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I Made This (2011)

An eclectic mix of music. Most songs started with an acoustic guitar and were built from there.

Man Child (2012)

Since I work in children's music as well as adult, I decided to aim this year's album at both. Half the songs are kid oriented and half are adult oriented. I'm fairly pleased with the result, although there are things that need to be fixed ASAP. Alas, the month was only 29 days long and some things will have to wait for the remix.

...is better than perfect... (2013)

My boss often reminds me that, "done is better than perfect." That kind of sums up how I feel about this year's album. Although, it is growing on me, and I can go back to remix and/or redo parts.

Redrawn Box (2014)

Another group of random musings from my brain to yours. As usual, it came from my brain, through my fingers and tongue, and into your ears. I'm curious to hear how these will work with more time to suss things out.

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Chip Carvell

BIOGRAPHY

I am a guitarist who writes and records with a band and on my own. I decided to try out this project on my own to see if I could do it. My musical background is varied, ranging from jazz and funk to folk, classic rock, blues, and punk. Influences include (but may not be apparent as you listen): John Scofield, Prince, Rage Against the Machine, David Gilmour, Bill Frissell, Vernon Reid, Ani Difranco, John Frusciante,and many others.

BAND MEMBERS
Chip Carvell

YEARS COMPLETED
2011,2012,2013,2014

GENRES
Indie Rock


Completed Albums

I Made This(2011)

An eclectic mix of music. Most songs started with an acoustic guitar and were built from there.


Come to the Edge   Download
Jesus and The Nudist   (preferred)   Download
A Minor Star   Download
A Pound in My Pocket   Download
My Superhero   Download
The Root of The Light   Download
Vaughns Stomping Feet   Download
Donut Toucha The Baby   Download
Within My World   Download
Quitting Time Pt. 1   Download

Man Child(2012)

Since I work in children's music as well as adult, I decided to aim this year's album at both. Half the songs are kid oriented and half are adult oriented. I'm fairly pleased with the result, although there are things that need to be fixed ASAP. Alas, the month was only 29 days long and some things will have to wait for the remix.


Flirting With Competence   (preferred)   Download
Scooty Scooter   Download
Signs   Download
Billies Buggie   Download
Maiden Voyage   Download
I Think Ill Walk   Download
Keep On Washing   Download
A Day At The Park   Download
Ill Be Your God   Download
23 Hours On A Plane   Download

...is better than perfect...(2013)

My boss often reminds me that, "done is better than perfect." That kind of sums up how I feel about this year's album. Although, it is growing on me, and I can go back to remix and/or redo parts.


Made in China
Think for Half a Second
Confused Kazoo Blues
Sheep in Wolf's Clothing
Kelly
Lay Low
Miss Paige
Dogma
Improvisational Self Portrait
Constipated Blues

Redrawn Box(2014)

Another group of random musings from my brain to yours. As usual, it came from my brain, through my fingers and tongue, and into your ears. I'm curious to hear how these will work with more time to suss things out.


One Day On The Train
Memory Lane
Patiently Running
Head Lines
Sundays In The Suburbs
Making Pearls
Step By Step
Quickly Going Nowhere
Beautiful Dependency
Quitting Time part 4