SEEKINGBand to Join.
I'm looking to meet musically like-minded people. I currently play the keys in a band, but I'd still like to pursue side projects. I'm trying to start a VGM cover band, so please let me know if you'd be interested in that (or if you have one that I can join). Otherwise I'm typically down to collab on whatever.
I enjoy everything there is to do with music to include things such as: playing live, recording, composing, writing, collaborating, producing, jamming, and listening.
My favorite styles tend to be Alternative Rock such as Shoegaze, Punk, and Prog. I typically enjoy music with catchy melodies, interesting harmonies, and complex rhythms. It's the groovy bass riffs, the fast tempos, and the haunting nuances that I seem favor because they easily invoke emotion in me.
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- Member since:
- Jan 20 2011
- Active over 1 month ago
- Level of commitment:
- Very Committed
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- 10 to 50
- Tend to practice:
- More than 3 times per week
311, Incubus, Third Eye Blind, Taking Back Sunday, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Seatbelts, Wild Nothing, Michael Jackson, Minus the Bear, and Kanye West.
Jeff Williams, Nobuo Uematsu & The Black Mages, Daft Punk, Matthew Good Band, Frankmusik, The Cure, In Flames, Family Force 5, Rammstein, N.W.A., Korn, Linkin Park, Deftones, Smashing Pumpkins, Björk, Utada Hikaru, blink-182, Limp Bizkit, H.I.M., Disturbed, Madonna, Stone Temple Pilots, Toro Y Moi, Apartment 26, CKY, The Bloodhound Gang, and Sugar Ray.
Akira Yamaoka, Modest Mouse, The Cranberries, Matisyahu, Death Cab for Cutie, Moby, Luna Halo, Saint Etienne, Gwen Stefani & No Doubt, Deep 6 Holiday, OutKast, Crazy Town, Our Lady Peace, Miles Tilmann, System of a Down, Dream Theater, Sunny Day Real Estate, Jay-Z, Nirvana, The Dodos, The Pixies, Nine Inch Nails, Depeche Mode, Tool, Wesley Willis, Flight of the Conchords, and King Crimson.
It also might be worth noting that most of my favorite songs aren't from any of the musicians listed above.
- Rhythm Guitar:
- Lead Guitar:
- Acoustic Guitar:
- Bass Guitar:
- Other Percussion:
- Background Singer:
- Electronic Music:
Guitars (electric and acoustic), bass guitar, pedal board, MIDI keyboard, laptop with Ableton Live, electronic drum kit, microphones (dynamic and condenser), studio and stage equipment, the djembe, shaker, tambourine
Anna [2015.11.09]This song started out as a Paradox song, so allow me to credit my bandmate Nate Theobald for helping me to get it going. It's still a bit rough, I know... but it manages to do something sonically that I find very soothing. Maybe you can hear it too. I think the song needs more lead, a better bass track, and maybe (just maybe) some percussion. This song was an experiment to not use any percussion- which is VERY unlike me. I love percussion to death. As you may have noticed.
Beat 1 [2010.02.09]
Beat 1 [2010.02.09]Just another little Hip-hop track with no raps. I gotta get them raps. This reminds me of an Eminem song. Not any song in particular, just sorta reminiscent of his style.
In Them We Trust [2010.02.09]
In Them We Trust [2010.02.09]One part of the incomplete "Life (As It Stands)" concept album. This song turned out all hip-hoppy. Figures. I love me some Hip-hop.
Life (As It Stands) [2010.02.24]
Life (As It Stands) [2010.02.24]The title track of the incomplete "Life (As It Stands)" concept album. This song sounds like a Rock Opera and reminds me of the game Halo.
To The True [2010.02.09]
To The True [2010.02.09]One part of the incomplete "Life (As It Stands)" concept album. This song is quite long and sounds like some kind of triumphant march.
