Surfing the Solar Winds
I consider the genre to be progressive electronic rock or "progtronic rock". The music is influenced by old Rush (Hemispheres is a favorite album of mine) and J.S. Bach (I particularly like Don Dorsey's realization of the fugue from J.S. Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D Minor). Of course, ultimately, I like to think the music is fairly original. This album has been a work in progress for over fifteen (15) years. The first pieces I composed, Broken Light and Fugen Daaz, were more synthesizer based. On my most recent pieces, Harmonic Propulsion and Trick or Trick, I mixed aggressive guitars with synthesizers, bass and drums to accomplish the sound I was looking for. As reflected on the liner notes, I used a wide variety of software synthesizers, samplers, and effects, although some hardware synthesizers were also used. As also noted on the liner notes, I wrote, arranged, performed, mixed and produced everything on the album, though I did send it out for professional mastering. A few of my pieces have been included in various independent compilation albums. In addition, Blitzkrieg and Equilibrium were demonstration pieces for some of the software used on those compositions. Although not specifically related to this album, I was also a beta tester on Toontracks' EZDrummer software, which I used on my most recent pieces. By the way, in my "real life" I am a labor lawyer based in Jericho, Long Island. I hope you enjoy Surfing the Solar Winds.