Upbeat Folk

Well, I didn’t place in the 8Dio 2015 Stand Out Contest with my last post, but here’s the latest from the studio. This carefree track reminds me of a bluesy beach party or casual road trip. Enjoy, and merry Christmas and happy New Year! (image modified from Pixabay)

8Dio 2015 Stand Out Contest Submission: “Winter Siege”

The calm of an early winter morning is shattered as a sentry spots the approaching army. Every man is called to his station to defend the fortress. Will they survive the winter siege? My submission to the 8Dio 2015 Stand Out Contest, “Winter Siege,” features the 8Dio Bazantar both melodically and percussively. The lead melody Read more about 8Dio 2015 Stand Out Contest Submission: “Winter Siege”[…]

“Metropolis At Midnight” Release

A reflective piece that evokes images of riding the train at night in a sprawling metropolis. Featuring piano, bass, synth pads, light drums, and a synth lead that sounds like an EWI (Electronic Wind Instrument), “Metropolis At Midnight” is similar in sound to the Final Fantasy video games or Vangelis’ Blade Runner soundtrack, perfect for Read more about “Metropolis At Midnight” Release[…]

“Lounge Chair Holiday” Release

“Lounge Chair Holiday” is a funky laidback groove featuring drums, upright bass, jazz guitar, vibraphone, and a good old B3 organ. Reminiscent of acid jazz (think Medeski, Martin, Scofield, and Wood – listen here), hip hop (think G. Love & Special Sauce), trip hop, and downtempo lounge, this piece would be good for chilled-out soundtracks, Read more about “Lounge Chair Holiday” Release[…]