Welcome to Fog Chaser.

“One of the most interesting and unique newsletters out there.”

- Leo Mascaro (Shuffle Sundays)

Fog Chaser is a musician and composer based in the Pacific Northwest.

The premise of this newsletter is simple: Once every month, I email you a moment of calm — what I call a meditation — which includes: 

  • a short original instrumental music composition; 

  • an accompanying visual of my own that inspired the composition (a photo, 35mm or digital, or a video).

Nothing too long or too cumbersome, just enough to set you on your path for that day.

While some of these “seeds” become fully-realized songs that may enjoy a true release, others may not. Regardless, these songs are shared here first — and I’m so excited to share this process with you.

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“The music is beautiful. It’s enlivened by the comments about what inspired it, by the picture, and by the poem...it struck me right in the heart.”

How do I sign up?

All of my posts and emails are public. I’ve chosen not to put any of the work behind a paywall. That said, this newsletter does run on a patronage model. So, if you find the work valuable, and if you have the means to support it, please consider becoming a paid subscriber.

A paid subscription will: 

  1. Support independent music;

  2. Keep Fog Chaser paywall-free and available to everyone;

  3. Ensure that I can do this work sustainably over the long-term.  

Where else can I listen?

“It's all so beautiful and light. Poetically inspiring!”

In addition to listening through this newsletter and on the Substack platform, I regularly release music across streaming platforms, and I plan to eventually release my music in other more traditional ways as well (albums, both physical and digital).

Subscribers to this list will receive my work well ahead of release, and they will be the first to know about any releases.

You can select the outlet of your choice below:

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Why a newsletter? 

“It allows me to armchair travel through the woods via the sounds and views. Whole music + video combo conquered my heart. True magic encapsulated here

- Stygi (Midweek Crisis)

As the music industry continues to shift — with new streaming platforms emerging almost every week, constant battles over the ethics of music streaming services, and with the overwhelming volume of music being released everyday — I crave a consistent space where I can calmly share my in-process work, demos, visual inspirations, and thoughts in a more direct way than the usual channels allow for.

The idea of a regular newsletter where I can marry my musical efforts to the communication method most in my comfort zone (writing) has become the ideal space to connect with those who are most interested in hearing my music.

I also love taking photos with my old 35mm camera, and I have been looking for a way to share these amateur shots alongside my music — this format has been a great way to bring the two together. I also occasionally dabble with making videos for these songs.

Photos like this one, taken from the banks of Lake Geneva in Switzerland.

What to expect. 

“Lovely. Reminds me a bit of Brian Eno's music for airports, which I used to listen to while writing.”

This newsletter, and the musical meditations I send, are places of exploration for me: Seeds of ideas and experimentations with sonic choices and concepts in music theory, all shared in a way that is wildly different from the typical album/single release cycle.

Everything I send will be freely available to all who have signed up and anyone who does in the future. All of my posts and emails are public.

I hope you find the music and photography enjoyable and interesting. If at any point you find that it is neither of those things, just click “unsubscribe” and don’t think twice about it.

Thanks for reading. I’m so glad you’re here.

Get In Touch.

Email: fogchaser@gmail.com 
Spotify: Fog Chaser
Instagram: @fogchaser__

Fog Chaser is a reader-supported publication. If you’d like to support my work and help keep Fog Chaser paywall-free, the best way is by taking out a paid subscription.


Further Reading & Listening.

Guest Posts

Interviews

Cole's Climb
Podcast #15: Finding Inspiration and Clarity in Nature — With Matt from Fog Chaser
Listen now (46 min) | Spending time outside is great for getting fresh perspective or finding inspiration. It’s also a great way to get a dopamine detox from the chaos and overstimulation of the hectic world we live in. Matt, from Fog Chaser explains how he uses this to his advantage when composing music…
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“If you are seeking instrumental music that you can write to, or to soundtrack the quasi-montage in an indie film, then Fog Chaser is able to deliver a monthly balm for the soul direct to your inbox.”

- Mitchell Sterling (The Run Out Grooves)


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FogChaser
composer / musical & visual explorations / pacific northwest // sending a new original instrumental song every month