Alastor

Fis Shkreli and his family left war-torn Kosovo and arrived in The Bronx, NY in 1991. He learned English almost entirely by watching cartoons since his family didn’t have access to a computer
and his parents didn’t speak English. His interest in sound design started when his father gave him a second-hand Casio synth from a consignment shop in Brooklyn. While playing it he discovered
that when the batteries ran low it would cause inconsistencies in the pitch and time. So, he began recording sound bytes off a portable recorder that his Dad used as a reporter on the Voice of America channel. It is from these first moments of youthful experimentation that Fis continues to draw his passion and vision. In his own words:
“In many ways, that’s what I want Alastor to be: a manufactured artist that is always running on a never-ending charge of low-batteries. That’s the kind of scenario that forces you to harness any and every energy you’ve got for soul-driven performance.”
Fis is an entirely self taught talent, with no formal musical training; however, he has spent nearly 10 hours a day since 2002 honing his strengths as a producer. What once may have been considered a weakness, an “untrained ear,” has become his greatest asset. Nothing else sounds like Alastor.

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