Saturday, May 22, 2010

Isis and 22 May


Isis's days are now coming to a close. I have mixed feelings about this "new beginning", for lack of a better way of putting it. I truly feel that this is the right time to call an end to the band, however it is difficult to envision my life without making music with the four individuals that I have come to think of as my brothers. I am happy with everything that we have done in the band, and when I look back at our accomplishments I feel an immense sense of pride. Especially considering that our main goals over the years have been to; make music that WE would want to hear, and be able to look back at that music and feel good about it. I firmly believe that those two goals have been achieved as well as a multitude of others that we never even expected.

I would would like to thank the members of Isis and all of those who have helped and supported us over the years.

That said, other news...

Some of you may know that I have had a side project for quite a few years now called "Mustard Gas and Roses" (or M.G.R. for those that might be lazy). I have recently finished work on the soundtrack for the feature film "22 May" and I have finally earned my God-Given right to wear this sweatshirt.

I just returned from Berlin where I attended the final sound mix of the movie. The movie looks and sounds fantastic. I consider it an honor that Koen Mortier, the writer and director of the movie, asked me to compose the music for his film. I feel that we shared a similar vision in regards to the score and that made it very easy for us to work together. I hope people enjoy the film and score as much as I have enjoyed helping it come to fruition over the last year.

Currently we are speaking with labels in order to find a home for the soundtrack and I should have more information on that soon. "22 May" or "22 Mei", depending on what part of the world you are from, is scheduled for release in September of 2010. More information about this movie can be found at: 22 May Facebook.

In my over zealousness, I definitely wrote too much music for the film. This means I have quite a bit left over for another future release or some other sort of project. I'll share developments about this as opportunities come to light, or some potentially ridiculous ideas present themselves to me.

More Soon...


  1. Nice photo! I didn't realize your mug was included in the monkey faces.......until I did a double take, and then a triple take! Good stuff.


  2. Just wanted to thank you for your work as part of Isis and to wish you good fortunes with MGR - Nova Lux is an excellent CD!