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RPM Challenge is a month long event that takes place in February each year to challenge musicians in recording an album's worth of all original music. Learn More

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Looking Out Looking In (2008)

Old Pyrate Songs Reinterpreted for the Modern Error. It is my hope that this album conveys a cohesive spirit of expression, though the songs may be of varying styles. Could also be described as:"Electronic - Beat Driven", "Instrumental", "Rock", " and "Jazz."

Lay Me Off (2009)

This was a very personal album. On February 2nd, 2009, I was laid off from my job that I worked at for almost 5 years. The songs represent the feelings that I experienced throughout the month, as I composed and recorded the album. It's a journey through initial manic elation, heading into depression, fear, and anxiety, culminating with hope, faith, and resolution.

Keys (2010)

Another year, another album. This feels like the most polished one yet. This year I rode on the swelling wave of higher confidence due to the cumulative post-"sound voice music healing" class energy in the world. That, and having a macbook, electric instruments, and a relatively settled life. I hope you enjoy it. Thanks for listening!

Spectrum Ride (2011)

The most quickly accessible songs are located at the beginning of the playlist. The original intent of this album is to cover a rainbow spectrum of emotion, from light to dark, and back to the combined white light. If you would like to experience the album, as a whole, in this format, please download the album and adjust your track list to reflect the following order: Let Us Rise Fly Inside Lady Moon Take Off Let Go Unmasked Rented Bones Red Morning Celtic Epic Zebra Skeleton Imposter (Beefheart Homage) Soaring Lokah Samasta Sukhino Bhavantu (traditional) credits released 28 February 2011 Old Pyrate Songs reinterpreted for the modern error. All songs and process: Alex Xander Jacobs With the help and support of all beings. Specifically: Sarita Golden (Vocals on tracks 6 and 9, and flute on track 7, as well as inspiration and support throughout the entire project) And Jeffrey Fish for the electric guitar and bass loan.

again (2012)

This album was created as my 5th consecutive annual submission to the RPM challenge. Due to being away on travel for the first half of the month, this album was composed, recorded, and mixed in the 8 days between Feb 21 and 29th, 2012.

Interface (2016)

Stars Inside (2017)

Rpm 2017. 10 songs composed and recorded entirely during the month of February. 10 years in and this is just the beginning. Further, further down the rabbit hole. This album encompasses a kaleidoscopic journey of styles and recording techniques/experiments. If you don't connect to a particular track, please fast-forward. There's something for everyone. credits released March 1, 2017 Old Pyrate Songs reinterpreted for the modern error. It doesn't make sense to take credit for these songs anymore. I hear countless influences when I listen. All songs and process: Alex Xander Jacobs With the help and support of all being. I walked the path of creating this album with two strong companions in my heart. First, Wes Phillips, your memory and musical legacy crackles in my cells. And Len Goldfine, thank you for inspiring reflection on your contribution to my understanding of the soul power of music as a young man. Both gone too soon. And what would have been Kurt Cobain's 50th birthd

Other RPM Partcipants

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Josh Bothun

noel harrison

Bradley James

Barbara Harris

DJ Kirty South

Deep Sea Invasion

Joshua Scheerz

Modlys

AardVark Engineering

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Xander Crayon

BIOGRAPHY

Alex Xander Jacobs (known variously as P.H.B., The Hidden Distance, xander crayon, etc...) enjoys creating songs that have an internally consistent engine of musicality, yet are expressed through various genres and styles. This year he incorporated the element of drone to create musical soundscapes of varying tones and feelings.

BAND MEMBERS
Alex Jacobs Le Patrie Etude Acoustic Electric Guitar Oxygen 49 Midi Keyboard Ableton Live Propellerhead Reason Zoom H2 Recorder

YEARS COMPLETED
2008,2009,2010,2011,2012,2016,2017

GENRES
Folk-Rock,Rock,Prog-Rock/Art Rock,New Acoustic,Singer/Songwriter Rock

OTHER BAND SITES
http://lexjacobs.bandcamp.com


Completed Albums

Looking Out Looking In(2008)

Old Pyrate Songs Reinterpreted for the Modern Error. It is my hope that this album conveys a cohesive spirit of expression, though the songs may be of varying styles. Could also be described as:"Electronic - Beat Driven", "Instrumental", "Rock", " and "Jazz."


