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Jason Rubero: Bio

Atmospheric, quirky indie-music........... check

Moody, blissed-out rock songs............. check

Pop melancholy................................... check

Triumphantly sad alternative music....... check

Clever, lush, layered tunes................... check

Sad songs for happy people................. check

Happy songs for sad people................. check

 

ALL SYSTEMS ARE GO...

My songs - written in locations such as Helsinki, Seattle, Brisbane, Calgary, Bangalore, Moscow, and Boise - run the gamut from electric folk to psychedelic rock to acoustic pop.  They often make use of lush, heavily-layered soundscapes with lots of sonic 'ambiance'. In this regard, I've been heavily influenced by artists such as Daniel Lanois, Radiohead, Talk Talk, Sigur Ros, and The Flaming Lips.  I play guitars, bass, drums, percussion, and keyboards on my songs - and all the singing. I tend to use the studio as an 'instrument' in and of itself (my late-Beatles influence showing through).  I actually enjoy producing, mixing, and manipulating sound as much as songwriting itself - possibly more. 

Lyrically, my songs tend to be introspective, from personal experience, with generally bittersweet themes.  Nature has also been a common topic, though I never know what I'm going to write about next.  Of course, there’s also the occasional bizarre experiment - I rather like using the studio as a 'sound laboratory' from time to time, and I listen to everything from Sun Ra to Neil Diamond to Black Moth Super Rainbow.

I hope you find something here that catches your ear. And, if you have the luxury of time to invest, I also invite you to listen to my musical progression through the many years I've been doing this... THERE'S ALMOST 5 HOURS OF MUSIC ON THIS SITE.  Rather than putting up only my most polished music, I'm archiving - for posterity - the entire trajectory of my craft. Starting all the way back during my childhood in Canada during the 80's, it's all represented here: GOOD & BAD, EMBARRASSING & SUBLIME. 

After all, what is life without progression?


Thanks for listening...

Jason