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@nahlej381
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nahlej381

Indiana based guitarist/songwriter/recording engineer influenced by indie rock, psychedelic, punk rock, and hip hop.
I do most of my tracks with my production partner @DJTJB, you can find us on all major platforms as “The Practitioners”

We love collabs and working in all genres, hit us up!

look forward to collaborating!

Pronouns: dude/him but I’m not super worried about what you call me as much as how you treat me lol
whatever works

Gear I use: Mel McCullough guitars and basses, modified Ibanez jet king, squier bass VI, danelectro baby sitar

presonus ar16c, harbinger PA rigged up as monitors, ART DI, studio one 4 pro, akai mpk mini

Akai MPC live 2 (still figuring it out)

pearl/Ludwig Frankenstein drum kit my brother left here, hand drums/percussion/chimes, Simmons electric kit

Amp: fender blues jr IV (sonic blue with cannabis Rex speaker)

Mics: neat mics worker bees (<3)
AT2020, rodes matched condensers, sm57s, sennheiser e421, sennheiser e604s, audix b6

Pedals: the rainbow machine, arcade machine, donner octave, volume, expression and multi fx, cry baby wah, big muff fuzz, dream drive, bit crusher, behringer compressor, spark plug booster, warp drive analog delay, Fairfield circuitry shallow water pedal

Songs:

[avatar] Goodbye by @nahlej381 #fawmtronica #instrumental #lo_fi #loss 9
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Heavy Jam (Chris Buono Version) by @chris_buono + 2 others #rap #lyrics_only #blindcollab #hip_hop 0
[avatar] [avatar] Nightshade by @nahlej381 + @codeenergy #lo_fi #horror #hip_hop #horrorcore 4
[avatar] [avatar] Future Days Passed by @nahlej381 + @cts 5
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Not Another Song for the Weather (Bill White Edition) by @nahlej381 + 2 others 9
[avatar] [avatar] Not Another Song for the Weather (looking for collab) by @nahlej381 + @djtjb #triphop #needs_vocals #needs_collab #moody 7
[avatar] [avatar] Ask Jeeves by @nahlej381 + @codeenergy 4
[avatar] Swipe Left by @nahlej381 #horrorcore #ridiculous #nsfw #horror 5
[avatar] [avatar] Heavy Jam [seed song] by @nadine + @nahlej381 #needs_vocals #needs_music #hip_hop #nu_metal 8
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D@MN (SMOOtH as LoVE) updated** by @nahlej381 + 2 others #nsfw #indie #lofi #funky 6
[avatar] [avatar] Digital Audio Escape Station *Updated* by @nahlej381 + @djtjb #indie #experimental #bluesy #alt_country 8
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Bubbles by @soundcanvasuk + 2 others #collab 17
[avatar] [avatar] Harsh Masquerade by @nahlej381 + @djtjb #fawmtronica #instrumental #experimental #funky 2
[avatar] [avatar] Misunderstanding on the Road by @nahlej381 + @mctown 7
[avatar] [avatar] The Meal Was Cooked Before the Bell Rang by @jeustan + @nahlej381 #slothcore 10
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Cerebral Oasis by @davidtaro + 2 others #chamber-pop #collaboration #indie_pop #harmonies 22
[avatar] [avatar] wavy by @djtjb + @nahlej381 #hip_hop 9
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Till 4am by @spazsquatch + 2 others #banger #party #lizzo #pop 9
[avatar] [avatar] Bumpkin *UPDATED* by @nahlej381 + @davidtaro #update #instrumental #lofi #blues 26
[avatar] [avatar] HA HA HA HA HA by @nahlej381 + @codeenergy 10
[avatar] Voice of Terror by @nahlej381 #movies #mpc #sherlockholmes #fawmtronica 9
[avatar] Blunt Guts (Stupid @$$ Smokin Song) by @nahlej381 5
[avatar] [avatar] Not Sold by @nahlej381 + @codeenergy 7
[avatar] Always Falling by @nahlej381 11
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FIEND (UPDATED, now with more talent!!!) by @nahlej381 + 2 others #updated 15
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Buried so Deep by @nahlej381 + 2 others #punk #experimental 11
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Thinking About You by @davidtaro + 2 others #indie #collab #love_song #soul 39
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Saturday Morning by @nahlej381 + 5 others #funk #lofi #hiphop #foley 30
[avatar] [avatar] 2 Steps by @nahlej381 + @codeenergy #lofi #sitar #hip_hop 15
[avatar] [avatar] Round the Way by @nahlej381 + @djtjb 12
[avatar] [avatar] Little Bird by @davidtaro + @nahlej381 #percussion #folk_pop #singer_songwriter 39
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Space Monkeys by @nahlej381 + 2 others #rock #future 27
[avatar] Rap Bully by @nahlej381 #hiphop #indie 20
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GIMME15hank: A Historical Typo by @wolfkier + 13 others #gimme15 19

