A Cyber Band
Joining forces in 2019, SM productions (Smoke & Mirrors),
began a music production experiment.
No "talking about" music. Making songs purely instinctively.
Working unseen & entirely online, they found their process.
Scobie Ryder & Martin Hanisch are now performing as "itso".
Recording in 2 different countries; relentlessly honing their eclectic Fresh Retro signature sound, to razor sharpness!
"itso" bring a new perspective to 21st Century Rock Music.
Guitars, Drums , Bass & Vocals.
itso simple. itso music. Itso Fresh Retro.
WHY Create A Cyber Band?
The music world has changed beyond recognition. Locked Down.
No events. No "live " performances.
As professional songwriters & producers...Where can we turn?
Our mission is totally impossible without the energy & input of music fans like you.
We are "itso", currently a totally unknown band, floating here in cyberspace.
Lost in a vast Digital ocean of music.
Amidst the 60,000 songs each and every day are uploaded to Spotify.
Here We Are.
"itso" Alone. No Manager. No Agent. No Record Industry Executives.
Strangely enough "itso" have never physically met each other.
Never even been in the same room.
We have only the creative synergy , we've found in the music we have made together.
Made Without Conversations.
"Itso". Simple. "itso Music".
All of these noises and notes ...and the silences in-between them.
We live in hope of finding our audience
What do you think? Are we insane? Can it be done?
Going from ZEROS >>><<<< TO HEROES .
"WITHOUT THE MUSIC INDUSTRY"
Only time will tell of our madness is contagious!
Our ongoing mission is to release X1 song every single month; for the next 24 months.
On this digital music journey we will discover if "itso music" has power.
And IF we can we find our audience as we go...We will have proven something.
Will you join us on our journey? We certainly hope so!
However; As we write this mission statement .
THE MISSION & THE REASON WHY
We Are Available For Hire, Or Placements. Film, TV, Video Games.
Call / Email, To Discuss Your Project.
The Production Team
SCOBIE RYDER & MARTIN HANISCH CREATE TOGETHER AS:
"SMOKE & MIRRORS"
A studio-based Recording / Production Duo.
Their Cyber Band "Itso" consists of just x2 core members.
Working exclusively online, they collaborate on all aspects of their creative process. As "itso" they write, arrange and create a very eclectic brand of 21st Century Rock Music.
Based in Japan & Germany. Actively creating since early 2019.
"itso" prefer to use only Guitars/ Bass / Drums / Vocals.
Breaking all boundaries with their fresh, yet Retro Rock compositions.
"itso" pride themselves on their songwriting capabilities.
Blending many influences, melding them into a fresh fusion.
ITSO. MUSIC YOU WILL FEEL.
WE LOOK TO THOSE WHO HEAR OUR MUSIC TO TELL US WHAT THEY FEEL...
What strange madness is this??
itso blew me away from bar 1...
Terrific melodies and wonderful words
Jani Cowan Glasgow
A whole new way to make one feel the music again...What I have been waiting for!
Chris Miotti London
I thought I'd never get so excited
about new music again.
I was so wrong. Itso ARE Fresh.
James Hunt NYC
SO GRATEFUL FOR EVERYONE WHO TAKES THE TIME TO REACH OUT TO US IN CYBERSPACE.