Failed Muso is an ongoing, infinite project which serves as a vent for all things musical in my life. Originally a drummer, I was obsessed with music technology from a very early age, at a time when music technology itself was at an early age. After having numerous bad experiences playing with bands (and dealing with hefty ego's), I opted for a more technical and withdrawn approach, although I do miss playing live. I now perform a number of tasks that vary between writing music and doing sound design and beta testing for both music hardware and software. Check out my blog for more on Failed Muso.
Started at the turn of the decade known for flares, 3 day weeks and some atrocious music, this project has been building, wavering, teetering and fluctuating ever since. Consistently inconsistent, uncertainly certain and infinitely finite, who knows where this really came from, where it currently sits and where it will eventually lead ?
I used to and loved it. Mainly local venues, pubs, clubs, weddings, barmitzvahs ! Don't do it any more, because I don't like being in bands, but would consider doing it again on my own terms.
My influences are many and varied. As for how they shape my sound ? Well, I'd rather describe my output as personal, cinematic soundtracks to everyday occurences and experiences. Ever had one of those serendipitous moments, say, on a train, where you see a pretty girl and the song on your MP3 player just fits the moment ? Or you're travelling through a foreign land and the tune you hear just fits your emotions and your locality ? That's the kind of music I want to write. The soundtrack to a life.
Ok, here goes.
Akai S6000, Z8, MPC500, MPC1000, MPK49
Yamaha DTXpress, UX256
Everything on here so far is a work in progress. Nothing is complete, far from it. I just need to get stuff out and motivate myself to get it out more !