You will notice in his music many expansive influences reaching far across genres. Marty takes from American singing/songwriting traditions, the science of electronica, the layers of orchestral and ambient music, the patience of raga and drone music, and the theory of jazz.
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Marty Gray is a multi-instrumentalist and producer working out of his Ann Arbor, Michigan basement. He is interested in things like collecting new electronic sounds, exploring foreign instruments, and developing new vocal techniques. You will notice in his music many expansive influences reaching far across genres. Marty takes from American singing/songwriting traditions, the science of electronica, the layers of orchestral and ambient music, the patience of raga and drone music, and the theory of jazz.
Marty Gray studied opera at the University of Michigan, but grew up as a punk drummer. He started messing around with Fruity Loops and wavetable synths around the time he grew his first armpit hair.
Something about the grand piano and the acoustic guitar proved magnetic in college, and Marty decided to practice these rather than run though his arias.
He was also in an acapella group called the G-Men, because he’s lame. He spends his extra money on prayer bowls and Soundtoys plugins, and is working very hard on learning the trumpet but has nothing to show for it yet.
Marty’s debut album “Eyeful” was released in October of 2017. Every song was written, recorded, and mixed by him in his basement.
Link to play::https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ouc8Eo6hsoo
I write, record, edit, and mix everything in my basement all on my own. I love my acoustic guitar, my saxophone, my Oxygen 25 midi keyboard, and of course my yellow notepad. My yellow notepad is my God.
“You should bloom where you are planted”
– Jake Weidmann, Master Penman
3 things I’ve learned this past year: – Just make stuff. All sorts of stuff…doesn’t matter what, or if it’s even good.
– Pay attention to bad advice, and remember not to follow it. It’s easy to forget bad advice.
– Tune out the news. Nothing important happens most of the time.
This next year I am looking forward to finding new flavors of people to create with. New colors.
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