I hope you’ve been enjoying the Vile Mile OST! It’s been such an amazing feeling to get such positive feedback from so many of you. You guys really know how to make a man happy! I’m glad that my music has put a smile on your face and can inspire you.
Today I’d like to introduce you to a brand new song called, Overworld. This song is about adventure, discovery, and travelling. Specifically, the type of adventure I’m referring to is the classic RPG games like Final Fantasy and the feeling you get traveling to a new town or game area. In combination with those themes this song was also inspired by my friend Alison, who always challenges me to be better than I was yesterday, and trying to find a sound that could capture the awesomeness of her creations. I by no means think this song does justice to Alison’s art but it was the starting point for it all.
Here’s another brand new track for you! This time I’ve revisited my all orchestral ways and made a short song to try and recreate the feeling of empowerment in the form of audio. I feel pretty confident in the final sound and I’d love to hear what you think about it!
I asked you guys for some input on Facebook to help me custom create a song. This one was inspired by a few things. The first being the request by my friend, Katie, to do something ‘Superhero’-y and ‘comical’. The second would be watching my cat, Yuna, try and fail so many times in one day. There was so much herp. So I combined classical elements with a whimsical and comical twist. I hope you get the visualization of your favourite animal in your life just being a silly all day while you listen along.
Welcome to 2014! Let’s look back on the past year. Did you achieve your goals you set out for in 2013? What got left behind in the bustle? What did you overachieve in doing? What was the biggest distractions? What were the biggest surprises?
2013 was by far the best year of my life yet. I got to upgrade my recording rig from Garageband to Logic Pro, a new recording interface, and I got to add my Dad’s old keyboard to my instrument arsenal. 2013 was my first year learning how to play the keyboard. I’ve always been around a piano and keyboard my whole life but I’ve never taken it upon myself to learn what the white and black keys do until this year. I’ve come a very long way with the help of my girlfriend and the internet in teaching me how to use this crazy thing. I’m already happy with what I‘ve been able to create and it’s only going to get better.
2013 also brought some of the best video games, books, movies, and music I’ve ever experienced. Do yourself a favour and check out some online lists of some of the best releases that 2013 had to offer, no matter what your interests.
Thanks to all who took the time to donate. Your donations have helped me to make upgrades to the studio, keep proper upkeep of my instruments, and helped keep this website on the web. I wouldn’t be able to do what I love without your generosity. If you haven’t yet donated please consider doing so. Every little bit helps.
Thank you, everybody. The little amount of attention you allow for me means a lot. I hope to one day be able to make your favourite song but the adventure has to have a beginning. Thank you for being a part of it.
Here’s a brand new orchestral piece entitled ‘Welcome‘. I’ve been working at this ever since I started fiddling with Logic Pro about six months ago and it’s officially time to let it out of the bag. To be completely honest, I’m not super happy with how it turned out. A big part of it has to do with the sheer amount of times I’ve had to listen to it over the past half of a year but the most important factor is that my brain six months ago writes themes and transitions in music way differently than my current brain. Instead of just deleting the song because of frustration and not letting anyone hear it, I thought I’d just put a cute bow on her and ship her out ‘as-is’.
Here’s a brand new track for the Drumless series, ‘Time Will Tell‘. This one is slow, short, and to the point. I wanted to introduce the concept of classical music and rock-n-roll meeting together without going into your typical 5-7 minute long piece of music. So here it is and have fun jamming, Time Will Tell!!!