Here’s a brand new tune I created called, Taking Control. I made it to help me deal with taking control of my life and the reality of being responsible for my actions, inactions, the good, and the bad. Every time I get angry I need to examine that moment and make a conscious effort to learn from that experience and take responsibility for my negative actions. The same is true for every time I’m having a great day at work, in the studio, or being around people I love. In those moments of pure happiness are lessons about yourself as well. Examine those good moments and take responsibility for those too. By maximizing the amount of happiness in your life and taking stock in every situation you find yourself in you can optimize your reality to be exactly the way you intend it to be. It’s as easy as taking control.
Here’s a video of my friend Oceantann using my new song Cute And Fun And Fun and Cute for her weekly instagram series, Whiteboard Wednesdays. In this video she draws the Disney Princess, Elsa. A very fitting character given the soundscape the song provides. Enjoy watching her do what she loves to do most! Cheers!
This song began as an idea I had for a short film I’m scoring for, but unfortunately it was rejected. The first idea was just the raw piano, so I added a few different strings to see if I could pull harder on the strings of your hearts. This is the end result. Enjoy!
We’re done recording vocals for the new Fire With Fire track, ‘Bucktooth’. Unlike the last track, ‘Tyrannosaurus Wreck‘, we’re mixing this tune ourselves so it’s going to be a little bit before we’re comfortable sharing it you guys. In the meantime we’d like to give you SOMETHING to chew on, so here’s a video of one of the TWO solos in the track. I hope you enjoy it!
Another day in the office means another dance with the muse. Here’s what’s left after five hours of hard work. A song trying to get inside your head and hit the switch responsible for dwelling on negative shit. Hopefully these vibrations of sound can enter your ears, rattle your mind loose, and get you started on a path of practicing gratitude and realizing that everything is, in fact, alright.
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.
I turned to my friends on Facebook and asked them to lend me their brains so I could help co-create the scenery of their imaginations. One of my friends, Courtney, suggested that I make an ‘ambient’ and ‘video game’ themed song. This is the result.
Like in the Soundcloud description, I liken it to a dark take on our video game adventures of old.
“…I get the vibe of an emotional Mario 64. Maybe picturing Peach locked in top of Bowser’s castle and looking out her barred room’s window at the lights of the distant city where she knows some brave adventure is on his way to risk it all to save her. Hopefully.”
Have an idea for a song? Email me! TheEndIsNich@Gmail.com
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.