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Hello filmmakers

Thanks for visiting my website. I am finishing up an album which I have been working on for about 10 years, and I need help in the last step: videos and presentation.

I’ve done just about everything with this album from the writing, production, engineering, and even mixing. I just got my masters back from my friend at Birdfood Studios and I’m ready to put together a release plan.

This is going to be my 3rd and possibly final album in a series I have named the “Daily Thumbprint Collection.” The first album in the series was released in 2008, and a follow up in 2015. Both recordings were built around live drums using sequenced parts. I also created the graphics and design elements, did the layouts, and released on my tiny creative music label. Throughout these projects, all I could think about was writing a full record with all live instruments. This is that album. It’s the culmination of years of travels, life experiences, and includes performances with about twenty+ fantastic musicians I have met along the way. I want to do it justice, and that means using the music to tell stories. To do that, I need to meet and collaborate with some filmmakers to help me create stories to go along with the music I have spent so many years crafting.

The album is totally done, however, none of it has been publically released. 

I can say that it is 100% instrumental – no lyrics at all – and I am again the drummer throughout. It’s very rhythmic; it’s orchestral; it’s sometimes heavy and moody. I started writing for it in 2008 right after my first release, and over the course of about five years, traveled to several cities around the country to replace all the sequenced parts with live musicians. All parts were recorded in various locations like living rooms, college campuses, studios, and sometimes even warehouses or storage sheds. It’s full of strings, horns, woodwinds, electronics, piano and keyboards, heavy guitars, harps, lots more… it’s nuts, but it works. Then life and other musical projects happened, and several years went by before I finally had the focus and fresh ears to finish mixing it this last winter.

I am likely going to self-release or joint release in conjunction with another friend’s small creative music label. While I feel strongly that anyone I work with should be paid, I am entirely self-financing and my budget is limited. If it helps, I am also a web developer and open to discussing trade options. No matter what, I am open to all conversations and the first step is to listen and say hello.

For any and all that are interested, please email hidden; JavaScript is required (or visit www.calebdolister.com) and I will send you a private SoundCloud link to check out the album.

Thanks!

The concept of self-care on the road

I’m thinking about writing about self-care on the road as my next essay topic.

Clearly, we all understand that with age comes the inability to bounce back from hangovers, but I think there’s a lot more to maintaining health on the road than simply cutting back on the partying. Yes, diet is a major factor, or jet lag for international trips, but I think the root concern everything leads to sleep.

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Some new videos

Some new Kandinsky Effect videos

 

 

And here’s something really cool… I found this footage on an old backup hard drive. Originally, we wanted multi camera angles and would have put out a DVD… but the band was kind of on its last legs and the project ended up in limbo. Unfortunately, this seems to be the last remaining footage, so I decided it’s better to put it out there for the people that want to enjoy it.