Having been a visual artist all my life and a music lover, technology finally bridged the gap for me, having never learned to play an instrument or read music (those guitar lessons at 13 don’t really count). The result was being able to compose and publish ten albums under the name, ‘Temple Dog’ (not ‘Temple Of The Dog’…).
My equipment was all software, Sony ACID Music Studio, and a library I assembled of about 40,000 samples, each a few seconds long, covering all genres. The software interface was extremely versatile, allowing me to stretch, reverse, and change keys on any sample, and work with unlimited tracks.
My albums were composed from 2009 to 2018. They are available on all the popular streaming services; iTunes, Spotify, etc., and my publisher is CD Baby. I have sold over 50,000 songs last time I checked, and average one cent of revenue per song – that is not a misprint. 🙂 A tough way to earn spare change.
The cover shown is for the album, ‘Torus’, and all the tracks below, except ‘Rock, Paper, Scissors’ are from the album. The artwork is original.
Here are five tracks linked to my music on-line, covering a range of time and styles. They are arranged in alphabetical order. I don’t collect any info and there is no registration or cost to listen to them – share them if you like them. I recommend a decent pair of headphones or speakers when listening, as some of the compositions have 14 or 15 tracks.
Apologies in advance! 🙂
Dropping Into The Wave (5:05)
– a distillation of my numerous experiences boogie-boarding.
Godhead Traveler (13:37)
– another extended adventure through the cosmos.
Rock, Scissors, Paper (4:02)
– checking my stats I noticed that the Japanese really like this song.
– as in “Where’s Waldo?”
Wall of God (7:07)
– this one is a symphonic very active meditation. Accurate description of the contents and what I was trying to create as I composed it. Just like any creative expression, the idea, the vision comes first.