Soularflair is progressive, multi-genre encompassing intensity. Most songs are on the heavier side but I place no limits on my compositions. There are no 3 minute radio-friendly singles here!
I have written progressive rock, ambient, metal, soundtrack material (and would love to do more if anyone has any going :), acoustic guitar, experimental, and I did a full album called "Dark Matter" of an electronica style I dub "Cerebral Electronica".
I (Adam Mannering) are the sole member of Soularflair. Been into music all my life, but started playing guitar at age 16. Started actually writing music at age 20. Started on 4-track, progressed to a computer recording system.
At this stage all my owrk is as a studio musician. Some of my music could not be done live. And becuase I write and record it all, without a band, the live thing is a little difficult at this stage! :) I love to lock myself away and obsess over my music.
Meshuggah (rythmically, these guys are the masters! And they have such perfectly realised musical aggression), Devin Townsend / Strapping Young Lad (this guy is psychotic...like some of my stuff), Dead Can Dance / Lisa Gerrard (not heavy, but very intense and moving nonetheless), Mike Oldfield (very creative, and USED to be prone to risk-taking musically), early Genesis (before they sucked), Pink Floyd, YES, King Crimson (progressive rock holds a special place in my heart :), Faith No More (Angel Dust) / Mike Patton, Radiohead (Kid A and later - because they had the balls to take risks), the soundtrack composers Elliot Goldenthal and Danny Elfman among others, Pachelbel, Vivaldi, Mozart
My electronica utilizes Cubase SX, FruityLoops and a Creamware Pulsar soundcard, along with numerous plug-ins and effects.
Have a listen - hope you enjoy it :) Drop me a line if you feel inclined (email@example.com)