Instruction Shuttle

Todd Christopher (Instruction Shuttle, Todd Astromass) is a central Pennsylvania-based abstract sound and video artist. His musical style has varied from noise to shoegazer-like walls of sound to minimal ambient soundscapes. Early experiments in four track recording and tape delay systems led Todd to the acclaimed recording industry production department at middle tennessee state university where he holds a BS in production and technology. His educational experience was somewhat troubled: "my midi professor caught me running an electric bass through the gut circuits of the arp 2600 synthesizer in the midi lab and got frantically pissed...".


Needless to say, Todd learned more sitting in the dorms, surrounded by blacklights, tweaking an old Roland s-550 and a Yamaha cs-5 analog synthesizer than he did in his production classes. Todd has since built a macintosh based video and audio studio in his house. His Instruction Shuttle project is now on hold to focus on electric bass study and further video experiments.

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zen099
Release date: 
August, 2014
Something outer-worldly happens in the life of an ordinary cowboy.

Copyright (c) 2014 by Instruction Shuttle.
Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
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zen056
Release date: 
August, 2008
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Nature's Way to SayInstruction ShuttleDownload file (Save as)
Sand DeepInstruction ShuttleDownload file (Save as)
AdriftInstruction ShuttleDownload file (Save as)
Further AdriftInstruction ShuttleDownload file (Save as)
CurtainInstruction ShuttleDownload file (Save as)

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Copyright (c) 2008 by Todd Christopher. Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
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zen055
Release date: 
August, 2008
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Series IIIInstruction ShuttleDownload file (Save as)
MitholithianidianInstruction ShuttleDownload file (Save as)
Slut GrooveInstruction ShuttleDownload file (Save as)
Stevie KnicksInstruction ShuttleDownload file (Save as)

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Copyright (c) 2008 by Todd Christopher. Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
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zen045
Release date: 
March, 2007
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800Instruction ShuttleDownload file (Save as)
Alone RockInstruction ShuttleDownload file (Save as)
Broken WingInstruction ShuttleDownload file (Save as)
KilnInstruction ShuttleDownload file (Save as)
SouthaxisInstruction ShuttleDownload file (Save as)
ElectricenticellerInstruction ShuttleDownload file (Save as)

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Copyright (c) 2007 by Todd Christopher. Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
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zen040
Release date: 
October, 2007
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Driving Rain ObviousInstruction ShuttleDownload file (Save as)
Alan3songInstruction ShuttleDownload file (Save as)
Mechty MechtyInstruction ShuttleDownload file (Save as)
SalamanderInstruction ShuttleDownload file (Save as)
Keds SledsInstruction ShuttleDownload file (Save as)
Utility AustereInstruction ShuttleDownload file (Save as)

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Copyright (c) 2007 by Todd Christopher. Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
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zen034
Release date: 
October, 2007
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049 (Instruction Shuttle Tranzyt remix)zenas(prime)Download file (Save as)
Bent (Instruction Shuttle Crayon remix)lolpixDownload file (Save as)
Dipov (Instruction Shuttle Snapshooter remix)zenas(prime)Download file (Save as)
i2 (Instruction Shuttle Sonnet remix)lolpixDownload file (Save as)
Forottanine (Instruction Shuttle Fountain remix)zenas(prime)Download file (Save as)

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Copyright (c) 2007 by Todd Christopher, Zenas Bellace, Erik Smith. Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
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zen033
Release date: 
September, 2007
Originally released as a four CD set (in a custom design case) of some of Instruction Shuttle's best work.
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Acid-BlackskullInstruction ShuttleDownload file (Save as)
Fold-FolioInstruction ShuttleDownload file (Save as)
PanormalInstruction ShuttleDownload file (Save as)
Marmuss-SakenInstruction ShuttleDownload file (Save as)
SuiteInstruction ShuttleDownload file (Save as)
Founder's HallInstruction ShuttleDownload file (Save as)
Bioacoustic GulfInstruction ShuttleDownload file (Save as)
ShiftsInstruction ShuttleDownload file (Save as)
GlassyInstruction ShuttleDownload file (Save as)
DiamondInstruction ShuttleDownload file (Save as)
AlarmingInstruction ShuttleDownload file (Save as)
Drone BoneInstruction ShuttleDownload file (Save as)
WashInstruction ShuttleDownload file (Save as)
Wash2Instruction ShuttleDownload file (Save as)
KerosenileInstruction ShuttleDownload file (Save as)
Headspacing RideInstruction ShuttleDownload file (Save as)
TrubbleInstruction ShuttleDownload file (Save as)
ExpositionInstruction ShuttleDownload file (Save as)
Russian Real EstateInstruction ShuttleDownload file (Save as)
TurnpikeInstruction ShuttleDownload file (Save as)
SalamanderInstruction ShuttleDownload file (Save as)
Lonely AfternoonInstruction ShuttleDownload file (Save as)
MineralcalledboobarooInstruction ShuttleDownload file (Save as)
Boris' Lucid GardenInstruction ShuttleDownload file (Save as)
Cable AccessInstruction ShuttleDownload file (Save as)
Ghost BearInstruction ShuttleDownload file (Save as)
NewdriftsInstruction ShuttleDownload file (Save as)
Thunder and Lightning in Grey MatterInstruction ShuttleDownload file (Save as)
Two BedbugsInstruction ShuttleDownload file (Save as)
DirectoryInstruction ShuttleDownload file (Save as)
Death ConsignmentInstruction ShuttleDownload file (Save as)
Chattered Red SeedsInstruction ShuttleDownload file (Save as)
BangladashInstruction ShuttleDownload file (Save as)
Kellengravel SardistaInstruction ShuttleDownload file (Save as)
ParkinggaragemadnessInstruction ShuttleDownload file (Save as)
Star-SOS-CitrusInstruction ShuttleDownload file (Save as)
Book DroneInstruction ShuttleDownload file (Save as)
Buffer DroneInstruction ShuttleDownload file (Save as)
Coveted v. AmbitionInstruction ShuttleDownload file (Save as)
Night Night IntruderInstruction ShuttleDownload file (Save as)
Blue SowderInstruction ShuttleDownload file (Save as)
LodgeInstruction ShuttleDownload file (Save as)
Automation v1Instruction ShuttleDownload file (Save as)

