Dystopian Soundscapes

for utopian living

ambient dub techno

Futch AKA Dystopian Soundscapes

Music producer/composer/mixer from Vancouver.

Ambient • Dub • Techno 


Electronic kicks, chords and bass surrounded by sounds of Japanese bullet trains, stations ambient street sounds and binaural field recordings filtered through dubbed-out delays and dark reverb.

“It comes on slow & strong like mescaline.  There's elements of tech noir, world music, ray gun gothic and post-dust.  It exudes an 'authentic' futuristic urban vibe.”  - Cryptodigitator 

"Fascinating concept...pure technological wilderness." - Synthetic Behaviours

"Great deep, low, suburban techno sounds .. we love it." - Ramteam Records

"Reminds me of Psychic TV and Shpongle in the most wonderful ways." - Amunraja

“Aural cinema that can almost be seen, not just heard, with streaking lines and softly blinking lights emerging from rainy windows. This is post-dub techno at its best.” - Arctic Dub (Sursumcorda)

“His music enters our ears as hallucinogenic substances. The specifics of techno and dub’s psychedelia strike us altogether as one single matter.” - Synths of Eden


Sounds like: DeepChord, Echospace, Rhythm & Sound and King Tubby


Hardware: Mac Pro, MacBook, Elektron Octatrack / Analog 4 / RYTM & Heat, Moog Minitaur, Roland 500 System modular, Mu-Tron Bi-Phase, Fisher Spacexpander K-10, BeniDub Spring Amp, Pioneer SR-101 Spring Reverb, Pultec LP-11 HPF, Roland RE-201 Space Echo, Korg SDD-3000, Valley People Dyna-Mite 440 compressor, Moog Murf, Alesis Quadraverb, DBX 120 XP Subharmonic Synthesizer, Hexe Melusine, Last Gasp Sandstorm, Midas Venice 240, Tascam 388, Binaural Enthusiast BE-1 dummy head, Eventide Space, Sennheiser Ambeo Binaural HP/Mic, Boss Re-20 Space Echo, Ensoniq Mirage, PClone 2 Dub Siren, Panasonic Lumix G85 4K videocamera

Controllers: Traktor Kontrol S8, Softube Console 1, Ableton Push, Livid DS-1, Arturia Keystep, Korg iMS-20, Reloop RP-8000, Pioneer DDJ 400, Vestax VCM-600

Software: Ableton Live, Pro Tools, Traktor, Amp Freqq, Korg Gadget, iMaschine, iKaossilator

Gear list on Equipboard


Producer, Engineer and Mixer of albums including: Fences (Fences) and Be Good Tanyas (Blue Horse)

Production/Engineering/Mixing credits: on Discogs on All Music

Co-founder of seminal 90's Vancouver live electronic band hellenkeller

Instructor of Audio Engineering and Music Production & Curriculum Development Coordinator at Nimbus School of Recording & Media. Developed the Electronic Music Production & Performance and Content Creation for Music & Media courses. 

Dystopian soundscapes for Utopian living.