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Albums as a Leader


'Metamorphosis' - Axon-Neuron (2016)

      This is the third studio album with Axon-Neuron. This album was quite an undertaking, featuring almost two hours of music spanning two discs, including a 21-piece orchestra featured on numerous songs. This album features 'v3.0' of the lineup: Amanda Rankin on voicals, Steve Miller on keyboards, Ryan McDermott on Guitar, and Dylan Gomez on percussion (with me on guitar and bass). Available at Bandcamp or all other major digital music services.


Disc 1:
01 - Prelude I
02 - Euclid
03 - Suspicions
04 - Shattered
05 - Koan
06 - Eyes
07 - Erasure
08 - Postlude I

Disc 2:
01 - Prelude II
02 - Silence
03 - Kronos
04 - Summit
05 - Keepsakes
06 - Kafka
07 - Eulogy
08 - Postlude II



'Dreamstate' - Axon-Neuron (2012)

      This is my second album with Axon-Neuron. This album features 'v2.0' of the lineup: Sandra Kung on voice and keyboards, Joe Leaman on keyboards, Matt DeRubertis on bass, and Elliot Wallace on percussion (with me on guitar and guitar-synth). As with the previous album, three tracks feature a string orchestra. This is the 2015 rerelease that is a complete remix and remaster of the original recording. Available at Bandcamp or all other major digital music services.


01 - Bloom
02 - Machina
03 - Whole
04 - Soñar
05 - No Más
06 - Maelstrom
07 - The Fountain
08 - The Stars
09 - Danseuses de Delphes



'Brain Songs' - Axon-Neuron (2011)

      Axon-Neuron is a progressive rock/jazz band that I put together to play some songs I'd written for a band with a vocalist. The group consists of me on guitar, Kelsey Edignton singing, Phil Anderson on keyboards, Matt DeRubertis on bass, and Holbrook Riles III on percussion. Additionally, three tracks feature a 10-piece string orchestra. Available at Bandcamp or all other major digital music services.


01 - Axon/Neuron/Amore
02 - Boxing
03 - Snowflakes
04 - Lighthouse
05 - Ma Belle
06 - Feynman's Flower
07 - The Round Window
08 - Starlight



'Passage' - Jeremey Poparad (2007)

      My first full-length album of all original compositions. This album features myself on guitar, Bryan Thomas on bass, and Paul Stranahan on drums. The song "Traken" features myself on guitars and bass, Chris Herald on alto sax, and Pat Wagner on drums and percussion. "Passage," "Monderism," and "Midnight Walk" are solo guitar pieces. Sample clips of each track are available for listening below.

As I've been out of copies of this CD for while, I'll be offering all the tracks for free as mp3 downloads. Help yourself to any tracks that you dig.


01 - The Round Window | MP3
02 - The Sun in the Drawer | MP3
03 - Counterparts | MP3
04 - Ma Belle | MP3
05 - Passage | MP3
06 - Idle Dreamer | MP3
07 - Calluna Vulgaris | MP3
08 - Monderism | MP3
09 - Traken | MP3
10 - Midnight Walk | MP3


 


Albums as a Sideman


'Ephemera' - Resurrecting Id (2018)

      "Ephemera" is the second album for Chris Herald's "Resurrecting Id" project. Chris and I collaborated remotely on this recording with Chris living in Arizona and me in Ohio. I recorded all of the guitar and bass parts on this album. Available at Bandcamp and all major digital music services.


01 - Duplicity
02 - Ephemera
03 - Deep and Wide
04 - Labyrinthine
05 - Red Queen
 
 



'New Affirmation' - Mark Russo (2015)

      "New Affirmation" is the debut album from Mark Russo, a Cleveland-area trumpet player that I've worked extensively with over the years. Mark composed all of the songs on the album and I played guitar on most of the tracks. Available at Bandcamp and all major digital music services.


01 - T.D.
02 - Free Spirit
03 - Speaking in Fluent IKEA
04 - New Affirmation
05 - Hear Me Twice the First Time
06 - Grace
07 - Stellar
08 - The Upper Echelon



'Resurrecting Id' - Resurrecting Id (2015)

      "Resurrecting Id" is a saxophone-driven progressive metal proeject by my friend and fellow Akron classmate, Chris Herald. After getting his feet wet in the Red Side Visible project, Chris wrote a batch of his own tunes. As Chris has moved away from Akron to pursue masters and doctoral degrees in saxophone, the recording process was mostly via online collaboration. I played all of the guitar and bass parts, and assisted in the drum programming. Most of the saxophone parts were recorded by me when Chris stopped by Akron to visit. I also did all of the mixing and mastering for the album. Available at Bandcamp and all major digital music services.


01 - Awake
02 - Renewal
03 - Shifting
04 - The Way Forward
05 - Resurrecting Id
 
 



'Supernatural' - Sancat (2013)

      This is the debut album for Sancat, a side project that I played guitar for, which is lead by one of Axon-Neuron's past singers, Sandra Kung. In addition to playing guitar and contributing to the arrangments, I did all of the mixing, editing, and most of the recording for the album. Available at Bandcamp and all major digital music services.


01 - Eyes of Coal
02 - I Notice You
03 - Sandman
04 - Shadow Girl
05 - Werewolf
06 - Serenity
07 - Dreamweaver
08 - Dawn



'The Art of Knowing' - Paul Stranahan Trio (2010)

      This is a jazz trio recording I did with Paul Stranahan and Chris Herald. Paul plays percussion and Chris plays alto sax and flute. I'm playing electric bass and some guitar on three of the tracks. All of the songs are originals by the three of us. "The Sun in the Drawer" and "Sybella" were written by me. Available on all major digital music services.


01 - 5/4 Jam
02 - Hide and Sikh
03 - The Sun in the Drawer
04 - The Art of Knowing
05 - Just a Little Irish Jig
06 - Canoneer [sic]
07 - Something About Life
08 - Six Fingers
09 - Sybella
10 - Reflections on Marriage



'Enter Entropy' - Red Side Visible (2010)

      Red Side Visible is a progressive jazz/metal band with a horn section. The band consists of Chris Herald (alto sax), Tim McDonald (tenor sax), Tim Mirth (guitar), Paul Stranahan (drums), and myself on electric bass. Available on all major digital music services.


01 - [intro]
02 - Juggernaut
03 - Pi
04 - WTF
05 - Cavs Lost
06 - Pursuance
07 - Tower
08 - Great Wall of China
09 - Neverturn
10 - Shove
11 - If the Gods Allow




Additional Recordings

'Hot and Ready' - Mount Ratz (2015) - Guest guitar solos
'With Haste on Its Breath' - Maid Myriad (2014) - Composer (uncredited)
'Apogee' - Apogee (2011) - Bass, Composer/Arranger
'Death by Radio' - The Singular (2008) - Trumpet, Arranger
'Embrace' - Maid Myriad (2007) - Guitar, Arranger
'This War is Love' - Alexander the Ghost (2006) - Bass, Arranger
'Back to Burlington' - The Speedbumps (2005) - Bass
'The Farthest of Reaches' - Dorian's End (2003) - Bass, Guitar, Composer/Arranger