Bowman

Bowman

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Bowman is a pop music wizard who blends rock styles with his background in electronic composition to create solid, home-brewed tracks. Primarily known for his soundtrack work for Homestuck, he's also an energetic performer who has stolen the stage at venues, conventions, and as a web personality.

Biography

Michael Guy Bowman first began producing music in 2009 for the soundtrack to the web comic Homestuck, a part of the project MS Paint Adventures by author and illustrator Andrew Hussie.

Along with a team of web-based collaborators, Bowman's eclectic contributions to the soundtrack have accompanied various animations, interactive elements, and appeared on the enormous catalogue of albums released by the project's label, What Pumpkin.

Bowman released his first solo album, Mobius Trip and Hadron Kaleido, as a side-project of MS Paint Adventures in 2011. Blending the fictional world of Homestuck with various pop music cues, this album brought Bowman's mix of songwriting and electronic composition to the consciousness of an online audience.

Since then, Bowman has moved his efforts primarily towards rock music, focusing his sound more and more on retro grooves and experimental blends of different genres on his follow-up release, Ithaca, an independent album.

Bowman began performing with a live backup band consisting of other web-based musicians in 2012 at the SXSW Music Festival in Austin, Texas.

His latest album, Comfortable Bugs, was released in December.

Discography

COMFORTABLE BUGS
released independently 21 December 2012
http://bowman.bandcamp.com/album/comfortable-bugs

ITHACA
released independently 1 January 2012
http://bowman.bandcamp.com/album/ithaca

MOBIUS TRIP AND HADRON KALEIDO
released 31 May 2011 by What Pumpkin
http://homestuck.bandcamp.com/album/mobius-trip-and-hadron-kaleido

Various contributions by Bowman appear on the following albums released by What Pumpkin: Cherubim, Homestuck Vol. 9, Homestuck Vol. 8, The Wanderers, Homestuck Vol. 7: At the Price of Oblivion, Homestuck Vol. 6: Heir Transparent, Squiddles! Sing-along, Homestuck Vol. 5, Midnight Crew: Drawing Dead, Homestuck Vol. 1-4

Set List

Tacit Blue
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I'm A Member of the Midnight Crew
Someone Else's Song
Three Small Words
Old Buggy Now
I'm Letting Go
Cerulean Skies
Comfortable Bugs