Raise The Banner   Download
Form Ant   Download
Florist   (preferred)   Download
Crumpet   Download
Jazzy Times   Download
Churb   Download
Sky Mind   Download
Jumch   Download
Creeping Across The Sky   Download
Dubloon   Download

Lay Me Off(2009)

This was a very personal album. On February 2nd, 2009, I was laid off from my job that I worked at for almost 5 years. The songs represent the feelings that I experienced throughout the month, as I composed and recorded the album. It's a journey through initial manic elation, heading into depression, fear, and anxiety, culminating with hope, faith, and resolution.


Lay Me Off   Download
Deserted   Download
Evil Haman   Download
Kicked Outside In   Download
Slipslide   (preferred)   Download
Scrape Brain   Download
Going Further Going Higher   Download
Rhytmore   Download

Keys(2010)

Another year, another album. This feels like the most polished one yet. This year I rode on the swelling wave of higher confidence due to the cumulative post-"sound voice music healing" class energy in the world. That, and having a macbook, electric instruments, and a relatively settled life. I hope you enjoy it. Thanks for listening!


Catch A Lift   Download
Interfernal   (preferred)   Download
Barn Wood   Download
Freedom Of Remorse   Download
Nowhere Left or Right   Download
Break Through   Download
Light Floor   Download
Outback   Download
Ambienz   Download
Wooden Spoon   Download

Spectrum Ride(2011)

The most quickly accessible songs are located at the beginning of the playlist. The original intent of this album is to cover a rainbow spectrum of emotion, from light to dark, and back to the combined white light. If you would like to experience the album, as a whole, in this format, please download the album and adjust your track list to reflect the following order: Let Us Rise Fly Inside Lady Moon Take Off Let Go Unmasked Rented Bones Red Morning Celtic Epic Zebra Skeleton Imposter (Beefheart Homage) Soaring Lokah Samasta Sukhino Bhavantu (traditional) credits released 28 February 2011 Old Pyrate Songs reinterpreted for the modern error. All songs and process: Alex Xander Jacobs With the help and support of all beings. Specifically: Sarita Golden (Vocals on tracks 6 and 9, and flute on track 7, as well as inspiration and support throughout the entire project) And Jeffrey Fish for the electric guitar and bass loan.


Let Us Rise   Download
Rented Bones   (preferred)   Download
Fly Inside   Download
Red Morning   Download
Lady Moon   Download
Lokah Samasta Sukhino Bhavantu   Download
Celtic Epic   Download
Take Off Let Go   Download
Unmasked   Download
Soaring   Download
Zebra Skeleton Imposter (Captain Beefheart Homage)   Download

again(2012)

This album was created as my 5th consecutive annual submission to the RPM challenge. Due to being away on travel for the first half of the month, this album was composed, recorded, and mixed in the 8 days between Feb 21 and 29th, 2012.


liminal carapace   Download
cliffs   Download
tip toes   (preferred)   Download
across the sky in the blink of an eye   Download
again   Download
beleza   Download
iScream   Download
subfortitude   Download
the longer shadow   Download

Interface(2016)


No tracks have been uploaded for this album yet.

Stars Inside(2017)

Rpm 2017. 10 songs composed and recorded entirely during the month of February. 10 years in and this is just the beginning. Further, further down the rabbit hole. This album encompasses a kaleidoscopic journey of styles and recording techniques/experiments. If you don't connect to a particular track, please fast-forward. There's something for everyone. credits released March 1, 2017 Old Pyrate Songs reinterpreted for the modern error. It doesn't make sense to take credit for these songs anymore. I hear countless influences when I listen. All songs and process: Alex Xander Jacobs With the help and support of all being. I walked the path of creating this album with two strong companions in my heart. First, Wes Phillips, your memory and musical legacy crackles in my cells. And Len Goldfine, thank you for inspiring reflection on your contribution to my understanding of the soul power of music as a young man. Both gone too soon. And what would have been Kurt Cobain's 50th birthd


Caravan Invocation   Download
Indian Rock   (preferred)   Download
Until We Fall   Download
Simmer and Burn   Download
Dolores Park   Download
You Dont Have to Run   Download
Some Idea   Download
Calamity Abatement Protocol   Download
Shepherds Way   Download
Outro - A Personal Reminder   Download