Now Is The Time [2015.10.01]
Now Is The Time [2015.10.01]So my friend Jessica asked me to produce a song for a music video she was creating and this is what I came up with. The lyrics were molded from a religious text that she suggested I use. The concept I created in my head for it was to represent some of my favorite musical styles: funk, jazz, rock, hip-hop, and reggae. By using various styles I believe I was able to present a metaphor for human diversity.
For Now [2009.08.13]
For Now [2009.08.13]My goal here was to pump out a song quickly by using only improvised single-take guitar tracks. I think there are four of them. I started out with a rhythm track before adding the others. I did end up adding drum and bass tracks too. I like this song, but I wish the production quality was better. Oh well. I'd like to do another song this way in the future.
Unknown Project [2009.08.13]
Unknown Project [2009.08.13]This one started out with some heavy guitar riffs and somehow turned into this. It's not bad, but I could do so much more with it.
Ashes No More [2014.03.31, Paradox Haunting Vocal Remix]
Ashes No More [2014.03.31, Paradox Haunting Vocal Remix]A remix of a Paradox song. Paradox is one of the bands I'm in. I love the orginal version and I'm very pleased with how this version turned out. Thanks to my friend Debra Hare for some vocal melody inspiration. Someone suggested that I add bass guitar to this remix, and I've tried, but it didn't work. It didn't sound right. Maybe I just haven't found the right riffs yet, but I think I should try making a brand new remix before attempting to add bass to this song again. I think it's weird that I like this song so much without bass, because if you've any of my others songs you'd know how much I swear by bass. Many of my songs started out as a bass groove.
Zodiac [2009.08.13]This is one of the most progressively minimal songs I've ever produced. For some reason I don't get tired of listening to it, but I could see how other people might. I'd like to do more with it someday.
Uncertainty & Direction [2015.12.05, Dillon Sprague Collab]
Uncertainty & Direction [2015.12.05, Dillon Sprague Collab]A collaboration with my friend Dillon Sprague. The vocal tracks were never finished, so this is just the instrumental.
Pad Eye [2011.05.30, Landon Rowe Collab]
Pad Eye [2011.05.30, Landon Rowe Collab]A collaboration with my friend Landon Rowe. The lyrics were written and performed exclusively by Landon. The music was written and produced by me, but Landon did provide some feedback because this was his song to begin with. I love this song and I'm looking forward to doing another version of it in the future.
Unnatural [2015.01.02, Landon Rowe Collab]
Unnatural [2015.01.02, Landon Rowe Collab]A collaboration with my friend Landon Rowe. He composed the percussion tracks and I modified them slightly.
Already There [2013.02.28]
Already There [2013.02.28]A track I gave to my friends at DGB Media that I believe was first used here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7nnyGV-n-kA My goal for this project was to produce a generic techno song that was also very catchy.
Don't Believe A Word [2008.11.04, Third Eye Blind vF Remix]
Don't Believe A Word [2008.11.04, Third Eye Blind vF Remix]A remix for an Indaba contest. I love Third Eye Blind. They are one of my favorite bands. I was so happy when I found out they were holding a set of remix contests. They were held before the original songs were even released. It was weird hearing the final album versions when they were eventually released because I was so used to hearing the demo versions that the band was letting us remix.
Non-Dairy Creamer [2008.10.05, Third Eye Blind Ultra Dark vXI Remix]
Non-Dairy Creamer [2008.10.05, Third Eye Blind Ultra Dark vXI Remix]A remix for an Indaba contest. I love Third Eye Blind. They are one of my favorite bands. I didn't want to make a Third Eye Blind song here. I wanted to do my own thing. I wanted to do something... "different". I'd say I succeeded at that. lol This is one of the weirdest songs I've ever heard. Although, I guess it really doesn't stray far from what I'd consider to be "musicality". After the contest ended the band criticized the contestants by admitting that they were hoping to hear more stuff that sounded like something they'd do and less stuff that contained disjointed progression. :/ I took that personally. I absolutely felt like they were referring to my remix in particular. I didn't take offense to it though. They're free to like what they like. I still love them.
