Music and ninjitsu are great ways to anti-stress
and overcome a nasty (scientific) writer's block, when you feel
you are getting nowhere.
I compose instrumental progressive rock (a label that fits
everything that you can't otherwise label) with a hint of
avantgarde dark epic metal.
I play keyboards so I use my laptop and a 4-octave
USB keyboard for all the instruments.
Recently, I have started playing guitar and bass guitar through a Line-6 Toneport usb soundcard and now it is beginning to rule!
Though I believe I do not sound like anything else, it should be
possible to recognise the music I listen to. I admire classical
opera and rock/metal opera and concept albums (Maudlin of the
Well, Trans-siberian Orchestra, Haggard, Therion, Opeth,
Moonsorrow, Turisas, Ayreon, Jethro Tull's Thick as a Brick,
I hope to one day complete a rock opera. Meanwhile, I am
practicing with the songs below. They are supposed to someday
resemble a connected story, which will also be posted here.
The music is draft and small details can change from day to day.
Like if I find the vibrato on the guitar solo is too much (some
of them really are) or too weak I change it.
Basically, everything is temporary. The tracks are not made in
the order they appear, and certainly does not reflect
The ones with real instruments are marked with a *.
Sequoia Grove uses:
- Propellerhead Reason
- Steinberg Cubase
- Line-6 Toneport with Metalpack addon
- Soundking microphone
- Samick 6 string guitar with DR strings for 7 string
- Yamaha 4 string bass
- Drumkit from Hell
- The Great Divide and Valrhona throat lubricants