Bog Stomp is the musical alter ego of Brian Martin. Starting in the late 1980's I started playing in various local bands (local meaning Portsmouth NH), which lasted off and on until the late 1990's. Music took a back seat for many years as I engaged in other past times and decided in 2002 to move to sunny California. In 2008 I decided it was time to dust off the guitar and start playing music again, but with the focus on self amusement. I don't conform to any one style of music, rather Bog Stomp is my license to write, perform and record whatever I feel like, and just have fun.
Brian Martin & Guests
Alternative Rock,Pop/Rock,Rock & Roll,Lullabies
Decade Interrupted is a reference to almost 10 years of not making or playing music due to the distractions of growing up, building a career etc. It wasn't until I started playing again that I realized just how much I missed writing and performing original music. Decade Interrupted is the first time I've created my own body of original music and even though it might be rough in spots, I'm proud of what I was able to do in 28 days. The songs mostly reflect my feelings of frustration working in the corporate world, the importance of my friends and family, as well some songs that are pure nonsense.
Big Fish Small Pond(2012)
Tales from an introvert living in a world of extroverts; with some other interesting bits mixed in for good measure.
Demos, Rants & Rambles(2013)
Demos, Rants & Rambles is my 3rd RPM Challenge album. With this album I was purposely unprepared and came in with no specific game plan other than having as much fun with RPM as possible. Even without an intended theme, I feel the album has a consistent lo-fi atmospheric feel to it, with a good amount of slow groove. Like the title says, I feel most of the songs are demos that need further refinement so you'll be hearing all the warts here, but eventually refined versions will make their way to sites like Alonetone and Sound Cloud.
RPM Challenge 2015(2015)
OK, it's not a creative name, but it embraces RPM. You can hear the actual tunes on my Soundcloud and/or Alonetone site. This is just a sample of the full album. I need to fix some of the rougher tracks.