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Newsound Same (2011)

Loosely based on the musical styles of John Mayer, Fleetwood Mac, '80s-era Joni Mitchell, America, Jason Mraz, power pop, Harmonium, and the Eagles. Conceptually, I look at the possibility of being musically relevant in an era in which many listeners prefer instantly forgettable background music to actual substance.

Storms (2015)

(PLEASE NOTE: only the first eight tracks here are the actual Storms album: read on for the rest...) Another electronic affair, but this time a bit more accessible than 2012's entry "Eau de P‚ques/Easter Water" (which mysteriously does not appear here). Recording began during one of the many winter storms of February 2015, and was my first test in using the laptop and audiophile sound card to record a whole album at 24-bit/96 kHz. Up to 8 stereo tracks and 12 mono tracks later (all simultaneous), we have a successful instrumental project (with some wordless vocals) evoking the cycle of a snowstorm. MP3s soon to follow (uploaded them in an archaic RPM Challenge page instead, and now linked here, along with tracks from my two 2012 RPM Challenge submissions, "Common Ground" (tracks 9 to 14) and "Eau de P‚ques" (the RPM tracks only, Tracks 15-18, as I've since added two extra tracks and remixed the entire lot at bandcamp.glenburg.com ). Until I figure out how to add these albums separately, they're here. :)

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Glen Burg

BIOGRAPHY

I keep trying to type something here, only for a white page to follow... Once more, then. After years on end helping people out with their projects and musical aspirations, I stepped into 2011 with a major goal: write, record, and release (digitally, that is) 12 albums of my own music, all recorded and mixed by me. My RPM Challenge submission is 2/3 of Album #3 (Hey, they only asked for 35 minutes!), of which the remaining four tracks have now been recorded, and all more carefully mixed (you try mastering eight songs in one night, and the two previous days spent last-minute overdubbing and mixing... If you're reading this, you probably did). Enjoy!

BAND MEMBERS
Glen Burg: absolutely everything on the recordings, for better or worse.

YEARS COMPLETED
2011,2015

GENRES
Adult Contemporary Pop,Electronic Downtempo


Completed Albums

Newsound Same(2011)

Loosely based on the musical styles of John Mayer, Fleetwood Mac, '80s-era Joni Mitchell, America, Jason Mraz, power pop, Harmonium, and the Eagles. Conceptually, I look at the possibility of being musically relevant in an era in which many listeners prefer instantly forgettable background music to actual substance.


Better to Say
Ear to the Wall
Throwaway
Hit
Live Forever   (preferred)
Untuned
Losing My Voicings
Nightmorning

Storms(2015)

(PLEASE NOTE: only the first eight tracks here are the actual Storms album: read on for the rest...) Another electronic affair, but this time a bit more accessible than 2012's entry "Eau de P‚ques/Easter Water" (which mysteriously does not appear here). Recording began during one of the many winter storms of February 2015, and was my first test in using the laptop and audiophile sound card to record a whole album at 24-bit/96 kHz. Up to 8 stereo tracks and 12 mono tracks later (all simultaneous), we have a successful instrumental project (with some wordless vocals) evoking the cycle of a snowstorm. MP3s soon to follow (uploaded them in an archaic RPM Challenge page instead, and now linked here, along with tracks from my two 2012 RPM Challenge submissions, "Common Ground" (tracks 9 to 14) and "Eau de P‚ques" (the RPM tracks only, Tracks 15-18, as I've since added two extra tracks and remixed the entire lot at bandcamp.glenburg.com ). Until I figure out how to add these albums separately, they're here. :)


Snowflakes
Neither Earth Nor Sky
Insular Warmth
Line Dance
Cut   (preferred)
Calm
Daybreak
Return
First Glance
Colonization (VERY ROUGH MIX)
Winter
Awakening
New Romance
Breakaway (ROUGH MIX)
Stagnation
Motion
Liberation
Exaltation