Here are the projects that I feel best convey who I am as a musician. I’ve tried to compress this list as much as possible, and I’m leaving some things out that I am proud of, but you can find those on the rest of this website.
Hear the air
On my skin
The bottle's out
Now it's my turn
I know what it's like to meet the end
I can feel the heart of a dear friend
Why didn't you keep going?
All for me
I wish I had
I wrote and recorded all of the instruments and vocals on this song. This was the last song I wrote before school started for the 2019-2020 school year. I was happy with the parts that I wrote so I decided to record it in my home studio with a little help on gain staging drums from Charlie Dowden, the guitarist in my primary band, Various Artists.
Never Count The Cost
Charlie initially wrote this for his first band, Time Heist, but they refused to play it in its entirety, so he brought it to Various Artists. I worked with him on composing drum parts for every part of the song, which took several hours. I am especially proud of my pseudo-drum solo at 13:40. Charlie left the MIDI drums in the demo he made empty in this part because he wanted the drums to go as wild as possible, so I did my best to emulate that.
Not Sure Yet
I wrote the first 7 minutes of this song, and initially ended it there, but I’m so glad I didn’t because the outro, starting at around 12:00 is probably the best part I’ve ever written. The two primary riffs in the outro are based on the looped riff throughout the solo section. I also used a 6:7 polyrhythm to transition into the final part with me playing a basic 4/4 beat on the china cymbal and snare, but I played the 7/8 rhythm with the guitar and bass on my bass drum. I recorded this with Charlie Dowden and Ethan Labouisse (Various Artists) in the church that I work at on Sundays. We had a lot of fun, and I hope we can do it again some time in the future.