SEEKINGVocalist, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Drums, Other Percussion, Keyboard, Background Singer, Other, Electronic Music.
OWNERSHIP is hard-driving psychedelic-electronic rock for NOW. It was born in the twin hearts of San Francisco… a gritty underground DJ scene, and the blinding light of a rock and roll stage. It is music inspired by the raw moments of the human experience. It loves the hairs on end, uncontrollable smiles, and the concept of a song you can't take off repeat.
I've been working solo for the last couple years, and am now missing the experience of playing with others, so I'm potentially seeking a multi-instrumentalist (or 2) to assist with whatever the songs need, live or in studio... Yes, collaborative writing would be included. Drums would be a major plus, but would generally be simple and groove-oriented... Guitar-wise, think the swirly psyche of The Verve/Spiritualized, meets the chunking riffage of QOTSA/TOOL, and the simplistic, repetitive-yet-calculated lead-lines often found in underground electronic music (balearic, post-rock, nu-disco, tech-house, etc.). Bass? Yes please. Think of stuff that's driving, chugging, simple, present. Keys/samples/etc. would be helpful to add texture/girth. Backing vocals or even a lead vocal here and there? Well, that would be awesome.
In terms of the live performance, everything should be done as songs mixed in a DJ set (I've been a professional gigging DJ for 20 years). Blended and with just enough structure to keep the songs solid, but with the ability to reinvent on the fly as the mood fits us.
I'm looking for the RIGHT fit. Hopefully it's... YOU?
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- Feb 16 2014
- Active within 1 week
- Level of commitment:
- Very Committed
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- Gigs played:
- 50 to 100
- Tend to practice:
- 1 time per week
- 48 years
The Verve, Queens of the Stone Age, Psychemagik, Daniel Maloso, Tool, Holy fu*k, Flaming Lips, M83, Rub n' Tug, LCD Soundsystem, Animal Collective, Bauhaus, Spiritualized, Father John Misty, Lorde, Fat Freddy's Drop, and MANY MORE.
Members Of Band
Roland MC 909 Groovebox sequencer/synth/sampler, TR8 drum machine, KP-3+ KAOSS sampler/FX pad, TC- Helicon Voice-Live Touch 2 (voice), TD-10 V-DRUMS, Peavey T-40 Bass, Line-6 Bass POD, Telestar & Harmony vintage guitars, Mininova Synth, Roland MX-1 Aira Mixer, Keith McMillan Soft Step 2 MIDI pedal, 5-piece Ludwig Vintage Black Diamond Pearl Drums, various percussion items...
Top Commenter Track number: 1 Year: 2017 Genre: Electronic
This song is about arguments... While it was written before the election, I can't help but think of how it oddly fits now into several points of view.... For me, as a major Bernie supporter/donator/phone-caller/doorbell-ringer/swag-wearer, it was about social media/political comment section nausea... where I would finally give up on using factual data, logic and reason, aka "general debate rules" to get my point across, only to have emotion bowl it over. Repetitive and simplistic... just like the arguments.
Assistants Track number: 2 Year: 2014 Album: The Ownership EP Genre: Electronic
Sixish (Instrumental) Track number: 2 Year: 2017 Genre: Electronic
Sixish is just that... Flirting between 6/4 and 4/4 time, Sixish is a unique, left-field dance-floor groover that straddles the lines between psychedelic rock and tech house (like if Tool collaborated with Syclops)...
People Out There (Thumbless Handshake Vocal)
People Out There (Thumbless Handshake Vocal) Track number: 3 Year: 2017 Genre: Other
With the election results being the catastrophe that they were, I figure the time to release this was now... When I wrote it a couple years ago (with the lyrics started long before Trump's fateful decision), I had no idea that the meaning it originally had, would morph given the timing of its release. I hope it urges the activist in those that hear it... cuz we're gonna need it.
