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DarkShredcerto: Dark Shredcerto Rising!...

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 12:16:22 -0500

Dark Shredcerto Rising!...
Upcoming projects and events..

I am very busy always with the music i compose and perform....Videos to select compositions will be filmed in the near future... Some of the audio on these mp3's were ripped right from the video file (Video was recorded first)
just going in direct and beltin' it out... Check back periodicially... My health isnt the greatest... but when i am able... much more music will be added...and links to the videos once i post them!

*Thank you to all my friends and fans who have stuck by me through the years... who believe in my vision... and what i feel the lord is leading me to do with this music... all praise goes to him in whom i have placed my hope... within the brokenness of myself... where he has pieced me together.. this "dark angel" of who i am.... who Christ has not given up on....and has given me an inner warmth and unspeakable peace...

john 3:16 -


DarkShredcerto: "Shredroque For Electric Guitar And Piano"

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 01:53:11 -0500

"Shredroque For Electric Guitar And Piano"
4 Song Shred Opus...


uploaded recently a bunch of compositions... including my latest demo for guitar and piano..... shred on!!!

D. M.

irok: Add, enjoy :)

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 22:07:35 -0500

Add, enjoy :)
There's free hands

I write add,enjoy,, it means your input is appreciated, just add whatever you felll like, upload and tag me.. and I will have a party-
To the admins I will say, I am stupid and for that I hope my musical skills will somehow compensate and keep the community flourishing. I have a tendency, to have a beer to many in the proces of music making.. well.. just I have fun, to my self: Behave and stay cool.
I have Disabled chat by request.

lena_orsa: I am happy to present The Way to the Rainbow

Sun, 03 Dec 2017 09:09:46 -0500

I am happy to present The Way to the Rainbow
New piano album by Lena Orsa

Dear Friends,
Im so thrilled to release my second studio album The Way to the Rainbow and happy to inform you that the album is available on:
iTunes >>>
Amazon >>>
Google Play >>>
The album has been recorded live at the incredible Vladimir Osinsky recording studio, Moscow.
Nick Orsa is an amazing audio engineer and sound producer of this album.
Special thanks to everyone who helped make this important step forward possible!
Thank you for your listening and great support!

Lena Orsa


Sun, 12 Nov 2017 09:16:14 -0500

Even though it's Sunday for me...

Over the past few years, I had this idea for an album. It would be a collection of all the songs I had written for my personal 52-week challenge, which was to write at least one song a week starting in June of 2014. After 47 weeks, I became burnt out but still had over 100 completed songs.

Flash forward to 2017, and I'm working on material for my Morning/Evening sessions, which I'm still writing for. I sat down at my desk one day and started making a list of songs that would be considered and demoed for Morning/Evening, when all of a sudden, I get this bright idea to resurrect the previous album from the depths of songwriting hell. So, I'm working on two albums at once... which is fantastic for my anxiety.

Anyway, the second album is not only a collection of songs from the 52-week challenge but everything that had been written from my junior year in college (2010) up to my move to Nashville (May 2015). Needless to say, I have my work cut out for me, but I have several tracklists that I'm going through. I plan on playing out at some open mic nights and writer's rounds around Nashville to get some feedback and see where I can go from there.

Oh yeah, and the album is called "Something for a Monday Night." My friend and I were texting back and forth one night and she had mentioned this phrase (though at this point, I forgot the context of the conversation) and I wrote back saying that I was going to use this as a title for something...

So, that's where I stand now. Now excuse me while I go hole myself up in my room for a while...

Komit: Singles Album

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 18:29:06 -0500

Singles Album
A small collection of highlights through the years.

