Thursday, July 12, 2018

New Items Online: July 12, 2018

I've added three items to my Pond5 portfolio, and this is the first place I'm announcing it.

The first item is titled "Dramatic Sorrow". It features a plaintive classical guitar with lush strings, woodwinds and percussion accents. It's great for conveying sadness in dramas or documentaries. Here's an excerpt.

Also new is "Ambient Tension Builder". This one features reverb-drenched percussion, synth noises and dissonant strings for ratcheting up suspense and anxiety. It builds to a sudden stop cliffhanger, which is available separately as a stinger. Check out this excerpt:

I normally post these items as "pipeline" items, but the curation process was so fast I didn't have time. Nevertheless, please keep an eye on this blog, as I'm likely to put news out here before anyplace else.

Sunday, July 8, 2018

What's Happening: Week of July 9, 2018

It's been a pretty quiet week for me, with the Independence Day holiday here in the States. There's generally a lull in activity in the stock music biz around this time, before the holidays. I've been spending more time promoting my existing work than developing new stuff.

I haven't been completely away from doing music, though. I spent some time this week working on some more drone type soundscapes. I sketched out four of them with the idea that I might put them on an album for meditation and relaxation, or maybe add them to my Dronescapes collection on Pond5. I haven't decided whether to do either of those things yet, but experimenting is an important part of the creative process. Here's a sample of one of them:

Keep an eye on this blog and I'll let you know what I'm going to do with this, if and when I figure it out myself.

Meanwhile, please check out Critical Seconds, my featured stock music item this week. It's a 60-second track with strings, synths and percussion for tense fight/flight scenes.

If you haven't yet checked out my EP Excelsior: Volume Two on your favorite downloading or streaming site, please click the "Excelsior: Volume Two" link up at the top and find your site. Thanks! Enjoy this week!

Sunday, July 1, 2018

What's Happening: Week of July 2, 2018

If you stopped by in the past few days, you're probably aware of this already, but Excelsior: Volume Two is now out via DistroKid. I've added a page to the blog for the new release, and added it to the top menu for the blog. It includes links to every marketplace where I know the EP is live now, and I'll be adding others if and when they come online. Please click the link up top to check it out.

My featured stock music item this week is "Cause For Optimism (Full)." This is a nice, friendly little track that's great for presentations and training videos.

With U. S. Independence Day falling this week, I don't anticipate working heavily on any new music. However, I can never tell when I'll surprise myself. I do intend to keep a regular schedule of social media posting, except perhaps for the 4th itself. Please keep an eye on my Twitter (also linked in the top menu above) for updates throughout the week.

In the meantime, enjoy the World Cup, the start of the Tour de France and lots of hot weather. Or if you're like me, stay in the air conditioning. Either way. Cheers until my next post.

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Excelsior: Volume Two On YouTube Now

I've uploaded the full EP version of Excelsior: Volume Two to my YouTube channel. I hope you'll support me by downloading or streaming from the following sites.

More coming soon.

Excelsior: Volume Two On The Way

Just released!
I've uploaded Excelsior: Volume Two. It's now officially making its way through the release process via DistroKid. I'm planning to put together a YouTube album cover video shortly. In the meantime, if you'd like to be the first on your block to hear it on Spotify, go to this link:

You can also access the pre-save link now from my home page.