Rent (Club Edit)

Raise your hand if you knew that Rent was a Liza Minnelli cover, not a Pet Shop Boys cover.

I knew that too, but it must have slipped my mind when I wrote about Matt’s and my EP release, and nobody bothered to correct me.

EDIT: That’s because it’s not true! Liza Minnelli covered the Pet Shop Boys song on her album, produced by none other than Pet Shop Boys! And here I am spreading misinformation. Thanks to everyone who set me straight!

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Color Theory featured in Electronic Sound

Many moons ago, I submitted to an opportunity on ReverbNation, along with 2251 other electronic artists. I had completely forgotten about it when I received an email notifying me that I’d made the cut!

My cover of Depeche Mode’s “But Not Tonight” is featured alongside nine other tracks in issue 6 of Electronic Sound, a really cool iPad magazine that can also be downloaded as a PDF.

Take a look: (click to enlarge)

They are going to interview the artist who gets the most votes in their next issue, so if you’d like to vote for me, just download the app and click the shiny “VOTE NOW” button next to my song. Much appreciated!

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Drive You Home

Drive You Home” tells the true story of Thomas Hanewinkel, long-time friend and webmaster of German fan site, courting his then-coworker, now-wife, Judith.

It started with a simple carpooling arrangement, which lead to attending a concert together. Next thing you know, wedding bells!

I wrote and recorded the song as a wedding present to be played at the reception, which I would’ve attended if not for its inconvenient location on the other side of the planet.

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Behind the Rhine

How’s 2014 going for you so far?

In what I hope will be the start of a monthly tradition, I’m offering a free song download: “Behind the Rhine” from my 7th full-length album, The Thought Chapter.

If memory serves, it’s the first track I completed for the set. I was feeling inspired by Depeche Mode’s Playing the Angel at the time, which explains the gritty (by Color Theory standards) tone. My wife sings backup. Well, more than backup. Our two melody lines overlap and intertwine in the chorus.

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Two Demos and a Question

Progress on the new EP has been slow and inconsistent, as I explained earlier. It’s been at the top of my list for months, after my mastering work and family. In mathematical parlance, kids + summer ≠ progress.

As of today, I’m about halfway done. Here’s what I’ve got so far:

The Best Revenge

This one is finished except for female backing vocals in the chorus, doubling my part up an octave.

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80's synthpop + EDM + classical piano