Michael Reyes McCrain / TuffBuilt
Growing up in Houston during the late 70’s and early 80’s was a colorful time in music for me. I became very influenced by the ambient and progressiveness of the time’s Sound. I was always listening to the angst and emotion of Dark Wave. As the time’s changed, so did the Sound of each decade, yet I continued to follow the moodier side of The Wave. Today, I would have to say that my sound belongs to ethereal side of Electronica and Trance. As far as describing who I sound like becomes difficult because I follow no path of a certain genre. Music is an emotion to me, so each track is a little different from the other.
From the Cocteau Twins to Enigma to Pink Floyd to Slowdive, the groove and ambient beats formed by Rock and Roll, Rhythm and Blues, Classical and Symphonica, to the aggressive Punk Rock stage of Anarchy and distaste for Corrupt Power, to the flambouyant Disco Arena, the kaleidascope of music transcended into what you are now listening to, as it is interpreted by me. Music to me is a Universal Language that is shared by so many people across this Globe, because through music, the One can become collective with the Many.
My music is mainly instrumental and predominately without lyrics although slight vocals are adlibbed or dubbed within the track. The best way to put it, is that I create music that is reflective to a personal soundtrack. Though this Sound may not be for everyone, I hope there are still those who can Understand where my Sound is coming from. For it is a Feeling from Within.
With much Love -