I grew to really dislike a lot of the albums I put out throughout my teen years as they aged badly and were too hit-and-miss (my writing and production skills were severely underdeveloped and there were too many filler tracks on some records), so I decided to take the few songs that still held up and put them on one compilation. Not really a huge fan of "singles" albums though, so this will probably be the only time I do this.

irok: New OS update

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 18:59:53 -0500

New OS update
wheel of doom all day.. ZZzzzzz

I updated to OS new high Sierra and my Mac got so slow, (I've been running with 4 GB since 2010) I had the wheel of doom all the time. I went to a shop and bought 16 gb of ram as I got of the store I noticed I had gotten the wrong package 2x4 gb rather than my 2x8 gb.. I went home and installed it and it rocks.
it can handle 32 gb so I get 16 more asap. Running 20 guns right now. if you have questions about what your Mac is capable off try -> other world computing (image)

Komit: Status

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 19:32:19 -0400

an update

October was a very busy and eventful month. Out of a myriad of other activities, I spent two full days on set with friends making a short film for the 48 Hour Los Angeles Inner-City Filmmakers Project and we hardly slept for the duration of the shoot. I had a few recording sessions for the soundtrack there as well, and when I got back home, the others finished a final cut so I could score everything exactly to picture. All the music has been finished (a friend of mine also contributed a 10-second blip of a melody for the end credits), and now we wait until the editors finish color matching and sound design. The deadline and viewing for all of the project entries is still unknown, so I won't put out any of the music until it can be released on YouTube after the screening.

We're all really proud of what we put together and I can't wait to show all of you on here. The story roughly involves demonic possession and a haunted boomerang.

blues69: Gitarrenunterricht

Sun, 29 Oct 2017 19:05:22 -0400

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Lapskin: a big number about to be hit this week

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 16:12:59 -0400

a big number about to be hit this week
after a very very very very long time a huge number is about to be made

incoming BIG NUMBER !!!

by the end of the week mabye the weekend i shall reach the big figure of 4000 tracks on here been a while to get to this mark. I will be the first to admit i have been slightly distracted by work commitments of late actualy over a long period of time but here we go time to smash the 3000 counter and make a new one for the 4000th ...

I would also like to thank to all the people that have listened to my nonsense over the years i hope ive managed to entertain you as much as i have enjoyed making this nonsense

regards lapskin

ZipZipper: I wish I couldn't.

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 00:33:23 -0400

I wish I couldn't.

I've been having a buncha crunch going on lately.

A couple of weeks ago the owner of the small-business cafe I worked at called together a meeting, which we all thought would be another 'okay guys let's get things together' kind of lecture. But instead, to the shock of even the manager who was also purposefully left in the dark, discloses that the cafe had already been sold right under our noses and that we were suddenly jobless...didn't even put in a good word for us to the new owners or give us a little cushion of help in any way. What a butthole, right? Luckily for him, me and my coworkers were such a loving family that our sorrow for being separated and losing such a dreadfully unique shop overshadowed our anger towards him in that moment...not that we could've changed much anyways.

So...this interim of sudden nothingness reminded me of a similar experience I had six years ago and inspired me to get my gears grinding, so that another six years doesn't glide by with only an inch of self-fulfillment to claim. Through my seldom spontaneity, self-frustration, and the vigorous pestering of my best friend (that's been going on for several years) I visited Los Angeles again and inspected UCLA's Extension program in Scoring for Film via a real-life visit and friend-of-friends enrolled in the program currently. I also might try auditioning/applying to Julliard and see if I would even be accepted into such prestige. But, I'm still gonna be wimpy for at least one more year, get another job close to home while I'm still blessed to have it, and save up more money because America is the worst.

Stupid? Yes, I am the most basic millenial. Click here and listen to/share my basic Halloween song

DarkShredcerto: Currently Working On "Messiah" & Several Other Compositions!....

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 14:07:25 -0400

Currently Working On "Messiah" & Several Other Compositions!....

Been brutal in the shred room...

So much more coming in the future.. Dark Shredcerto style guitar/piano passion! ...worked on several arrangements today and several guitar parts...

I receive messages from all over the world about this stuff... i never dreamed it would have such an impact on people... im truly thankful..

stay tuned!... more to come!!!

in Christs name.. By the grace of the cross


eido: New album Brighter Days released, free to download!

