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Musician / Music Production / Licensing
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Released several cassette tapes and a CD, independently as part of the bands Triage, Panacea, Downside, and finally, Down Inside. During this time, opened for Overkill, Stuck Mojo, and GWAR, and played a few shows with Twisted Method (Universal Records).
Established Monochrome Vision Records, a tiny independent record label
Released debut self-titled Beauty’s Confusion EP
Licensed music from Beauty’s Confusion, for Michael W. Dean’s book/CD-ROM combo $30 Music School.
Released debut Beauty’s Confusion full-length album Breathe In
Licensed music from Beauty’s Confusion (song: “Burning World”) through Rom DiPrisco / Bitstream Dream for Xbox360 game Full Auto.
Licensed music from Beauty’s Confusion (song: “Who Am I”, “Unchange”) through Rom DiPrisco / Bitstream Dream for CBS television show NCIS.
Licensed music from Beauty’s Confusion (songs: “Windmills”) through Rom DiPrisco / Bitstream Dream for The Oprah Winfrey Show (episode featuring Susan Sarandon)
Remixed tracks by Sarah Fimm and Lunascape (as Beauty’s Confusion).
Retired Monochrome Vision Records due to a copyright dispute. Established Ousted Records, a small, independent record label collective that has sold and distributed physical and digital music, worldwide.
Released Someday We’ll Meet Somewhere (as The Autumn Skylight)
Remixed “Motherless Child” by Lovespirals (as Chris Caulder)
Remixed tracks by Buck 65 and East Hundred (as Chris Caulder)
Licensed music from Beauty’s Confusion, for Michael W. Dean’s documentary It/ll Be Better Tomorrow (about legendary writer Hubert Selby, Jr, who was alive at the time of filming, and is featured prominently in the documentary, as well as interviews with Lou Reed, Jared Leto, Ellen Burstyn, and more. Narrated by Robert Downey, Jr.).
Hired by Blaine Graboyes / Blaine Global (CEO of GameCo) to produce three theme music instrumentals for Xbox360 web video series/news show. Blaine has gone on to be the CEO of GameCo, a very popular digital casino game company
Released EP as The Borough (with Joe Simek and Brad Baker)
Released Sound Sensitive EP (with Lisa Kowalew, as Sunburst Carrier)
Released instrumental trip-hop album Dialogue (as Brinsley).
Released Beauty’s Confusion remix album.
Released breakbeat/techno album (as Radialoptic).
Released ambient album (as Awake By Starlight)
Began uploading music performances on YouTube
Released All The Fading Stars (as Vertical Interval)
Released Alpha State (with Ego HimSelf, as The Boring Extraordinary)
Released Cassette #1 (with Patrick Norris, as Seldom Family)
Released 10 At Once (instrumental solo album, as Chris Caulder)
Released Seldom Family (with Patrick Norris)
Released “Early Fascination” single (Seldom Family)
Released “Natural Causes” single (Seldom Family)
Released “The Celebration” (Seldom Family)
Released EP #1 (with Cait Kellagher, as Tentative Plans)
Released Fall Apart EP (with Jen McGrath, as Icicle Sound)
Released “Heaven Won’t” single (Seldom Family)
Released Audrey and Laura ambient album inspired by Twin Peaks (Seldom Family)
Released Hard to Breathe EP (Icicle Sound)
Released Swept Away EP (Icicle Sound)
Released Still EP (with Cait Kellagher, as Tentative Plans)
Released Instrumental Pieces Inspired By Film, Volume 1 (as Chris Caulder)
Signed multi-band licensing deal with Mother West (New York City).
Tentative Plans song “Getting Out Alive” featured on “DIY For Houston: Volume 1” benefit album, for Houston flood. Every penny from album sales went to Houston relief efforts.
Seldom Family song “White Eyes” featured on “DIY For Houston: Volume 2” benefit album, for Houston flood. Every penny from album sales went to Houston relief efforts.
“Books Never Read” (as Boy In The Background) featured on “DIY For Houston: Volume 3” benefit album, for Houston flood. Every penny from album sales went to Houston relief efforts.
Lefse Records digitally releases ambient album by Seldom Family, entitled Audrey & Laura (inspired by David Lynch’s Twin Peaks series). Previously self-released (early 2017).
Suicide Bong Tapes (FDH Records) releases Seldom Family‘s self-titled album, with two bonus tracks, on cassette (limited edition of 100).
Featured on various releases by Telyscopes as drummer/pianist. Also helped Telyscopes with several music videos.
Began recording/producing debut EP for local Philly singer/songwriter Morgan Alexa, featuring Rory Miller. Pandemic put the project on hold, but there is an EP coming late this year (2021).
In process of releasing nearly 100 solo original songs (via Spotify, YouTube, and through MotherWest.com)
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Author / Technical Editor (2000-present)
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Self-published seven books of journalistic poetry/free verse, under the name “Skip Frederiksen / Planet Isolation Publications” (Fist To Kiss, Wrong Side Of The Bed, Invisible, Deadbeat., Pretty, Sensitive Bastard, 56 Weeks In Hell), distributed locally in Fort Myers, FL and worldwide sales through the internet. Books were “photocopied, fold-and-staple”, completely no-budget books that were a hit, locally and through the web.
Interviewed and contributed a chapter for Michael W. Dean’s book $30 Music School (Course Technology PTR). Credited as “Skip Frederiksen.” Former band Beauty’s Confusion featured prominently in the section about electronic music production.
Technical Editor for Michael W. Dean’s book $30 Film School: 2nd Edition (Course Technology PTR). Two original films “Found” and “Like A Tree” featured on the accompanying DVD.
Co-writer and Technical Editor for DIY Digital Music NOW! book (Course Technology PTR), written by Michael W. Dean and Chris Caulder. Book unfortunately never came out due to corporate downsizing, but the chapters/files were released publicly, under a Creative Commons License in 2007.
Technical Editor for Myspace Marketing (QUE Publishing, 2008) by Sean Percival.
Technical Editor for Michael W. Dean and Alan Lastufka’s (DFTBA Records) book YouTube: An Insider’s Guide To Climbing The Charts (2009, O’Reilly Publishing).
Self-published first-edition paperback of Writings: Volume 1 (175 pages). To be re-released in summer 2021.
Published stripped-down version of songwriting reference book entitled Songwriting: Straight To The Point.
Full, final book (and audio/video series) coming late 2021.
Compiling works for Writings: Volume 2 (252 pages)
to be released in late 2021
Compiling works for Writings: Volume 3
to be released late 2021
Compiling works for Writings: Volume 4
to be released late 2021
Compiling works for Time Is Ruthless: Collected Writing 1990-2017.
to be released 2022
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