What was your inspiration for this project?
Total Reset was inspired by my desire to help people. Life is full of stress and uncertainty. My intent was to benefit people with my gift of healing and relieving stress. To focus on the positive and bring forth some of that energy. Our spirits, minds and souls respond well to vibration. This album vibrates and resonates with a frequency of positivity.
How long have you been working on this album?
It’s been a little over a year and a half.
How has Covid-19 affected this release?
I was going to finish this album early 2020, but the year started out crazy. That January I lost my sister Carol. The next month I lost my Standard Poodle, Lulu. And then the pandemic hit. I found it difficult to focus on any one thing. It was a lot of change at one time. However, I began to test drive my material on Jango. The response was a validation. Listeners would leave comments on my profile, stating the music was helping them through this crazy time of lockdowns and uncertainty. They found it quite calming. This response fueled my fortitude. It was during this pandemic that the final tracks were recorded.
Who did you collaborate with on this project?
The entire project was a “Moi” production.
What are your favorite tracks off of the album?
My favorite is "Astral Resonance". It’s a groove and has a little “Getty up” for being an ambient tune. It is the only track with vocal work. The vocals were actually uncharacteristic of me: An old- time radio voice and a soulful ahhh uhhhh uhhh. I also love the charm of "Upon A Celestial Prairie". I added a baritone guitar as inspired by Wichita Lineman. It’s kind of a ballet in the stars. "Touching The Dream is emotional". It’s kind of when the soul contemplates giving up, but with perseverance, finds themselves.
What would you like your listeners to get out of the project?
Total Reset is a series of musical compositions, designed to clear your mind, relieve stress, inspire your soul, induce healing, to clean out the dust in your mind. To be able to accomplish what you set out to accomplish. It is Mente Magica, magic for your mind.
What else can we expect from you in 2021?
A single release in June, that is Alternative Rock with a touch of Ambiance. The next bit of material will feature my vocal work. I have a really good feeling about this.
Is there anything else you would like to share with your fans, listeners and our readers regarding this project?
This was a long time in the making. I decided to add "A Little Blue Reflection", which was recorded a few years back. It is very much A bluesy bit of work that I dedicate to my sister Carol. She said, (and I’m totally teared up) The way I play lead guitar, it really sounded like David Gilmore.
Total Reset available on all platforms April 16th!