Who is Partition 36?
Partition 36 is an electronic music band created in 2005 by its sole member, Alexa Jones-Gonzales. During its formative years, Partition 36 was focused on producing Trance-like music. However, Alexa felt that the band was capable of doing a lot more with sound, and so she evolved Partition 36 into its own unique form of electronic music. Today Partition 36 blends EBM/Industrial music with downtempo ambient textures and strong beats, with the occasional Progressive Trance song.
Ok, so… what should I listen to first?
Where is Partition 36 heading?
On April 25th, 2014, Alexa released her fifth full-length album, Waveforms. Alexa has also been collaborating with Eric Des Marais on an abstract electronic music project called Tree Fungus.
Where can I find more things related to Partition 36?
- You can find me on Facebook
- Listen to some tracks on YouTube (Alexa promises she’ll have a real music video some day…)
- Or listen to tracks (including work-in-progress stuff) on SoundCloud
What software does Alexa use to compose her music?
This is something she gets asked surprisingly often! Up until Waveforms, Cakewalk Sonar was Alexa’s primary DAW. However, in 2013 she switched to using Renoise. Aside from this, she uses a wide range of VST instruments, such as Reaktor, ImpOSCar2, and SQ8L; GoldWave for general editing; and her own Python scripts that wrap tools like SoX and LAME.
Partition 36 hasn’t released anything (not even news!) in a long time. Is it dead?
Not even close! However, due to some serious personal issues, Alexa isn’t able to write music nearly as often as she used to. Thus, for the time being, Partition 36 releases are going to trickle out very slowly.