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irok: My 1975 drum kit in action

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 14:50:01 -0400

My 1975 drum kit in action
Slow rehearsal...

Just trying to keep a beat for a new tune in progress

DarkShredcerto: Dark Shredcerto - (The Bible and the life of Christ performed on an electric guitar)

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 13:16:04 -0400

Dark Shredcerto - (The Bible and the life of Christ performed on an electric guitar)
Dark Shredcerto Lives!!.....

Still out here doing my thing!...

Shreddin' to the max!!!!... So much music....So little time!!! More to come!!!....

What's up my brotha's n' sistas' in Christ and shred??

Shreddin'.... Composin' ....recordin''s what I do.... I've got so much music recorded...and so much in my head drives me insane!!!! ..... Here's a link to a sample video of some demos I've been working on....

I have an unlisted archive video of two full songs that haven't been released..... Message me to check it out!! Only a few have heard it.... very wicked....very intense.... Very unorthodox....very very different....I invented the style!!!

Until next time.... Shred..... As time permits!!!!
More to come!!!

Dark Shredcerto
(John 3:16)


Mon, 24 Jul 2017 03:42:42 -0400

The artist continues his search for a second DAW that is OSX friendly


I gave up rather quickly with Logic Pro X. Okay, not really all that quickly if the truth be told. But I finally gave up. I am an Ableton Live user but really want another DAW to play around with, especially for my Ambient/Synth/Electronic/ type stuff I do at my other account (Arctic Transmissions). I tried Presonius Studio One for about a hour and gave up on that although it seems rather popular. I just could not even get my MIDI Controller to play after all that time so what is the point. I liked the way Bitwig looked and all (similar to Live but different as well) but it does not support Audio Units! WTF! Then it is essentially just a PC program. I never cared much for those other ones like Sonar or Cubase although they have long histories and large followings. I just get dizzy with FL Studio. Reason is... unreasonable.

I kept running across something called Motu Digital Performer and gave it a go for a few days and found myself liking it more and more although I have done nothing with it yet other than monkey around with skins and their plugins. Not a lot of tutorials on Youtube for this one, like from Groove3. It is one of the oldest DAWs (before they were called DAWs even) and is the first (?) MIDI sequencer for MAC. They only recently began making a windows platform available. The look is a little like Studio One and it seems to be designed to really work with MIDI type tracks. There is something they call "chunks" other features I have never run across before. it is big with video soundtrack recording/syncing crowd.

Well, this will be it I think and I have seen one or two other people here on iComp you use it. There is going to be a learning curve and a half but I am buckled in for it. So far I like it, much more than I did Logic X at this stage. And since it seems to have a sort of "underground" DAW sense about it makes it more appealing even. It is actually not that unknown or underground at all of course. But lets be honest, I think 80 to 90% of the stuff here is Garage Band or Logic. which is cool. But for my "Enoesque" stuff I like to do I think this is what I will try to learn.

I will keep my rock and roll stuff to Live for now. I have about 7 or 8 pop/rock style songs I am working on now and I cannot switch to a new DAW with anything in progress. And I love Live. I just wonder though if a new DAW could make me do different things simply by virtue of the fact the looks and work design are different. Who knows. More than likely it will just help me to never finish the stuff I am working on now. But for me that is what is what it is all about, struggling and never finishing anything and blaming the rest of the world. A true artist. If you're a Motu man (or, whatever, a Motu person) then feel free to say hi and let me know how to get this thing going although i think I can figure it it with time and coffee.


artneuro: 'Who's Afraid of Art Neuro?'

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 21:03:54 -0400

'Who's Afraid of Art Neuro?'
Digital release on 17 July 2017

In the end, I'm just releasing this stuff digitally.
I kind of do want to put out a cassette release but there aren't really appropriate channels for that yet down under. As for a CD release, I'm putting that in the too hard basket because the minimum run is like 500 copies and I don't want 400 CDs sitting in my garage after I give away the 100 for promos (and unappreciative friends).

The digital release is pretty wide ranging so you'll be able to find my stuff on iTunes and Amazon as well as Spotify and other obscure ones I hadn't even heard about until I went and had a look.

