I make music. Hopefully it's music you like to listen to.
You probably have questions, though. Questions like, what kind of name is "TDEL2"? How do you pronounce it? Is it a prescription drug? Well, I have answers. TDEL2, pronounced "TEE-dell-too", came about by accident. A product of a SoundCloud login name, I decided to eventually keep the name at the urging of the boutique Berlin-based record label, Monkey Records, that would eventually release my first LP. TDEL2 is my respite from the daily monotonous routine of being an adult. A stress reliever, if you will. Hopefully the music is as enjoyable for you as it is for me.
After graduating from Loyola University Chicago, I set off to Omaha, Nebraska to start law school at Creighton University. In between attending classes and studying, I wrote songs in my tiny downtown apartment, with a Roland keyboard and a Squier Stratocaster as my only real tools. After receiving an audio interface as a gift from my special lady, I started working on more complex tracks utilizing both audio and midi and began experimenting with various recording techniques.
Career moves took my wife and I to Springfield, Missouri after graduation. Living in a new city and not knowing many people left me with plenty of time to focus on music production. It was during this time that several of the songs on Barnegat were written, including the single, “Fearless Youth”. In addition to writing my own music, I played drums for the Springfield-based indie rock band Magnetic Memory, which played shows throughout Southwest Missouri. Phil Davis, the lead singer of that band, has a new music project called Posh-Posh. You should check it out.
Barnegat was released in November 2013. Both the single and full length album were recorded, mixed, and produced in my makeshift home studio and were mastered by Shawn Hatfield of Oakland, California-based Audible Oddities (Natasha Bedingfield, Shakira, Helios, ESKMO, Mike Taylor, The Innocence Mission). The album is heavily electro-instrumental, with occasional lyrical interludes, and is influenced by a wide range of artists including Lusine, The Album Leaf, Emancipator, Miike Snow, Explosions in the Sky, Reptar, Yppah, The American Dollar, and Hammock. To date, it's shattered industry records with grand total of approximately 63 copies sold. That's 62 more than I expected.
After a hiatus, I am working on material for a follow up LP which I hope to release in late 2019 and with this release I will be changing sonic lanes. While I always appreciated the electronic side of production, the follow up album will be slightly heavier, more organic, and more focused on the style of cinematic post-rock. I'm extremely excited about the way the initial tracks are turning out, and I can't wait for you all to hear them.
Thanks for listening.