NEWS Recording is relatively smooth. Still working with the scratch tracks, getting the drums done. Once that is accomplished, it's on to the final guitar tracks, then add some bass, maybe some ambient touches...
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Striving to write hard-hitting music without losing focus on melody and groove. These songs are a reflection of my thoughts and feelings day to day, and a result of playing guitar non-stop since my early teens.
Why this name?
Chaos Complex...to me it's like a superiority complex. If someone has a superiority complex, they believe that they are superior to all around them. Chaos Complex, to me, explains my thought that everything around us is based on chaotic principles, and nothing is truly "ordered".
Do you play live?
Right now I play with a cover/jam band, The Halfast Band ( http://myspace.com/thehalfastband ). We do all kinds of music, pretty much whatever the people want to hear. It's definitely different than what I'm used to, it's definitely fun. One memorable moment was from the Golden Lion restaurant a few months ago. We were approached by a guy that claimed to play harmonica, he asked if he could sit in on a few songs. We were hesitant because we have had a few bad experiences with letting people sit in...So the guy comes up, he starts playing, and he is the sickest harmonica player I have ever heard!! Turns out he's played with Bo Diddley (sp), Alicia Keys, Stephen Stills, just to name a few.
How, do you think, does the internet (or mp3) change the music industry?
It makes music more accessible. I think it has put more of an emphasis on merchandise, considering that people download music like it's going out of style, and it isn't always paid for...
Would you sign a record contract with a major label?
If the circumstances were right, of course!
After trying a few line ups, one stuck for a few years. After a while, things happened, and the band split. It is hard to find musicians in my area, so I decided to sell my half stack and get some recording equipment, and here I am now.
Anything that's heavy and melodic pretty much. I also really like shreddy stuff, even though I can't really play it. Jason Becker is my biggest inspiration. I'll never be able to play nearly as well as he did, but the fact that he still writes music while confined to a wheel chair just pushes me to keep trying at whatever it may be.
I haven't traveled a whole lot, but right now my favorite spot is in my computer chair with Cubase opened up.
I use a Schecter Gryphon 7 string guitar, a Roland Cube 30 amp, a Lexicon Alpha USB interface, Cubase LE4 (need to upgrade), and EZDrummer with the Drumkit From Hell expansion.