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Nick Shutter, previously known as Silent Cicada, is a music producer and visual artist from the United States.

Originally making dance music under the name Ecks Acksis, he switched to the alias Silent Cicada in 2011, where he began to produce {{Ambient}} and {{Harsh Noise}}. In 2015, he stopped making music under the name Silent Cicada, opting for Nick Shutter instead. His artwork varies in nature, ranging from {{Horror}} pieces to {{FanArt}} to more abstract works.

He is currently developing a horror VisualNovel titled ''Jack & Jill,'' which will be about the eponymous characters from the nursery rhyme becoming lost in the dark forest on their way to fetch water for their sickly Mother Dearest.

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Nick Shutter, previously known as Silent Cicada, Shutter is a an {{Ambient}} and HarshNoise music producer and visual artist from the United States.

Originally making dance music under the name Ecks Acksis, he switched to the alias Silent Cicada in 2011, where he began to produce {{Ambient}} and {{Harsh Noise}}.2011. In 2015, he stopped making music under the name Silent Cicada, opting for Nick Shutter instead. He would later create two more musical side-projects, ⌬ (pronounced "Benzene") and Dragon Altar. His artwork varies in nature, ranging from {{Horror}} pieces to {{FanArt}} to more abstract works.

He is currently developing a horror VisualNovel titled ''Jack & Jill,'' which will be about the eponymous characters from the nursery rhyme becoming lost in the dark forest on their way to fetch water for their sickly Mother Dearest.
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* ConceptAlbum: ''Nightshade'' and ''AD MORTEM''.
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MORTEM,'' both of which are instrumental concept albums.



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* {{Sampling}}: Very common in his work. He often samples old PublicDomain material.


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Nick Shutter, also known as Silent Cicada, is a music producer, visual artist, animator, and video game designer.

Originally making dance music under the name Ecks Acksis, he switched to the alias Silent Cicada in 2011, where he began to produce {{Ambient}} and HarshNoise. In 2015, he stopped making music under the name Silent Cicada, opting for Nick Shutter instead and relegating the old name to just visual work.

His artwork is generally of a dark nature, prominently featuring elements of {{Horror}} and {{Gorn}}. However, his visual style greatly varies, often featuring elements of {{Fantasy}} and FunnyAnimals.

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Nick Shutter, also previously known as Silent Cicada, is a music producer, producer and visual artist, animator, and video game designer.

artist from the United States.

Originally making dance music under the name Ecks Acksis, he switched to the alias Silent Cicada in 2011, where he began to produce {{Ambient}} and HarshNoise. {{Harsh Noise}}. In 2015, he stopped making music under the name Silent Cicada, opting for Nick Shutter instead and relegating the old name to just visual work.

instead. His artwork is generally of a dark varies in nature, prominently featuring elements of ranging from {{Horror}} and {{Gorn}}. However, his visual style greatly varies, often featuring elements of {{Fantasy}} and FunnyAnimals.
pieces to {{FanArt}} to more abstract works.



* AnythingCanBeMusic: His samples have included the creaking of faucet handles, slurping noises, passing vehicles, and his desk fan. It's safe to say that EverythingIsAnInstrument is in full effect here.
* ConceptAlbum: ''Nightshade'' and ''AD MORTEM,'' both of which have been condensed as part of a large compilation.
* DarkIsNotEvil

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* AnythingCanBeMusic: His samples have included the creaking of faucet handles, slurping noises, passing vehicles, and his desk fan. It's safe to say that EverythingIsAnInstrument is in full effect here.
AnythingCanBeMusic
* ConceptAlbum: ''Nightshade'' and ''AD MORTEM,'' both of which have been condensed as part of a large compilation.
* DarkIsNotEvil
MORTEM''.



* EverythingIsAnInstrument
* FanWork: Most notably, Yume Nikki Reimagined - a remix album of songs from the video game ''VideoGame/YumeNikki''.
* HarshVocals

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* EverythingIsAnInstrument
EverythingIsAnInstrument: He used a creaking faucet handle in one of his pieces, and an air conditioning unit in another.
* FanWork: Most notably, Yume ''Yume Nikki Reimagined Reimagined'' - a remix album of songs from the video game ''VideoGame/YumeNikki''.
* HarshVocalsGriefSong: Every song on ''Ghosts of the Past Will Always Haunt Us''.
* IncrediblyLongNote: On some of his drone pieces.
* MetalHead



* NeoClassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly: Often mixes genres in bizarre ways, including but not limited to having influences from IDM, HardcoreTechno, Glitch, {{Ambient}}, and HarshNoise all in one track or album.

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* NeoClassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly: Often mixes genres in bizarre ways, including but not limited to having influences from IDM, HardcoreTechno, Glitch, {{Ambient}}, Ragtime, and HarshNoise all in one track or album.



* Remaster: Much of his old work was remastered, and can be found on his Silent Cicada compilation. About half of the tracks from Yume Nikki Reimagined are remasters of old versions as well.
* TextlessAlbumCover: The vast majority of his album art is this.

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* Remaster: Much of his old work was remastered, and can be found on his Silent Cicada compilation. has been remastered. About half of the tracks from Yume ''Yume Nikki Reimagined Reimagined'' are remasters of old versions as well.
* TextlessAlbumCover: The vast majority of his album art is this.



* ScareChord

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* ScareChordScareChord: Does this every once in a while, with a notable example in ''A Corpse in the Water.''

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Nick Shutter, also known as Silent Cicada, is a music producer, visual artist, animator, and video game designer.

Originally making dance music under the name Ecks Acksis, he switched to the alias Silent Cicada in 2011, where he began to produce {{Ambient}} and HarshNoise. In 2015, he stopped making music under the name Silent Cicada, opting for Nick Shutter instead and relegating the old name to just visual work.

His artwork is generally of a dark nature, prominently featuring elements of {{Horror}} and {{Gorn}}. However, his visual style greatly varies, often featuring elements of {{Fantasy}} and FunnyAnimals.

He is currently developing a horror VisualNovel titled ''Jack & Jill,'' which will be about the eponymous characters from the nursery rhyme becoming lost in the dark forest on their way to fetch water for their sickly Mother Dearest.
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Relevant tropes:
* AnythingCanBeMusic: His samples have included the creaking of faucet handles, slurping noises, passing vehicles, and his desk fan. It's safe to say that EverythingIsAnInstrument is in full effect here.
* ConceptAlbum: ''Nightshade'' and ''AD MORTEM,'' both of which have been condensed as part of a large compilation.
* DarkIsNotEvil
* DroneOfDread
* EverythingIsAnInstrument
* FanWork: Most notably, Yume Nikki Reimagined - a remix album of songs from the video game ''VideoGame/YumeNikki''.
* HarshVocals
* LonelyPianoPiece: ''Eigengrau'' and ''Happening.''
* LoudnessWar: Intentionally avoided in much of his {{Ambient}} work, while some of his noisier releases have intentional audio clipping.
* NeoClassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly: Often mixes genres in bizarre ways, including but not limited to having influences from IDM, HardcoreTechno, Glitch, {{Ambient}}, and HarshNoise all in one track or album.
* NewSoundAlbum: ''Nightshade'' was his first proper {{Ambient}} album, while ''Filth One'' signaled his move into noise music.
* Remaster: Much of his old work was remastered, and can be found on his Silent Cicada compilation. About half of the tracks from Yume Nikki Reimagined are remasters of old versions as well.
* TextlessAlbumCover: The vast majority of his album art is this.
* {{Sampling}}: Very common in his work. He often samples old PublicDomain material.
* ScareChord
* XtremeKoolLetterz: Was formerly known as Ecks Acksis.
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