Author & Punisher

Author & Punisher

Year Formed: 2004

Active: Still Playing

Genre: Doom Industrial

Label: None

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Author & Punisher is a one-man band from San Diego, formed in January 2004 by mechanical engineer and artist Tristan Shone. Most of the instrumentation and controllers Shone uses, called "Drone Machines" and "Dub Machines", are custom-designed and fabricated by Shone from raw materials and open-source electronic circuitry. Shone was inspired to build his own instruments to achieve the sound he wanted that conventional instruments could not accomplish and the difficulty in finding band members.