Frontload [2009.07.04, FREEZEPOP Dance Remix]
Frontload [2009.07.04, FREEZEPOP Dance Remix]A remix for an Indaba contest. I remembered FREEZEPOP from Guitar Hero song that I enjoyed playing, so I took a stab at this one. I didn't really spend a whole lot of time on it. I think I entered the contest late too. My remix has some interesting things in it, but I feel like it could have turned out a lot better.
One Day [2010.03.10, Matisyahu Unity Remix]
One Day [2010.03.10, Matisyahu Unity Remix]A remix for an Indaba contest. I love the message of this song and the way it is delivered. I'm honored to have seen Matisyahu in concert a couple of times. He seems like a really cool dude.
PBS - The Music Instinct - Science And Song [2009.05.04, FEAR Mix]
PBS - The Music Instinct - Science And Song [2009.05.04, FEAR Mix]A remix for an Indaba contest. The prompt was to produce a song using at least some of the sounds from a large library of recorded sounds. I added some drums and vocals (I think I was allowed to), but I mostly just used the sounds. See if you can identify all of the sounds I used. Here is the documentary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5pwSMDTD4M
One In The Same [2015.03.20]
One In The Same [2015.03.20]This song was part of a "Paradox Dual Demo Challenge". This is a type of challenge created by my band Paradox to test one's production abilities in various ways. The challenge of this particular test was for each individual to produce a 1-minute song in under an hour. This is what I managed to churn out.
Skype Theme Remix [2016.10.22]
Skype Theme Remix [2016.10.22]The Skype Theme has always just been a jingle to me. I was curious about it though... what kind of song could it possibly be? So I took it, looped it, and went to town on it. This is the result of that. Notice that all of the progressions are based on that original jingle. My approach was minimal.
The Second Hand [2015.03.18]
The Second Hand [2015.03.18]The voices were an afterthought; after much deliberation I decided to keep them. They were sampled from an unreleased cover song of mine. This song could afford to use some fine tuning, but man is it smooth.
Sir Stomps-a-lot [2016.06.13]
Sir Stomps-a-lot [2016.06.13]Time is running out! Sir Stomps-a-lot is coming. He's big. He's heavy. And, because he's royalty, he thinks he can just put his feet down wherever he pleases. It's up to you to put a stop to him. The fate of your village now rests in your hands. Prepare to get crushed. Or not. Sir Stomps-a-lot... Coming soon to a village near you.
The Horror [2015.04.13]
The Horror [2015.04.13]My goal here was to harness the theme of horror. I think I succeeded. This song has the power to give me the chills. It could probably afford to be a few bpm faster though.
Sundae Drive [2015.10.22]
Sundae Drive [2015.10.22]A song written for ice cream trucks.
Ambient Light [2014.12.05]
Ambient Light [2014.12.05]Here I was trying to do something a bit more ambient and peaceful than what I would typically do. I think the bass needs to drone in a soothing way, but other than that I am pretty happy with this composition.
Alison [2015.11.10]A previously unreleased track written for my girlfriend at the time.
Missed The Boat [2015.01.22, Modest Mouse Instrumental Cover]
Missed The Boat [2015.01.22, Modest Mouse Instrumental Cover]This is a replica cover of a Modest Mouse song. I love those guys. The only thing I took any liberties on were the lack of some hand percussion instruments and a modified guitar solo. When I found out that my friend Caitlin was moving away I crafted this song in her honor because she told me it was her favorite song of all time. I didn't really care for the song when I first started working on it, but now I love it. I even sung it at a karaoke bar once in honor of Caitlin and any Modest Mouse fans that were there because I knew there was at least one other (not Caitlin- she was already gone).
