These pieces are from my various rock, techno, and soundtrack projects that use guitars, basses, drums, and conventional pop songwriting. I’ve also included my arrangements of pop songs in this category.
I joined Of the North, a Milwaukee based folk band on cello! The band has played a handful of shows at the Milwaukee Public Market, Art Bar, and a few other venues. They have a 3-song EP currently recorded and are looking to record a full CD this Fall. I hope to use the versatility of the cello to add to their overall sound, and am greatly looking forward to performing again.
I’m quite proud of this new song I wrote and recorded for Else. This track really displays the metal influences while maintaining the strong bass lines and electronic layers that have defined the Else sound. I’m really proud of the key changes in the bridge of this one. Take a listen on ElseTheBand.com »
Another song that started off as an Else track, this heavy song is in drop D and 5/8. This song was sort of a flop in the Else playlist, but I knew it had potential. Some serious reworking of the guitar and bass tones, a new approach to the song order, and of course a heavy dose of electronics really turned this one around. Take a listen on aLifeElided.net »
I wrote and recorded a new song for Else this week. It, like most of the other Else tunes, has the clever name of the date it originated. I’m really hitting my stride with the Else songwriting technique, and I really hope we find the rest of the bandmates soon. Listen to the new song at ElseTheBand.com »
“We’re There” was originally an Else song, but was deemed to not truly be in the Else style. I rerecorded the guitar and bass parts with some different sounds, added new layers of drums and fx, and then finally wrote a melody over the top. It’s the first new ALE song in quite some time, and it’s good to be back. Take a listen on aLifeElided.net »
One of my favorites but an overall lesser known song from Bush, “Swallowed” was a lot of fun to arrange for quartet. The original has some interesting tertiary harmonies which I extended in some parts of the arrangement.
A new soundtrack to the classic horror/survival game, Silent Hill. Orchestral sounds are provided by EWQL Symphonic Gold, electronics from Absynth, and a few bass tracks were recorded with my trusty Fender Precision Deluxe.