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I believe the same ✨✨✨🙏

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@wolfkier

Sadly, I just announced in the forum cancellation of the GIMME15 that was running right now. If there's another one this Summer I'll announce it and let you know personally. But if it is, it won't be till sometime in September after I finish WK100 and take a break. It's been a big tough Summer for me. Hugs, my friend on your sad day.

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So glad you liked the vintage feel of Come Back. I am very happy with what David did with these lyrics. So much fun to listen to!

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TCM1 and to a slightly lesser extent TCM2 are cinematic works of art. One could run a semester (maybe 2) of classes to the clueless about what Tobe achieved. An masterpiece in the medium.

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yay, drop me an email and we can arrange a brainstorm as i have no ideas atm! wobbie at wobbiewobbit.com

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give me a shout re our collab!

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Hey thanks for the awesome comment on Bulls!! Can't wait to check out more of your tunes, your collab with David is still one of my favorites this year.

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Replied, and I put in an extra special request for good measure.

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email sent

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@mctown

Short song or Cheese might work for something...from my page... onward.

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Hey, thanks for the kind words on NCC-5090! 😊 So good to hear from other Trekkies that I managed to hit the Star Trek sound. 😄 Sadly, I've never learned Klingon, so I won't be much help on that part of your concept album. But maybe hit me up in case you need another theme for it?! 😉

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Sure!! We have through September, so that sounds super fun! I’m working on some other collabs, but I’ll start daydreaming!

I often go to Indy for concerts! Hello my Hoosier pals👋From a Buckeye!

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@cts

Ask Jeeves? Y’all went waaayyyyyyyy back in the day. Wow, dude!

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@nadine

Thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed the draft. There's still a lot to do 😀

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@gm7

Thx..I knew you like that delay. Not that easy to get a great match but when you do ..it sounds great.

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@fuzzy

"Afflicted By Nihilism".
Sounds like a song title to me!

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@fuzzy

Thanx for the Comment!
I'm actually a pretty upbeat person, so I'm not sure where these dark tracks come from!
I think my subconscious is trying to tell me something! 😀

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Thanks for dropping in for a quick listen. The Spanish guitar? I think your versions of the story should be used in the history books: A renowned luthier, using only materials salvaged from buildings emotionally relevant to the customer, crafted this very guitar. Truth is obvious incredibly mundane.

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@cts

A dolphin’s butthole, eh? I’m just gonna set my cup of coffee down right here.
*cts backs out the door slowly*

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@fuzzy

Thanx for the comment.
#analogsloth; I like it!
I'm finding Slothcore to be a really flexible genre; last summer I did an entirely a cappella Slothcore track as well as a totally acoustic one.

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@fuzzy

I have not forgotten about the collab.
Just trying to come up with a good story!

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thank you for your comments on 'Reverse' - high five, fellow Stranger Things enthusiast. What did you think of volume 2?

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Thank you so much for your comments on Broken. I was blown away by what David did with my lyrics!

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@crisp1

Thanks for your comments on Every Time I Think of You!

