Andy Othling Takes It Sloooooooooooooooow

  I came across Andy Othling’s YouTube channel while looking for ambient and looping guitarists.  I was looking for something more, metal-y, so I kind of let it slide for a few minutes, but then I started paying attention. Andy’s deal is making big, ambient soundscapes by plugging a parts(Tele)caster into a floorboard the size… Continue reading Andy Othling Takes It Sloooooooooooooooow

Intro to – Beats Music

My guess is the majority of this audience doesn’t follow the Beats empire too closely, even if they’re aware of its existence. I fall into that category. So when Beats Music was announced, I assumed it would simply be a way of listening to Drake and Pink and whatever else is on the 18-24 demo… Continue reading Intro to – Beats Music

Technology + Creativity

I know it’s been super hip to record with analog technology for some time now – but I can’t help but wonder if it’s more than just the vintage vibes and warm sounds.  It’s a regular topic of discussion with fellow musicians, and I’m starting to wonder if there’s some loose science behind it. Personally,… Continue reading Technology + Creativity

From Around The web 01.20.2014

As has been mentioned before; one of the more interesting things about the Daft Paragon Ranch is that Jay and I do not, for the most part, like the same kind of music.  I don’t know what the other contributors are listening to, but the main two writers on this site tend to disagree.  I… Continue reading From Around The web 01.20.2014

About Rap Genius (Not Kanye West)

So Rap Genius is a website where people post lyrics to songs.  It’s done community style, and you can add annotations to explain/question the meaning of lyrics.  There are options to buy tracks and watch YouTube clips of the songs.  Here’s an example. So what? I’m writing about this, because I’m always interested in ways… Continue reading About Rap Genius (Not Kanye West)