I'm a guy who never wanted to do anything but play music. I grew up with classic rock and prog rock before discovering punk and the new york dolls once I got to high school. As i got a little older (and less angry), I developed a love of all things sonic: noise, krautrock, psych, drones,ambient, shoegazing, cinematic, electronic, tone poems, repetition.But I also love a good pop hook and backup vocals. I gave up music as a career a while back: tired of starving and touring, as well as starving and not touring. while you're here, take advantage of the player and check out a couple of my old songs (PLEEZ).
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MY COLLABORATIONS SO FAR
I've only done a few so far on Macjams, but am always up for it. If you want to do something together send me a message. I love hearing someones take on my music, and I love to play on or around with someone elses music:
Ember Ember - Composed by Drakonis . This is an awesome ambient piece that was cool enough to post for others to have their way with. It was my first ever re-mix, and i had a great time. His version is a beautifully symphonic sort of ambience, where I went for psych melancholy (which I like to think is my forte'):
Eve - This was a piece I did before I had a keyboard. For the most part it's all loops I constructed out of snippets of my own songs I altered in Audacity and then dumped over a drum loop in GB. My original version is kind of a slow brooding psych ambient piece. Having stumbled upon spruce Macjams page, I asked him if he would do something to one of my songs. Then I promptly sent him the wrong song. But being a good sport, he remixed it anyways; and did a tremendous job. His version is a really tasty Electro-pop take on the song, at times it reminds me of New Order. His MIDI expertise has caused me to be green with envy.
Unfinished/Untitled here is an awesome remix that biba_nova did (2 versions) of a work in progress that i had posted. He took it in completely unexpected directions, and did an amazing job. The second version features mystified on some truly ethereal vocals. She sounds awesome, and the 2 of them are genius. He posted it under ambient, but i would probably call it downtempo. whatever you call it, the man is good.
Only The Sun Knows
This was originally called One Trick Pony and is by spruce . I thought it was a great electro-pop song, and he was kind enough to let me have a go at it. I added some vocals and a string part: "Only the Sun Knows"
Check out Spruces original here: "One Trick Pony"
"Unkind (Thoughtful Remix)"
A remix that spruce did of my song "Unkind " . He took this in a totally different direction than what I did. He took my lonely sad-core song and turned it into a techno-pop confection.
"Down in the Valley" is a traditional jail song that and I collaborated on. He is awesome, you definitely need to check out his stuff; he did all of the vocals and guitars, and I added all of the schmaltzy stuff. If we lived closer, I'd probably irritate the hell out him trying to get together and jam all the time.
"Delay on Ten (w/Mystified)"
I had written an instrumental piece, and then as an experiment I added an acapella that Mystified had posted "Kyrie" . It was mostly to see if I could figure it out, and I think the end results are great, she has a beautiful voice.
"Level of Actual (w/Bud)"
This was a sound collage that Bud had put together on his laptop while traveling for work, and it includes samples of his daughters band.I added some synths and ambient sounds, and then sang over it. Really like this one very much.Original Instrumental"