Speakeasy Track number: 1 Year: 2014 Album: The Ownership EP Genre: Electronic
Numbers Game (Anthony Mansfield Remix)
Numbers Game (Anthony Mansfield Remix)Adding to the count, my good bud Anthony Mansfield has dropped a chugging groovy remix to my track, "Numbers Game", out now on Leng Records 10 Year Anniversary Compilation. Written by Cole Odin. Guitars by Randy Clark. Remix work by Anthony Mansfield Copyright 2019 KING OF THE GODS MUSIC
LOOKING FORWARD (Rock Version)
LOOKING FORWARD (Rock Version)Looking Forward is a new song which deals with the task at hand- making life livable again. Written before the virus but quite a ways into the Trumpublican occupation, it reminds us that dance music can have a heavier message and sound. Sonically, the music fits a long, lost ZZ-Top single if it came out on DFA Records. Produced, performed, engineered, written and sang by Cole Odin, with exception of the guitars which were performed by the one and only Randy Clark. Lyrics by Cole Odin I’M LOOKING FORWARD… TO LOOKING FORWARD… TO A TIME WHEN LIFE WAS SIMPLE AND SHIT MADE SENSE ON SECOND THOUGHT… THAT MIGHT BE BORING… WE NEED SOME FIGHT, WE NEED SOME BITE TO GET US BENT… YEAH I’M LOOKING FORWARD… TO LOOKING FORWARD… TO A TIME WHERE STOMPS AND CLAPS WILL MATCH THE BEATS. WHERE THOSE WITH KEYS… WILL TAKE US PLACES… WHERE EVERYONE WHO FARMS WILL GET A CHANCE TO EAT WE’RE SEEING SOUNDS AND HEARING VISIONS… GIVING CLEAR INTENT TO WHERE WE NEED TO GO… SO WHILE STOCK FOOTAGE’LL SEEM RIGHT NICE TO FALL ON KNEES TO... THIS RESET BUTTON WON’T BE AROUND FOR A REWIND DO WE HAVE THE TIME TO PATCH THE TUBE? IS IT WORTH THE SALT TO WRESTLE WITH A PIG? WHEN ONLY ONE CARES ENOUGH ABOUT THE FILTH… TO ROLL THE SLEEVES BEFORE THEY CROUCH AND START TO DIG IN THE CHANGING DAYS… THAT LIVE UPON US…. WE’RE FINDING WAYS TO MAKE A WINDOW FROM THE WALLS SO THEY CAN SEE, HOW WE CAN BE AND THERE’S NO NEED TO SCALP THIS SHOW THAT’S MEANT FOR ALL SO WE CALL TO YOU THE WEARY MASSIVE TO SEE THAT DARK IS JUST THE LIGHT BEFORE THE SWITCH BECAUSE IT’S US ALSO KNOWN AS YOU THAT NEEDS TO PUT IN TIME TO FINALLY CHANGE OUR SITCH I’M LOOKING FORWARD… I’M LOOKING FORWARD… YEAH, I’M LOOKING FORWARD… I’M LOOKING FORWARD… Copyright 2017 KING OF THE GODS MUSIC
Henry Navarro - Beneath The Surface (Cole Odin Remix)
Henry Navarro - Beneath The Surface (Cole Odin Remix)Here's my remix for Henry Navarro's acid-house/disco jam. I (naturally) gave it a psyche-rock treatment that accentuates the acid line, adds in some swirly synths, and percussive tremors that kick this deep into the night. Thanks to Henry and Jeffrey from Subplot Recordings for the stems and support! Written by Henry Navarro and Cole Odin Berggren Produced by Henry Navarro and Cole Odin Berggren Mixed and arranged by Cole Odin Berggren Copyright 2020 King of the Gods Music
Robert Taylor - Savage (Cole Odin Remix) FINAL
Robert Taylor - Savage (Cole Odin Remix) FINALHere's my remix of Robert Taylor's "Savage", which is coming out on Subplot Recordings in July. His acidic throbber is a beast, but for my take on it, I wanted to slow it down a bit. I'm still keeping the acid vibes, only for this ride, it chugs at 105bpm, with a climbing bass line and chopped vocal samples. Grooooovaaay.....
Life's All Good (Ownership Edit)
Life's All Good (Ownership Edit)My rework of the classic... Tripped out, space-funk, chug rock!
