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14. 2019 Post Script

After letting Quartered release without using it at all, I set out to make an EP that only used a Casio VL-1. “A Season To Believe In” isn’t offensively bad but it’s just missing something. “Seconds Last” is the only real hit here. That one actually feels like a song. The other two songs just […]

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13. 2019 Quartered

Been a long time since I’ve done one of these. It’s been a busy few weeks but I can finally start doing these again without it eating into my time. I had just moved into a campus apartment and wanted to get into a groove, so I recorded this. “Heavy Like The World” is great. […]

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12. 2019 Trends

This block is named as such because it captures (most of) the sessions for You Are Not Immune To Trends. It started with a warmup in the form of the first Writer’s Block in almost a year and a half. “One Machine, One Long Fight” is a bit overblown, but I’m quite fond of “The […]

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11. 2019 Spring

Been a while, hasn’t it? Apologies for taking so long to write this one. 2018 was difficult to listen to again so I needed to take a breather. I knew heading into 2019 that it was time for Hello Whirled to change a little. I knew I wasn’t going to try to record with a […]

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10. 2018 Breakdown

I’ve been dreading this album so much. I always remember it as the “album with no hits”, in a sense. “Shanty For A Better Tomorrow” isn’t terrible but nothing really stands out in this mix. I may have tuned my guitar down to B standard for this, hence why it’s a muddy mess. “Single Pale […]

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9. 2018 Breakup

Back to college I go. I decided to use Cakewalk this semester, and didn’t try to use Musical Typing on my computer to do “fake drums”. As a result, the end of 2018 isn’t as universally bad as the beginning of 2018. “Memory Lane Bombing” is a good opener. Good riff to open the whole […]

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8. 2018 Summer

Two outtakes from Tear The Night Apart. I think I probably could have kept “In The Golden Amazon” on the album itself, it wouldn’t have been out of place next to the other fairly repetitive tracks. For what it’s worth, the song revolves a drum improv influenced by the stylings of one Terry Chambers, who […]

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7. 2018 Spring

I’d put out outtakes before but I had a lot of songs gathering dust and I wanted to put some of them out. The Bandcamp liner notes actually include recording dates for all 12 songs, which was smart of me to do. “Under The Flickering Light (Demo)” was recorded the night I started Stereo Butterfly, […]

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6. 2018 Winter

Immediately, something’s different. I’m using my amp again. I’m using real drums (from here on out, assume live drums are me playing with Signal Valley‘s kit, thanks Signal). Anyway, “Paramount” is interesting because it’s a great instrumental, but it really could have begged for vocals. More on that in 2019. “Decision Drop” uses the Zoom […]

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5. 2017 Fall

This is where eras start to pack more punch. As you can see, there are 9 releases here. Because I was now a college student and not a high school student, eras were now mostly defined by my semesters. Curiously, all of the titles came first. The name “Sugar” came to me in a dream. […]