Originals

“Yuika” feat Sachie Sunaga [Original]

Five years ago, I visited Japan for the first time. Eager to absorb the culture, I wanted to visit as many festivals as possible - except there was only one during my month-long visit. Crap. That soured me at the time, but it ended up being a huge blessing because that's where I met Felicity Tillack from Where Next Japan. In the past few months, Felicity and I reconnected and have been working together on...

“Inaba” (A Tribute to Persona 4) [Original]

Happy 2017! To kick things off, I wrote a lazy, hazy tribute to the venerable Persona 4. My November was rough, and I disappeared into the game to clear my mind. I think the narrative's focus on inner turmoil, how we present ourselves to the world, and empathy really spoke to what I was going through, and I became very attached to the universe. Grateful, even. I wanted to make those feelings permanent and named...

Lost and Longing [Original]

A year ago, life went sour, and I lost much of my digital life. Photos, documents, music, memories - all of it evaporated overnight - including my Japan-inspired EP, Mizu. I remember laying on the floor, numb; I don't know for how long. Today, only Mizu's album art survives, so in its memory, we have Lost and Longing. The song's a chillstep piece that is very much like Uncharted. It prefaces something bigger, and coincidentally,...

“Your Heart (In the Air)” feat Chae Kim [Original]

Guys, I found someone who likes reverb as much as I do. Meet Chae Kim! A few months back, I found Chae at a crowded jam session. She was quiet throughout, watching carefully as we stumbled through pop standards. I thought she must have been bored. After hearing her work, I understood her silence. Chae owns a wonderfully intimate sound. Whispered and delicate, it's amazing what this girl does...

“Atlantis” feat Anna Toth [Original]

July was hard. Mishap after mishap came crashing down on me, each worse than the last. It all culminated with my computer blowing up, taking much of my digital life - including my music and photos - with it. Heartbreaking. I felt so defeated. Physically ill. Even now, I'm still trying to sort through the wreckage. That said, I'm so, so blessed there were a handful of lucky saves. While most of my projects are...