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 15:06:52 -0400

New album Brighter Days released, free to download! You read that right, the album's done. In case you're wondering what happened to track 10, read on...Summary for busy readers: head over to and grab yourself a totally free copy of my latest album, Brighter Days. The full album mixes are in some cases great improvements over the versions here on iComp, so if you liked any of Brighter Days here, you owe it to yourself to get the final version. (Did I mention it's free?) Earlier today I was agonising over whether Brighter Days could be considered 'done' or whether there's more I could or should be doing with it. I got chatting to a buddy of mine, who reminded me of Leonardo da Vinci's comment that 'art is never finished, only abandoned'. I can relate. It's been a long journey. As you've probably gathered if you've been following my gradual progress, the earliest music in this project was written all the way back in the late 90s, and it's taken almost twenty years to find its way home. In the process it's jumped genres, from dark progressive metal to electronica with influences from trance, synthwave and 8-bit music. And now, at last, I'm prepared to call it done. (Although apparently it isn't ready to call me done. As I'm writing this blog I'm listening through the audio one last time, and I just found a glitch. Sigh. Fear not, by the time this is uploaded it'll be fixed.) Those of you who've been following closely might be wondering what happened to track 10. Didn't I say there would be a track 10? What happens at the end of the story?!?! (If you weren't aware that there was a story, you can skip the next paragraph.) So, yes, Dark Days was indeed supposed to have a track 10. Originally called Remembrance, it was our hero's final lament. Alone in the wilderness, isolated and rejected, having lost the love of his life, all he has left are his memories, and even those are now starting to wear out from over-use. 'And then you'll be gone forever' is the album closer. Holy hell, track 10 was bleak and depressing. It seemed like a good idea to end the album on a massive downer because my then-favourite band Anathema had just done the same thing with their album Alternative 4, and frankly Dark Days was basically a massive homage to Anathema so I was pretty much powerless to resist. Also I was 19 years old and gloomy as a really gloomy thing. When I came back to try to record the project in earnest some time later, I tried to develop Remembrance into something that wouldn't make everyone want to jump off a bridge. It became known as The Parting Of Ways, essentially symbolic of me finally laying all this old music to rest and moving on with my life. It turned into a bit of an epic, piling in every fragment of music I hadn't yet used for something else, and honestly it ended up as an unwieldy riff salad. I still really like parts of it, but having spent two days working it up into an electronica piece, it was feeling forced, and it didn't really add anything that the album didn't have already. On top of that, getting back into making music has reminded me that this is something I get a lot out of, and if I can I'd like to keep doing it - so there's really no reason to burn all of my remaining musical ideas in a gigantic self-indulgent twelve-minute epic that nobody will listen to more than once. Thus, we're done. Nine tracks in 48 minutes doesn't seem too shabby to me, and, more importantly, I enjoy what's here. (I suspect by the time I've tracked down these audio glitches I might need a month or two away from it, but that's another story...) It's been a long, long road, but the end is finally here... [...]

RMulholland: Project

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 23:53:54 -0400


Good Evening,

So who on this site actually wants to do something for real?

While I admit, an online project is a rather pathetic way to do things, but it seems to be the only option.

That being the case, who out there wants to create some angry yet beautiful music??

I would love to take part in a project that wants to write good music & put out some albums just for the sake of doing it.

In this project, my key instrument would be drums, but I am of course willing to contribute synth parts.

So who wants to give life to an Industrial Metal project?

DarkShredcerto: Dark Shredcerto - "Shredenza For Electric Guitar & Piano" (Demo Cd Uploaded!!!...)

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 11:54:38 -0400

Dark Shredcerto - "Shredenza For Electric Guitar & Piano" (Demo Cd Uploaded!!!...)
More demo music uploaded to this site...

Whats up friends???? This is my 5 song opus titled:

Dark Shredcerto -
"Shredenza For Electric Guitar & Piano
(In 5 Movements)
Opus #32 No. 16 In Shred Minor"

Please enjoy.... These are rough demos... Ive never had a lesson or been taught anything about music... Just a passion to play and create.....

Shred on!!!!..

irok: I'd like to mix

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 23:35:31 -0400

I'd like to mix
If you have music I have ears

when I record what I do I always go for an edge..(my style) I'd like to do something good and clean, let me know if you have some wav files you want to be mixed I would like to have a try (image)

irok: Quicktime not working ?

