New Re:Create Remix Album Out!

I am excited to share with you all my newest album coming out March 24th 2015. The album is a collection of remixes made from the original album Tides of Twilight came out on Merkaba Music late last year. It got amazing traction with the art / story book that came with it. Even before that album came out though I was talking to musicians about collaborating on a remix album. I knew I wanted to work with some musicians to see how they would blend my concepts into new works. It helps you see through a different lens a wider story.

I am absolutely thrilled at every remix. I love the wide range of genera’s in this album. I love how Bogtrotter took it to the deep dark glitch hop realms. In contrast Drumsyder brings a sold world influenced vibe that makes me think of a candle lite belly dancer. I cannot express how deeply I appreciate all the artists.

 

If you like the music and want to support, then share the album with friends. Share a link on Facebook and lets help spread the word.  Thanks so much to everyone involved. I hope you enjoy the new remixes.

Sharing your Tracks and Creating Live Packs

Collaborating with your music is such an amazing experience. It lets you bring new perspectives to your tracks, outsource to other musicians to use their strengths, and it’s just straight up fun as hell. Ableton Live is a great platform to collaborate with, but it takes some knowledge. It’s really frustrating when you get that “Media Files Missing” or  “Missing external Plugin” notification when you open a file. That’s why I made the (aq) Sharing Files PDF.

Here are some example pages from the Free PDF.

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Tides of Twilight is out now!

 am happy to announce the new album, Tides of Twilight, was just released! Tides of Twilight is a deep journey that moves from soft caressing waves to undulating currents. The album takes the listener on an immersive journey through their own mythos.

Album now released world wide on Kalya Scintilla’s record label MERKABA MUSIC!

Stream and Download it here: https://subaqueous.bandcamp.com/album/tides-of-twilight

The album is also a part of an online epic. The album was created hand in hand with a story that moves the listener on a tale of strife and renewal. You can read the full story, experience the art, and stream the whole album here: http://tidesoftwilight.com/

Artwork below from the Tale of Tides of Twilight.

MORE INFO ON THE ALBUM:

Here are some links to what people are saying about the album:

The first thought I had as the bass in “Insistent Shades” entered was that this might be a lost Pink Floydtrack from the Meddle sessions. Then the dub infused beats dropped, and the complex modulation routings took me away from the stale office I was sitting in to a sunny and joyous place. – Frank Heiss from Lost in Sound

The album opens up with ‘Insistent Shades’ featuring Kalpatura Tree it switches between psy-dub and world music creating a wonderful dream-like ambience. ‘Depth of Field’ leans more towards IDM but retains the soothing ambience and eastern instruments…  Reviewed by Woodzee

Watch the trailer video to learn more about the release. Or see what people are talking about on the Facebook Event Page.

By | November 17th, 2014|Producers Blog, Subaqueous News, Events and Music|0 Comments

Numatik Remix Winner Announced

2 months ago I joined up with Mycelium Music for a remix competition for Numatik, an amazing up and coming artist. I helped support with some prizes and help with the event. Today the winner was announced.

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The winner of the contest was Charlie Bartlett, aka False Identity

I asked Charlie about his music and here is what he said:

I’ve been playing instruments and into music since I was about 5, both my parents are musicians, early influences were pink Floyd, the doors, and led zep. I discovered electronic music through Ott and Shulman when I was about 17-18 and instantly fell in love and had to learn how to make music like that and so about 6 years on now it’s working out pretty well and still learning loads of sweet new things and tricks

I also asked him about his process with this particular remix. He had some awesome words to share:

As for the remix, its the 3rd one I’ve done. I only started giving them a go earlier this year and it was sooo much fun. Loads of awesome sounds to chop up, warp, mangle and recreate as well as all totally usable in their original form. Basically, started off just throwing a few of the stems in, seeing which bits I wanted to use and arranging them with a simple beat and bassline. From there was just a matter of playing around with extra sounds, different beats, etc til I had the whole tune. The double speed dnbish bit at the end was intended from the start really, had been wanting to do that for ages! And finally, it took me about 2-3 weeks to write (as I work a full time job) maybe 60-70 hours actually writing and mixing.

This was a great remix event and I am glad to help out and be apart of it. Check out Numatik music and False Identity. These guys are making some deep and trippy music.

By | October 13th, 2014|Producers Blog, Subaqueous News, Events and Music|0 Comments

New Remix of Akara’s Track Projection

I am so honored to finally share this. About a year back Akara asked me to do a remix of the track. I have been able to play this at festivals this summer, and was so excited to share it online. The original always moved me so deeply and it was an honor to blend in some of my own craft and interpretation.

Original Track: akaramusic.bandcamp.com/track/project…album-version

By | August 18th, 2014|Producers Blog, Subaqueous News, Events and Music|0 Comments

Numatik Remix Competition

One of the most amazing things about Electronic music is our ability to collaborate across borders, space, and time. A lot of producers don’t jam with other musicians live, but they can grab stems from someone and craft them into an amazing remix.

I am proud to be apart of such an endeavor. Numatik creates deep and flowing music from Asheville USA. I got to perform with him at Kinnection Campout this year and he blew me away.  Numatik teamed up with the not for profit label Mycelium music and myself to create a remix contest. You can download the stems and shape your own track from them.  Winners will get a private one on one class with me, and $100 worth of Live Packs and Samples.

Check out the lush track here:

To download the stems and join the contest clink the image below or go to http://myceliummusic.com/contests.

Constantly Building the (aq) Composition Toolkit

A few weeks ago I released the (aq) Composition Toolkit. This Live Pack shows a collection of Arrangements and Compositions to help with songwriting. It is made to easily drag and drop in the track you are making. Easy and quick way to add inspiration to the writing process.

New Compositions for the Live Pack

Over the week I have been asked to add a few more tracks to the pack. I spent some time looking at more “alternative rock” tracks from artist like Radiohead, Tool, and Coldplay.  I then added there arrangements to the pack.

The reason I bring this up is to show off a cool new feature of the new website design. Once and a while I will update a love pack. Either for my own improvement, request, or updating for new versions.  If you have ever ordered the live pack in the past you will be able to download the new version through logging into “my account”.

If you ordered the (aq) Composition Toolkit you can not download version 2 to add these 4 new arrangements to your repertoire.  I am so glad I have developed the site to be able to constantly be expanding these live sets for you.

There is a free video / live set that walks through the technique in this blog.  Feel free to check it out, request songs you would like to see in the Toolkit as well.

 

Changing The World With Mushrooms and Music

Music has the ability to move the soul, convey deep emotion, and present abstract ideas in such a graceful form. I am honored to be a part of a group of musicians that have used their craft to help support a much needed cause of bioremediation in the Amazon.

Mycelium Music is a collective of producers from around the world that have been inspired by the mycelial networks of the Pacific Northwest. They have released multiple compilation and albums. 100% of the proceeds going to the non-profit Amazon Mycorenewal Project.

Last week, on the solstice, I was a part of the Mycelium Music’s 4th Compilation.  Along side amazing musicians like Moon Frog,  Anchor Hill, Halo Refuser, and Drumspyder. Honored to be a part of the group and love using our expression to make such a positive change. Check out the new Subaqueous track featuring guitar by my long friend D’answer IsLove. Support the amazing work of Mycelium Music and Amazon Mycorenewal Project by getting a copy of the Mycelium Music Compilation Vol. 4.
http://myceliummusic.com/

http://amazonmycorenewal.org/

https://myceliummusic.bandcamp.com/

By | June 26th, 2014|Producers Blog, Subaqueous News, Events and Music|1 Comment
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