Matthew Modlinski also known as Windan Waves has been playing guitar for 16 years. He started with the bass guitar at 11 years old. His father, Gary Modlinski aka “The Mod”, was a huge influential factor in Matthew’s musical career. He taught him a good majority of what became the foundation of his playing style. Throughout high school Matthew was into metal bands like Lamb of God, Pantera, Iron Maiden, System of a Down, etc. Although, he was committed to music, he didn’t get focused until he graduated High School. This is then when he transitioned from the bass to electric guitar. In 2008 he started his first band that would hit the stage shortly after. They were called “Neveah” which was changed to “The Judas Strain” within the first couple of months. Their first performance was for a Comcast special called Get Local. Their live performance was showcased On Demand. Once they broke up in 2009, Matthew focused his attention on the recording arts and really started to hone in on his sound and technique. After a small hiatus, he started another band in 2014 called Variform. Matthew, now with more experience and maturity, was able to quickly write and record an EP titled “In Ashes” with the help of the the other members. It is now available on iTunes. After about a year in Variform, Matthew joined another project called Playground Myuzik. It being a hip-hop group, it helped him step outside his comfort zone and learn a little more about improvising and performing with other types of artists, as well as creating a unique sound to the style of music. Being in both bands was very demanding and didn’t allow much freedom to focus on writing the music he wanted to play. Now, he currently writes and performs his own music for his solo project by the name Windan Waves. His style draws inspiration from every genre. Obscure, ambient, atmospheric, but also catchy and melodic. Join him on his voyage through this conscious experience to help create a world where all humans can truly be themselves and let go of the illusion.