I've remastered all of these freshly. With a couple of these I've even gone back and tweaked the mixes.
Songs on the album release are:
- Astronaughty
- The Monster Is Behind You
- Hypocrisy For Consumption
- Leap In To The Dark
- Dungeon Dad
- I'm Sad
- Pony The Orangutan
- Pasta Sauce Man
- Terrorist In My Neighbourhood
- Nobody's Looking Now

These are all tracks I wrote and recorded because I was here on iComp so I want to thank everybody here for their long time support and encouragement. It's been a blast. I'm still doing new stuff so it's not like I'm about to pull up stumps and leave or anything, but I figure this is a good juncture for me to express my gratitude to all of my fellow iComp cadre (without-whom-blah-blah-blah, you've been a lovely audience, and all that).

'Pony the Orangutan' is already out as a single as of this writing. Yes, she's waiting for you to come visit her on digital radio someplace.

All that said, if you are on something like Spotify and do like my stuff, make sure you stick these tracks on your playlist.

Cheers All!

Aamp: An Announcement

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 01:29:56 -0400

An Announcement
A New Account

Due to a good audience here and in attempt to curb my random propensity to go a long period of time without sharing anything, I've decided to double up.. Or perhaps undouble... on a's.

Actually, I'm just surprised that the name amp spelled correctly was never taken so ill post memeingful content there too as per usual, I mean similar stuff, just with some different meaning (image) .

I put a lot of work into and have memories with music that is being attacked by bit rot (like the corruption heard at the end of my song capacitor) since all my discs are old but made fresh mp3s now so please check it out, its all in good fun.

OK I'm tired, so bye! (image)

irok: New old kit.. again

Sun, 09 Jul 2017 17:40:28 -0400

New old kit.. again
So I saw a used kit and I did a bargain.. did I say again

I was browsing and suddenly this popped up and I fell in love instantly.

Boooom Boooom bang crash RRLLR LLRRL (Drum Nerd Humor) (image) (Paradiddles)

A 1975 Pearl Wood-Fiberglass 13" (14)" 16" 24" and the snare a Maxtone 14"x6.5 I had laying around from around same time. The snare that came with the set was a Hoshino (Pre Tama) 14x5, it's at the rehearsal studio. It has a nice crack and smack. I love 14x5's steel,bras, copper or wood, they just have more bite to me.

Narananda: 1.500.000 listenings

Wed, 05 Jul 2017 01:55:26 -0400

1.500.000 listenings
Who'd have thought ?

On my music reached today.
Thanks to all listeners and specially to compositions which allows us to share our music around the world.

Narananda (image)


Sat, 24 Jun 2017 05:37:27 -0400

The artist tries to be cool and use the big state of the art LPX and suddenly finds himself in a total WTF situation.


I use a iMac for recording and it comes with garage Band, but I was never that much into after having used Ableton Live for years. But I kept noting that people here mostly used Garage Band or Logic Pro fro recording. I seldom see other DAWs mentioned, like FL Studio, Sonar, Presonus or even Live, all popular programs. I always got the sense that people snubbed Live and called a "DJ" DAW or that it lacked the "professional attributes" of Logic. Well I just had to give it a try.

But after a week I am about to just give up. I know there are learning curves and all of that, but the whole thing is just too tedious and dense. This not not translate to "more advanced". Simple work processes or editing functions that are so quick and easy in Live (like editing clips and loops for example) are so grueling in Logic. It is absurd that is should be so difficult. I am used to the way one can line up clips quickly in Live, while in Logic I am struggling with lining stuff up with that too dark a background. Just stretching out a clip is daunting.

As well I seem to get lots of crashes. Much more than I ever did with Live. I also do not like those goofy icons of instruments that takes away from the serious appearance I feel it should have.

And I am not saying I am quitting. But it is like I sit down and get ready to be amazed buy this marvel of music software and I wind up just getting flustered over and over.

I do not like the way they do the send return features. I spent almost a day trying to figure out how to add a third party instrument. I went online and found I was far from the only person with this issue and others.

