|Weirdomusic - Very Scary (Part 2)
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Weirdomusic is the nom-de-plume of Marco Kalnenek [b. 1969] from Heerlen, the Netherlands. The name was first used for his 1992 cassette release Someweirdomusic and is now the name of Marco's website Weirdomusic.com (Webby Award nominee in 2004) and all related musical activities.
Marco started playing the piano at age nine. His first band, Foolish Behaviour, was formed around 1982, when he started jamming and recording tapes with his pal "Deurie" (Marco Dörenberg) and assorted other friends. Hundreds of hours of music and other noises were recorded in the 12 years that followed. A few cassettes and CD-Rs were privately released, and a couple of tracks turned up on compilations made by other people.
In 1994, Marco's interest in writing and recording music started to fade, mainly due to his bad experiences at the Conservatory of Music in Maastricht, where he studied jazz piano for six years between 1987 and 1993. Most of Weirdomusic's home recordings from 1982-1994 still survive in his cassette archive, and will hopefully be transferred to CD-R in the not too distant future.
In 2001, two older recordings were remixed by Dutch musician Ton Rückert and Japanese DJ Hideo Nakai for an as yet unreleased CD compilation of Weirdomusic's work. Meanwhile Marco has been experimenting with PC based composing and recording. His first new recording in nearly 10 years was released on a Comfort Stand release in April 2004.
In November 2004, Weirdomusic's netlabel WM Recordings went online. Since then Marco has supervised the release of more than 50 albums, all freely available for download.