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The Reviews Are In, And…

Sometimes it is amazing what can happen when you ask.  Why just a few short years ago I asked my utterly fantastic wife if she would marry me, and she said yes!  More recently, with the release of my EP Rauthaz, I reached out to a UK writer/blogger who had shortly before reviewed the new album Crash St by my friend Paul Foster aka Dementio13.  Not a month later I get a couple of e-mails stating that I was tagged in corresponding Twitter and Facebook posts.  What those posts linked to was a series of new mini-reviews from Oliver Arditi which included Rauthaz.  I was ecstatic, and nervous.  One aspect of being a musician, or any type of artist for that matter, is that the creator never really knows how the observer is going to interpret their work.  Will they ‘get it’? Will they like it? Will it garner any type of emotional response at all?  I was about to find out.  Read below for the snippets and links.

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My Name in Print! In Future Music 243!

navin johnsonNavin R Johnson once opined, “I’m somebody now! Millions of people look at this book everyday! This is the kind of spontaneous publicity – your name in print – that makes people. I’m in print! Things are going to start happening to me now.” Yes, that’s how I felt today after I wandered into my local Barnes & Noble to see if the new issue of Future Music Magazine was in yet.  Future Music is a British publication that focuses on production techniques and technology  for those who play in the electronic music medium.  While I don’t buy it every month (6-9 times a year), I find it to be a highly valuable read and I learn something from every issue.  One neat monthly feature is the Demo section where they list their 10 favorite reader submitted demos along with a brief critique.  Every month I would see this section and think that I should submit something.  So back in July, after I finished the ‘Robot Junkyard – Deriviative‘ album, I finally decided to submit a track to be considered for their Reader Demos section.  It’s a pretty simple process.  You find the Soundcloud dropbox on their website, choose one of your original tracks, write a brief description with some minimal contact info, and hit submit.

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