“Incredible though it may seem upon hearing the record, Loveless alone is responsible for it – all of it – from his impeccable writing to his perfect performance, from the ingeniously raw production to the delightfully simple engineering. It is literally a musical representation of the man. “
–Sean McCauley, Sr. Staff Writer, Octiive
Thanks Sean, you’re appreciation motivates me to keep improving.
My foray into audio engineering was born of necessity. Early recordings, made in my ramshackle “studio”, were not pristine or by the book but they opened the doors to a new form of expression. I had created something demonstrative, replicable, and distributable, and I had done it on my own. My descent into the rabbit hole has continued for nearly 20 years and my technology, methods, and wisdom have evolved considerably.
Single: Break the Surface
Single: Feel So Natural
Musical Album: Nostalgia and Amnesia
The last full length album that I released, performed, produced, engineered, mixed, and mastered.
DI and mic’d electric guitars, mic’d acoustic guitars, processed guitars, bass, processed bass, drums, banjo, percussion, layered vocals, manipulated vocals.
This is the Album of which I am most proud. The critics and fans may disagree but to each his own.
Music Album: Bastards Bitch.
This is the Album that Sean is commenting on at the top of the page. The second full length album that I released, performed, produced, engineered, mixed, and mastered.
DI and mic’d electric guitars, mic’d acoustic guitars, processed guitars, bass, processed bass, drums, banjo, percussion, layered vocals, manipulated vocals, MIDI, and loops.
This is the darkest, most misanthropic, and most self effacing of my material. While listening, keep in mind that music is an art form and involves a certain amount of fiction and exaggeration based on an emotional force. It’s me, but its not me.
Musical Album: Benjie Loveless
Awww, how cute. My first solo record. This was my first dive into using DAW based recording as opposed to all in one boxes or porta studios…and it shows a bit. I’ve partially included it here to demonstrate how skills have progressed over the years.
While I still enjoy many of the tunes and remain satisfied with much of the production, there are some quality and balance inconsistencies throughout. It should have been more cohesive.
I threw every option I had at it and sometimes forgot to make choices. If more is going to be executed without proper regard, LESS = MORE.
It stands tall as an eclectic genre hopping collection, I just hold myself to a higher standard nowadays.