undernourished encompasses an eerily beautiful hybrid of electronic textures and traditional instruments. The result is a distinct sound that transcends a gamut of styles and complexities. Stylistically, undernourished has been compared to artists like tricky, dj shadow, nine inch nails and public enemy.
it's not surprising that paul walters (turntables, samplers, and sequencers) and jeff smerdel (guitar, bass, samplers, sequencers) comprise undernourished. starting back in '92, they've always been proponents of strong artistic statements, and have a reputation for crafting potent sonic manifestos. manifestos in the form of music. music that encompasses an eerily beautiful hybrid of electronic textures and traditional instruments. their result is a distinct sound that transcends a gamut of styles and complexities. But, these two normal humans have done this before. They were the production unit for R.H.Y.T.H.M., a politically-charged rap group based in central Indiana from 1991 through 1995. With lead vocalist Sean Agnew, the group performed with some of the most prominent acts of the era. From several performances with Public Enemy, to opening for De La Soul, to playing the 1993 black radio exclusive with 2pac, the group maintained a high profile and working relationship with a slew of artists. R.H.Y.T.H.M. played throughout the eastern United States at venues including Deer Creek amphitheater, The Vogue, and The Patio in Indianapolis; the 9:30 club in Washington, D.C; and the phoenix club in Atlanta. They played several industry showcases including the black radio exclusive in Washington D.C., crossroads in Memphis, and CAMMS in Indianapolis. now, walters and smerdel have reconstituted themselves as undernourished, starting anew with no limitations of style or direction. they have recently finished their debut cd, "manipulated," and continue to work on new projects, including remixes for other artists including mudkids, sutur, mrp, grissel, and darin patrick. undernourished are currently performing live, and promise an experience that is truly unique for the audience. appearances so far include a W.I.U.S. live broadcast, second story, and rhino's in bloomington, indiana; the emerson theater, the patio, and the ritz, in indianapolis, indiana, with several more shows in the future. the inescapable truth is out and undernourished are on the case.
514 West 43rd Street
Indianapolis, IN 46208