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Copyright (c) 2007 by Todd Christopher. Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
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zen018
Release date: 
September, 2005
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ExodusInstruction ShuttleDownload file (Save as)
Activnoi-seInstruction ShuttleDownload file (Save as)
Cardioid LogInstruction ShuttleDownload file (Save as)
Answering MachineInstruction ShuttleDownload file (Save as)

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Copyright (c) 2005 by Todd Christopher. Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
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zen011
Release date: 
April, 2005
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UnitedInstruction ShuttleDownload file (Save as)
WirelessInstruction ShuttleDownload file (Save as)
Ed Wood's MeditationInstruction ShuttleDownload file (Save as)
Housewobble HymnInstruction ShuttleDownload file (Save as)
Year Of The SerpentInstruction ShuttleDownload file (Save as)
AquillabreatherInstruction ShuttleDownload file (Save as)
U Are Careless In The Way U ShineInstruction ShuttleDownload file (Save as)

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Copyright (c) 2005 by Todd Christopher. Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
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zen005
Release date: 
June, 2003
After releasing numerous EPs and assorted projects on various independent labels and his own Astromass imprint, Pennsylvania sound sculptor Instruction Shuttle (Todd Christopher) has teamed up with Philadelphia-area indy label Zenapolae records to release the Instruction Shuttle masterpiece Open Sad Circuit CD. Open Sad Circuit, a sprawling soundscape of 13 "songs", mixes the signature dense atmospherics of it's creator with micro-melodies and angular twitches, only hinting at a conceptual impressionistic portrayal of the "thoughts" and "experiences" of a sentient audio-manipulation system. Instruction Shuttle uses stereo-field explorations and a labyrinth of sonic smears to give the listener a variety of different levels of listening. The rhythms of the CD consist of crunches and glitches that churn and bob in space. The noises and effects that hide in the darkness of the album make themselves known via avatars of movement, appearing out of nowhere to add fluid and motion to this abstract work. Transitional fades and washes of exposition lead the listener by the ear through the soundscape. Open Sad Circuit is a cross section of the sound that has developed during Instruction Shuttle's ten-plus-years of sound exploration. The imagination of the record presents itself in a very improvisational manner, appearing as a single album-length blur, littered with audible bits and chunks of orthoclase and emeralds. Open Sad Circuit was produced in large by live takes of real-time mixing, and this gives the record a nice organic and comforting feel, regardless of the post-digital apocalyptic cynicism portrayed in the sounds and attitudes..tasty.
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2mlInstruction ShuttleDownload file (Save as)
ChampagneInstruction ShuttleDownload file (Save as)
TalltowersInstruction ShuttleDownload file (Save as)
ChimertimerInstruction ShuttleDownload file (Save as)
My Love For AnimalsInstruction ShuttleDownload file (Save as)
Rome ApproachingInstruction ShuttleDownload file (Save as)
Quartz Coarse LandInstruction ShuttleDownload file (Save as)
Visible Brush StrokeInstruction ShuttleDownload file (Save as)
DustbunnyInstruction ShuttleDownload file (Save as)
Kevlar Family AlbumInstruction ShuttleDownload file (Save as)
SectorspectorInstruction ShuttleDownload file (Save as)
DnadegradeInstruction ShuttleDownload file (Save as)
GoodbyeInstruction ShuttleDownload file (Save as)

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Copyright (c) 2003 by Todd Christopher. All Rights Reserved.

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