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Music, song, and dance have been an essential part of human nature for as long as there has been a human nature.
From savage drum beats to the creation of synthesizers it has always remained a way for people to say what words couldn't.
Today, however, it comes to no surprise that the songs and scores that have shaped the landscape of our society and the
composers that scraped and peeled at the lowest depths of the human psyche to write them, have given way to Fruity Loops,
computers, and any person that has a decent ear for sound. It seems nowadays that the beloved music we hold near and dear
has now just become another commodity, another human gift squandered and tucked away in the embrace of technology and
progress. But all is not lost, there are still people, who will even at times use today's means to create great music, this
love and passion for the art, has never been more apparent, than in Cesar-237 and his project Nightmare Carousel.
Cesar was born in the South Bay of Los Angeles, and grew up in the city of Long Beach before moving to the harbor town
of San Pedro, CA. His passion for music started at an extremely young age, his mother was a drummer and his father
bought him his first guitar. He experimented with everything that could make noise, from violin, to drums, bass and guitar
he continued to push the boundaries of his given talent. As a teenager, he quickly started playing for local acts, singing
for death metal cover bands, composing guitars for his own groups, and playing bass for a well renowned Los Angeles act.
Growing up in a Rock and Roll clique does, however, inhibit your abilities to explore other realms of music, the pressures
of your peers and the fear of scrutiny from your friends doesn't exactly make for an ideal plot for creativity to grow. As much
as Cesar loved hard rock and heavy metal, he still felt the need to try something new and
After eleven years of playing in bands and doing what felt like the same thing, he finally set out to create his
side project, Nightmare Carousel.
Under the moniker "237" (which he took from the infamous hotel room number in Stanley Kubrick's hit "The Shining"), and after
amassing enough equipment to do so, Cesar began to create his blend of Industrial, pop, and dance, while still throwing in
his own flavor of Hard Rock. At first, people were skeptical of the direction he had taken, but their doubts were quickly
laid to rest once his songs had taken shape.
Written by Glenn Ellis