Ian Low is a Singaporean who creates music entirely on the iPad. His influences range from the folk rock of Bob Dylan to the modern grunge of David Cook and Asian pop of Jay Chou.
Currently, Ian also runs a successful food blog, The Silver Chef, which combines his passion for creativity and his love for cuisine and this has also been reflected in his music.
His first music collection, Silverfish was composed entirely around his passion for food. Every track is based on a food or dish and brings together a range of music genres and styles.
Sirloin Wine, his second album, expands on Silverfish by bringing in more elements and a wider, more epic production. Using the guitars from iPad’s GarageBand, Ian has managed to infuse a more 'live' sound while still punctuating each track with great melodies and sound textures.
The follow-up to Sirloin Wine, sees Ian taking a completely different approach. Father is written as a soundtrack to a short story written by Ian, called The Eternal Broth, about two brothers and their father and their family soup stall business.
It is his most complete work thus far, incorporating elements of pop, jazz, soul and ethnic and Asian musical influences into the album, and telling the story in musical form in chronological order.
His fourth album, The Eternal Broth, is a classical adaptation of Father. Using only strings and acoustic instruments, Ian hopes to infuse classical music with modern pop sensibilities and the end result is an accessible work that brings the music of Father to an entirely new dimension.
Broken Earth, Ian's fifth album is also his first album with vocals. The vocals were recorded with only the aid of the iPhone 5's earphones and the album is a collection of pop, rock, R&B and soul genres. All other instrumentation were again recorded using only the iPad and the GarageBand app.
It is a album that features topics on social, political and even a journey back to Ian's dialect roots. It is also his most distinctive sound so far, with a mix of current and classic pop and rock styles that has a special appeal that cuts through both western and Asian pop.
Born in 1969, Ian has worked in the technology industry for the last 20 years and has developed a great enthusiasm to combine art with technology, and that has greatly developed through his fondness for Apple products like the iPhone and iPad.