Biography

My name is Mark. I live in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. I was born in 1982.

I began working with GarageBand in my spare time at work in July 2007. When I got my new iMac at home in November of that same year I was able to focus more time on my music.

I have no formal musical training of any sort. I have what I like to call a "Darwinian" approach to song writing. I usually start with a basic concept of what I want to do with a song. Then I try different things, different loops, different effects, different synth settings, etc. until I find something that works. Then the song 'evolves' from there.

I began teaching myself guitar in March 2008. Progress has been slow, but I hope it won't be too long before I can record some original riffs. So far it's just been some improvised slide guitar with plenty of spacy effects (inspired by early Pink Floyd songs like "A Saucerful of Secrets").

Major influences on my music are Vintage Psychedelic and Progressive Rock (Pink Floyd, King Crimson, Yes, The Beatles, Tomorrow, The Pretty Things), Space Rock (Nektar, Hawkwind), Modern Progressive Rock and Progressive Metal (Porcupine Tree, Tool, Dream Theatre), Modern Psychedelic Rock and Post-Rock (Melting Euphoria, Grails, The Black Angels, The Future Kings Of England), and even some Krautrock and Canterbury Scene (Amon Dl 2, Soft Machine, Caravan) . I also listen to some Modern Alternative like The White Stripes, Beck, Radiohead, and Cake.

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Beyond the Top 40 February 27, 2017
A Facebook group to expand your musical horizons.
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iTunes 11 Review December 3, 2012
FIrst off, if you haven't already upgraded to iTunes 11 - DON'T! IT IS AWFUL! This is another instance of a so called "upgrade" taking one step forward and two steps back. It seems for every minor improvement they made, they balance it out by ****ing up something that worked perfectly fine before. In the case of the new iTunes you gain a couple new ways to organize and sort your media, by giving up the best features of the user interface.
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Experiments In Dreaming May 1, 2010
A new Offspring Of Mars experimental side project.
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Fun Facts About Offspring Of Mars January 23, 2010
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Music rss

