Static Storm System is a project which explores noise. Utilizing found sound, field recordings, radio transmissions, circuit-bent toys and other non-traditional instrumentation, Static Storm System embraces an experimental style of sound composition.
After establishing himself as a DJ on KVRX in 1998 and later on Radio One Austin (an unlicensed community radio station which was shut down by the FCC in 2000), Thomas Fang continued to showcase electronic, industrial, and experimental music on his weekly program (The Dreams that Rot in Your Heart) via Internet broadcasts until June 2001. Since then, his DJ sets have reached audiences at parties, festivals, clubs, and other venues around the US. Mr. Fang co-founded Artificial Music Machine in 2001, and the label’s first release was a 3″ CDr by his solo project, Static Storm System. The first live performance under this name occurred in 2002 at the Dead Audio Music Festival in Houston, and occasional live performances have happened in subsequent years at Austin venues such as at the original Church of the Friendly Ghost (opening for Cock ESP), Elysium (opening for Terrorfakt), End of an Ear, and US Art Authority. Mr. Fang has also collaborated with other musicians as part of Inversion Effect, and in 2007 created a side project called Furby Youth Choir.