L.H.Cisco 15

@lhcisco 

New Jersey USA   Jan 2011

lhciscomusic.squarespace.com  

Artist Bio

Influences:   De La Soul, Old Skool Hip-Hop, Nirvana, Smokey Robinson, Letters to Cleo, Foo Fighters, Motown, Stax, Sleater-Kinney, Neko Case, Doo-Wop, Once Soundtrack

2018: Guess I could put a little equipment faq:

Epiphone Dot
Squire Vintage Modified Family:
70's Stratocaster
Jaguar
Short Scale Jaguar Bass w/Flatwounds

Guitar tones:
Digitech RP150/RP1000.

Pedals (Sometimes)
40th Anniversary Boss DS-1
MXR Dynacomp
Small Clone (Come as You Are!)
Pro-Co Rat
DD-3 Delay

DAW: Reaper

Outboard flavor: DBX 286s

Mic: audio-technica at2035

Headdingphones: Sennheiser HD280 Pros and Grado SR80's

Drums: Alesis Nitro w/ EZDrummer

Keyboard: Casio CTK-4400. I would have got a Yamaha, but I'm a Casio G-Shock fan.

2018: Laree's got an E-Kit. Gonna be much quicker to lay down "full band" type tracks. Should be fun. I mean, not that I can play drums, but just saying. Wanna colab? Throw me some lyrics. I'll mess em up for ya.

2017: Standard tuning is being a pain. Going back to a half step down 435hz

2017: Gonna do everything in standard tuning. My whole life I've done a half step. Time to push myself.

To be honest with you, I had no clue I was going to be a musician. For the first half of my life, my face was buried in a sketchbook. I wanted to be a comic book artist. Somewhere down the line, I got interested in writing lyrics. Maybe it was due to the fact that as I got old, life got a little bit more complicated, and I needed a different outlet to express myself. The Nirvana thing was blowing up at the time, and it truly inspired me. I wanted to play guitar, write music, so that’s what I did. Instead of drawings, I started to fill my sketchbooks with lyrics. In 99’ I bought my first guitar. In 2006 I played my first show.

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  • @mdavisto  Mar 2

    PS, given your profile pic, you really, really want to see the Panther movie with a South African audience. Just saying.

  • @mdavisto  Mar 2

    See, the thing is, I agree that the Firefly theme is kind of a crap song, but, that's if you separate it from what it's come to mean. So like, the first time I heard it, I was like, uhhhhhhhhh wut? But then, later, once I was invested, it became the sweetest song around.

    Context is everything.

    Totally prefer the movie theme. But, it doesn't carry the emotional weight that the shitty TV theme does. Does that seem right to you?

    Anyhoo.

    Thanks for showing up again. Imma listen to the shit I missed in the coming days, don't take it down too quick, k?

    Love your work, man.

  • @wacha  Mar 1

    Thanks, congrats on your win! I'm looking forward to getting the time to listen to your stuff. What I have listened to so far is killer.

  • @cloudboy  Mar 1

    Got it in at the last minute! Congrats on 15!

  • @cloudboy  Mar 1

    In by the hair of your chinny chin chin. 😉

  • @mdavisto  Mar 1

    All good man, I was just robbed of the bragging rights of having @lhcisco on one of my jams. The end product sounded pretty sweet though. I think I might take a page from your book and do a choir song every year, make it a Thing.

  • @mrcorbs79 Feb 27

    I cracked up at overproduced anthem. Nice variety as always on these last few tracks man. One of the prettiest death songs I've ever heard to boot. I await your final entry!

  • @mrcorbs79 Feb 27

    We are our own samples. But I also totally feel that idea. May be onto something, sir!

  • @loveonamixtape  Feb 27

    "You know one of my best life moments ever when [Neko Case] said I made her well up covering one of her songs on Twitter."

    *fangirls too hard*

    *dies*

    *tries to revive herself*

    yeah, dude, that's pretty much the highest praise I could imagine!

