Why The True Artist Must Be A Non-Conformist

It seems that nobody wants to rock the boat anymore. Many people solely live to imitate and speculate and ask questions to the  authority. Without introspection and zero musings on one’s own person. That’s all conformity is in reality. I think if anybody is an artistic individual and engaged as a person, they must be …

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Meditation and Mindfulness As An Artistic Tool

Meditation is the ultimate artistic tool. There is plenty of evidence that suggests that meditation is an excellent tool for an artist looking to beef up their sense of creativity  and intuition.  I believe meditation is an excellent tool at the disposal of any artist. Some people suggest meditation at least once a day for …

My New Piano Album LP – Cover Art

In April, I will be releasing an all piano album. This piano has homages, dedications and mixtures and my interpretations of classical-era as well as romantic period. It is highly fragmented, stylistically. These piano pieces are a collection of over a year. I created it in order to challenge myself to reach new islands of creativity. …

How to Gain Artistic Momentum

After my message for all artists, people were left wondering how I produce more than I consume. I’ll call it Artistic momentum. That is what I have been calling it. Easily put, this is the law of inertia. It is a matter of making it a habit. No Excuses. One thing usually leads to another. …

What Is EDM? A Look At EDM And Ishkur’s Interactive Guide To Electronic Music

License Attribution Some rights reserved by Chris MurtaghWhat is EDM? EDM is an acronym for Electronic Dance Music that has stemmed from the increase in popularity of electronic music in North America. It stands for Electronic Dance Music. EDM is an umbrella term, which encompasses the entire spectrum of Electronic music. It is music that has …

5 Reasons Why You Need to Join An EDM Community

5 Reasons Why You Need to Join an EDM Community - *As a Music Producer *This post is for music producers starting out, but it can be applied to different endeavors as well. One important service to take advantage of is to have a community of people who have the same intentions. This can not …

How I Remixed Encephalon

If you don’t know Encepahlon you should check them out they are an Electro-Industrial Group here in my city of Ottawa. I found them through souncloud , searching for similar minded artists and looking for people to potentially to collaborate with, have an exchange with. The first track I heard from them was “A Lifetime of …

Top Most Influential Electronic Music Artists

Top Most Influential Electronic Music Artists Here I have laid a stream of Artists that I believe have impacted and had a large influence on electronic music culture as well as effecting other future artists. In no particular order. Delia Derbyshire Delia Derbyshire contribution to electronic music, avant garde music and artists today is compelling. …

Klomb LP 2014 On Youtube

Klomb LP 2014 Now Available On Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bUosF7Rz-ns&feature=share&list=PLrd8Vb5uladucG-Xdk2Y3Jqq-DOvefR3A "Klomb" is a cosmic paradox of ancient futurism. These are the remnants of a spiritual nomad, a metaphysical journey that were channeled where time periods and space had collided. There are layers on top of one another, as it always has been. Schools of thought, technologies and …

Tool – Lateralus – Reflection – Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vIm6yJGjgEM This is a video I compiled for Tool's song "Reflection" off their album Lateralus. I find whenever I need some motivation, a pick me up, I reflect back to this song, its content and it's beautiful message. I'm glad it's has had such a great reception. This is what I had always envisioned with …

Behind The Musical Brain and Heart And All That Jazz

I find jazz to be an interesting style of music. It's not something I have on constant drip, but I appreciate the structure or lack of structure when I'm listening to an improvisation. Jazz has great improvisational technique, the intricate rhythms and syncopation and all the dynamic chords entice me, keep my attention. I always …