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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.

Blog rss

Beyond the Top 40 February 28, 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 2, 2010
A new Offspring Of Mars experimental side project.
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Fun Facts About Offspring Of Mars January 24, 2010
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Music rss

Title Genre Released Plays
The Crimson Maiden Classical Dec 3, 2017 307
The Human Hatchery Rock Aug 29, 2017 300
Prescribed Thoughts Rock Feb 25, 2017 337
イマジネション (Imagination) Electronica Dec 11, 2016 318
闇から来る影 (Yami Kara Kuru Kage) Electronica Sep 24, 2016 203
夜の子ども達 (Children Of Night) Classical Dec 27, 2015 324
男爵夫人 (Danshaku Fujin) Rock Nov 7, 2015 339
悪夢と夢の (Akumu to Yume no) Electronica Apr 25, 2015 401
Super Rocket「スーパー ロケット」 Rock Mar 1, 2015 349
The Cost Of Free Will Alternative Jan 18, 2015 541
Abstract Architecture Of The Mind Electronica Dec 7, 2014 359
The Uncanny Valley Classical Aug 18, 2014 342
Cogito Ergo Sum Alternative Apr 20, 2014 336
The Solipsist And All His Friends Alternative Mar 29, 2014 415
Übermensch Metal Jan 26, 2014 374
Bright Midnight Rock Jan 1, 2014 455
Negative Pressure/Auroral Chorus Electronica Dec 14, 2013 316
The Persistent Illusion of Being Other Oct 20, 2013 407
Eastern Nights World Aug 16, 2013 382
Philosophical Zombies Electronica Jul 28, 2013 485
Planned Accidents Alternative Jul 5, 2013 485
Fungal Forest World Jun 17, 2013 481
Proving The Negative Rock Jun 9, 2013 580
The Gnome Harvest World Jun 9, 2013 546
Green Monsters Electronica Apr 7, 2013 353
Doomsday Event Rock Mar 10, 2013 339
Electro Samurai Electronica Feb 26, 2013 488
Hypnagogia Ambient Feb 4, 2013 321
Blacklight Dawn Incl. Ultraviolet Sunrise Rock Jan 12, 2013 472
Lifealope In The Wasteland Other Dec 15, 2012 1854
Nocturne Classical Nov 28, 2012 354
GOOD Dreams Electronica Oct 20, 2012 390
Biomatrix 117 Electronica Oct 20, 2012 917
Nuclear Winter Ambient Oct 20, 2012 556
Chadosa's Theme Classical Sep 21, 2012 340
In The Court Of The Woodland King Classical Jul 19, 2012 580
String Theory Rock Jun 18, 2012 602
Thought Experiment Classical May 12, 2012 305
Super Flame Dance May 10, 2012 570
Prairie Thunder Folk Apr 28, 2012 589
Cosmic Walkabout Dance Mar 25, 2012 386
Sunset In The Eastern Sky World Feb 29, 2012 487
Buschman's Bell Alternative Feb 1, 2012 449
Wilde Reise World Jan 6, 2012 444
Ancestral Rhythms World Dec 5, 2011 409
Why Are You Wearing That Stupid Man Suit? Industrial Nov 6, 2011 4086
Green Forest Dreams World Oct 30, 2011 387
Girls Love My Big Deck Dance Jul 10, 2011 3600
Lazy Hazy Daze Other May 15, 2011 413
Particle Decay Electronica May 15, 2011 452
Kosmische Musik No. 2 Ambient Apr 17, 2011 415
Asterism Alternative Apr 10, 2011 486
Oceans Of Neptune Ambient Apr 3, 2011 678
Kosmische Musik No. 1 Ambient Mar 27, 2011 1078
Blueshift Starlight Electronica Mar 20, 2011 443
Mercury Other Mar 13, 2011 472
The Giant With An Iron Heart Rock Feb 26, 2011 513
Auditory Hallucinations Other Feb 5, 2011 3627
The Manhattan Project Industrial Jan 22, 2011 558
Retrocausality Rock Jan 22, 2011 501
S.E.T.I. Other Dec 10, 2010 552
Dark Matter Shadow Alternative Dec 8, 2010 656
Entities Of Light Ambient Dec 8, 2010 573
The Mathematics Of Quantum Neutrino Fields Dance Dec 1, 2010 3111
Dig A Hole In The Sky Rock Nov 28, 2010 604
Continuum (Olympus Mons Remix) Collab Electronica Nov 26, 2010 1185
Pillars Of Creation Classical Nov 21, 2010 609
Rings Of Saturn Ambient Nov 14, 2010 547
Synthetic Genesis Electronica Nov 12, 2010 771
Spooky Action At A Distance Ambient Nov 7, 2010 1408
Continuum (Telecaster29 Remix) Collab Electronica Oct 26, 2010 785
Waves Of Liquid Colour Jazz Oct 24, 2010 609
Continuum (Open Collab) Electronica Oct 10, 2010 649
Dense Smoke Rock Oct 9, 2010 519
Branestorm Rock Aug 22, 2010 656
Robo Sex Kitten Funk Aug 22, 2010 3487
Lichens Ambient Jul 22, 2010 595
Rhythms Of The Universe Other Jun 4, 2010 782
Spacial Anomaly Ambient Jun 4, 2010 515
Moustache Ride Rock May 1, 2010 756
So Many Dynamos Other Apr 11, 2010 675
Solar Storm System Rock Feb 14, 2010 663
Clouds Behind The Sun Dance Jan 23, 2010 782
Bicycle Day (Dr. Hofmann's Wild Ride) Jazz Dec 10, 2009 2620
The Brown Acid Other Nov 11, 2009 555
Psychedelicacy Rock Oct 12, 2009 804
Cross Chatter Alternative Jul 18, 2009 539
Lucid Dream Classical May 10, 2009 803
Inner Sanctum Of The Void Rock May 2, 2009 716
Androids Dream Electronica Mar 15, 2009 594
Martian Gardens (Under Glass) Ambient Mar 15, 2009 637
The Infinite Within Rock Mar 15, 2009 646
Subterranean Symphony Rock Mar 15, 2009 762
Kaleidoscope Dimension Rock Mar 15, 2009 758
Indigo Dreamscape Rock Mar 15, 2009 624
Sitar Piece 01 World Mar 15, 2009 657

Favorites

Title Artist Genre Plays
Mental (all in my head) RazbaqueDirge Industrial 1235