ABOUT FM R IZ
Craig Caudill as FM R IZ has delivered hours of diffuse and floating melodic electronic music in this release Chill Crate Rouge. Distant landscapes, from slow windswept wintry expanses to more urban clouds of rust, drifting orchestral tones sketching meandering harmonies.
Gentle, slightly brooding, softly edgy at times, never static but changing constantly and slowly, it reminds me pleasantly of some of my early work (like Trances & Drones) but with its own personal sonic palette and an even more elongated sense of time. It could be a stimulating soundtrack to creative mental activities like reading, writing, or visual arts. Thumbs up.
– Robert Rich
FM R IZ (Ephemeris) is the brainchild of Craig Caudill, an artist and dabbler of all things creative. He is a former installation artist who turned author and electronic recording artist. He is most at home, concocting sounds to inspire his literary endeavors. His latest release is “Green Neon Nights”. To stay creative he quickly shifts from music to writing dark fantasy noir to avoid the creative blocks and pitfalls that stifle a creative person’s momentum.
Recently he was made his radio playlist debut on Dice Radio on March 24th. This was a 90-minute’s playlist which was played four times in a row.
In the early ’90’s Craig Caudill has been behind the scenes of art and literature. His first garage band was “Thought Lords” which finally grew into “Slughead”, which was an expanding project. In this project many members joined in when necessary, depending what instrument they were playing. But mainly the core band was Craig Caudill and Greg Willhelm-Olsen.
DURING THE YEARS
1995-1999: He wrote screenplays and poetry unsuccessfully, nailed any film projects but he honed his chops to gear up for the next wave of serious creative work that was more concrete. After a failed attempt of making a short film, he later filmed large amounts of experimental video. These videos were to be mixed with music from electronic artists from all over the world, eventually giving him awards and gallery work.
2001-2005: Craig Caudill worked and toiled on making video installation pieces in rustic galleries and upscale electronic media festivals, both locally and in Germany and France.
2005 2014: He has focused on word and sound.
2013-2014: Craig Caudill as a home recording artist has created music on a simple app which he called the project “Red Wave” which slowly became “Stone Broxxa”. The latter was inspired by a hospital nightmare where he was being pecked from a ceramic tiled opening in his abdomen by a black bird. Briefly he was recording under the name “Cloned” in Brazil. After releasing five albums under his own name, “FM R IZ” was born.