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RPM Challenge is a month long event that takes place in February each year to challenge musicians in recording an album's worth of all original music. Learn More

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If I Was A Band (2007)

A very diverse mix of rock, alternative, easy listening, rap/rock hybrid, electronica and folk. Live instruments used are guitar, bass, keyboard, and electric violin.

The Score (2008)

Having been a part of the RPM Challenge in '07 and learning alot about myself in the process, it just seemed natural to jump in and do it again. This year's challenge for me was about trying to identify where inspiration comes from for me, harness it and then revisit it again if possible. Being such an avid lover of film, I took to watching some great selections over the course of February and then hitting record in the studio directly after, using the feel of where the movie left me as my Muse to guide the way. I wasn't concentrating on the scores of the movies I watched, but more the way the viewing affected me overall. I hope you enjoy listening to my experiment as much as I did making it. This album was written, recorded and produced all within the month of February as an entry at www.rpmchallenge.com. All of the music contained within this CD (with the exception of a few drum loops) was performed on an electric guitar using a midi interface. All music written, performed and produced by Jay Durfey. Except for track #15 "Zax Axe Attax", performed by Zack Durfey in his recording debut at Starview Studios. Artwork and graphics by Jay Durfey Recorded at Starview Studios, Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Pitching Tense (2009)

A whole album based around the tense and creepy moments in horror and suspense movies. 90% of what you hear was all done on the guitar using a midi pickup routed through vstis. This album also marks the second appearance and recording of my 12 year old son Zack on "They All Float Down Here".

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Andrew Bowers

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Pat McKernan

catsdonthavesouls

Down by the river

Breton Parks

Dave Leroux

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Jay Durfey

BIOGRAPHY

"Jay Durfey seeks to convey a feeling of intimacy through intricacy. Exploring the creative freedom of composing and recording with his guitars and a vast array of virtual instruments, Jay strives to strike a balance between organic and electronic musical elements. The result in this is an eclectic mix of guitar- infused electronica which evokes vast and verdant soundscapes of the imagination. From the brightly illuminated to the dark and brooding, from the lightly ethereal to the bold and intense, each sound, each melody and ambient effect is united to create a panorama of sounds in seasons, of flowing waters and aquatic life, and of the ever-present contrast between the dynamics of nature and those of the world of technology. The music is powerful, thought provoking, and ultimately comforting as it brings these diverse elements together into a deep and enriching listening experience." Scott Graves - Dark Ryders

BAND MEMBERS
Jay Durfey - Midi enabled guitar All sounds and instruments (with the exception of a few drum loops) were done on the guitar. Zack Durfey - Midi enabled guitar (rhythm, lead and bass guitar, synths)

YEARS COMPLETED
2007,2008,2009

GENRES
Alternative

OTHER BAND SITES
http://jaydurfey.com
http://starviewstudios.com


Completed Albums

If I Was A Band(2007)

A very diverse mix of rock, alternative, easy listening, rap/rock hybrid, electronica and folk. Live instruments used are guitar, bass, keyboard, and electric violin.


God Pt. III
Hometown Heartache
Never Enough of You
Swimming In Love
The Dying Shore
In A Land Without Kings
Smile of Grace
The First Fallen Leaf
Digital Sandpaper
Never Enough of You (Electro Version)
Sloppy D
The Roots
Overboard
Last Call

The Score(2008)

Having been a part of the RPM Challenge in '07 and learning alot about myself in the process, it just seemed natural to jump in and do it again. This year's challenge for me was about trying to identify where inspiration comes from for me, harness it and then revisit it again if possible. Being such an avid lover of film, I took to watching some great selections over the course of February and then hitting record in the studio directly after, using the feel of where the movie left me as my Muse to guide the way. I wasn't concentrating on the scores of the movies I watched, but more the way the viewing affected me overall. I hope you enjoy listening to my experiment as much as I did making it. This album was written, recorded and produced all within the month of February as an entry at www.rpmchallenge.com. All of the music contained within this CD (with the exception of a few drum loops) was performed on an electric guitar using a midi interface. All music written, performed and produced by Jay Durfey. Except for track #15 "Zax Axe Attax", performed by Zack Durfey in his recording debut at Starview Studios. Artwork and graphics by Jay Durfey Recorded at Starview Studios, Guelph, Ontario, Canada


1138 Overture
Villainous Backstory
Heroes Entrance
Khorosho for a Droog
Last Flight
Xiabalba
Pray Sallah
In the Shadow of the Monolith
Noir City   (preferred)
The Chase
A Bit of the Old Ultraviolence
Larkhill
Doowop
The Charms of Calloway
Zax Ax Attax ... Featuring Zack Durfey
Alan Smithee's Oscar
Heart of Leonidas

Pitching Tense(2009)

A whole album based around the tense and creepy moments in horror and suspense movies. 90% of what you hear was all done on the guitar using a midi pickup routed through vstis. This album also marks the second appearance and recording of my 12 year old son Zack on "They All Float Down Here".


The Sideways Halflight of Dusk   (preferred)   Download
Behind You   Download
Pitching Tense   Download
The Follower   Download
Living Statue   Download
Puppet Strings   Download
Ambibent   Download
Theremin My Dreams   Download
Zack Durfey - We All Float Down Here   Download
Blackened Brightness of The Pews   Download