2007
|Birth name||William Collier|
|Born||February 28, 1985|
|Origin||Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Central America|
|Years active||2002 – present|
Disassembler (born William Collier February 28, 1985) is an American electronic musician currently residing in Trenton, New Jersey. He first discovered using the Game Boy as a music tool in 1998 when Nintendo released the Game Boy Camera, which housed the Trippy-H music sequencer. Its features were limited and there weren't a lot of people making music with it at the time. So, he eagerly waited for the day when someone would create a program that was completely dedicated to making music on the Game Boy. In 2002 he discovered the Nanoloop 1.0 compilation at a local record shop and soon picked up his first Nanoloop cartridge. Since then he has been developing his own stylistic sound experimenting with a number of techniques and approaches to making music. In addition to using Game Boys and effects, he also uses software such as Native Instruments Reaktor and Twerk's Drool String Ukelele to manipulate sampled sounds from Nanoloop, adding gritty textures and reconstructed beats to what is already a very distinct sound set. He draws a lot of influence from IDM, Minimal Techno, Acid Techno of the mid-1990s and Berlin's current Electronic music scene.