Big Daddy Mugglestone
Aaron Snyder, aka Big Daddy Mugglestone, stepped into the world in 1981. His Anorvalestian, Colorado, home life took a dramatic turn when for his 13th birthday he received a Fostex 4-track recorder. 1994’s s/t release “Big Daddy Mugglestone and his Cheap Paper Toys” featured the young crooner crafting farcical fantasy-laden tracks mainly with vocals and drums. Times were getting crazy, and Big Daddy was growing up fast, playin in Jazz combos and making tape manipulated remixes of improv sessions many of which are now featured on the Valis Records release ‘Mugglestone Remix Archives Vols. I & II’.
Mugglestone then landed at Indiana University where he polished his passionate interest in Ethnomusicology/Folklore after working and studying in Africa and Asia in 2000. These academic years brought about the first publications from the Mugglestone Family Trust, including ‘The FUCKART antifesto’ and ‘Bible N Braille’, both from 2002.
‘Czech Yr Head and Yr Ass Will Follow’ (2003) was the result of Big Daddy’s first taste of Europe, living in Prague and writing ‘People Drown N Bathtubs’ (as Guardant Mugglestone). Returning home, The Mugglestone Omni-Corp decided to open up shop as VALIS Records, reissuing ‘Tempest Mantra’ (with Prabu Estarius) and the first 2 solo records as well as the double disk archives series and The Assdroids ‘For the First Time’ (with Pisces Motherfucker).
In 2005, Mugglestone relocated to Berlin and has expanded the empire to include ‘The Mugglestone Revue’ (his tribute ot the best songs and singers of old), ‘The Mugglestone Jubillee Singers’ (the back woods futurist preacher), ‘Mugglestone Hi-Fi’ (blog and DJ service), and ‘Professor Mugglestone and The History of Science’ (experimental physics meets low tech electronics), so that now more than ever the Mugglestone brand can meet the changing demands of preapocalyptic culture.
Why Is The Sea So Blue (mikroton cd 26)