Seeker & the Flame
Arotae's rich melodic soundscapes are broadly influenced and are sure to speak to many different people. Arotae, however, does not stop with the ear drum. He brings the artistic expression to the eyes. With abstract three dimensional art, he creates a world in which his music thrives and embraces a new dimension of life. Finding music inherent in his blood, Arotae pursued percussion, woodwind, keys and voice. The broad range of personality and tone of the guitar, however, gave birth to a strong desire to create his own music. He began his early compositions on the Boss DR-5 drum machine (for a backup band). He later discovered he could accomplish with software his ultimate means of musical expression. Arotae needed an unhindered method to express the poetic heart, cultural interest and many hours of philosophical contemplation. His new found method of composing music with software allowed him to use every instrument and note like a paint brush. Arotae is the Greek word that essentially means "The Art Of". Why choose this name? In Arotae's world, life is an art. So, with his sense of holistic artistic expression he hopes those who enjoy his work are as broad and deep as his influences.