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@mctown

Oh, I thought it was great. I wrote it for you, in fact...and knew the style and the kind of music you did. Thanks...glad you liked it.

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@mctown

cool

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@mctown

Hey, lyric work for you? If not, I'll write something less complex...David

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@jorh

Hey,
Thanks for collabing on ‘till 4am’ - it’s sounding very polished and radio ready, especially loving the transitions between the different sections! It’s definitely a BANGER and full of catchy hooks thanks to @spazsquatch’s magic. Thanks for taking the time to add music, and bringing the party :)

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Haha, oh go on then.... ;)

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@cts

Thanks, man for the listen. I'm going to revisit this at some point. My vocal riffs are slightly off and I realize that I didn't correct the bass notes in the verses. All in all, I dig this and was more striving to give Jessica's lyrics a different feel. I heard EWF and I think I nailed their signature harmony sound with the chorus. Well, one more collab and then it's time for MEGA MIND!!

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Thanks for coming by and checking out "Look Sharp", glad you liked it!

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Oh yea, I love Ass Ponys!! My fav Cincy treasure tho is the husband and wife duo Over the Rhine. Karin’s voice is 🙌✨🙌

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Ha, that makes sense, I've never been sure what genre Primus is.

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@mctown

Still down. You or you two. Either or. Feel free as well, of course. Delete/edit/arrange/whatever....Onward.

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@mctown

Hey, see if you two want to mess with the lyric I just posted ..it's rather out there...I can always write something else for you ...Misunderstanding on the road

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@mctown

?

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@mctown

So, you are up for collaborations? I usually do lyric first. You two ready?

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Howdy nahlej381. Thanks for your comments. Ref, my spoken-word, I'm super picky. No issues, causes, politics, religion, foul words, wrong messages, etc. Gotta be clean and to my liking. So, what's in mind? I'll evaluate and hopefully give it a GO!

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Your comment on my song "Daytime Nightcap" has me chuckling and grinning ear to ear. Glad it connected with you!

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@fuzzy

Always.
It's my default setting.

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You asked me if could do something on a song - i don't even remember what you wanted but the answer is a standing yes whenever you want me to do something musically, dude.
Man you pumping these tracks out...I'm so far behind in listening

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@brisk

Thanks for your supportive comment on Fireflies - it means a great deal. In truth I'm so impressed with your rhymes and wordplay (and everything else really) that I feel slightly starstruck!

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@dh3

Thanks so much for your comment on Radio John - I LOVE Laurie Anderson, what a compliment!

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30 min drive from I-70 into Indiana. No kidding!! A small world :)

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Thanks for your comment on I'm Junk :-)

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Hi! Thanks for the comment on my song from the multiverse. :P

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Nahlej, thank you so much for commenting on my lyrics.

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@jeff9

Thanks, kindly for the nice comments on "I Hate Love". Look forward to checking out your work.

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@andrea

Thanks for your comments on The Call of the Void. I think having these thoughts are more common than one might think. It must be an interesting experience.

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Heeeeeeellllo. Maybe a little bit. But having done a quick listen, I think it’s more a vibe thing than a getting sued by Lionel R thing. Having said that, let’s just take a moment to respect what a frickin’ phenomenal song Hello is, and that Lionel has one of the best pop voices ever. Plus great hair. What a dude!

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So glad you liked I Hate Love. It was a fun one to do…and Jeff is so great to work with. Thanks for the comment on the “platonic friendship” line. writing stuff like that is fun. PS. I LOVED Little Bird! Superb!

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I think we're listening in tandem 😂 . Telepathy or something. We should do a zoom listening session some time this 5090. Might be fun?

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Cowboy coffee is the bee's knee's. I cheat and have a french press now though.

