Here's what's cooking in the lab right now:

Jun 2012
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Learning to Love the Loving

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Project: Ashen Mix
Status: Home demo

Been chipping away at this one for weeks. Now that I’ve got all the pieces, I’ll be re-recording most everything and developing a final mix.

However I thought it was good enough and exciting enough in this state to share now:

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Expect to hear this one again.

Jan 2012
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“There Goes”

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Project: Ashen Mix/Blisters
Status: Rough demo

Oh hell yeah – I love this f’ing song. Abandoned the original verse after a few suggestions from my good friend, JW, wrote most of the lyrics while driving a U-Haul from Oregon to L.A., and was inspired to write it while watching skateboarders in Budapest and London. Rich history for a song I believe sums up the direction for Ashen Mix.

Jul 2011
31
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Great Escape

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Project: Ashen Mix
Status: Home demo

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Still rough around the middle and has a ways to go before final tracks and a decent mix, but┬ámuch a more evolved demo than Joyrider. Illustrates a lot of my ideas and I’m pretty happy with how they’re coming together.

Got some timing issues on the bridge to fix, but seemed like time to post something anyway.

May 2011
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Joyrider

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Project: Ashen Mix
Status: Home demo

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This is one of the first tracks I worked on after setting up my basic home studio and a decent representation of where the new music is headed. Lots of focus on rhythm, guitar taking more of a color role. No acoustic here and I don’t expect any on the final tracks.

Anxious to start working on final performances as there is a bit of copy and paste going on. Helped when working out the arrangements, but far too sterile for anything final.

I think it’s all pretty damn interesting. Nervous about feedback, admittedly.