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Where does your artist name come from?

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Yes. Hanatarash jacked my style.
Awesome.

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雪データ jɯᵝ/kʲi\• de\ːta​

Literally translates to 'Snow Data'. I was considering using 冬 as it more directly relates to my actual name, but I prefer the hard and then soft sound of Yu•Ki as opposed to the soft-soft of Fu•Yu

Sometimes on older televisions, when the signal is bad or there is no signal, you'll get black and white 'fuzziness' scrambling on your screen. When I was a kid, people would call this 'TV snow'. So, to me, something about the idea of snow has always been interlaced with the transmission of digital signals. It adds this sort of soft, analogue vibe to something that is harsh and digital (like the soft Yu followed by the harsh Ki). So, combine all of that concept with it being a pseudo-representation of my actual name, just like usernames back in t hose days used to be some sort of pseudo-representation of oneself, and you kinda get this amalgamation of soft, analogue reality mixed in with the harshness of digital fakeness, sort of like how people approach the internet these days (e.g. Facebook having people use real names, encouraging them to 'be themselves', even though its all a fake, digital space).

Hopefully my music will be as complex as my naming scheme one day.

Ever read Snow Crash?
 
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I originally wanted to use 925 (Pronounced Nine-Two-Five) as my artist name, but that name was already used by one or more artists, then I randomly came up with that as a time after laying bored in my bed one day.
At the same time, I also came up with 9:25 PM for the darker tracks.

Arctic ❄°
I wanted a name that would fit the name of Snowpunk music and have it be a little abstract but didn't want to use Kanji etc, I then checked on streaming platforms if it was possible to use Unicode characters (through distribution loopholes) and saw a rapper with a Unicode snowflake in their name which was a confirmation I could use that as well in my name.

Languish Health Center
This was basically me searching through the thesaurus looking for a word that would fit the feeling of exhaustion. The idea for my alarm clock songs was that the artist was basically some sort of "company" offering help for sleeping problems.

The Haunted Ghost Notes
This was kinda a "throwaway" alias I came up with for Music For Libraries, I came up with it at that exact moment I made it.
May or may not do future releases with it.
 
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aralsheart, Aral's heart. Аральское сердце.

Of course, this refers to the Aral sea between Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. It's been drying up since the 1960s not just because of climate change, but because in the Soviet era the waters of its "mother rivers", Amu Darya and Syr Daria, were diverted to irrigate cotton fields. The saddest part is that the canals were leaky for the most part, so a lot of water was wasted in the process. Now the sea is pretty much dried up and full of toxic shit that ruins the health of the local populations on either side of the border. Thank you comrades...

I found a parallel with how I was at the time. I felt as if my heart was dry. I grew up fearing being considered "selfish" or "egotistical" and "diverted my water" to others, so to speak, because if I dared think of myself, it was apparently not normal, or it was "selfish", when the same people tell you to be yourself and think of yourself first. My heart would fill up at times, but then go back to being dry as a fuckin' desert. Interestingly enough also, "Aral" in Turkic and Mongolic languages means "island" or "archipelago", and I can say that as an introvert, especially one who can't get arsed doing the whole "getting to know you" round at the moment, it's comparable to being an island. On a funny note I later found out that the Aral sea did in fact have a heart shaped bit, although it's probably dried up by now. It happens all the time: I have a symbol or something else popping in my head, but then discover later that I had no idea how perfect it fits or how well it described what was going on at the time.

I'll keep this one for a long time, hopefully forever.
 
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I picked my name because by definition it suits my music.
Definition of 'selcouth'
1. odd, unusual, or extraordinary in appearance, effect, manner, etc; peculiar. 2. not known, seen, or experienced before; unfamiliar. a strange land.

I picked this name because it's very likely that my music will never reach surface level consumption. I make odd music that is unknown and will likely never see the light of day, so when someone discovers the music I make they'll be experiencing something that few people have.
 
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I know.
The reason I can say I know is because when the word 'genius' is not something that is individually, you know, that it's not anything individual necessarily, takes credit for- do you know what I mean? If a person is indeed a genius, that geniusness has been given to him as a gift. So, it's not as if it's something that I have done, that's why I have been able to say 'I know' instead of 'thank you', because if I was saying 'thank you' that would mean I would be taking credit for it. It's that I say 'I know' because I know that I got the gift, genius.
 
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i got loads of names but never put anything out online lol, i did some fake album covers too but most of them have been lost on my old hard drive
 

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I don't have an artist name. Hell, I barely have a username.
Coming up with names is like the hardest thing there is.
 
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