A Lot About Me.
I've been obsessed with music for as long as I can remember. My dad raised me on the classic hard rock crooning of Deep Purple and Black Sabbath, my grandparents taught me to appreciate the minimalism of old country, and my mom did not shy away from introducing me to grandeur of Rock Lobster. I've been playing music since I was eleven years old, and my passion for creation only continues to grow with each passing year.
I've released two beat-driven EPs under the name Synecdoche, and two ambient albums under my given name, though I think long-term I will consolidate everything under name Synecdoche. I really wanted to be as cool as Aphex Twin, but I think I've got to embrace simplicity a little bit as the little tiny baby fish I really am.
I've been an avid Ableton user for about four years now, and even though I still consider myself relatively new to electronic music scene, I've learned a ton in my software and hardware explorations. While entirely DAWless jamming will never be for me, I've fallen in love with the process of sketching tracks out on Elektron gear, and doing arrangement, layering, and mixing/mastering in Ableton. It's the perfect bridge between the two worlds for me, and gives me what I love from both. And that's the end-goal, isn't it? Finding that elusive perfect workflow; being the most inspired we can be.
One of my goals in starting The Messy Desk was to demystify the creative process, to make clear that anyone can create, that anyone can learn a device as obtuse as the Octatrack. My idiocy is a prime example, a refrain I often return to: If I can do this, you can too! And it's something I truly believe. So, come hang out with me, and let's talk about music; about creation; about improving ourselves, one bad beat at a time. There's always more room at the Desk for friends.