Brazilian musician Overdrive has released his very impressive 9 track debut album, ‘Sui Generis’, which he composed and performed entirely on computer.
Overdrive took his inspiration from Basil Poledouris (specifically his work on ‘Conan The Barbarian’), and John Williams, as well as samples from Miroslav Vitous String Ensembles.
Overdrive is able to replicate the sound of live performance in his work, by the addition of “imperfections”, made using a sequencer, before he records everything in his home studio, using his E-mu Emulator E4X Turbo Sampler.
Overdrive, real name Fabio Prestes de Oliveria, started learning piano at the age of 5, and guitar when he was a teenager. This led him to playing guitar in a number of rock bands in the 1980s, before he discovered electronic music, and samplers.
It was his use of software such as Scream Tracker and Fasttracker, which led to Overdrive being featured in Computer Music Magazine.
‘Sui Generis’ looks set to mark the start of a very exciting chapter in the music career of this artist.