Tvitkh is a heavily experimental, mostly instrumental, minimalistic, “post industrial” / electro(nic)(a) / IDM / EBM / progresive solo project effort started in 2005 by me, Chais “Tvitkh” Kennedy Ransom & is still going just as strong today.
Influences: my cousin Pepper, & my Uncle Tim, as well as a small couple of mates I met through highschool & college, who were probably the first to introduce me into the world of music, introducing me into the likes of punk/punk rock, but then also a lot of classic rock, such as Pink Floyd, Tool, Black Sabbath & Bowie, as well as just general stuff I saw on Rage &/or heard on the radio back in the day as a kid.
It was there that I started branching off & exploring into other areas, bands like Regurgitator / Spiderbait / Happyland found me growing into a liking for more electronic music, so it was then that I started fishing for Daft Punk, Depeche Mode, Kraftwerk & The Prodigy styled music.
A lot of these afore-mentioned acts got me into looking into other bands that put on great live shows & had good stage presence, & / or were controversial / “rebellious” at least according to your parents.. 😛 & the rock bands such as Pink Floyd, Sabbath, Tool & Bowie made me branch out into other similar bands around that took influence from them or were similar / even competetive in a way, more artsy-with-their-imagery & contorversial artists, thus I discovered bands such as Coal Chamber, Korn, Marilyn Manson, Mindless Self Indulgence, Nine Inch Nails, Rammstein, KMFDM, MDFMK, Skinny Puppy & Ohgr.
Other influences include: Bauhaus, Mötley Crüe, Mudvayne, Jean Michel Jarre, The Alan Parsons Project, Mussolini Headkick, Emigrate, Static X, A Perfect Circle, Rabbit Junk, Laibach & Rottersand.
Some of my biggest influences today include: KMFDM/MDFMK, Skinny Puppy, Ohgr, Depeche Mode, Marilyn Manson, Tim Skold, The Knife, Rammstein, NIN, Sonic Mayhem, Hanzel Und Gretyl, Slick Idiot, Neon Womb, Shotgun Messiah, The Prodigy, Daft Punk, En Esch, Kraftwerk, Will Nevins & Kevin Riepl, Guenter Schulz, SAM, Excessive Force, Deadmau5.
Tvitkh is an electronic music producer and illustrator based in Hobart, Tasmania. He releases his own material under his Tvitkh project, as well as Kvivr (and the Kvivr predecessor hAN6dMAN) and is also the member of several collaborative projects: Ghost Town Breeding Ground (with MAN3) and tEmper VI (with Emperat). Being from South Australia, he was the first Beacon Meadows member to be from outside America. In addition to his many contributions to the world of music, he also is quite an accomplished illustrator. He has been involved with Beacon Meadows since 2006.