Hotel Neon review

One of the wonderful things about being an independent musician these days is the online community that you can start building and getting involved in. You can meet and become friends with so many people doing similar things without even meeting them face-to-face. It’s like the world has opened up to us. We are no…

Where’s the mystery?

The time has never been better for independent  musicians to be releasing their own music. With all of the tools that we have on hand to distribute and promote ourselves for very little financial output it is almost becoming too easy. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Tunecore, you name it, there are so many options for putting…

BREAKER by Soundiron

A little while ago, I was asked to do a beta test demo for Soundiron for a new instrument called Breaker. It’s an interesting little beast designed for creating your own breakbeats. Specifically nice fat, dirty beats. On their site it’s described as “electro-organic: authentic and yet electronic in sound but organically playable.” What they’ve done with…

Guitar Rig vs. Amplitube 3

I am a guitarist but I actually don’t use the “proper” guitar setup. Space is limited where I live and sound isolation would be a major issue. So over the years I’ve been working with amp simulations and I can say that, for me at least, they are amazing. They are flexible, extensive and sound…

some of my recording process

I released my 3rd orbit over luna ep in March and I thought I’d bring you behind-the-scenes a little bit to show you some of my recording process. I’m gong to be using the track ‘Miyajima Water Fireworks (宮島水中花火)’ from the “広島/宮島 – Hiroshima​/​Miyajima” ep. If you’ve never heard my music before, you’ll soon hear…