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My Bio

Jack of all trades, master of none.

After many years of not keeping up with my DeviantArt profile, I've decided to consolidate my online dealings here and move away from using separate platforms. Where I was trying to keep all these online lives separate before, I've now decided to merge them into one big mashup. You can expect to see me post periodically about my music production, general thoughts and feelings, or just doodles from my sketchbook.

Artistically, I like traditional mediums so even though I do most of my work digitally, I usually try to replicate a more traditional look and feel. I often leave my work unfinished because I like the rough lines and how they look. (And I tend to not have enough time to finish most of my stuff.)

On the music side, I release music under the name Achira. I tend to focus on Downtempo Electronica and Ambient music typically built around piano/keyboard sounds. But, that said, I'll make whatever music makes me happy that day. You can find my work here:

Spring arrived! I know Spring officially started in March but I was still cold then. It took a little longer for me to stop being cold and now the days are longer, the weather is warm, and I'm not cold. That's the real win - I haven't been cold in weeks! Also, still painting and making music but these things take time. Maybe I'll have more to share next month... #stillworkinghard
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I've been meaning to write this for a week now and, as it does, time has just passed on by. But, finally, here we are! Where are we? Well, it's album release time. The RPM Challenge has come and gone and for the second time, I've been able to meet the goal I set forth for the month. It can be a stressful process but it feels great to finish music and hit submit. And with that, I've released the EP "Change the Station". Throughout the album, there are hints of radio static, artifacts in the background that can be hard to place, constant changes in patterns, and seemingly conflicted instruments. One song, for example, uses a more metal guitar part along side a shakuhachi flute sound. These oddities are throughout the whole album and that's what I love the most about it! Given that is has been a week since I actually did the release, I can reflect a little bit on it. I've listened to it multiple times over and I'm really happy with it. On a technical level, I've improved my mixing
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Busy, Busy

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I'm sure it's obvious by my lack of updates that I've been busy lately. Real busy. Really, really busy. If you're not familiar, February is the month of the RPM Challenge, which is basically a personal challenge to produce and release music within the month. This will be my second year to participate in it and I've been looking forward to it for months! Ten days into the month, though, and I have barely anything done. I'm not worried about it. Yes, I want to participate and I'll push myself to create but I still have $dayjob. There are other artistic pursuits, books to read, video games to play, and a family to interact with. (Also, here I am, writing about it.) I just have to roll with it and do the best I can. For me, this is just how my life has been in recent years. I've picked up a lot of hobbies and seen a sort of ebb and flow in how I move through them. Last month, I was drawing a lot. This month, I'm reading a lot and more focused on music (see previous comment about the RPM
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