Sonic soundscapes, electronic pulses and interwoven primal rhythms envelop CyberHum Soundtracks.
CyberHum : Launched by Erick Montgomery in 1995 with the release of " Elevated ". Recorded / Produced @ CyberHum Studio in London, England
: Distributed by BMG Europe. Live New York City based performances followed featuring many guests and utilized pre-broadband connectivity via ISDN and T1 lines to link artsist in locations on east / west coasts USA and Tokyo, Japan.
Whether Erick is creating deep tones, rhythmic patterns and rich textures by combining acoustic percussion with other instruments for visuals ... or venturing into electronic territories with CyberHum, his adventurous approach is often inspiring.
A bit about the past... In Boston, 1967 at the age of 10, Erick had the wonderful opportunity for over a year to study and learn much about the art of rhythms from and with the Nigerian master drummer Babatunde Olatunji. At one of the first sessions Babatunde held up Erick's hands to the other participants to say "These are the hands of a drummer"
In the 1980's and 90's while living in London, England, his sound morphed into a myriad of percussion instruments, electronic triggers and samplers. Music output with bands / artists / solo works ranged from Experimental Acoustic / Electronic to Funk, Rock, Pop Music et al.
"Just Passing Through" Erick's album of improvised music was recorded / produced with Matt Fretton in 1987 at Falconer Studios, London, England.
"JPT" explores worldwide cultures and acoustic / electronic realms through rhythmic, sonic and vocal textures.
Further collaborative recorded / live works of that time period include; releases by various Mute Records and R&S Records artists,
sound design and composing for the film director Stanley Kubrick and theater director / producer James Roose-Evans.
Additional highlights include being the percussionist in The Rhythym Run, a three piece London based band. The Rhythm Run with Steve Walsh toured with legendary funksters The Gap Band and Fatback with the Steve Walsh cover of "I Found Lovin' " Hitting #1 in the UK Charts.
In 1999 Erick was commissiomed to write childrens books for USA school reading programs. These titles were published in the early 2000s by Macmillan Mcgraw-Hill and Houghton Mifflin.
CyberHum audio works have been licenced for broadcast and film productions worldwide.
Animation works for Full Dome and Cinema are currently being produced for release beginning in 2021 / 2022.
Drawing on experience in live performing, recording, composing / sound design for film and theater, new live / recorded works are now co-produced with Wheel Media Productions.
Live Digital Dome Performances : Modern Hieroglyphs: Dome Alive - 2022