I am pleased to announce that Lunarcrest debut album is now available for purchase on Bandcamp! Check out Frameshift, which is $7 for a full album download or $1 each for individual tracks. $7 is the best deal as purchasing each track individually is $10! You can also preview the tracks on the Lunarcrest Soundcloud page.
It was supposed to be easy. A few tracks, some mixing, singing, and release in Spring of 2019. In fact, the first track from the debut Lunarcrest album was released on January 29 to build up hype for a Spring release. Alas, the time came and no album. Well, that’s because life happens and I went through some extremely tough times over the Summer, which kept pushing production back further and further. Despite the troubles, I did my best to keep working on the album and released a few additional tracks including The Undiscovered and Caretaker, which was featured in one of my Elite Dangerous videos.
Frameshift is dedicated to the men and women of Elite Dangerous.
Now, the time has come to release, and I’m nervous. Why? Because it’s the first music project I’ve completed in the past decade. I’m also excited, because it’s opening a new chapter for me in terms of what I can do with music production. Succeed or fail, Lunarcrest is here to stay for the foreseeable future. I’m excited to put Frameshift to rest and let everyone enjoy it while I rest over the holidays before beginning work on the follow-up album (hopefully out in 2020).
Of course, none of this would be possible without the love and support of my family, friends, and community. This album is about and dedicated to the men and women of Elite Dangerous. From the bottom of my heart, thank you for restoring my faith in the world. Together we will reach new heights and explore worlds unseen. For now, let us bask in the glow of distant starlight.
Note: My work is not endorsed or supported by Frontier Developments, the creators of Elite Dangerous in any way. Images used are just for tribute purposes. All images used in videos and the promotional item above are property of Frontier Developments.
While I continue to finish the work on the Lunarcrest album, I’ve decided to release the entire back catalogue for my ambient and instrumental electronic project: Pulse-R. These are raw and original cuts, which have not been remastered or edited in any way from their first releases. As a bit of background, Pulse-R was founded in 2003 in my home studio at Cannon Air Force Base in Clovis, New Mexico. Here’s a breakdow of each release, its themes, and considerations if you’d like to listen.
Nuclear Moon (2003): The first album was called Nuclear Moon, which explored through a series of audio samples attached to the tracks, the concepts of space exploration and nuclear war. It was recorded in 2003 in Clovis, New Mexico using a heavily patched and primitive home recording studio. The quality of the recording and the tracks themselves reflect this.
Lights in the Sky (2007): The second album was called Lights in the Sky and took much of its influence from my interest in UFOs and the paranormal. This album was written and recorded in Wichita Falls, Texas in 2007. It’s considered by me and by many who’ve heard it to be the ultimate expression of the Pulse-R sound.
Thought StruXure (2008): The third album was called Thought StruXure and it’s an enigma among Pulse-R releases. It was originally designed to be a new ambient space project which was recorded under the working title Thought StruXure – Drift. However, upon completion I believed that it shared too much in common with the Pulse-R sound, so the new name was dropped and it was added to the catalogue. Thought StruXure was recorded in 2008 in Wichita Falls, Texas.
Subterranean (2010): The fourth and final album was called Subterranean and took its influence from the darker elements of space exploration and some horror themes. It’s also the first and only album I’ve recorded using a Mac. It was recorded in 2010 at my home studio in Dayton, Ohio. Unfortunately, Subterranean would be the last completed album I released until work began on Lunarcrest – Frameshift in 2018-2019.
You can now listen to each of these albums in their full, unedited madness by clicking the corresponding title above. I hope that you enjoy them.
I’ve been working hard to finish the Lunarcrest Frameshift album. I’d originally planned to release it in the Spring sometime in April, but personal and technical issues have pushed back the release date to June 2019 at the earliest. The album is still coming along nicely and will be finished soon! I’m extremely grateful for the support of family, friends, and fans who have supported me.
I’ll post any updates on the album’s status and pending completion when I have a solid idea of when it’ll be completed. Since this is the first update on this new official blog for my music projects, here are links to tracks that are currently available on Soundcloud.