If you are reading this for the first time, I hope you have stumbled upon my page with the simple desire to dig your ears into something new (and worth spending your time with). Before you write this off as a pretentious attempt to capture my talent and innovative knowhow in an exaggerated “artist bio”, I’d rather let my music speak for itself and use this opportunity to give a little personal rant about a few things.
I’m twenty-four years old… and I’ve been around long enough to understand how sick mainstream media is. (I’ll stick to the music) I’m talking about a distinct lack of soul, a demon disguised as fame or wealth. I do not condemn money or popularity – both are powerful tools. I’m condemning a lack of modernity which has infected the music industry and the artists within it (sacrificing uniqueness and ingenuity in the process). I'm not trying to push my musical preferences, I'm only saying that there is an assimilating environment in the music industry which I strongly oppose. I can’t hide the fact that I want to change the industry in ways that might be FAR over my head. But… it breaks my heart that money and its related legalities so efficiently puppet the mouth of media and distort our humanity through said media without due investigation. The public seems settled (or complacent) with mediocrity and stagnancy within the music industry. Let me give an example - I don’t want music that fits-my-every-preference played on the radio, but I want to at least BELIEVE I will find SOMETHING on the radio that truly satisfies me EVERY TIME I turn it on. We are blessed with technology that exposes us to art, and cursed with limitations on what art we are exposed to.
Music is a part of our evolution as a society and civilization, and we (as listeners, critics, and artists) can’t let that be shoved into a price-tagged plastic wrapped package (this concept can be applied to many other things as well). Sure- that is a great way to sell and distribute the music, but when the system that distributes it becomes corrupted by the product, it is our humanity that is at risk, not just the industry. This is an ART form, not solely a product. Music is older than we know, and more important than we know. It is complex to describe and emotional. We should be less placid about the music we are exposed to via mainstream sources. We should have higher expectations. We should spotlight artists whose ideas and intentions are not only to make a buck, but to raise the global understanding of what it is to live in the world today. (both through the art directly, and through interviews and other means to know the artist creating it)
And media technology is more powerful now than ever – specifically with the arrival of the internet age. Music can spread faster and further than ever before. Radio is becoming archaic. All this may be more or less blatantly obvious to you, and you may say “well, the genuine music is out there you just have to sift to find it.” While I agree that this is the case, I also think it is no solution to what I see as an art form plagued by consumerist culture, teaching that great music is disposable. While the primary concern of music is to entertain, it certainly is not confined to this role. Bottom-line, the mainstream-media-fed-world is in desperate need of change (good music of wider variety would be a start). And don’t let anyone force-feed you “good”, feel confident in your own ear and diligent in your search to find “good”. I can’t force you to enjoy my music, or tell you definitively why it IS "good" (to me), but I promise to progress my craft in a symbiotic direction to all that I am saying.
What I can say about my music specifically is that I feel my purpose revolves around it. I seek to use my music as a means of expression, and yes, I hope more than anything to entertain you with it. I also hope to make a living off of it one day. I will continue to reveal myself through it, and my music will continue to reveal itself naturally. I hope to never leave you disappointed. Thanks for reading this, and I hope to meet you one day (if I have not already). Always feel free to start a conversation with me, and I can always use your help to spread my music.
another music project of mine: Floraxis