DJ Set from It's A New Day/Breakfast of Champions 2020
DJ Set from It's A New Day/Breakfast of Champions 2020I was honored to rock a daytime set (2-3pm) on one of the stages at this years It's a New Day/Breakfast of Champions block party. It wasn't recorded but I loved the set so much I wanted to redo it. Enjoy the New Year everyone! Track list... "Bird" - TIME (FR) "Yeah Yeah (Instrumental)" - Bodyrox "Topdown" - Channel Tres "Snake Charmer" - Bag Raiders "Batucada" - MR TC "State Trooper (Trentemoller Rework)" - Bruce Springsteen "Red Right Hand (A Rio Lobotomy Op)" - Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds "Are You Anywhere?" - Padded Cell "Dawn's Approaching" (Psychemagik Remix) - Cole Odin "Judge Not (Ray Mang Reprise)" - Phenomenal Handclap Band "Rock the Joint (Reverso 68 Remix)" - Wild Rumpus w/ Beardyman "Mr. Concerto (Extension)" - Jex Opolis "Bird" - TIME (FR) "It's a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock and Roll)" - AC/DC
Dawn's Approaching (C.J. Larsen & Trev Campbell Remix)
Dawn's Approaching (C.J. Larsen & Trev Campbell Remix)SF promoter, DJ and producer, CJ Larson teams up with label head Trev Campbell to deliver a chugging mid-tempo grooving take on Cole Odin's track. With hints of acid, psyche rock and deep house riding atop a steady house beat, it pumps and breathes through the vocal refrain. All music, lyrics and production by Cole Odin Copyright 2015 King of the Gods Music
Dawn's Approaching (Psychemagik Remix)
Dawn's Approaching (Psychemagik Remix)It is my honor to share this amazing remix of "Dawn's Approaching" by super friends and family, Psychemagik. Their take slings the psyche-rawk-balearica into majestic, blippity-bloopity, tech-house territory. Bravo dudes! Released in digital August 9th, 2019 on Das Sind Wir recordings All music, lyrics and production by Cole Odin Copyright 2015 King of the Gods Music
Dawn's Approaching (Shhhh Dub MIx)
Dawn's Approaching (Shhhh Dub MIx)If Spiritualized did a balearic sunrise party... this might be right at home. A hypnotic (mostly) instrumental... removing the comments section. Released in digital format on August 9th, 2019 on Das Sind Wir recordings. Vinyl to be released early 2020! All music & lyrics written, performed, produced and mixed by Cole Odin Berggren. Copyright 2018 King of the Gods Music. BMI All rights reserved
Tone of Arc - Bottom Of The Sea (Cole Odin's Remix Of Arc)
Tone of Arc - Bottom Of The Sea (Cole Odin's Remix Of Arc)Out now on SF label, Das Sind Wir! I'm proud to have put my spin on this fantastic new tune from my good friend, Derrick Boyd (aka TONE OF ARC). In this remix (aside from the switching up of the arrangement), I've played some live drums and dirty synths to sink this deep-house, psyche-rawk beast straight to the Bottom of the Sea. 'Twas an honor to be a part of it! Mucho thanks to Tom Coveney (aka Thomaas Banks) of Psychemagik for the extra mix assistance!
Wake (Rock version- ruff mix 9/21/14)
Wake (Rock version- ruff mix 9/21/14)Here is a rough mix of an old song recorded during the Ownership band era. It's about loss (in particular my sister, and how I dealt with it), and it's framed in a story about the irony of daydreaming that you're watching your own funeral, but not being able to capitalize on the ego-driven elements of seeing how you'd be perceived if people knew you were gone. We used to play it to close our sets, and would dedicate it to friends who had passed (R.I.P. Donovan Pugh & Giselle Ayala). I think the reason we never "finished" it (with a proper mix) was due to Achint moving back to India and Neil leaving the band. It was one of the first bass lines I wrote and the lyrics were some of my first as well. This song has great emotional energy, and was one of my favorites to play live, so I thought I would put it out for people