And why the big emphasis on all the loops? I already have gigs and gigs of loops but I seldom record with them. In fact if I see a song and it says used "all loops" I move on.

Of course the program is popular and even Brian Eno raves about it, so I may have to give it more time. I am not giving up. But I do not see it ever replacing Live as my main DAW. Live is so fast and trouble free once you sort it out, and that should only take a week or so to get the basics. I feel like I really want to like Logic Pro, and sound cool and hip. But I fail to see what the big deal is.

I do like the instruments, the synths and guitar amps and the drum feature. Awesome. I love the track stacking feature, where you can record multiple takes and it stacks up, and you can select the takes and parts you like he most. I wish Live could do this. However, I am wondering if even in two months time I will have recorded anything at all with this as I find it to be a DAW that i I am fighting with all the time rather than working with.

UPDATE A COUPLE WEEKS LATER: Deleted and good riddance!


Archaos: Debut Single Coming Soon!

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 01:21:38 -0400

Debut Single Coming Soon!
We will be releasing our first single this coming Saturday the 17th of June, 2017!

We are excited to announce that we will be releasing our debut single here and on other websites on Saturday the 17th of June 2017.

More details to follow with the release!

eido: Embracing constraint

Sun, 11 Jun 2017 10:59:51 -0400

Embracing constraint The challenges - and benefits - of limitations in the creative process.I made a chiptune a couple of days ago, and the process gave me some food for thought which I'd like to share. For the uninitiated, a chiptune is a piece of music in the style of those written for the audio hardware present in old 8-bit or 16-bit computers and games consoles (Nintendo Entertainment System, Sega Master System, Commodore 64 etc.). What you get is pretty limited; you'll have a very limited number of channels (generally between three and five depending on the chip), and a very limited number of types of sound (e.g. sine wave, square wave, saw wave, pulse wave, white noise, possibly a low-fidelity sample player) - and that's it. At first this seemed like a significant challenge. If you're familiar with my music at all you'll know I tend to like to use lots of layers (see, for example, The open sea if you like electronic music or Space if you prefer metal). What could I possibly do with a couple of square waves, a saw wave and a low-fi sample player? As I got into it, though, I started to find the process strangely liberating. I've been finding the transition from metal to electronica pretty daunting, in truth. A couple of guitars, a bass and some drums give me the backbone of a metal song; I play guitar and bass, so I know what to do with those instruments, and drums usually come together quickly enough. Once I've got the core of the song, layering more stuff on top is easy. But with electronic music I have no idea where to start. I don't even know what the building blocks are. The software I use has thousands of synth presets, and I can easily spend two hours of time just auditioning sounds rather than actually composing anything. End result: paralysis, and a general lack of musical output. Enter the chiptune. I really can't spend hours messing around with sounds; I can count on the fingers of one hand the different basic sounds I have available to me here. What could be simpler? So then I started playing around. I decided to make an 8-bit Rule Britannia because, hey, why not, so I spent quite a while transcribing the main theme of Beethoven's piano variations on Rule Britannia, because I figured a piano arrangement would give me a few voices (for harmonic interest) but not so many that I'd have to throw most of it away. With a few tweaks, that's basically what you hear in the first 33 seconds of my chiptune. Sounds kind of boring, honestly, doesn't it? Thomas Arne's basic tune and Beethoven's arrangement are lovely, of course, but square waves and saw waves are kind of dull to listen to, compared to something like a guitar or a piano. One way to think of it is that there's just more information in an acoustic instrument, or a human voice. A pure square wave is slightly more interesting to listen to than a sine wave, but only slightly. All those long sustained notes convey the primal harmony of the music, but that's about it. The limitations of the chiptune format made it very easy to get started, but those same limitations were now coming back to bite me. So when I wanted to come up with my own 'variation' for the second half of the chiptune, I realised that I would have to get creative. Maybe a plain melody is sufficient when played with feeling on a guitar with a sweet-sounding tone, but a square wave is going to need a bit more help to be musically interesting. So I started messing around - that bass line which rapidly jumps octaves, the even faster jumps between notes in the lead, replacing simple melodic sequences with rapid arpeggios in crazy octaves, etc. etc. (I was pretty interested to hear that just about every idea I tried to make the melody more interesting actually turned out to be a 'classic' Nintendo-style effect!) In many ways this re[...]

artneuro: Maybe A Cassette Release

Fri, 02 Jun 2017 03:13:54 -0400

Maybe A Cassette Release
Maybe the problem is digital after all.

