Music links are along the left side. Suggested listening would be “I Don’t Care”, “Their Story”, “Ignatius”, “Strong Love”, and “Have I Thanked You” for starters. If you enjoy more guitar oriented instrumental stuff then you might check out “Something Coming” (cool “rude” tones and some of my most intense playing), “The Next Step”, “In 20 Years Pt2”, and “Maneuver #5” (intense but the production has never been to my liking). “The In Between” is pretty experimental/trippy but an interesting listen all the same. I also produced a death metal album roughly 4 or 5 years ago that still sounds amazing. The artist was “Forest of Witchery”. Again, all links are at the left side of the blog page. Have a listen and report back when you get a chance. Much appreciated!
Most of my personal stuff is older since I keep getting people coming around wanting me to do production jobs and so I keep having to put my stuff on the back-burner for the time being. If I ever hit a slow season I think I’d like to just write for a while and then do some pre-production of my own ideas. I have a million ideas floating around in my head but so little time to do them justice. Plus, work-for-hire jobs actually pay the bills, whereas I can’t pay myself to work on my own stuff. You either have time or money, but seldom both at the same time. The Danny First stuff is my most recent stuff production-wise. He had ten songs that we recorded skeleton tracks for last summer (just acoustic guitar, harmonica, scratch vocals, tambourine, and a click track) and I’ve been whittling away at them ever since. Four down, six more to go. He has pretty much given me creative license as a producer to build them up as I see fit (with the exception of one song called “Each Day” that he wanted sparse and polished as little as possible) and so he has been my guinea pig throughout the process which has been pretty fun. I also just did a rush jingle job for a local politician for regional radio airplay for her upcoming re-election, so that was fun and was a nice shot in the arm. So hopefully I will get some good references from that here locally for more jobs on the side. Then at some point I need to hide in my studio for a few months and make my own album or two. But until then I have an equipment wishlist that needs financing…
Again, nice singing. Made me think of Massive Attack’s “Mezzanine” album a little bit (which in my world is a huge compliment) mixed with a little bit of Gnarls Barkley.
And not to steer you away from AutoTune, but have you messed with Melodyne? Way more powerful and can be used on everything from vocals to drums to bass parts, and this fall they are releasing the new DNA upgrade that will pitch correct things that are polyphonic (guitar chords, multiple singers on one mic, etc)… Once I bought Melodyne I was hooked and it has been worth every cent. Makes AutoTune look a bit childish IMHO.