A God or an Other – Chaotic Symbiosis
6 tracks (35 minutes) of crusty, atmospheric post black metal. Tracked, edited, mixed, and mastered at Big Name.
This is our final release, thus marking the end of an era of my life (2013-2018). I’m currently working on a retrospective writeup detailing the creation of this album and my experiences in the band overall. This post is a placeholder for that.
Cassettes and CDs were printed in the print shop and are available via Bandcamp.
I made a pseudonymous guest appearance on this ritualistic black metal album on drums. This article details the intent of the project’s creators. A release date is not currently set. The full album is 3 tracks and just shy of 45 minutes.
Bull of Apis Bull of Bronze – O! A Smile of Blood! (World Premiere)
Presenting the New Brawny Man: Kyle Bray
Added to Visual: Miscellaneous Digital (Various Years)
Art I made for a new solo album to be released 02/22/19.
Piranarama Collages (2018) added to Visual
Animyst – Love Without Terror
8 tracks (30 minutes) of psych/goth/dreampop. Tracked, edited, mixed, and mastered at Big Name. This was the final client session to take place at the Olympia location before my move to Colorado.
City of Industry – American Habits Are Hard to Break
10 tracks (12 minutes) of crusty powerviolence. Drums tracked by Lorenzo Luna and Scott Asher at an unnamed studio. Guitars, bass, vocals, and samples tracked later at Big Name, where the EP was then edited and mixed. Mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege.
Morrow – The Weight of These Feathers
I engineered this album for Seattle’s Morrow. Midway through the recording process, I was asked to write and record my own basslines as well. They had a bass player when we first began tracking, but he dropped out of the project right before he was supposed to record his parts. As a result, I was asked to step in. I was given full creative freedom with my bass contributions.
The band spent three years composing and demoing these songs, and then one year in the studio with me recording the real deal. Being able to add my own spin to this album was a pleasure and I look forward to seeing what these guys go on to create in the future.
For people who enjoy melodic/progressive/atmospheric black metal.
AN NCS ALBUM PREMIERE (AND A REVIEW): MORROW — “THE WEIGHT OF THESE FEATHERS”
Another review, this time accompanied by the full album stream. In case you haven’t seen the last two posts, I produced this recording and played bass on it. The album officially releases on July 21st.
EXCLUSIVE SONG PREMIERE: Morrow – “Hiraeth”
A second song from The Weight of These Feathers has been released with an exclusive stream, this time thanks to Can This Even Be Called Music?. As mentioned in the previous post, I produced this album and played bass on it. The full album releases on July 21st.
EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: Enter Paradise With Morrow’s “Elysium I”
This was a nice surprise to find today. I produced this recording and played bass on it for my friends in Morrow. We worked on it throughout the entire last year.
As a side note, I’ve finished my work on 7 recordings since moving to Colorado in March and so far only one has seen its full release. So I have a slew of new stuff on the way. This one comes out July 21st and I’m super proud of it and excited to see it get out into the world.