The Deceptionist: Bio

The Deceptionist is the alter ego of Butch Birds guitarist and former 160dB front-man Alex Katz. Initially spawned in the summer of 2005 as an outlet for his increasingly computer-based music, the term "deceptionism" literally refers [among many other interpretations] to the process of joining together diverse tunes in interesting and unexpected ways. Since those early days The Deceptionist's name has become synonymous with eclecticism, having become proficient in a variety of musical forms from synth sequencing and EDM music production to Blues and Psychedelic Rock.

By the end of 2006 he had picked his guitar back up and was drifting back toward a more instrument-oriented sound; as a result he revived fledgling indie label GLR UK from the days of 160dB and 12 Bearded Germans and in January 2007 his first Deceptionist record The Candle Burns EP became itís first release in almost two years.

Between January and March of that year the GLR site was developed from itís basic one-page form and the word was put about. In the three years hence, The Deceptionist has sought out new artistes and groups and GLR has gradually developed into the site it is today, a close-knit community offering over 20 hours of free music from over a dozen different acts from all over the globe.

In the summer of 2007, following an inventive personal ad placed on (now defunct) bristolrock.co.uk, The Deceptionist met up with Mikie (formerly of Mikie and the Wondertrogs) for the first of many jam sessions which would see them evolve from Fumblin' Wilderbeest through Dmitri and the Sleepless Jerkoffs and finally into The Butch Birds, playing a twisted combination of psychedelic, blues and garage rock.

That December he began his involvement in the NIR's Lonely PID Trio project, a botched experiment in online musical collaboration, loosely based on the 'Paul is Dead' concept/mythos. Immediately following the online release in May of 2008, he began work on his first Deceptionist solo LP [now known as Ukiyo Ė Zen] and has been working on it on and off in the two years since - when it will be released is anyone's guess...


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Mortal Kombat - Choose Your Destiny II [Sega Mix] SONG
2005
Star Wars IV [Feat. Ben Kenobi and MC Jawa] SONG
2005

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Brain Damaged [Psy Mix] SONG
2006
Early Deceptionist Mix [10-05-2006] MIXSET
2006
First Full-Length Deceptionist Mix [14-05-2006] MIXSET
2006
Early Deceptionist Mix [16-06-2006] MIXSET
2006
Internal Battle of Blood Without Honour [Kill Bill vs Immortal Technique] SONG
2006
The Candle Burns [phony-x mix] SONG
2006


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The Candle Burns [phoenix edition] EP
2007

Mashed Potatoes '37 SONG
2007
Mark and Ross's Party Set [23-02-07] MIXSET
2007
The Word SONG
2007
Fix Up Your Shirt [Dizzee Rascal vs Dreadzone] SONG
2007
War of the Gods [Acoustic Demo] SONG
2007

Fumblin Wilderbeest - Intro / March 30th Boogie / War of the Gods Jam v2 SONG
2007
Fumblin Wilderbeest - Blues From a Surfboard SONG
2007
Fumblin Wilderbeest - Rehab [a-go go] SONG
2007
Fumblin Wilderbeest - I Am The Walrus SONG
2007
Fumblin Wilderbeest - War of the Gods Jam [take 2] SONG
2007
Fumblin Wilderbeest - Intro / March 30th Boogie / War of the Gods Jam v1 SONG
2007

Glass Onion [stereo mix w/intro] SONG
2007
Abbey Road Medley [full stereo mix] SONG
2007
Abbey Road Medley [shorter mono mix] SONG
2007

Mocata's Eyes [Acoustic Demo] SONG
2007

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Part I. Gregs Blues SONG
2010
Part II. Beneath the Paw of the Great Sphynx SONG
2010

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