Favorite bands :
Death Grips, 2Pac, Biggie, Tyler the Creator, Earl Sweatshirt, NAS, Wu-Tang Clan, RATKING, Ces Cru, Frank Ocean, YC the CYNIC, Kanye West, Brotha Lynch Hung,
Bon Iver, Bombay Bicycle Club, Antlers, Death Cab for Cutie, Lana Del Rey, Manchester Orchestra, Right Away Great Captain, Andrew Jackson Jihad
Bet ween the Buried and Me, Bossk, Erra, Goatwhore, Greenleaf, ISIS, Nile, Meshuggah, Dillinger Escape Plan, Conan, Electric Wizard, Russian Circles,
The Album Leaf, The American Dollar, The Ascent of Everest, Do Make Say Think, Efterklang, Explosions in the Sky, Garden Party, God is an Astronaut, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Hammock, Kayo Dot, Maybeshewill, The Pax Cecilia, Rosetta, Saxon Shore, Caspian, Sigur Ros, This Will Destroy You, July Skies
Favorite guitarists :
There is something to learn from all styles.
Favorite bassists :
Same as before.
Favorite books :
Lord of the Rings, A Clockwork Orange, most Lovecraft, Thus Spoke Zarathustra, anything by Baudrillard, The Life of Pi, The Road
Favorite tv :
Game of Thrones, Arrow, Loiter Squad, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, The Boondocks
Favorite movies :
Anything by Stanley Kubrick or Wes Anderson, Silence of the Lambs,
I wrote a post-rock EP in a couple days as a final sendoff to some friends leaving town. Check it out, it's free (or you can pay if you dig it enough) and pretty solid quality considering I did most of it in one take with one OKAY mic as my normal recording setup was out of commission. https://rifenbear.bandcamp.com/releases
I don't know how I really got these views, I'm a pretty boring dude. I've played in a couple bands, released a couple EP's, and started playing guitar in 2005. I used to be big into metal, but have changed quite a bit, and am very selective about it now. I write indie shit mostly now, play jazz and prog, and spend a lot of time with my girlfriend.
I have a strong affinity and appreciation for Meshuggah, above most other metal bands. Catch 33, Destroy Erase Impove, and ObZen are my favorite albums, with Nothing as an honorable mention.
My blogs are probably all cringeworthy and not worth reading by now, so just don't read them if you expect to learn much about me.