  • @barbara  Feb 2018

    Thanks for the sweet comment on "I'm Beat". I had garageband do my guitar-playing on that one, though, lol! I can finger-pick, but in the heat of composing for the skirmish, I wanted to play around in a chord selector without worrying whether I knew how to play the chord, such as the Bmin11 that's tucked in there! It's actually a little too robotic for my taste, but you takes your lumps, eh?

  • @bking  Feb 2018

    Stopped by for Is America Truly Great Again and liked what I heard. I saw the blurb in your bio about tuning down a half step, and totally agree. If I feel the need for standard tuning, capo on the first fret. Problem solved.

  • @acousticmaddie  Feb 2018

    Thanks for the kind words on moving on. SOrry but there are no background to these lyrics since I dont write about me rather from me 😀

  • @kenjku  Feb 2018

    Nice, it sounds multitracked to me! Sounds nicely mixed and has good separation that’s why I ask. It’s difficult to track separately sometimes. Almost unnatural haha

  • @cloudboy  Feb 2018

    Ray, Ray.

  • @kenjku  Feb 2018

    Dooood thanks so much. I’m glad you’re digging it. That means a lot coming from you with the mad production skills! Especially in guitar tones and stuff. I’ll be revisiting your stuff tonight. Been so bad with commenting since I’m hard at work haha. Do work son.

  • @mrcorbs79 Feb 2018

    Yo...slow down, how can I make music and listen to your 30 albums a second simultaneously? 😁 Thanks for checking out the punk tune, man. I hope the singing comes by the song, because I do have the drive and the undying thirst to learn and grow. I'm so happy I'm here this year. I see 8-bit in a description...sawweeeeet!

    Just finished another, time to mix. Then tonight, I dive in and listen to all of your newness, as I've been too distracted creating to take pause and admire!

  • @mrcorbs79 Feb 2018

    Yo! One of the tunes on Nintendon used two Mega Man II samples...hope you get to utilize them! And don't worry, I'm pretty positive something is coming in that regard from me. Can't wait to hear your latest when it's not way past bedtime and coffee hits my body again.

  • @moonraccoon  Feb 2018

    Thank you for the kind words regarding Wanted. At your prompting, I listened to my first Guided by Voices song this evening. I can totally hear a stylistic similarity.

  • @mikegtz  Feb 2018

    Laree is back.oh,oh,oh

  • @seemanski  Feb 2018

    Thanks for your comments on my tune 😀

  • @wacha  Feb 2018

    Glad to be here, I'm looking forward to hearing what you put up.

  • @cts  Feb 2018

    Diggin’ the LP cover, my man!

  • @rickamorphis  Feb 2018

    Glad to see you back here Laree.

  • @kenjku  Feb 2018

    LC! Thinking we should definitely do a collab finally this Fawm.

  • @cloudboy  Feb 2018

    It is. I don't know when I'll have time for the first one. I am hoping tomorrow night. But we'll see. We need to plan the collab or it won't happen.

  • @tamsnumber4 Feb 2018

    Great album cover, can't wait to hear the songs inspired by it...

  • @petra777  Jan 2018

    *waves*

  • @cts  Jan 2018

    Cool. I really hope we can work on something again. Would love to duet on something. But - we'll see what time and opportunity says. 🙂✌🏽️🎸🎤

  • @deena  Jan 2018

    Hey!!! Looking forward to hearing your songs!

  • @dustymason  Jan 2018

    Due to allergy issues, you will never see me in Nutley, NJ. Nevertheless, I will be appreciating your work from a safe distance this season, as always.

  • @cts  Jan 2018

    Hey, man! Glad to see you in the place again. I hope all is well and your FAWM is full of soul and passion!

  • @zecoop  Jan 2018

    FAWM is almost here... So glad you're back! Can't wait to hear your creations. 😀

  • @mdavisto  Jan 2018

    So nice to see you again!

  • @writeandwrong  Jan 2018

    Best of luck to you during FAWM 2018!

  • @guatecoop  Jan 2018

    Hey there...I look forward to hearing your music again!