Hip Hop: Lost
This is a song I made with a great friend and bandmate of mine Adiambo Riley (vocals). We were all just gathered at his place one night taking turns throwing down riffs at the keyboard when I stumbled into the piano hook of this song. I also layed the guitar down in the bridge. I just love the flow and feel we managed to spontaneously create in that session.
Jazz: Brief Respite Outside the City
This is an old piece that I remixed recently. Jazzy, and featuring a few progressive meters, I approached this song from a very stealthy studio standpoint. I wanted the drums to sound localized in space and unprocessed, I wanted the piece to have a lot of depth and ambiance. I love how natural the mix turned out, and it's a great example of when starting with less can give you so much more.
Progressive Rock: Merchants & Liars
This piece of music means a lot to me. I wrote it with my old prog band, Hot Cognition, and I find it really encapsulates what I love about progressive rock. It's the first time I ever wrote a string trio, the first time I recruited extra musicians to record, it's one of the first mixes I started having real fun in, and it's one of the first times I wrote lyrics. So, I hope you like it with all its weirdness and eccentricities.
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Electronic: Walls (cover)
A cover of 'Walls' by Beck on his album Modern Guilt. This was an electronic music experiment, seeing how I could reinterpret the song as a new genre. I made and mixed this in Logic, using mostly Logic instruments. My friend Adiambo Riley came through to track vocals with me for this number.
Psychedelic Rock: Hey You (cover)
I feel like I shouldn't have to introduce Pink Floyds epic 'Hey You' from The Wall. But here is a cover of it by my wife and I. I just really wanted a chance to use my 7 stringed Chinese Zither (Guqin) in something modern, so I used it to pay homage to the fretless bass solo in the original. I'm a huge Floyd fan, and the change from Minor to Major will always be haunting in this song.
String Arranging: Clocks (cover)
Here is a quick string arrangement I made to demo some virtual string instruments. I picked Clocks by Coldplay so I could ask others what they thought about this instantly recognizable tune. I always try to arrange strings following the principles of Bach's chorale arrangement (SATB). Did I mention I'm addicted to counterpoint?