(please judge my music based on the songwriting, not my home-studio production capabilities. I'm here as a songwriter not a producer. thanx!)
I have been playing and writing songs most of my life, and recording for the past 16 years in my personal home studio, 'the skunkworks home-studio' here in London, Ontario Canada. It feels good to still be writing new material, and to have 18 albums of what i humbly consider to be some good solid stuff. Though i still call all of my recordings 'demos' (because i am yet to record anything professionally), i hope you can hear the songwriting underneath the sometimes rough 'home-studio' production.
I enjoy combining a variety of influences into my music. From the intensity of black metal, to the quietness of folk, but with the accessibility of melodic hard rock. I like fat harmonizing grooves, charging tempos, and nice long solo and breakdown sections. I love technical riffs, songs that challenge my abilities. I find that one can describe an emotional idea in greater detail when more notes are involved. (harmonies and scale riffs, etc...) But don't get me wrong, I also find that simplicity is the key to accessibility!
Every new album is a chance to do something different. From project to project I'll jump from acoustic to metal, done tastefully, with good songwriting, and good riff-age! I also try to be positive and uplifting with my lyrics, to have a positive bottom line to it all.
No 'HATE MUSIC' here!
Thanx for swinging by, happy listening! put on some headphones and crank me up!
cheers and best wishes, Rob.
*NEW for 2018, an album of solo/acoustic/cover songs. 'circles and squares' (N/A)
*my newest album of originals is a double ROCK album from 2015:
*and also new for 2015, a double album 'best of' collection: (see DISCOGRAPHY section)
*all albums posted for FREE DOWNLOAD at the soundclick: https://www.soundclick.com/member/default.cfm?memberID=1020707&content=playlists
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