My latest release is a song about unconditional love, and the forgiveness it can bring. It's a baritone variation of this classic ballad, along with a new arrangement. Various versions have been recorded over the years by Frankie Valli, Helen Schneider, Rogue, and others. Listen to "Fallen Angel" on SoundClick Credits: Arrangements, performances, recording, mixing … Continue reading Fallen Angel
Just can't seem to get this tune out of my head lately, perhaps because I'm getting up there into my senior years... It's most definitely fitting. That said, I decided to produce a music video of a spectactular performance of the song, with on-screen lyrics for all you Millennials out there. Believe me guys, no … Continue reading David Gilmour (featuring Richard Wright) – “Time” – 2007
Elmo has recently released a brand new album, "Back Where We Belong", a follow-up to his 2015 release, "Where We Belong". Like the previous album, this one certainly demonstrates Elmo's unique versatility, as the entire effort consists of acoustic guitar instrumentals. If you've never heard either of these albums, you'd be amazed it's the same … Continue reading New Elmo Karjalainen Album
A beautiful, yet heartbreaking power ballad, about a woman making an impassioned plea to her love not to leave her for another. Recorded back in early 2015, this was first song produced by Cygnus Studios, shortly after it was established. It's another of my "Reverse Karaoke" experiments using a Celine Dion acapella vocal track, and playing … Continue reading To Love You More – Remixed
WARNING: Contains explicit language, so be sure to listen on headphones if there's anyone nearby that may be offended. The hilarious audio contained within this video is an Internet classic, and has been floating around for well over 10 years. I thought it would be a bit of fun to resurrect it in the form … Continue reading New Video: The “F-Word”
I try to stay off the beaten path when performing covers, and this is no exception. It's one of Frank Zappa's far lesser known songs, from an album I'll bet a lot of his fans have never listened to, called "Zoot Allures". I absolutely love the genius of Zappa, although it's difficult to cover even … Continue reading New Zappa Cover: “Find Her Finer”
A rendition of the popular song "Set It All Free" from the movie "Sing!", featuring my 5 and 10-year-old granddaughters, Gabby and Bells on vocals. A favorite of theirs, they absolutely belt their little hearts out on this track! SoundClick charts only update overnight, and it's already at #12 in "Pop - Cover Songs". So … Continue reading My Granddaughters Debut On SoundClick!
I'm proud to announce that Cygnus Studios has released its first complete album, entitled Different Strings. The album title was derived from a couple of things: - It contains various genres of music, including Rock & Roll, a Power Ballad, Pop, Progressive Rock, Punk Rock, and even a Country song. - It's the name of a … Continue reading Cygnus Studios Releases First Album!
Well, I'd been out of commission as far as studio work goes for a while. This one was in the works for quite a long time, with me recording its various sections on and off whenever I had the opportunity. It's one of my very favorite Rolling Stones tunes from my absolute favorite Rolling Stones … Continue reading All Down The Line
From the motion picture "Sing"... Ultra-cute story behind this, and a must-read to set up the song for you... My daughter's family very recently came down to Florida for a visit, and a few weeks before they were to arrive I asked her what the current favorite song of my two precious granddaughters was. Bells … Continue reading Set It All Free