Originally a visual artist and writer, Stevey began working in the media of soundrecording in 1992 with the 'spine' tapes/ experimental music while serving overseas in the Army. Inspired by the works of Einsteurzende Neubauten, early industrial and metal, he worked to form his own sound and experiment with different techniques.
Performing live at various raves and art galleries, performing noise, electro, industial rock and ambient through the years in central and northeastern Ohio, Stevey used spoken word, samples and a variety of sounds, collaborating with low-fi noise artists. In 1997 he released his first CD released, "Axess", which was experimental, dark ambient and was reviewed in OUTBURN magazine summer 1998.
In 2001 "Tactil Vision" began as a live electro noise improv and the various live recordings of dubs ranging from ambient to Drum n Bass and hard techno. He gradually "progressed" to songwriting and self-released CDs under the names BentWithLight (2000) and TVKiLL.
Stevey plays guitar, keyboards, does vocals, writes and records as well as graphics and photography for 5AM. Finding the extraordinary in the ordinary, the beauty in small details and natural processes is what inspires much of the imagery.
The idea was continued to BentWithLight, where all of Stevey's songwriting goes into, currently has 4 albums released on Bandcamp. with the The experimental electronic side, Tactil Vision is currently undergoing a large expansion, with many recordings done in the past year, some of which are offered on the 5AM Soundcloud site. This is a kind of testing ground and place to exchange ideas and a few remixes have already been done with collaborations with RO1OR, DAMAGED DECAYED, Promute, Sunnspot and Divider.
Again, the music already included on this site for free DL is only but a fraction, a taste of the total work still yet to be published, but it gives the listener a wide array of approaches and history to the 5AM sound in general.
.., beautiful garbage to fuel the future...
Compilation appearances and remixes:
www.dsbp.cx Diverge "Burnt" remix EP