the solo project of Jamie
Todd, a Toronto based Canadian electronic artist
currently an active member in the dreamSTATE, SADU and NOiNO ambient and experimental music projects.
Jamie first became entangled in the wires of electronic music in 1983 as a founding member of the new wave synth pop project
Modern Times (MX) and soon after in 1986 began plugging in with Canadian synthesizer pioneers Radio Silence.
Around the century's turn, Jamie's studio began to evolve from a few
hardware synthesizers, effect units and piles of wires
to include a bounty of software based synths, effects and virtual wires so recordings began to pile up and URM was born.
Jamie and long time electronic music collaborator Scott M2 (MX, Radio Silence and dreamSTATE) have been
producing and curating Toronto's THE AMBiENT PiNG concert series since 2000.
LiVE PiNG 2014 11 25 with URM + General Chaos Visuals
URM performs ambient electronic soundscapes and sequencer driven Berlin School
to the light painting projections of General Chaos Visuals live at THE AMBiENT PiNG in Toronto's Array Space.
All music was generated in real time utilizing a virtual studio of synthesizers, effect units and step sequencers.
Light paintings were also projected and created in real time utilizing hand painted gels and analog projectors.
the show was captured with a single camera there's a lot chaotic compositing
of the Chaos Visuals
and light paintings which makes it a very psychedelic experience - like a concert being held inside a lava lamp.
URM 2015 PiNG LiST EP • FREE MP3
• Can I Kip Here Tonight?
URM 2014 PiNG LiST LP • FREE MP3s
• CryMeA Shiver
• HOV Lane
• Weather Warring
• floating on a gentle butterfly breeze
• The Sandy Triptych
was launched with the CD release of
Jamie's latest URM album is Stratification
- a sonic suite of sequences and soundscapes,
"Synthphonics 1 is a fascinating study in dark ambient
textures created by Jamie Todd of dreamSTATE. Using the Absynth
software program recorded and mixed in real time, Jamie has made a
beautifully textured long form piece filled with subtle charms and
deep, murky spaces. Constantly evolving and shifting, moving in an
almost organic way, Synthphonics 1 is a wonderful disc
to explore and a must for any fans of the dark ambient genre."