Charlie Salas-Humara


“Charlie is a hyperprolific Portland sound scientist, making his name in the mid-aughts with electro-pop favorites Panther and currently warping minds with noise collagists Regular Music, psych-punk globetrotters Sun Angle, and his solo synth project, Grapefruit.” -WWeek


Initially, my music was just what I could come up with on guitar given my limited ability and what I was able to learn as I plodded along. In the next phase, I became interested in storytelling and the literal meaning of the words, and working with traditional melodic structures. During this time I focused on natural instruments and organic sounds. Then, in a third stage, I was writing a lot of background music for films, and those albums reflect the new technology and a more open approach to both music, melody and lyrics. In phase four, I worked in a stripped-down guitar, bass and drums trio format. Then I began writing in collaboration with many other writers and that opened me up to a lot of styles and strategies. Now, I work in all these areas pretty fluidly.


Event 4:14

The Gods Themselves 1:52

Return To Never 1:32

Sequence 3:35

Midnight Transactions 4:28

Freeway Romantics 3:15

The Pink's Quieter 5:07

ZZ Cops 3:42

Saucerful Of Semantics 3:52

Red 4:04

Hawking 4:55

Light 4:02

Drift 4:09

Holographic 4:36

Maniac Cop 7:04

Hyphen Sunrise 2:58

Orchestral Moderne 2:57

Mind 3:21

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