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Sorry to disappoint my man. Main problem has been this damn virus/illness shit. Means I can't do vocals. Going to give it a go today though, so wish me luck! I have two or three backing tracks for songs, so haven't been completely idle 😉

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@nadine

Thank you! Hehe I don't have pets and it's super calm here. It's quite hard to spot when you're off timing without looking into the DAW. I wish I could fix the timing post recording, but I don't understand my tools. Spent 2 hours inserting hit points that were corrected wrong, tried with another tool and it ended up in a mess. So I gave up and reverted. That's the real recording where I speed up and lost some triplets. Thus I have no idea how to program drums or other cause I need nearly perfect timing. I work with MIDI and grids. I feel like I need months and years to have an okayish timing to record something for real. Piano is MIDI but I still speed up. Sigh...

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a punk collab sounds good to me. where do we start?

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i played the punk clubs in seattle from 78 to 81, but had been doing the same sort of thing in self-produced shows since 73. istarted following hip-hop in 83 after seeing the movie Wild Style. and later rap with NWA, Paris, and Public Enemy.

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Bro I was just checking your page to see what links you had attached to your profile. Now I am finally bumping Zugzwang all the way through and HOT DAMN!!! Did it come out fire or what? You and @djtjb wrecked it dude!

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Yo! I’m up for collaborating, not sure when I will make a start this 50/90… in years gone by the most I’ve managed is like 10 or so….

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@nadine

Thanks, check your mailbox !

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@nadine

Thanks for listening! I'm glad you enjoyed my little outburst 😂 I'm sorry for making you hungry! As for collab - Where can I write you? I miss that mail button here...

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Hey, yes, I’d love to collab! Let’s get it started — j.reed715@gmail.com

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My pleasure! The multi-collab thing has been on the TODO list for a long time, but it took finally rewriting everything from scratch to finally get it done. 😄 have a happy and productive 5090!

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i was joking about the substance abuse...and the substance i referred to was the
substance of the substantial lyric.

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Yep yep - send ‘em on over 👍

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Of course I’m ready….

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@fuzzy

Haha I forgot about the dishwasher!
Yeah, just let me know what and when and we'll get sorted!

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yeah sure i am up for a collab...

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@djtjb

I still like the version with your bass, especially the chorus. I just didn't like the keys I laid down lol

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Patience, my friend. Got the first edition going out late 2069...

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Just reading your gear list going uh huh, mmm hmm, yep!!! So badass! To be a fly on the wall in THAT room while you’re creating 😍

Let’s do something cool and retro 90’s this summer!

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let's get it.

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@cts

…don’t tempt me! LOL!! No, seriously - don’t tempt me.

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@cts

I’m in the office all this week (which sucks) and I really can’t make things happen until the weekend if not sooner. You’re already off and running I see. Excellent - something to strive for. I’ll be listening to these tunes this evening once I’m in my abode away from all this office noise.

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@fuzzy

Hey, guy, how's it goin?
Possibly more collabs in the future?

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I've seen those passerelle things(first time I saw something like that was an old blues player that would just stick his slide up around the 14th or 15th fret) and was actually the inspiration to my newest thing. I just used a regular roller bridge and there is a pickup on each side of it. It took a lot of trial and error to get just the right spot, but I can tune the six string into four different triads and do all sorts of fun bendy stuff. It's the "clean" guitar in my first tune this summer. It picks up all sorts of interference though and was a pain in the ass to get grounded since I used an old ammo can for the "body" It's quite ugly and I've had a blast with it. I'll post a picture later. I bet that shallow water will be amazing on some drums. I went and listened to a brief little demo of one. Really intriguing pedal.

Those MPC's look sweet. I've been looking for a sampler/drum machine just to compliment my e-kit. The older ones I'm familiar with are now "vintage" and expensive, and yeah the new ones look like they'll take me two years to wrap my head around and will do more than I'll ever want to do with one... I'll find something that grabs me eventually.

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*waves* How do you like that shallow water pedal? I've been told I would love it, though I've not heard one yet. I hate watching pedal demos they just give me GAS. I've had a ring modulator made by them and played one of their fuzzes that was an absolute beast, they make good stuff.

We'll have to try to get together on something this summer.