The Death of CDs, self-described as “a curated cornucopia of indie music,” is an independent music reviewing platform. Mainly focused on electronic, experimental, indie, and alternative genres, the site aims to be a resource for independent artists and labels to have their music fairly reviewed and promoted, and for audiences to discover new music outside of the Top 40 noise on the radio.
Ian Felpel is a music producer/engineer, DJ, new media artist, and independent musician with a passion for new/underground music. Born and raised in Lancaster County, PA, he graduated Stetson University in DeLand, FL with a B.A. in Digital Arts and freelances sound design, audio production/engineering, and music reviews for The Death of CDs.
As a musician, Ian has recorded and performed live electronic dance music since 2009, and disc jockeyed a variety of high school charity and college events, including opening for Christian rap artist Trip Lee at Afterdark Stetson in 2015. As a new media artist, he has co-programmed and performed projection mapped visuals for musicians like jazz drummer Jim Black, and won two prestigious awards (Ethan Greene Award and Maris Prize Honorable Mention for Outstanding Art Presentation) for his senior interactive installation with computer-generated visuals and generative ambient music. Currently, he produces cinematic ambient soundscapes as Insomnious Noise, and is working on a follow-up to the project’s 2010 full-length debut, “Soundtrack to an Imaginary Film.”
When not working on music and writing reviews, Ian enjoys traveling to new places across the United States, drinking addictive amounts of coffee, and reading dozens of books in one sitting (including Christian theology tomes like Calvin’s Institutes and Curtis Road’s classic “Computer Music Tutorial”).