Finding Balance Between Music and Emotion

by Christopher Downing

Finding Balance Between Music and Emotion by Christopher Downing aka X-P38


I’m a 26-year-old Electronic Rock musician from the New River Valley in southwest Virginia. X-P38 started as a form of experimental techno mixed with a little bit of hip hop and a dash of rock. There are currently 40 self-produced albums and releases on my Bandcamp, and I’m still working almost every day to write music because I love to express my feelings through any kind of sound that I can make.

Listen to the album while reading the text.

What Inspires Me

I love listening to albums that are set up to be like a story in a book. Only being told in a different form of narrative. Even in cinema and video games, soundtracks can set the mood by sounds of suspense with strings and bass, and joy or sadness with guitar along with some percussion.

It all really just depends on how you play your instrument, though that’s the fun part for me. Being completely self-taught and having such a wide range of music in my life while growing up helped me find my calling at being a composer/producer.

What’s Planned For The Future

Recently, I finished my album “Balance” which is a story about some personal experiences I had gone through and meditation sessions that helped me reflect upon these events as lessons learned.

I’ve got a few other things planned but nothing final just yet so I don’t want to say too much. But I will say that there will certainly be more music to come from me in the future!
One day I hope to be fortunate enough to compose for a video game or movie.

I hope that at least some of you enjoyed reading what I had to say. And I hope that more than some of you check out the rest of my work!


Artist’s Note
Elliston Virginia
Experimental, Hip Hop, Alternative, Electronic Rock, Cinematic
Producer, X-P38 Music, Composer, Original Music

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