Bit.Journey [2015.02.13]My first true foray into 5/4. I think it turned out well. The melodies were created by me on guitar during a jam with Landon Rowe on the drums, then I brought the song home and MIDIfied it. This is the result of that. The song title was inspired by the Bit.Trip video game series.
Bleak [2016.10.22]This song started out as a leftover idea that came from a different song. That leftover idea is the bass riff in the chorus. I think this song could afford to sound bigger, and the piano lead at the end is a bit weak, but it all makes for a nice little loop.
Capital F [2016.10.22]
Capital F [2016.10.22]I'd love to recreate this funky track with live musicians and more variations someday, but for now this little MIDI diddy will have to do.
Coming Soon [2015.12.04]
Coming Soon [2015.12.04]This song is kind of weird. It feels a bit Sci-fi to me. I can imagine it being played in a futuristic cantina or lounge.
Drastic [2015.04.17]This reminds me of a retro car chase. That's actually what I was imagining as I was composing it.
Green Puzzle [2016.09.06, NES Anticipation Cover]
Green Puzzle [2016.09.06, NES Anticipation Cover]This is a cover of my favorite song from a very cool game with a Jazzy OST. Great stuff really. I pretty much just added drums and slight progression to it. This song would play while you were solving a green puzzle. David Wise is the original composer and you should definitely know who he is. His list of works is beyond impressive. This game is a lot like Pictionary, except you never get to draw. I used to play it a lot when I was a kid. For it being "Nintendo's first video board game" it wasn't too shabby at all. Granted it didn't have all that many puzzles in it, and veteran players could easily win because of this. I remember being able to quickly and correctly guess some puzzles based on a single drawn line. That's just not fair.
Level 1 [2016.09.06, NES Blaster Master Cover]
Level 1 [2016.09.06, NES Blaster Master Cover]A cover of my favorite song on the Blaster Master OST. The whole OST was amazing, but I don't think any other song in the world could get me more pumped to rescue my pet frog in a battle tank named Sophia the 3rd. What a great start to a great game. The original composer is Naoki Kodaka. This was one of my favorite games back when I was a kid. It was hard as heck, like most NES games, but it felt fair and beatable. I never did beat it though... at least, not back then. I eventually used an emulator with save states to do it. A deterring factor about games from this era was that you'd have to replay the entire game again when you lost all your lives. Figuring out how to beat a difficult boss required you to perform well in the slog leading up to it to it. This would help ensure you had enough lives (game over insurance) to employ an effective trail & error strategy against said boss.
Round 5 [2016.09.06, Sega Genesis Superman Cover]
Round 5 [2016.09.06, Sega Genesis Superman Cover]A cover of my favorite song from a game I've never played before. The original composer is Kenji Yamazaki. I'm pretty sure I discovered this song because someone from Cinemassacre (James Rolfe? Mike Matei?) mentioned in a video review that the soundtrack was the one saving grace for this disaster of a game. Since I've never played this game I have nothing else to say here, so let me just go ahead and recommend the OST for your listening pleasure.
Theme Of Laura [2016.09.06, Sony PlayStation 2 Silent Hill 2 Cover]
Theme Of Laura [2016.09.06, Sony PlayStation 2 Silent Hill 2 Cover]This is one of my favorite songs from the Silent Hill series. I just had to cover it. Akira Yamaoka is the original composer and all of his Silent Hill work is amazing. As an experiment I limited myself to three minimal acoustic guitar tracks for this one: two leads and one rhythm. I was just a teenager when I played it. This game changed my life. It messes with your head in a way that no other game had ever really done before. Except for maybe the first Silent Hill game, which I still haven't played yet. The horror is real.
Merry B Day Kim [2014.02.14]
Merry B Day Kim [2014.02.14]I wrote, produced, and released this song a long time ago. And since then it has become unavailable. But now it's back... and with a fresh coat of paint. I just slapped some vocals to the song's second half. I was gonna write an entire rap for it, but I decided that less would be more this time around. Maybe that was just my excuse to be lazy. :P