Category Archives: Musical Compositions

Composing music has always been my most passionate endeavor. Here you’ll find (eventually) hundreds of songs, instrumentals, demos, and riffs that I’ve written and recorded over the decades – many under my performance name of Tarnished Karma

Murkey (Horrid Mix)

This is an experiment to have the muddy background imperceptibly rise in volume until it completely obscures the melody line by the end of the piece. Alas, I started the string melody too low to begin with, so the effect was lost and the whole thing just sounds poorly mixed.

Mountain Storm

Written in the 2000s, I was trying to capture the feeling of a mountain storm surrounding you out in the open – both majestic and a little bit terrifying or at least overwhelming – something I’ve experienced for myself several times when section hiking on the John Muir Trail in the Sierra.