I've been thinking about the whole music as business thing and I just don't see it working out. Like, any time your music goes digital, it's information and somebody can rip it and post it on the dark web an you lose all control of the thing.
Like, people out there are ripping stuff even if they don't like it or care about it. They just do it.

At the core of it is the transferability of digital information. The people doing the ripping probably aren't all that interested in your music when they rip it and post it on some dark web. They're doing it because they can; and probably don't even listen to your stuff.

So, maybe the thing is to take a step back from all this digital stuff and do what the revivalists are doing and put out analog material. Like LPs and Cassettes. That way, the music gets out. But it won't be in a format that is so easily transferrable.
The people who immediately rip material would have to go get a cassette player and digitise it, play tin real time from start to finish, catalogue the file, and even then it won't be the optimal file - and that would be the point.

Therefore... I've been thinking maybe I should do a small run with cassettes. I can hand them out with impunity and not worry so much about losing control of the information aspect but still get the music out. My friends would hate me for making them dust off their cassette players but ... an artist has to protect themselves somehow.

What do people think about this idea?

irok: Collab

Thu, 01 Jun 2017 14:57:56 -0400

my limited skills on this and that... guitar & drums

I may not be a virtuoso but I'm always up for doing something in a collaborative or adding just a tiny bit.. these days I have just done some way to heavy music.. I'm actually quite happy dunno why I do heavy music.. just howl in case I can do something, I have got a real crap electronic drum kit and I need a USB-MIDI converter which I just ordered, so in a few weeks I am up for some drumming too, if it will work (image) Cause we all know drums are the most important in music haha (image) :D

blancof: Oda sobre la melancolia

Sun, 28 May 2017 23:43:27 -0400

Oda sobre la melancolia
Building My Own cheap guitar - Franky. Its not the best sound in it, but is good for the money. It was funny to build it.
Hurting my ears. Bad eq.

KCsGROOVE: Gregg Allman passed away

Sun, 28 May 2017 04:28:40 -0400

Gregg Allman passed away
Gregg Allman died at age 69

Another musical hero of mine died saturday in his home in Savannah, Georgia. He was one of the founding fathers of Southern Rock
Thanks for the great songs!
Rest in peace

Komit: Amongst The Mountains

Sat, 06 May 2017 16:58:40 -0400

Amongst The Mountains
New EP released on May 6th.

A small collection of slow, repetitive and slightly darker tunes is out now on my Bandcamp page, which also has been posted on my SoundCloud and will soon be on here as well. This time around, the tracks are longer than usual and focus heavily on minimalism. I wanted simple, yet engaging music to meditate on, simultaneously providing an exploratory mood one could listen to whilst on some lone journey.


As always, thank you everybody so much for consistently listening and supporting my work. iComps is still in my opinion the best music sharing community.

Best regards,

pharmakeus: Me is a snail

Tue, 02 May 2017 12:46:15 -0400

Me is a snail
Why I am a snail

I am sleeping during the days and awake at night
So I cannot listen or record
It sux
So I apologize to those who have active collabs with me
Yesterday was supposed to be my music day; but I had to sleep
(image) Chris

mre: Studio Live Session

Mon, 01 May 2017 04:48:05 -0400

Studio Live Session
Recording session with Paoul Gagnon Sextet

Spent an afternoon today at Studio Live in Cumberland BC Canada recording 6 original tunes; 2 by Paoul, 2 by me and 2 by Jeff Agopsowitz, as well as a couple of standards. I'll be excited to share some of the music with you all once it's mixed! One of my originals, First Sailing, that we recorded is already on my page in an earlier form, so hopefully it will be interesting to hear how material can evolve. The other tune, Outsider, grew from a therapy process over the winter (involving a live looper and a fireplace), in response to political events. More to come . . .

cheers, everybody!

musika: A Friendly Reminder from Dylan

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 18:02:11 -0400

A Friendly Reminder from Dylan


I am here to deliver a friendly reminder that, for those of you interested in my next record, you can follow along with my progress and process here:

After three years of writing and nine months of recording sessions from which nothing will be used, I am finally on the right track.

