I’ve always wanted to create a new genre based on expressing the curiosities found in astronomy like the unique mysteries of Mars, the colossal storms that swirl across Jupiter or Saturn’s giant and iconic rings. Shoe Maker-Levy 9 is the first of my Cosmic style and features a tenor ukulele playing a continuous rhythm expressing the outer storm bands of gas giant planets, a concert uke playing an accompanying funk rhythm for the smaller bands and cajon laying down a linear beat to complete the style. There is also an element of story telling in this style too. The artwork on this song expresses the Cosmic style.
It was July 2010 and I was unemployed for two months and went to take an exam for assistance through Michigan Rehabilitation. It was on that day that I learned that I was High Functioning Autistic. The diagnoses was a huge relief because it answered a ton of questions, memories and experiences I had the first 22 years of my personal life. It also brought back memories of the struggles I had keeping up with people in class, dealing with bullies, name calling, hatred, and even teachers who would loose their cool with me in public classrooms. I had relief to know that I was not intellectually “stupid” as many would call me, or a “retard”. About five years before that it was my senior year in high school, and I made a decision to “succeed” and work hard to achieve something. I earned a 4.0 grade point average for the first time ever! It meant a lot deep down. That same year I began listening to music and realized that it was a huge passion and not just playing video games thinking it was the only skill I had. I wrote and produced this song to simply say have a voice and identity. Be yourself and it will set you free no matter what disability you have, or how people act toward you.
Colossal View Of The Solar System is a set I have been working on for over eight years! A long time to get it to where it is but a little help from my friends made it happen…well an I Pad, Ukes, Cajons and a Bamboo Sax. The set is about a vision I had, like others, about a human inhabited solar system with cities from Venus to Uranus. A space traveler, with no name, is adopted at the age of one by a hipster mom and dad and is encouraged to travel the planets and be the first to Neptune, and find love to help him along the way. My heart and soul as an artist and musician went into this set now finally finished!
The Planetary Traveller is my first set posted to Soundcloud back in 2010. The album explores space art nostalgia and electronic music styles of the past, present and future. My heart and soul for electronic music was put into this set from breakbeat tracks to humming instrumentals of futuristic space sounds all wrapped into one.