Albums A-Z (46)

Adversapolis
9 tracks
2010-03-01

Originally created for the 2010 RPM Challenge (rpmchallenge.com), Adversapolis is a unique collection of songs written and recorded in a month. These are really "songs", too, as they all (save for one) have lyrics, unlike most everything I do. 

The words were largely written during a particularly self-reflective time in life, and it's hard to identify completely with the sentiments contained therein nowadays. Still, despite the hasty and crude recording of some of it, it's a time machine to a certain time in my life that I want to remember.

Almaniac
4 tracks
2020-10-30

Downer tunes for these uncertain, trying times.

Average Town
5 tracks
2009-02-09

Good ol' square, triangle, and saw waves mixed together with shaped white noise in a lo-fi, NES-style package.

These are simple tunes with simple rhythms and melodies, and I like it that way.

Because Reasons
16 tracks
2020-05-20

Sometimes you make a track and it never quite finds a home in an album, EP, or other collection. It needs a home, however, and here it is. In other words, here are some B-sides, singles, and other minutia that didn't fit on a proper album. Enjoy!

Clocks Striking 13
13 tracks
2002-08-15

My first album ever (that wasn't just MIDI->WAV)! Written over several years, but recorded in a month, all using Cakewalk Guitar Tracks 2. Its content's inspiration comes fresh off of many repeated listenings of Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, and Eric Johnson, only with a fraction of the talent, and yet a significant amount of originality. 

CS13 was my initial foray into the world of instrumental guitar rock and, while it sounds pretty dated now, it was a masterful accomplishment for me at the time. Listen to Zoetic after listening to this and (hopefully!) FEEL the difference.

Close to the Metal
12 tracks
2017-07-10

Handful of groovy, electronica covers/remixes of all the NES games I could find that start with "Metal". It doesn't get more metal than that, right? 

Note: Metal Max gets more of its share than the other games on this album, but that's because its soundtrack was so catchy, I just had to cover several tracks from it. To be honest, I'd never even heard of the game before this project, but the composer, Satoshi Kadokura (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Satoshi_Kadokura), now rules my world. 

Note, again: each individual track has the source material for the track. Example: Metal Mech NSF1 = "NES game named Metal Mech, track 1, as per the Nintendo Sound Format file"

Album cover made with Canva (canva.com)

Drama Nerd EP
4 tracks
2020-10-13

You ever develop intense feelings about people, places, and things in your teens, but they still persist into your 30s? No? Yeah, me neither.

Dumeh in Cm
1 tracks
2014-09-22

Op. 1, No. 1 is a loooooooong bout of off-and-on work. Many iterations and reinventions have lead up to its final form. After 11+ years, I think I'm finally done with molding it into existence. 

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Affectionately known as "Dumeh", this piece could be referred to as contemporary classical, but I really don't know the "correct" genre. Regardless, Dumeh is in a modified sonata-allegro format with piano being the star. The string section is no slouch, however, and I had fun writing those parts to complement the keys. It's the one piece of music in my repertoire that I'd love to hear performed live at a concert, just as if I were one of those stodgy, yet eminently professional composer/conductors. 

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"To be is to do." - Socrates 
"To do is to be." - Sartre 
"Do be do be do." - Sinatra 
"Du. Meh. Dumeh." - Me

Ebben Flow (OST)
15 tracks
2008-07-08

Since the age of 4 I've been playing video games, and since the age of 16 I've been making music. The crossover potential finally made enough sense to make a video game soundtrack. Fifteen tracks of adventure, fantasy, and aqueous delinquency await you.

Entreaties
3 tracks
2020-05-09

A few humble requests that may or may not succeed.