Can't wait for you to hear.

Much love from New York City,

poemind: Try this again?

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 10:45:36 -0400

Try this again?
It's only been eight years. What could've changed?

Well, I recently got an e-mail from that I had reached Level 6, I think it was. This was a surprise as I had not visited that site in years. I logged into today to find out that they are about to shut their doors.

Well, that sucked. I can't seem to log into MacJams and then I remembered this locale.

I just got a new iMac 2015 and Logic Pro X so I'm ready to get back into something.

Stay tuned.

Dyl: News !

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 10:22:24 -0400

News !
A new Dyl & Petra mini-album is out !

Still around after 12 years! I've been quite silent on Icomp for a long time but busy with music : brnPetra and I are proud to tell you that after "Undervattens Himmel" two years ago, we have a new mini-album (7 songs) available. It's called "Liv". And once again, none of these would have happened without Icompositions. Your support, kind words, many listens meant, and still mean, a lot to us. Thank you !

"Liv" is available on all streaming services, including




DarkShredcerto: Dark Shredcerto - Shrederture For Electric Guitar And Piano Demo CD Fully Uploaded!!.

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 09:57:46 -0400

Dark Shredcerto - Shrederture For Electric Guitar And Piano Demo CD Fully Uploaded!!.

Brotha's N' Sista's In Christ N' Shred!...

My entire composition "Shrederture" has been fully uploaded....
a rough demo...
7 songs of a full assault, string shreddin', arpeggio rippin journey into my world of guitar and piano passion..... check it out!!

just got done with some tweaks... but over all... the music and playing are there....

This is but a glimpse of what i have recorded and composed... more to come in the future!....

Let me know you are out there... comment .... shoot me a message...

Shred it up!


DarkShredcerto: Dark Shredcerto - More songs have been uploaded!!!!.....

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 12:57:56 -0400

Dark Shredcerto - More songs have been uploaded!!!!.....

Brotha's N' Sista's In Christ And Shred!....

Just uploaded some more music!... theres alot more where that came from!... These are demos and they are very raw... Just me on one of my fender strats shreddin' it up.... The intensity and passion of the guitar.....and the beauty of classical piano... Directly from my soul in Jesus' name...I've never had a lesson .... Just a passion and desire...

This site is a work in progress..... So ....Next time ill finish some tweaks.... and get this stuff out there....

Until then... check it out!!! again.... this is a work in progress.... ill finish the tweaks for the songs next time i work on music..(have to complete "Nailed To Iniquity" and tweak the mix)...

Blessings to u all......and shred on!!!!

John 3:16
(Through Christ by grace i shred......)


RadioSeanovan: I HAVE RETURNED!!!

Sun, 12 Mar 2017 21:35:29 -0400


I am back once again! I keep disappearing, but I'm back, revitalized and ready to go.

So, it's been one hell of a year, but I had to endure quite a bit early last year to get to where I am now, so here's a bit of what went down.

Last winter, I embarked, reversed course, embarked again, reversed course again, and then recently embarked once again on a project loosely inspired by the events that occurred after Christmas 2015.

I became increasingly unhappy with both of my jobs (sales related), causing my anxiety to increase to the point where I was making myself sick (dry heaving and vomiting, not eating properly for days/week). My girlfriend was making her move to Nashville, and we were going to live together for the first time. Things were very bumpy at first, as my anxiety turned to irritability and emotional instability, something I'm still working toward correcting (with her help and the help of a therapist). My mother suffered from a terrible bout of walking pneumonia. My grandmother was hospitalized with stress-related ailments (her heart stopping in the hospital at one point). And my grandfather, suffering from worsening Parkinson's disease, was placed in assisted living.

