Born, raised, and currently entrenched just outside Detroit, Phylum Sinter is the working alias of Christopher Todd.
Self-taught in piano and guitar from an early age, he began meddling
with computers in a vaguely musical way in the mid 90s. After severe
overexposure to Detroit Techno, raves, and Berlin’s take on electronic
music, he began to drift toward musical structures that are less about
moving bodies and more about moving minds.
In 2001, both the creative direction and the name were chosen, and
Todd’s focus was aimed at composing songs that are at once familiar and
experimental. Phylum Sinter’s music is innovative and original, and is
certainly well in keeping with Detroit’s rich and revolutionary musical