Austin R Wilson
 
 

telling stories

“I like the idea of collaborating with something respectfully, rather than trying to break it and kill it.”

-Elizabeth Gilbert, in her essay for by heart

 
 
 

FeatureD WORK

Mars calls for war! - Dio Ray bringing you Friday Night Outta’ Sight - no goofy rhyming needed.

FREE HORIZON - The Lore Program is one of the newest attempts to secure humanity's future among the stars.

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A TWICE NIGHT - Bend your ear to the tale of Rufine, a force from the depths of the universe.

 

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Stories

free to read

FICTION

NON-FICTION

 

LEDGER PLAYLIST

A friend sent this my way, which is one of my favorite methods for discovering new music. I now have this entire album - this entire artist - in common with someone I respect and love. He knew I’d be into this. This album, and specifically Motionless, has calmed me many times already. It’s maybe classifiable as “chill-wave”, or whatever similar genre is out there.

The Rhythm of Writing

At first I thought Chai was not going to be for me. I’m very glad I listened to more of them, because both of their albums are fucking great, a kind of pure and driving happiness. Not really even sure what I thought I’d dislike - though maybe it’s revealing I say they are “happiness” and originally I was like, “Hmmm, this doesn’t seem for me” - because it is an absolutely straight ahead power pop/rock band. The lyrics are in both Japanese and English, with thick guitar sounds usually. It’s almost like if you took the Doom Metal I enjoy, sped it up, added brighter vocals then maaaaybe took a pinch of distortion away, this would be the result. I recommend listening to both albums - Pink (2017) and PUNK (2019) - completely. This video in particular showcases what you’ll get. It’s somewhat manic, and that’s part of the appeal. Turn it up and smile.