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 01:40:58 -0400

Quicktime not working ?
This is what you have to do

If you use a Mac open finder and search for "disabled plugins" open a new finder window and search for internet plugins and drag the files named "QuickTime Plugin.plugin" & "nslQTScriptablePlugin.xpt" to the internet plugins folder, Now u know (image)

pharmakeus: Construction work all week next door

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 01:35:02 -0400

Construction work all week next door

Looks like there won'/t be any singing this week (image)

pharmakeus: Four weeks dry

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 07:12:26 -0400

Four weeks dry
No grog for four weeks now

My hands shake
I feel sick
In pain
My mixes stink

KCsGROOVE: 10 years on Icomposition

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 07:01:14 -0400

10 years on Icomposition
This week it's 10 years ago since I started uploading songs here on Icompositions

10 years already since my former colleagues Eagle and Mr.Red showed me this site and encouraged me to upload some of my songs here.
It's been a great decade. Icomposition still inspires me.
I made quite a lot of friends here, some of them are no longer among us (Geo (fatchance) and Ed (slopart) ).
I've always had great feedback from you all..thanks for that!
And well over half a million plays in these years.
I think I'll stay for a while (image)

irok: I play with an amazing guitarist

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 00:31:01 -0400

I play with an amazing guitarist
do we rehearse ?

My guitarist are on tour in Canada an America again, this year he has been to Italy, Germany Switzerland, Chile, Canada/ America in terms.. He is awesome.. He needs a bigger suitcase I can fit in.. He have connections so I hope we can travel the world when we are ready (image)

irok: Monitors/Headphones

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 14:29:21 -0400

I've had behringers, Adam a7 & Prodipe 5..

for the last few months I have used my Beyer Dynamic DT-770 I also have a pair of DT-990M.. I am a Byer Dynamic AKG guy, get above the 1500 Dkr mark and it will sound awesome. 5 danish kroner is like 1 US dollars, my headphones cost the same as my prodipes (1600 Dkr) my Adam A7 lost around 7500 Dkr for a reference. Those Adams are awesome, with ribbons and a Sub. Don't do Behringer, you're better of with prodipe, Behringers color the sound. Have fun with it and keep the recordings flow. (Beyer Dynamic DT-990M is a special developed drum headphone. Closed.

WolfZ: Why am I doing this?

Sat, 09 Sep 2017 17:53:14 -0400

Why am I doing this?

So somebody will wonder ... why does the guy do this here.
Every week he makes a song, some can be heard and some are also full "bullsh...".
Now, as you can read in my biography, I am 61 years old.
I live alone in a single-room apartment, which I like to call my "single cell". (image)

I used to be an addiction therapist, was married and successfully wrote books.
In addition, I have 5 children who are well. So all in all a successful life.

Then it came, insidiously and unintentionally, the depression.
As already said, now I live alone, I am disabled to work and thereby retirees at the subsistence minimum.

The only thing I have is ..... a lot of time. Much time in which my head is full of evil thoughts.
Depression is really a very bad condition and one of the most brutal diseases that I know.
If you do not pay attention, it simply drives you to death. But...not with me... (image)

So what am I doing? Exactly, I make music all day long.
I do not lift any equipment that would allow to produce really good music.

An old, cheap guitar that is constantly banging at the wrong moment, a ZOOM recording device
(This is similar to a dictation machine) that I have been given once and a noodle-screen, through which I sing, because I do not even have a microphone with pop protection.
So to say so ... quite far "back to the roots" (image)

But one thing is certain, the music helps me. Every single day.
There is not always something that can be heard.
Especially since my singing arts are rather rudimentary. (image)

I'm really happy when I see ... hey, 120 people have listened to this.
Or even better, I get comments.
I do not become rich or famous, and some comments are probably more kindness. But that is not important.
What is important is the feeling of being perceived.

At the end of the day, I am the winner anyway .... I am still alive!

So you will still have to listen to my "works" and I will continue to look forward to seeing you my music.
I like it with you and it helps me ...... so what (image)


KCsGROOVE: Walter Becker passed away

Sun, 03 Sep 2017 18:32:43 -0400

Walter Becker passed away
Walter Becker , together with Donald Fagen the driving force behind Steely Dan died age 67

Tonight I heard the news that Walter Becker had died aged 67. He and Donald fagen were my musical heroes, right from their first album I loved their music. They created the standard for sound, spending so much time in the recording studios.
A fine musician has left us...
Rest in peace, your music will live on!

eido: What should music sound like?

