What is Djent?

  • Posted on: 14 February 2016
  • By: sheldonkreger

Progressive metal has evolved rapidly over the last 20 years. Born from a combination of classic rock, jazz/fusion, and countless metal genres, this style of music comes at you with full force. With countless projects being born across the globe, this sub-genre has exploded recently and is here to stay. The rumor is that the genre's name originated from the sound of the muted, distorted guitar strums "djent . . . djent djent . . . . djent djent . . . djent!"

Songs of Fascination 5: "Soho" by Steve Smith and Vital Information

  • Posted on: 27 January 2016
  • By: sheldonkreger

Songs of Fascination Series

This series is an exploration of songs which at once caught my attention, and never let go. These are the songs I listen to on repeat; that I tear apart phrase by phrase; that I memorize line by line. If you are curious about my taste in music, this is the series you are looking for.

Songs of Fascination 4: "Resolution" by Conrad Schrenk and Thomas Lang

  • Posted on: 24 January 2016
  • By: sheldonkreger

Songs of Fascination Series

This series is an exploration of songs which at once caught my attention, and never let go. These are the songs I listen to on repeat; that I tear apart phrase by phrase; that I memorize line by line. If you are curious about my taste in music, this is the series you are looking for.

Songs of Fascination 3: Bill Meyers "Heartland" from the album "Images"

  • Posted on: 1 January 2016
  • By: sheldonkreger

Songs of Fascination Series

This series is an exploration of songs which at once caught my attention, and never let go. These are the songs I listen to on repeat; that I tear apart phrase by phrase; that I memorize line by line. If you are curious about my taste in music, this is the series you are looking for.

Songs of Fascination 2: "Time Flies" by Porcupine Tree

  • Posted on: 28 December 2015
  • By: sheldonkreger

Songs of Fascination Series

This series is an exploration of songs which at once caught my attention, and never let go. These are the songs I listen to on repeat; that I tear apart phrase by phrase; that I memorize line by line. If you are curious about my taste in music, this is the series you are looking for.

Songs of Fascination 1: "White Elephant" by Asaf Sirkis and The Inner Noise

  • Posted on: 28 December 2015
  • By: sheldonkreger

Songs of Fascination Series

This series is an exploration of songs which at once caught my attention, and never let go. These are the songs I listen to on repeat; that I tear apart phrase by phrase; that I memorize line by line. If you are curious about my taste in music, this is the series you are looking for.

White Elephant

"White Elephant" is a very unique jazz fusion tune. Featuring Steve Lodder on church organ and Mike Outram on guitar, this is a trio lineup unlike anything I have ever heard.

Purposeful Porpoise: The Water Games

  • Posted on: 20 July 2015
  • By: sheldonkreger

It is rare today to hear a group of top level musicians performing at their peak. In a world where music is created to be disposed of like a TV commercial, I find it harder and harder to hear true musicianship shine through. Supergroup albums give us the opportunity to really hear what the best musicians do when they aren't working for somebody else - and it's important that we pay attention at every chance we get.

Rimshot-Locs Review

  • Posted on: 18 July 2015
  • By: sheldonkreger

Because I play a wide variety of musical styles, I need to have different tools for different jobs. When I play jazz, I need thin, washy cymbals that perform well at low volumes. My drums are smaller, and I use coated drum heads. However, when I play progressive rock, I use somewhat heavier cymbals, bigger sticks, double ply drum heads, and a larger drum set.

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