I wanted to make music ever since I heard the soundtrack to Back to the Future. Since then, I have learned a lot about music and how it is made, yet I still have not managed to learn any musical instrument. I can program midi files however, so with the right plug-ins and samples, I am able to create music that comes from the depths of my heart.
Music is more than just sound. Music is something we feel, that emotes and portrays us. The music we listen to says more about us than any description could ever explain. An integral part of our culture and society, music speaks to us all. And I am happy and proud to be a part of the neverending process of expanding and broadening the musical experience.
My personal experience with creating music ranges from electronic to metal, from soundtracks to soundscapes. I write melodies and lyrics and perform said lyrics myself, whether alone or with the help of various singers and musicians. As of today, I have worked on over 150 songs and composed more than half of them myself.
However, I do not plan to commercialize my music to a level that would allow me to live from making music only. Music is love, and I love doing music too much to ever pump out something I don't stand behind just for the sake of selling it. Thus, it is highly unlikely that I will ever grace the charts. Some of my music is even available online FOR FREE; For example on my Soundcloud page. Other stuff is being distributed on Spotify, iTunes, Amazon and other streaming services.
First Released: 2008
Many years ago, when I first started doing serious music, I wanted to be in a metal band. And as it happens, so did other people. Together we experimented a bit with music but we never really went anywhere and it fell apart. What I did was, I convinced some of the people to record a few of their insutrmental aprts in case I ever wanted to re-use them. We recorded different people with different instruments on different systems with different gear in different quality and the result was, obviously, all over the place. Over time I actually managed to finish all the songs, put them together, polish them as best as I could with the recordings I had and publish them in this album. It is very metal, the quality ain't the best but at least it is finally out. Available on Spotify, iTunes and other music services.
Citadale: The Legends Trilogy (Original Soundtrack)
|War on Religion
First Released: 2014
I make no secret of being an atheist. In fact I proudly wear that badge. This album is basically a commentary on Bible quotes in song form. Those are REAL Bible quotes, not some made up stuff and they are NOT taken out of context. I also focus on the NEW Testament because we all know the Old Testament is a vile, brutal misogynistic piece of trash. I ain't one for easy targets. It is a rather electronic album but I think I made each song different enough for it to not become stale or boring. For this album I brought some friends in and even quoted the Amazing Atheist. And of course you can get it on Spotify, iTunes and many more.
First Released: 2012
This is a musical project I wanted to do for decades. When I finally got the chance, thanks to two wonderful people I might add, I was delighted. I could not have done it without Stefan, the great guy who did the bass and guitars as well as mixing the whole thing and Alex, the lovely lady who so happily provided me with the smooth and sweet vocals of this enterprise. It is a mix between dark metal stuff and electronic elements, maybe even a bit trance. Overall it is a dark and very atmospheric production. The end result is exactly what I wanted to do since I was 14 so if you don't mind, please give it a shot. It is available on Spotify, iTunes and many more.
This German music project I am actually quite fond of, despite not being what I usually listen to. I'm doing this with my friend Daniel and basically we adapt German fairytales, mostly by the Brothers Grimm with a darker, deadlier twist and some ambient electro sound, fitting for a dark and gothic night, hence the name Brothers Grym. If you like that kind of thing, head over to this Soundcloud page.
Experimental electronica, industrial and noize is probably the best description for this album. I wanted to do something I'd never listen to privately just to see if I could and yes, I could. I have no idea if it is any good in its genre but hey, tastes, right? So if you are wondering what this sounds like, well you know where my Soundcloud page is.