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 and I will send you a private SoundCloud link to check out the album.


DR.MiNT news, new recording and live video for “Down To One”

Just a quick bit from the DR.MiNT reunion in June.

Lots of stuff to share over the new few months, including a new record via special limited edition vinyl @Orenda Records


Daniel Rosenboom – Trumpet
Gavin Templeton – Alto Saxophone
Alexander Noice – Electric Guitar & FX
Sam Minaie – Electric Bass & FX
Caleb Dolister – Drums

Recorded June 10, 2016 at bluewhale (Los Angeles, CA)

Filmed by Ricky Chavez and Alex Chaloff
Sound Engineered by Alex Chaloff
Film Edited by Kai Kurosawa
Mixed and Mastered by Sam Minaie (Birdfood Studio, NYC)

©&(P) Orenda Records, 2016
All rights reserved.


Studio clips from the new Dr. Mint recording

It’s been about 6 years since Dr. Mint has produced any new material, and I am happy to announce that we are in the studio and will be performing live @ The Blue Whale in downtown Los Angeles on June 10th.


Interview in Russian Creative Drummers Webzine

I recently had a fun opportunity to answer a few questions for a Russian webzine called “The Most Original Drummer’s Zine,” and I decided to repost it here for anyone else interested. I don’t often get to do a Q&A about my drumming, so it was pretty cool to get the request and learn that that The Kandinsky Effect has fans in Russia! On a side note, I also think it’s super cool that most of the drummers featured in the webzine are playing super heavy metal music – and those of you that know me best, know that I love some metal music.

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