C.P.Bryan has been recording and releasing electronic soundscapes, dance grooves and audio collages since the late 1990's using a variety of artist names. He began his involvement with online music distribution systems as the artist formerly known as "Protoflake" on MP3.com. For those who are too young to remember what the internet was like back in the late 1990s, MP3.com was perhaps THE first implementation of a self-publishing music community which allowed music artists to:
upload tracks for sale or for sharing
create branded internet radio stations with tracks from any fellow composers/recording artists
publish CD albums which were manufactured, sold and distributed through all through the site's online interface
Here is the album art from C.P.Bryan's CD album release on MP3.com, entitled "Morphing Nothing":
Some of the tracks featured on the "Morphing Nothing" album are now available for royalty free video production use from the F.S.M online music library system. You can find an introduction to Protoflake Music Here.
The Free Soundtrack Music System started as a web application development project. The system design objective was to create an online library of music where video producers could easily browse, preview (audition) and download compositions to use on a royalty free basis in their productions. Initially, the library contained only music composed by C.P.Bryan. Gradually, other composers contacted me with requests to post their tracks on the site too... As of January 2017 the library contains over 1,200 recordings, including contributions from twelve different composers (or "recording artists") from diverse locations including Canada, U.S, Australia, Europe and Asia...
Step behind the curtain for a sneak peak into the world of C.P.Bryan...
C.P.Bryan announces a new series of videos:
The "Retro Recording Studio" series of YouTube videos will showcase the different computer-based music workstations used by C.P.Bryan in the process of producing tracks to be released into the freesoundtrackmusic royalty free music library. Some of the instruments and audio gear date back to the 1970's - with the majority of tools representing the "state of the art" in audio engineering in the 1990's and early part of the new millenium. Check out the first installment here:
New Release for March 5, 2017:
The second installment in the "Retro..." series presents an old fashioned music production workstation based on Digidesign's Sample Cell sampling synthesizer system. The video explains how C.P.Bryan's composition entitled "The Electronic Casbah" was produced using this system paired with a Yamaha Mixer/Multitrack recorder....
New Project for Winter 2016/2017:
"I am beginning to assemble a collection of tracks from the freesoundtrackmusic library that may be suitable for use by vocalists or lyricists. These selections are made with the idea in mind of expanding them into full-blown songs (as opposed to being strictly instrumental). If you are a vocalist or are in a band and are searching for some material, please check out the Music For Singers Listing Page."