Instrumental Prog Album: “M.U.S.I.C. – a tribute to modern day composers” is my first attempt as an arranger. It’s my hope, other music lovers and musicians will enjoy the work, of these talented composers, as much as I do. It has been a privilege to arrange this album, as well as, accompany and highlight these compositions with my drumming style. The album title was inspired by Neil Peart’s catch phrase, “Make up something interesting and complimentary”.
Regarding the inquiries about the drum mix: The mix is a layering of the natural raw drum sound of my Ocheltree drum set on top of pre-programmed drum samples. To accomplish this, I had to play everything note for note that each composer programmed while adding in the subtle details of my playing, providing the natural feel of a real drummer and room sound with today’s technology and engineering.