Vol 1, Introducing Daily Thumbprint Collections

Daily Thumbprint Collection, Vol 1 (self-titled), was my debut solo project, released in summer 2008. The album’s musical-ideas took many years to develop, some taking as long as 5 years to reach completion. While still featuring acoustic drums, the sound of the album is heavily influenced by electronic music genres like down-tempo, nu-jazz, and drum & bass. In making this album, I discovered that approaching  compositions in this way seems to supply a unique sense of life to the electronic compositions, as the live drums supply the energy usually felt on a rock album.

Each composition on the record is named for the exact day that began writing it, using a “year, month, day” format. I felt that each of these songs had an identity that was shaped by the the dates of origination. Naming instrumental music has always been strange to me, so I gravitated towards this bar-code/time-stamp naming scheme. This same scheme is continuing onto my new albums, though it’s being updated a little to provide additional instruction.

The album was released on SNP Records, and is still available for purchase.


  1. 040823
  2. 060115
  3. 071219
  4. 071203
  5. 060130
  6. 060406
  7. 080307
  8. 070426
  9. 071222
  10. 031226

Here’s exports of the original artwork. I created all of this using photos that I took on tours, or while moving across the country from Reno to Nashville.