Birds - Ashley's Brother
A fun, silly dubstep song that I'd made just after moving out with my wife (then only my girlfriend).
California - Ashley's Brother
Easily my longest-running project. I started this song back in 2013. It is named after a road trip to California I went on with my friends right after graduating high school. I will probably always continue adding small fixes and changes to this song, and in a lot of ways that is what I like so much about it.
Cedar - Ashley's Brother
This song is a pretty good example of most of my musical influences rolled into one. It features a long jazz improv, layered guitars, key changes, lots of electro basses, and a sort of constant change throughout the whole song.
Compiler - Ashley's Brother
After working on the album for a while, I'd decided I wanted to try and recreate some of the magic of the title song, but with incorporating some new ideas in a much less serious song. Thus, Compiler was born. It follows a similar structure to Tron, but has a much harder approach that aims to be a lot less cinematic. It maintains its energy throughout, and really turned out really good IMO.
Computers - Ashley's Brother
This is probably my favorite song off of the Tron album. It started out as an attempt to make a complex chiptune after looking at some of HertzDevil's music on the website Hook Theory. Over time it evolved into this much more complicated song that somehow still manages to feel pretty simple!
Growing Up - Ashley's Brother
A very uplifting beat that I'd made with the intention of collabing to get a rap on, but unfortunately we never saw it to fruition.
Overclock - Ashley's Brother
Song 7 off of Tron. The production process for this song was absolutely insane. It is extremly processor intensive, requiring me to actually overclock my 4790K for the first time (hence the name), and even then it still lags out. Due to the nature of tempo changes, it's also super hard to adequately bounce sections and hear them while working on them. Because of this, I basically was forced to stop adding things when the time came, but it's still just shoved full of all kind of goodies from a technical standpoint. For whatever reason though, the end product just doesn't seem as good as it felt like it would be during production. This was kind of a big thing for me, because it really made me realize that the process is just not as important as the end result when it comes to music, which was a pretty big epiphany.
Processor - Ashley's Brother
Song 12 off of Tron. This is actually the first song where I wrote down on paper how I wanted the base structure to be, as well as attempting to draw out individual sections. It worked out pretty well, and led to some other songs made the same way!
Program - Ashley's Brother
The sixth song off of the Tron album. This is one of the later songs that got made for the album. It is extremely loud, probably one of the loudest songs I've put out, but I think that if you can get past the loudness, this song has a lot of really awesome qualities! Maybe someday I should remaster this to not be so loud...
The Power of Three - Ashley's Brother
A song I made utilizing the power of a three screen computer setup. I actually made a full template for the project that could allow me to make tons of very similar songs, but I've always felt like that would be cheating so I never used it.
Top Secret - Ashley's Brother
Probably my single largest dubstep project. Production of this song took place over about 2 years, and sadly the final product just sort of missed the mark. It's a classic case of overthinking everything, but there are definitely still some enjoyable parts (though you may want to constantly adjust your volume)
Virtually Rioting - Ashley's Brother
This song basically elevated my ability to produce Electro style music. I sat down and watched an early recording of one of Virtual Riot's streams, and then just got set to work trying to do what he did. I'm not sure if it's the sheer amount of time I devoted to the master, or just dumb luck, but somehow this song came out sounding extremely polished, and I'm very proud of it.