Reading Rhymes is my latest full length release. Usually I brainstorm concepts, ideas, motives, styles, and approach before I go in to a work. This is truly evident in my in Searching Wonder Release of 2010 where I was more or less going for the pop rock post punk kind of setting. I still like to keep my collections a little outside the cusp of a pure genre so there are clearly electroacoustic and electronic elements to that work. Alot of times the best way to go about completing an album is to set a length goal, write 2 to 3 times that goal and then confine down to what you originally set. This leaves out a lot of songs, but really is the best way to piece together something meaningful uplifting and suitable to your subject matter and content. I am constantly writing and putting two and two together so I like to use this practice. The major downsides are you need to have outsider perspectives when making your selections. It's good to emerge yourself in to your work to really sell your points and give validity to your convictions, it's just really hard to step back once you're in. Social Networks are a good starting point, but if you have honest friends that are close to you, that seems to be great, it's just everyone has their unique taste so really playing it for as many people as possible is key.
Reading Rhymes is the ultimate example of my selective works process. I've been writing much much music in the past 3 years and to keep things fresh I like exploring new styles of play, textures, and intricacies in counterpoint as well as harmony. I released some tunes to the various music outlets to get a certain sense of feedback, as well as to friends, and really 3 years ago is when my songwriting picked up and I started piecing together more serious styles and rhymes. It was clear that I had some pieces that could be played. "By the Morning Light" was played at wlfc radio station in Ohio a college station, and I kept that somewhat behind closed doors until now. "Atonement" has been my number one song for quite some time now and I've been waiting to release this track for 2 years. This overall collection of songs is what I feel to be my most selective, widest range of genres, intricate dimensionally, and focused universally. The album is available to stream at a number of places, please give it a chance, and thanks for reading!