My name is Tyler Dever. I'm a college kid who makes official music for MS Paint Adventures. You can see my contributions and projects here, on my music blog. Recently I began composing for the brilliant comic Olympus Overdrive.
This is my general blog for shenanigans and reblogs. I will reblog everything from my music blog though.
(Icon art by Sarah)
As a follow up to my Homestuck albums Medium and Symphony Impossible to Play I bring you We Are All Satellites, my new solo record. It’s pretty swell! You should buy yourself a copy, or at least give it a listen. I make my entire living writing and selling music, and if you’d like to support me or my art, picking up a copy of this album is the best way to do that!
Haven’t been updating frequently this July - a lot of travelling has been involved - but here’s what’s up with me for the time being:
I’ll be dropping in on Otakon this weekend along with Tavia, Plazmataz, and Astro Kid. Along with a couple of other very familiar musicians (Solatrus, Mark Nabors) we’ll wandering the halls of the super-convention playing some familiar songs to Homestuck fans we wander across. It will be a hootenanny.
After Otakon, I’ll spend August and probably September working on new solo material for a new Bowman solo album to be released in the fall. Tentatively that album is titled Comfortable Bugs. A couple of tracks from the back-catalog of commissions will probably be re-recorded for it, but mostly this effort will consist of new compositions.
More live Bowman shows with Pollyck in downtown Austin leading up to the album release - you’ll have at least a couple of weeks advance warning this time around. I’ll probably be mixing up the set list as I add in some new material.
I’ll be finishing up single commissions myself and produce the two EP-length commissions which will be collaborative efforts by my fellow Bowmen.
Let me tell you of this song’s origins, for I saw it unfold with mine own eyes.
After our South by Southwest showcase concert, Astro Kid and I both found ourselves back at his apartment. Still in our stage costumes we opened our cans of Dr. B and casually sat around his bedroom. Computers were turned on, subwoofers were turned up. And so it began that we started remixing.
Nearly two months later we sat in the back of a van amongst instruments and gear on our way to play another concert, this time at a Houston anime convention. Computers were turned on, headphones were turned up. It was here that Crystalmethequins, begun so many weeks earlier, was finally completed.
After deciding that the track art would not be a hastily photoshopped image of troll Bryan Cranston, I came to someone I trusted. Richard Gung is unarguably the master, and his track art was well worth the cost he took from me in that dark alley.
The song was chosen from among its peers to open Volume 9. There it stands proudly to this day.
Kind of a shame the proper track art isn’t in the download because Bandcamp.
Also, it was hilarious when Tyler managed to convince someone that this track was rejected due to the drug reference.
Hahahaha I did? Someone believed that? Score
Also I totally was there that night they started. I was no joke working on a piece of music (hopefully to be used in the future) in Astro Kid’s living room.