With all of this chaos spinning around in my head, it's no wonder I felt inspired to at least come up with chord progressions and some lyrical ideas based around these events. And I decided to turn it into an ongoing project that I hope to have completed early next year.

The project is called Morning/Evening, and is a VERY loose concept on the changes that occur in life, for worse and for better. It's a very pessimistic viewpoint, however, considering the events that took place.

The goal is to have as much work done as possible this year, in terms of writing and producing, as well as get some collaborations into the mix (for this and other projects). I also hope to get my band, The Aglets (formerly Ace & Seanovan), off the ground running. In Nashville, that's easier said than done. But, you never know...

I'm excited for what this year will bring. I've never been more energized to get out and get going. Now all I have to do is play some shows...

zincshed: USB3 vs Thunderbolt

Tue, 07 Mar 2017 18:54:34 -0500

USB3 vs Thunderbolt
USB2 interfaces have have long been the most popular option for recording music with a Mac or a PC. The game is now changing as new standards are imposed by the computer industry.

USB3 vs Thunderbolt

For Years the only alternative to a USB or USB2 audio interface was a Firewire Interface. Consumer sound cards such as the Soundblaster range were never up to the task of doing multitrack recording and while cards designed for recording were available from companies such as M-Audio, Terratec and RME, they could never match the convenience of an accessory that could be plugged in as needed.

Today most PCs make do with audio and video outputs built into the motherboard. The soundcard market is now aimed at gamers and home cinema fans. USB2 interfaces by companies such as M-Audio, Focusrite, Universal Audio, Presonus, Apogee and MOTU have therefore become the most popular options for home recording on a PC.

Macs are not designed to use add on cards so interfaces have always been the way to go and as Thunderbolt ports are part of Apple's architecture, Thunderbolt interfaces are guaranteed to work.

Thunderbolt ports are not that common on PCs and manufacturers have to work much harder to get Thunderbolt interfaces working with Windows 10. This is why most recording studios run Pro Tools on Macs but things could still change as PCs can still provide more processing power per buck.

How does this affect me? I now have a PC with a Thunderbolt 3 port but that has not helped much. For a start it only has PCIe slots so I was unable to install my trusted M-Audio Audiophile 2496 card as an interim measure. I did try some plain old USB2 interfaces by M-Audio and Focusrite but they had problems of their own and were not any better than my old PCI card. I really wanted a new Focusrite Clarett interface but the drivers for Windows were not ready so in the end I opted for a new PCIe card.

The card I went for is an RME HDSPe. It is installed in the computer so I can't just unplug it and hook it up to a laptop but it is fast, works with Windows 10 and I can add extra channels when needed.

Why didn't manufacturers go for the increased speed of USB3? For years they argued that ordinary USB2 was fast enough for audio and in a sense they were correct. USB3 interfaces are now appearing but RME is the only manufacturer that has managed to incorporate USB3 and Thunderbolt in the same interface and get USB3 to match the speed of Thunderbolt.

USB3 has now moved on to USB 3.1 but Thunderbolt has such a head start it could be a while before manufacturers dare to take their chances with any new standards.

If you have made the leap to a new type of interface, how did it go?

OMNICELL: Alignment

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 21:36:23 -0500

Fighting resistance from making music!

Ive been in a war for a long long time with mental illness and a lack of understanding of success!

The mental condition has gone down! my mind; a bit clearer now! Im just starting to become social for the first time!

As for music; I have aligned with source energy God; music creation and activity!

A commitment and alignment has been made and suggested! However, resistance in the form of limiting past beliefs and severe PTSD block my ability to interact with things! Hopefully this will change! in fact, it I will change!

Ive work extremely hard on success based thinking programs coaching and informational transformations; Im a bit stronger these days in personality! However, I have my hands full with these problems!

Simple goal; what are my talents! music is a talent! what do I want! I would like 100% commitment from myself to like music creation regardless of the future outcome! I would like to " get into it"! I have the resources understood that would allow such successful mindful present situation! This should get interesting!

The idea is to work through hatred and anger and resentment and pain associated with music and the original family system I came from; A fine group of psychopaths; that left me as human death! Now; hopefully,. later in life! Now that I own my own body and mind; I will do as I wish and learn how to be interactive in my activities of interest!

