October 10, 2017

At some point during my last semester of grad school, I started feeling nostalgic about high school (lol) and started listening to all of the music that I listened to back then. This mostly consisted of Hieroglyphics and Living Legends, the two crews that have influenc...

September 24, 2017

Sometime during my senior year at Stanford, I got into a debate with a friend of mine over whether or not the overall effects of technology were positive. His argument was that technology is slowly making everyone free due to the increased power it gives an individual...

September 23, 2017

Anyone who's ever been in a free-form jam session with me knows that I like to create noise by taking single shot drum samples, adding a ton of reverb, and compressing them as much a possible. I then manipulate this noise by playing with the parameters of a filter that...

September 19, 2017

A couple of months before I started working on "Hope for the Best," a massive blizzard hit the east coast, shut down New York City, and ruined plans that me and a singer/ friend/ ex of mine had to hang out (before you ask, yes we were trying to remain friends after bre...

September 18, 2017

After the success that was "Assembly Line," I ended up going through a noise-making phase where I tried to create new sounds that I had never worked with before. As a result, the instrumental for "Live In Fear" is the result of me messing around with Ableton Live's ana...

September 16, 2017

Once upon a time when I was still an undergrad at Stanford going by Ry-Man, I came up with this idea for a song called "Assembly Line" that would describe humans in the education system as if they were robots being assembled in a factory. Inspiration for this idea came...

September 15, 2017

In addition to being the first song on the album, this was the first song that I finished and the only song that was inspired by events in my life during this time period. It is also my least favorite song on the album and I did not decide to include it until the whole...

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