Fri, 01 Sep 2017 13:58:44 -0400

What should music sound like? Or 'how to alienate your core fan base'.Recently I've been introducing a friend to my musical output. It's been a tricky experience; he isn't a fan of electronica, so that's the new stuff out, and his taste in vocals doesn't align with the vocalists I've typically worked with, so that's my metal album Lies To Children out. Eventually we found some common ground on my older material - heavy stuff like Escape from Shadows and Diminished Returns, plus some of my piano stuff like Alone and The Child - and in the process we trawled through a lot of my back catalogue, which was pretty fun and interesting for me. I've noticed that a lot of musicians say they never listen to their own stuff, so perhaps it makes me a terrible egotist that from time to time I really enjoy going through my old stuff, remembering all the stuff that went into making it. The first and most obvious thing that leaps out at me is my musical influences. Some of the time I was consciously aware that I was ripping off other people; other times it felt original to me, but with the benefit of hindsight I can point to bands or even specific songs and say 'Oh yeah, that's where that came from.' I read something recently which suggested that most 'creative' activity isn't creative at all, but really just a process of recycling, and I'd be hard pressed to argue against that thesis on the evidence of a lot of my older material. Something else I get a lot is comments to the effect of 'lots of different styles in this song' or 'covers a lot of ground musically' or 'holy hell this is totally incoherent'. OK, nobody has ever actually said the last one in so many words, but I know sometimes they've thought it. The friend I mentioned above commented that Diminished Returns had 'quite a few different styles squeezed into a relatively short track', which surprised the heck out of me because in my own mind that's one of my most coherent productions. It's been really interesting working on the Brighter Days project over these last few months. For the uninitiated, Brighter Days is based on an old half-finished metal album called Dark Days; I've taken the raw material from that album and started turning it into electronica, reimagining each track as I go, sometimes radically. Revisiting some of my oldest material is a real trip down memory lane and gives me an interesting insight into how my creative process has changed over the years, which I will now proceed to outline because I'm assuming that if you're still reading you're interested. My earliest music, with my high school thrash band, was generally an attempt to sound like some other popular band. We liked metal bands, we had guitars and a bass and drums, we wanted to make music of our own - what does good music sound like? Metallica, Pantera, Slayer... OK, let's do that. Later on I got into doomier stuff like Paradise Lost and Anathema, and my music took a corresponding downturn in tempo and uptick in complexity of arrangement. Then I got into Opeth (the early albums especially) and you start to see longer tracks emerging with more twists and turns. Lies To Children is an obvious homage to Devin Townsend's many wonderful projects, although I like to think that some of the tracks on there have some degree of originality. And then, more recently, after making the transition to electronica, you can see the first few uploads are[...]

DarkShredcerto: Dark Shredcerto

Fri, 01 Sep 2017 09:53:05 -0400

Dark Shredcerto

9/1/17 -
"Full Shred At It!!!!........ More music coming in the future!!....."

My brotha's n' sista's in Christ and shred!!!.....

I am constantly recording in my studio.... making demos, composing, shredding,,,etc,,,, Check back here to see if any new music is posted... I have 4 new songs almost done out of my archive of over 50 that i have to record and am working on... Beautiful classical piano... extreme neoclassical shred
guitar..... beauty.... intensity....passion..... and melodic fury!

The titles are:
"God Of Sorrows"
"Crown Of Anguish"
"King Of The Jews"

All for guitar and piano...... Stay tuned..... brutal shred.....
All for Christ.... By his grace and mercy.....

D. M.

1: A window to sounds.

Fri, 01 Sep 2017 05:08:32 -0400

A window to sounds.
Finding that opening into a filtered envelope of oscillator sounds feeding thru each other. Where FM is layered together with it all.

The window can hold the wind, still or let us listen to the these sounds and open up the new sounds like light breaking into the room from outside where be it by the window and it flows thru like the sounds filtered thereof. Peace is felt from the lights the sounds of the wind. And the wind goes on. My body as an artiste' and making these waves sounding of time and space. I am talking about the latest work of mind and space time with the face of a clock.
or here on my blog - off site -
this below is the main link to the site as well
And there is the main blog work I do is at this site with my music and video work. --- from the youtube is here

I feel=== so commercial in this the promotion of the stuff I do.
I am not at all commercial just happens I make music I like to listen to myself and thought you might like to listen as well.

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)

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!