to hear... It's from the same session that produced "Place to Live", and "The Unfortunate State of my Affair's Affairs" (which is currently unreleased, but I'll be posting that soon as well). Recorded by Lance DeSardi in 2013, featuring Cole Odin (Vocals, drums, and other bits of production), Jamel Markx (Keyboards), Neil Gray (Bass), and Achint Thakkar (Guitar), with extra guitar by Brett Chulada. LYRICS: I WAS DAYDREAMING OF MY EVENTUAL LEAVING FROM THIS EARTH, WHICH FOR WHAT IT'S WORTH WAS GREAT, I HAD A BLAST I CARRIED ON AND LIVED REAL FAST, AND NOW ALL MY FRIENDS AND LOVED ONES ARE CRUSHED AND CRYING THEY'RE MOANING "WHY OH WHY OH WHY OH WHY WOULD YOU TAKE HIM FROM OUR HOME?!?" YOU STEAL THE GOOD, YET YOU LEAVE THE BAD ALONE AND I'M SMILING, LOOKING OVER AND COMPILING A LIST OF OF THOSE REALLY WHO LOVED ME... TOOK THE TIME AND GOT TO KNOW ME... TAKING TALLY, COUNTING TEARS, SHOOTING THE GALLERY WITH IMAGES OF SUCH SORROW I'LL REMEMBER THIS TOMORROW I WONDER WHAT THEY WOULD SAY, IF THEY KNEW IT WAS MY LAST DAY I GUESS I'LL LEARN FROM THIS SLUMBER WAKE AND TAKE MY FEELINGS FROM DOWN UNDER AND TELL THE ONES THAT REALLY MATTER ONCE I WAKE AND COME DOWN OFF THIS LADDER NOW HERE'S THE CRUELEST JOKE THE ANSWER TO MY EGO STROKE AS I DIE WHILE IN MY SLEEP AND CRY DRY TEARS I CANNOT WEEP A SISTER, A SIFU... THE WATT SPARKS THE LIGHT! A BEACON, TO RUN TO... CROSSHAIRS IN THE SIGHT! A BUCKLEY, A BROWSKI... MY INESCAPABLE PLIGHT! THICKENED SKIN COMES, AND I LEARN FROM, IT MIGHT EVEN SPARK MY FIGHT! COPYRIGHT KING OF THE GODS 2008
Changelings (Instrumental Guitar Mix)
Changelings (Instrumental Guitar Mix)Changelings is a psyche-rock-infused, mid-tempo, dub-tech-house song that teeters on a lurching beat, while a moody, brooding bass line rumbles atop it. This is the guitar-featured take on this dark-wave chugger... Written by Cole Odin All instruments performed by Cole Odin Mixed (with love) by Dave Aju
Changelings (Instrumental Synth Mix)
Changelings (Instrumental Synth Mix)Changelings is a psyche-rock-infused, mid-tempo, dub-tech-house song that teeters on a lurching beat, while a moody, brooding bass line rumbles atop it. Written by Cole Odin All instruments performed by Cole Odin Mixed (with love) by Dave Aju
SixishSixish is just that... Flirting between 6/4 and 4/4 time, Sixish is a unique, left-field dance-floor groover that straddles the lines between psychedelic rock and tech house (like if Tool collaborated with Syclops)... Download available at Bandcamp! http://ownership.bandcamp.com/track/sixish
Jeff's Golden Age (Ownership Rework)
Jeff's Golden Age (Ownership Rework)Jeff's solo.... now Jeff's with band! An acoustic jam on a Led Zep tune turns into an acoustic, synth funk, downtempo chugger. "Sooner or later the weirdos'll show up"... Yup.
People Out There (Thumbless Handshake Dub)
People Out There (Thumbless Handshake Dub)"People Out There" is a political outburst, so I wanted to make a version that kept it civil (somewhat). Think Public Enemy's "Black Steel in the Hour of Chaos" if done by Animal Collective and Queens of the Stone Age...
Dawn's ApproachingA dub-influenced bass line ebbs with a beat that doesn't ever break, while falsetto vocals swirl around a calling for hope, that recognizes change. The song reminds me of Spiritualized, if they did a balearic, deep house track. FALL IN LINE… REUNITE DAWN’S APPROACHING (AND IT’S GONNA BE BRIGHT) All music & lyrics written, performed, produced and mixed by Cole Odin Berggren. Released in digital format on August 12th, 2019 on Das Sind Wir recordings. Vinyl to be released early 2020! Copyright 2015 King of the Gods Music. BMI All rights reserved
DRIVING (Dark Deserted Highway Mix)
DRIVING (Dark Deserted Highway Mix)A scatter-filled dark, electro-tech driver, aptly named "Driving". No vox, just some melodic brooding....