Absent Minded

Chris Atwell, professionally known as Absent Minded, is a Canadian rapper, producer and recording artist

Welcome.  Thank you for stopping by.
 

I am an experienced music producer, song writer and sound designer. 

The foundation of my experience is sound design, critical listening and beat production.  My journey has provided me with a background in Hip-Hop writing/production, Rock writing/production, Electronic writing/production, song writing, sampling, remixing, music production analysis and advanced recording, mixing & mastering using a variety of DAWs including Ableton Live, Logic, Cubase and Pro Tools.

 

Interested in learning more?  Are you thinking about at new project and looking to achieve a quality sound?  Feel free to contact me with any creative ideas or questions.


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Absent Minded released his first full-length album “Master Plan” in 2006 on his own independent label, LOD Development. Primarily self-produced, the album featured production by Classified,Orthodox and Sleeps, as well as guest appearances by Poizunus, iLLvibe and Q. The record was reviewed by multiple websites that review submissions of indie music. It received attention on Canadian campus and community radio stations, landing a position on multiple Hip Hop charts between October (2006) and May (2007).

In 2010, he released a collaborative effort with Canadian rapper QShinobi, entitled “Absent Minded & Q – Gem Cutterz”. This album was also released on his own independent record label, LOD Development. The 15 track album was produced entirely by Absent Minded and featured guest appearances by Jordan Croucher (JRDN), iLLvibe, Poizunus and Shauna Z. The record landed a position on a local London, Ontario independent hip hop chart, and also on a Canadian college music station chart, Earshot-Online, between November (2010) and January (2011).

On December 31, 2011, Absent Minded and iLLvibe released “Blunts & Roses” an international mixtape with multiple guest appearances, including UK rappers Byro and Twizzy; and Canadian rappers QShinobi, Allin Clark, Devilz Speciez, Jus Frais and Spesh K. Produced by Absent Minded, the mixtape was made available for free download.

In 2013, Absent Minded teamed up with Brian Duggan to form Red Orbit. On May 14, 2014, the production duo independently released a 6 track EP entitle “Discovery”. The EP features collaborations with Marcel Preston (Sky Terminal), Lukas Rossi, Carleigh Aikins and Kent Martell (Awaking State). On September 11, 2014, the duo successfully funded a Kickstarter campaign achieving 130% of their financial goal. The campaign was created to raise enough funds to run a limited edition vinyl pressing of the "Discovery" EP.

Over the course of the last decade, Chris has also become a sought after audio engineer, recording, mixing and mastering hundreds of songs for multiple artists across Canada. He is also currently working on new material with Los Angeles based producer and winner of Rock Star Supernova, Lukas Rossi. The idea behind the record is to have Lukas on the production side of things and Absent Minded on the vocals. This will be his first solo effort since 2006 and is poised for release sometime in late 2016.

 



Projects and collaborations include:

Red Orbit
"The Discovery EP"

Absent Minded
"Master Plan"

Poizunus
"Active Dreaming Disorder"

Gem Cutterz
"Absent Minded & Q - Gem Cutterz"

Robots Wearing Sunglasses
"Eclectic Avenue"

Blunts & Roses
"Blunts & Roses"

Q
"Keepin' Heads Fed"

Q
"My Complex"

Q
"Album: The 9th Dan"

Urban Havoc
"Happy to be Here"

iLLvibe
"Sex, Love and Hip Hop Soul"

QShinobi
"0636"

Urban Havoc
"After the Show"

Mindset
"Pedestrian Funk"

Divo
"Transatlantic Soul"

Urban Havoc
"Headlights"