My name is Chris Caulder. I live in the Philadelphia area.
I’ve been in a million bands (well, five) during my lifetime. Over the years, I’ve taught myself how to record at home (mostly from trial and error, as the internet wasn’t really around when I started), and I also taught myself music theory and songwriting… I’d like to think I learned a few good tips along the way, and I’d love to share them with you, with this blog.
If you’re sitting there wondering, “who the fuck is this guy?!” and are ultimately looking for credentials…
– my former trip-hop project Beauty’s Confusion has 80,000+ fans on last.fm/Spotify on average (over 5,500 monthly listeners and over 650 followers on Spotify) and we’ve sold thousands of CDs (both physical and album downloads) since 2003. The album “Breathe In” was written and recorded in my bedroom. You can stream it on Spotify, and also buy it on itunes (and I’d love it if you did both). 🙂 A quick google search of the words “Beauty’s Confusion” yields a ton of results. We were shown a lot of love from fans worldwide during our time together (and people still email me about the music we’ve done)… even though we were a blip on the American trip-hop radar (we formed in 2001 and broke up in 2007).
– my first band, Down Inside, a rapmetal/funk band similar to Phunk Junkeez/Shootyz Groove/Stuck Mojo was pretty popular in the 90s, down in Southwest Florida where I (and the band) used to live. During our career, we almost got signed to Arista Records (Usher, Sarah McLachlan), and opened for many bands including Zebrahead, Shuvel, Overkill, Stuck Mojo, and even GWAR. We sold a few thousand demo tapes (yes, CASSETTES!) as well as a few thousand copies of our first (and only) CD, “Emergency Broadkast” (1999). If you dig around a bit, you can grab all of our recordings (from 1996-2000) completely for free.
– I’ve done a lot more stuff outside of those two bands… you might have heard my music in a few indie films, and in the background of a few documentaries. And hell, even an old Xbox360 game called FULL AUTO.
I’m not done yet, musically… I’m just getting started. Thanks for checking out this blog. 🙂
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