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According to Google, William Sanford is a Dance/Electronic musician that was born in 1764 and died in 1837. An A.I. interpretation of that artist looks like this…

William Sanford’s music and “brand” has always been about blurring lines. His music blurs the lines of genre, it blurs the lines between the synthetic and the organic, between the simulation and the real, between the story and the myth.

It is said that the truth is sometimes stranger than fiction. William simply believes you can be strange and fade into legend. And thus, there never was a “real” William Sanford. We are merely the mythologies of our collective creation. And William embraces this. So… until the next version of William reveals himself, please enjoy this iteration…



Super crazy boring stuff….

An incomplete list of influences (I’m always trying to gain new experiences)-

Foundational- Boards of Canada, Ween, Prince, Yes, Tori Amos, Queen, Aphex Twin, Pink Floyd, Bill Evans, The Cure

More recent musical influences- Tame Impala, Neon Indian, Vaporwave (the genre/aesthetic in general), Comfy Synth (also, the genre/aesthetic in general), Oneohtrix Point Never, Mira Calix, The Flaming Lips, MF Doom, Tyler the Creator, Tool, Opeth, Rustie, Electric Light Orchestra, The Beach Boys, Kate Bush, The Railway Raver, Ovuca, Kelly Moran, DJ Shadow, Bjork, Genesis, Miles Davis, Tim Hecker, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, The Beatles, Cocteau Twins, SOPHIE, Nala Sinephro, Pentachrist, Prick, Nine Inch Nails, My Bloody Valentine, Joanna Newsom

William also pulls influences from the visual arts- Surrealism, Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art

William also has a “worthless” degree in Philosophy and pulls influence from both the Existentialists (Sartre, Camus, Kierkegaard) and the Post-modernists (Baudrillard, Derrida, Foucault). William is currently under the spell of Meta-modernism as presented by Timotheus Vermeulen & Robin van den Akker.