When I was in high school my dad worked at a television studio so I was able to sneak in at nights and use the recording equipment to put down my first recordings on tape. Since then I’ve spent the past 20 years recording albums of my music ranging in style from “grunge” (because I was a teenager living in Seattle during the 90’s) to progressive rock to electronic pop to ambient instrumental soundscapes. I’ve played on a few movie soundtracks including the SPY KIDS movies, and my musical interpretation of Pi and other mathematical constants have been featured on NPR, CNN, and CBS, and have over a million views on YouTube.
I've been writing the material for this record for the past few years. One of the songs is over six years old, and some of them are just a few weeks old, so it's really capturing my work right up to the present day. The music is a blend of folk and singer/songwriter, with touches of ambient field recording and sound design. Piano mixed with violins, banjo with a vintage CASIO. Hope and melancholy connect in subjects ranging from regret, doubt and loss, to confession, honesty and redemption. It's me coming to terms with my own mediocrity in the harsh face of stardom. Oh wait, that's Almost Famous.
I've started the recording process at home, but I'm excited to take it to the next level, in the studio with great analog gear, and collaborating with an engineer and other great musicians to add drums, bass, and even some orchestral instrumentation like violin, cello, and flute. But don't worry, I won't go overboard, if it's one thing I've learned in the last 20 years as a musician, it's that SPACE is key.