Studio Improvements

Trying to make money with my music business in order to live and to repair my teeth means that business expenses have to happen sometimes. While working on the new Kirrivath album I noticed my mixing headphones were dead: no bass, at all. They’re still very crisp in the...

When One Door Closes

Another opens. Recently, I’ve broken two teeth – they snapped off right at the gumline while I was eating, and due to the changes in airflow I can’t play flute any longer. (At least not until it’s fixed.) Well, turns out all my teeth are broken and the estimate...

FAWM Over, Working on New Album

Looks like an instrumental concept album for Kirrivath is shaping up! It’s more Ambient than World Fusion this time around – but of course my beloved tribal drums must happen. (Even when I’m using rock drum samples.) Also happy to have worked out more of my studio process and...

FAWM2016 Journal #1

Prior to FAWM, I took part in a mini-contest via the iPad Musicians group on Facebook, and entered the first iPad track I’ve been happy to release publicly. Isolation Tower is an ambient scifi piece made in mostly Nanostudio. The RPM/FAWM Warmup Challenge was sponsored by the Olympia Noise...

FAWM Preparations

Ages ago in the history of the internet, I heard of a wonderful community effort that started in 2004, a challenge to write 14 original songs during the month of February. Everyone who passes that milestone is a winner, and everyone who takes part finds a supportive community of amazing,...