This is complex deal and takes time; its about healing! Thank God I never offed myself over these tragedies of my past; as many of my friends have! O well!

I have specific goals these days! relationship participation and music participation!

Komit: The "Mind Library" Album

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 04:20:03 -0500

The "Mind Library" Album
Multi-genre mess of songs stuffed into one package.

I've just published some new music for human consumption.

It's more of the same style-hopping, short arrangement stuff that's been trending in my work recently. Almost half of these songs have been uploaded on here already, so it's not exactly all too new to some people.

Regardless, I hope any passerby can enjoy the listening experience as a whole. It may seem like some massive album because of the large quantity of tracks, but they're all pretty short, so really it all clocks in at about 44 minutes.
Also, there are translations for the Japanese-titled songs provided when you click "info" next to the tracks that are titled as such. I'm currently learning the language and thought it'd be fun to play around with it for labeling pieces.

Cheers, and thank you to any who have been listening for a while or just now are, as you all play a huge part in why I do this in the first place.


wiebkecontralto: I am looking for subscribers to my youtube channel

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 00:20:17 -0500

I am looking for subscribers to my youtube channel
I have a little youtube channel with classical music and German Folk Songs.

I have a little youtube channel with classical music and German Folk Songs. Now I have the offer to join a professional channel, but I have not enough subscribers. If you like my music, please, subscribe here:

And if you have a youtube channel, too, please share it with me!

OffspringOfMars: Beyond the Top 40

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 19:19:59 -0500

Beyond the Top 40
A Facebook group to expand your musical horizons.

In November of 2015 I started a Facebook group called "Beyond the Top 40". I wanted now to share it with the iCompositions community. It's mission statement is:

"A place for like minded sonic explorers seeking refuge from the over-commercialized, mass-manufactured music of the pop mainstream.

If you like rummaging through boxes at used record stores; if you believe that songs can contain more than 4 chords and last longer than 4 minutes; if believe that Autotune is not a toy; if you believe that music should be regarded as an art form and not merely a commodity, then this is the group for you.

If, however, you like pop divas, boy bands, or anything involving the words club mix, stick around, you might learn something."

Posts include articles, videos, pictures/memes, etc. that explore and promote music and ideas beyond what you typically get from the mainstream media. Classics from yesteryear, rare nuggets, obscurities, independent and underrated artists, and an all around appreciation for great music and the things that make music great.

I encourage you all to check it out, join, share, and enjoy. #BeyondtheTop40

Jacalore: The Horn

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 23:29:23 -0500

The Horn
It's a love/hate thang...

Roy Eldridge:

"You have to remember the trumpet is a mean instrument. The meanest there is. It's a damn monster. Sometimes I feel like throwing it out the window, it's such a beast. There are times when it treats you so sweet and nice that everything comes out just perfect. Then you come back to it the next night, rub your hands together and say to yourself you're going to do it all over again. You pick up the horn, put it to your chops and the S.O.B. says 'screw you'."

Dizzy Gillespie:

Some days you get up and you put the horn to your chops and it sounds pretty good and you win. Some days you try and nothing works and the horn wins. This goes on and on and then you die, and the horn wins."

jonalynkrauth: thank you all.

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 14:49:11 -0500

thank you all.

I would like to thank you , the last title i have uploaded was during 2015 , and i see every weeks than my music has been listening during every past weeks.

Between 2013 and now a lot of things happens to me , NDE , illness , addictions ...

I finnally find peace with myself.
I don't feel any angers for what happen to me during my childhood and my youth.

It's time for me to kill Jonalyn Krauth .

I will let my bandcamp account online :

It don't mean i stop music , i earn a lot of skills since i begun music.

I am working on a serious project , it don't have a name yet but i have already a few songs ready to be recorded.

the last thing I could tells is :
Don't be the one they expect , be the one you want.
Make everyday better than yesterday.
Smile even in the dark and don't be ashamed of yourself or what you're doing , because it come from you and from no one else.

Thx you all. <3 <3 <3