Title Genre Released Plays
The Crimson Maiden Classical Dec 3, 2017 142
The Human Hatchery Rock Aug 28, 2017 245
Prescribed Thoughts Rock Feb 25, 2017 315
イマジネション (Imagination) Electronica Dec 11, 2016 294
闇から来る影 (Yami Kara Kuru Kage) Electronica Sep 24, 2016 179
夜の子ども達 (Children Of Night) Classical Dec 26, 2015 278
男爵夫人 (Danshaku Fujin) Rock Nov 7, 2015 319
悪夢と夢の (Akumu to Yume no) Electronica Apr 24, 2015 373
Super Rocket「スーパー ロケット」 Rock Feb 28, 2015 339
The Cost Of Free Will Alternative Jan 17, 2015 520
Abstract Architecture Of The Mind Electronica Dec 6, 2014 338
The Uncanny Valley Classical Aug 17, 2014 315
Cogito Ergo Sum Alternative Apr 20, 2014 295
The Solipsist And All His Friends Alternative Mar 29, 2014 386
Übermensch Metal Jan 25, 2014 352
Bright Midnight Rock Jan 1, 2014 437
Negative Pressure/Auroral Chorus Electronica Dec 14, 2013 303
The Persistent Illusion of Being Other Oct 20, 2013 361
Eastern Nights World Aug 15, 2013 348
Philosophical Zombies Electronica Jul 28, 2013 407
Planned Accidents Alternative Jul 4, 2013 452
Fungal Forest World Jun 17, 2013 447
Proving The Negative Rock Jun 9, 2013 556
The Gnome Harvest World Jun 9, 2013 533
Green Monsters Electronica Apr 7, 2013 338
Doomsday Event Rock Mar 10, 2013 318
Electro Samurai Electronica Feb 25, 2013 404
Hypnagogia Ambient Feb 3, 2013 288
Blacklight Dawn Incl. Ultraviolet Sunrise Rock Jan 12, 2013 458
Lifealope In The Wasteland Other Dec 15, 2012 1693
Nocturne Classical Nov 27, 2012 336
GOOD Dreams Electronica Oct 20, 2012 368
Biomatrix 117 Electronica Oct 20, 2012 873
Nuclear Winter Ambient Oct 20, 2012 545
Chadosa's Theme Classical Sep 21, 2012 334
In The Court Of The Woodland King Classical Jul 19, 2012 541
String Theory Rock Jun 17, 2012 563
Thought Experiment Classical May 12, 2012 290
Super Flame Dance May 10, 2012 555
Prairie Thunder Folk Apr 28, 2012 569
Cosmic Walkabout Dance Mar 25, 2012 379
Sunset In The Eastern Sky World Feb 28, 2012 475
Buschman's Bell Alternative Feb 1, 2012 436
Wilde Reise World Jan 6, 2012 417
Ancestral Rhythms World Dec 4, 2011 387
Why Are You Wearing That Stupid Man Suit? Industrial Nov 6, 2011 3988
Green Forest Dreams World Oct 30, 2011 371
Girls Love My Big Deck Dance Jul 10, 2011 3417
Lazy Hazy Daze Other May 15, 2011 392
Particle Decay Electronica May 15, 2011 434
Kosmische Musik No. 2 Ambient Apr 17, 2011 394
Asterism Alternative Apr 10, 2011 459
Oceans Of Neptune Ambient Apr 3, 2011 640
Kosmische Musik No. 1 Ambient Mar 27, 2011 961
Blueshift Starlight Electronica Mar 20, 2011 434
Mercury Other Mar 12, 2011 456
The Giant With An Iron Heart Rock Feb 26, 2011 479
Auditory Hallucinations Other Feb 5, 2011 3469
The Manhattan Project Industrial Jan 22, 2011 535
Retrocausality Rock Jan 22, 2011 489
S.E.T.I. Other Dec 10, 2010 541
Dark Matter Shadow Alternative Dec 8, 2010 622
Entities Of Light Ambient Dec 8, 2010 561
The Mathematics Of Quantum Neutrino Fields Dance Nov 30, 2010 3017
Dig A Hole In The Sky Rock Nov 27, 2010 580
Continuum (Olympus Mons Remix) Collab Electronica Nov 26, 2010 1133
Pillars Of Creation Classical Nov 20, 2010 583
Rings Of Saturn Ambient Nov 13, 2010 537
Synthetic Genesis Electronica Nov 11, 2010 755
Spooky Action At A Distance Ambient Nov 7, 2010 1377
Continuum (Telecaster29 Remix) Collab Electronica Oct 26, 2010 746
Waves Of Liquid Colour Jazz Oct 24, 2010 582
Continuum (Open Collab) Electronica Oct 10, 2010 635
Dense Smoke Rock Oct 8, 2010 489
Branestorm Rock Aug 22, 2010 635
Robo Sex Kitten Funk Aug 21, 2010 3312
Lichens Ambient Jul 22, 2010 573
Rhythms Of The Universe Other Jun 4, 2010 735
Spacial Anomaly Ambient Jun 4, 2010 504
Moustache Ride Rock May 1, 2010 731
So Many Dynamos Other Apr 11, 2010 656
Solar Storm System Rock Feb 14, 2010 643
Clouds Behind The Sun Dance Jan 23, 2010 723
Bicycle Day (Dr. Hofmann's Wild Ride) Jazz Dec 10, 2009 2547
The Brown Acid Other Nov 11, 2009 534
Psychedelicacy Rock Oct 12, 2009 768
Cross Chatter Alternative Jul 18, 2009 528
Lucid Dream Classical May 9, 2009 777
Inner Sanctum Of The Void Rock May 1, 2009 702
Androids Dream Electronica Mar 15, 2009 585
Martian Gardens (Under Glass) Ambient Mar 15, 2009 623
The Infinite Within Rock Mar 15, 2009 636
Subterranean Symphony Rock Mar 15, 2009 738
Kaleidoscope Dimension Rock Mar 15, 2009 718
Indigo Dreamscape Rock Mar 15, 2009 613
Sitar Piece 01 World Mar 15, 2009 649

Favorites

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Mental (all in my head) RazbaqueDirge Industrial 1185
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