Brandon Strader

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New ReMix ‘Serenity’!

Here’s a new arrangement of Awakening by Motoi Sakuraba from the Star Ocean: The Last Hope soundtrack! I used Chamberlin flute / oboe for the main leads of the song, and an acoustic guitar with some subtle chorus for additional leads. Yep, another acoustic song — Motoi Sakuraba’s work has a lot of potential for acoustic. He doesn’t just do memorable heavy battle themes! I hope you like this song and check out the original!

New ReMix ‘Like A Damn Fiddle’!

Greetings, folks. I’ve updated the website as you can probably see. It’s far overdue.

There’s a sneak peak of the upcoming artwork for the new album set as the header image. A really beauty photograph taken by one Prof. Ekant Veer.  I found the image on reddit and asked if I could use it for the new album, and the rest is history. A huge thanks for his kindness. I’m excited for the new album, what it will sound like, what it’ll stand for — the actual experience of recording it will be great. I can’t wait. Alas, I’m still working on ReMixes and a veritable buttload of other projects as well! I have a couple new professional jobs coming in that have me very, very excited.   Continue reading

New ReMix ‘Super Chai Tea Latte’

Hello friends! Here is Super Chai Tea Latte off of the new album Legacy: Game Boy 25th Anniversary. This was an album I directed with Chernabogue for a couple months so that it could release on OC ReMix for the 25th anniversary of the Game Boy. I did two songs for the album, so I will be posting the other one on youtube on the 14th with another special remix coming on the 7th. If I can manage to keep up this work flow, I might be able to post a new remix every week. We’ll see how it goes! Continue reading

New ReMix ‘Legendary’! New Server!

Greetings, friends! I’m extremely happy to announce that I’ve finally decided to leave Godaddy in the dust. I can’t express how awful they have been over the last couple years, especially when I made the switch to php and using wordpress. They simply did not have the ability to serve wordpress sites. My site spent most of its time being down and nobody was able to access it. Worst of all, I was not able to access it, and I get the most value out of  the site in a weird way. But long story short, it’s fully functional now on Lithium Hosting and it loads the fastest I have EVER seen it load before. Couldn’t be happier.

I’ve got some more remixes headed your way, and the Kickstarter is still going as well! But at the moment, let’s talk about….. Legendary, a remix of Inazuma Eleven that was featured on my good pal Hakstock’s Futebol Arte: World Cup tribute EP.  Continue reading

Did I start a Kickstarter?

Uhm… yes. Yes I did!

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It’s something I’ve been meaning to do for a very long time. The actual process to get verified by Amazon and Kickstarter was a huge headache. It took weeks and weeks. Then I let the accounts sit for months and months. The plan was to make a Kickstarter for my new album, UnCaged. Things happened, I started having less and less time to make that album, and eventually it was just a memory.S'more

Now I am here with a Kickstarter for… making ‘smores? Wait, that can’t be right — can it?

Well, yes… it started as a joke after seeing the success of Potato Salad — and common feelings that Kickstarter has “jumped the shark” like so many things do these days — but quickly evolved into something more. When this
project is done, all of the backers will receive a free copy of my next EP — at least I think it’ll be a little EP, maybe half an hour or so of music. They’ll also receive pictures of s’mores and maybe even a s’more if they’re particularly generous with their pledges.

But why not just start a Kickstarter to fund the EP? Wouldn’t that make more money?

Short answer is I’m not interested in funding for the EP. I’d rather people just listen to the music and enjoy it. I don’t want to put a whole ton of arbitrary rules on the music, or list 5,000 people as “executive producers”, or write songs about a unicorn’s rainbow fart quest because that is what a backer wanted. Instead, we’re going to make some s’mores — and it’s going to be a fun little experiment. And it’s going to be delicious.

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