mr_mark_dollin – Music Archive

Between 1996 to 2012, from the ages of 16 to 32, I created and released music grouped under the name of mr_mark_dollin (or mmd for short). Until recently, the works I put out there on the internet were available via markdollin.com – which is a domain name I have unfortunately lost control of. So, in the spirit of honouring the history of my creative work, I have gathered a ‘mmd archive’ here for public reference.

All these works were created in my home studio and represent a journey of learning how to write, record, program, produce, mix and master my own music. I also see this journey as an emotional maturation process – I hope I have grown a lot as a person, and I warn the listener of the earlier works containing elements of personality best described as immature or embarrassing. Looking back, I can now see how creating music was a therapeutic catharsis for me; and, most people wouldn’t be proud of their public shadow-processing awkwardly done during their late teens and early 20s. I was who I was and can only learn from it.

Nevertheless, I can recognise a certain mad courage in what I have created, and still like many little moments of musical daring. To have these out there is, for me, to be free of that old period – if they remain unreleased they bug me and distract me from creating new things. I understand this is not for everyone as a form of “entertainment”; however, some listeners may enjoy discovering an artist’s learning process: hence here we are!

 

Ghost Debts Rehaunted – 2011

 

No Options Left – 2011

 

3 Smargaid Maerd – 2008

 

Futurology – 2005

 

2 Smargaid Maerd – 2004

 

Smargaid Maerd – 2002

 

Pornography And Other Corporate Nonsenses – 2000

 

Puddles – 2000

 

Amoeba – 1998

mr_mark_dollin – Music Archive

Between 1996 to 2012, from the ages of 16 to 32, I created and released music grouped under the name of mr_mark_dollin (or mmd for short). Until recently, the works I put out there on the internet were available via markdollin.com – which is a domain name I have unfortunately lost control of. So, in the spirit of honouring the history of my creative work, I have gathered a ‘mmd archive’ here for public reference.

All these works were created in my home studio and represent a journey of learning how to write, record, program, produce, mix and master my own music. I also see this journey as an emotional maturation process – I hope I have grown a lot as a person, and I warn the listener of the earlier works containing elements of personality best described as immature or embarrassing. Looking back, I can now see how creating music was a therapeutic catharsis for me; and, most people wouldn’t be proud of their public shadow-processing awkwardly done during their late teens and early 20s. I was who I was and can only learn from it.

Nevertheless, I can recognise a certain mad courage in what I have created, and still like many little moments of musical daring. To have these out there is, for me, to be free of that old period – if they remain unreleased they bug me and distract me from creating new things. I understand this is not for everyone as a form of “entertainment”; however, some listeners may enjoy discovering an artist’s learning process: hence here we are!

 

Ghost Debts Rehaunted – 2011

 

No Options Left – 2011

 

3 Smargaid Maerd – 2008

 

Futurology – 2005

 

2 Smargaid Maerd – 2004

 

Smargaid Maerd – 2002

 

Pornography And Other Corporate Nonsenses – 2000

 

Puddles – 2000

 

Amoeba – 1998