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New song from upcoming album

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Here is one of the bonus tracks from my upcoming album. The name of the song is This Mystery.

This song features a coalescence of two prominent Oriental instruments, the Koto and the Shamisen. I tried to capture a mysterious atmosphere and infuse it with violin/orchestral tracks, and the result was this song. I think it is a very good effort, and I certainly hope you will be pleased with it. Enjoy…

I’m still here. For the long haul.

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I admit it’s been a while since I updated the site. Sometimes life becomes convoluted and takes up so much of our time that we forget the important things. I haven’t forgotten.

The music never stopped. As a matter of fact, I’ve since finished another entire album and am again halfway through a new one.

If one thing is constant, it is the pain that all of us feel. It is part of who we are, why we do what we do. It helps to drive us. The problem is that a lot of us do not know how to control it and it drives us to do all the wrong things. And hurt each other in the process.

I wish I could stand here and tell you life is peachy. It’s not. Everyone is searching for that inner (and outer) peace, but it is ever elusive. We are all just pulling shades over our eyes to temporarily mask the sadness. It doesn’t work. You need an outlet.

And this is the reason for my music. It’ll continue.

I’m in the process of moving back to this site, as it’s improved, and quite frankly is a better platform for publicizing my music. I will continue to release more information on the new album, which will be coming out in a month or two.

Thanks for all your support and kind words. I will reward you in the best way, and with the best music.

active soon

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As this month comes to a close, I find myself thinking more and more of how my next album is going to shape up. The ideas come so fast and overflow so easily; I find it hard to contain myself, but I have to…

So quiet, so very quiet now
So quiet, so very quiet now

This is going to be a great upcoming musical project. Yamaha just released lots of updates for the Motif XS, which will only help me in my endeavor. Some of the things that they released, such as new drum sounds, only serve to provide the basis for my musical experimentation.

In the meantime, I have narrowed down to 2 names for my current album’s title. Also, working on getting the thing copyrighted so I can release it to the world.

Good things to come, really good. At the expense of my feelings, so be it. Stay tuned. A rollercoaster wave of  music is coming soon!!!

Music as a language…

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Me in the studio
In the studio

I’ve always thought of music as a language. A way for us to communicate. Sometimes, I call it the “universal language”. Right?

Well, I am new to making music professionally. My weapon of choice? The Yamaha Motif XS. All my new music is created, arranged, composed, and mastered on this wonderful piece of equipment.

My main influence? Yanni. Back when he was doing “real” (non-vocal) style music. I love his instrumentals; always have, always will. The new stuff? Not so much.

Growing up in the 80s, I have all the influences of the big artists at that time: MJ (RIP), Journey (back when they had Steve Perry), Toto, you name it. I like to dip into an eclectic nostalgia time to time and get some inspiration.

Well enough talk for now. Hang tight with me while I find a way to upload my music to this thing…