I’ve moved my more client-based music over here:
I’m currently working on an album with Brangien that we plan to release in early 2015. It sound pretty great so far—there’s even a song called “Snake Poem.”
Thaddeus wrote and recorded a longer version of this tune with friends at his home studio. I added piano, synths, bass and Davis’s live drums at my studio, editing it down to the length required for a Gregg Bleakney travel video. Thanks to Michael Cozzi for mixing and mastering.
A sparse soundtrack for Gregg Bleakney’s forthcoming 4-minute documentary about Caño Cristales, Columbia, a remote area which until recently was controlled by the FARC guerilla group. A Columbian named Freddy is now bringing small tours to the area. I’ll post the video when I get hold of it …
A shorty by Brangien and me entitled “Halibut Cove” which makes use of the new Melodigrand piano in the basement studio.
Brangien adds a beautiful vocal to the soundtrack to Gregg Bleakney’s latest short film/poem. The narration and video is all Gregg. The soundtrack and recording is all me (and Brangien).
A fun little ditty for an iPhone/iPad game inspired by a children’s book.
A theme song for Noelle’s podcast about ocean conservation ‘n such.
Work has begun on the animated song cycle, Bladfold. Animated song cycle = a series of music videos tied together by a single narrative.
Here’s a jingle I did for Buster’s company Habit Labs. It took the good part of a day (and over 20 individual tracks) to bust out this 10 second song.
Where good habits start … Habit Labs:
I just finished writing & recording a theme song for a children’s book & video game. I enjoyed this one as I not only wrote the song, but I learned to play the jaw harp, ukelele and melodica along the way. Davis Martin makes a guest appearance on drums.
Here you go kids:
It’s a wrap! I produced the soundtrack for the Director’s Cut of David Nixon’s “The Shelf.” This was my favorite project to date as I was able to produce and collaborate. David wrote the songs and recorded initial tracks in his studio. He then beamed me the Garageband sessions via Dropbox, leaving plenty of room for me to add drums, beats, guitar, bass, keys, backing vocals and whatever else I could dream up. I then mixed and compiled the final files and beamed it back to David to join with the video in After Effects. The end result is stunning 3-part 23 minute animated piece. The Shelf showed at Hugo House to rave reviews and is now on track for another screening in early 2012. (read more)
“Ride The Space Needle”
That is, if the Space Needle was built in 1880:
NEXT UP …
Almost finished with a forthcoming podcast (Ocean Blues) theme song for a couple oceanographers working on sustainability issues in Indonesia. Looking forward to writing & recording music for Gregg Bleakney’s upcoming Columbia adventure series. Currently writing tunes for a DeWolfe album with Michael Cozzi.
Past DeWolfe tunes:
I post sound tidbits over here. I have Maktub, 3SP and a generous smattering of other Seattle bands to blame for my musical misadventures. I work out of my home studio. Shoot me an email at danielspils at gmail dot com if you’d like to talk shop.