Jim began performing music in 1982, when he became a brass player in the 4th grade. He wanted to play the sax like his older cousin, but having rather long arms, and fourth graders tending to be rather short, he was roped into playing trombone. 24 years later, Jim still plays in various brass groups, and local community concert and jazz bands, where he splits time between playing the bass trombone and the baritone. Jim's love of music composition started in 1986 with the purchase of a used Commodore 64 with the amazing 3-voice FM synthesis SIDPlayer. His musical moniker of Solarno was born around the same time, though the exact origin of the name is lost to the annals of time. When not playing or writing, or attending performances of fine music, Jim can be found riding a two-wheeled, non-electronic contraption some refer to as a bicycle, or selling said vehicles for the world's largest bicycle manufacturer. Jim Furey and his roving band of electron infused microprocessors reside in Simi Valley, CA where the quest for the perfect sine wave continues.
Just a bunch of musically inclined electrons floating around inside of me whose medium is a MacbookPro running Logic Studio 8 and a whole heap of software synths.
Electronic - Beat Driven
Random Processed Memories(2007)
This album contains primarily electronica based tracks. The exceptions are one straight jazz track, a classical/score style piece, and one track that infuses a good deal of asian percussion with rock/electronica. The overall goal was to explore a number of different ideas, while still managing to help develop an encompassing 'sound' or 'style'. While 'Hop to It' and 'Transect' have a completely different sound from the reset of the album, they do fill the desire to explore different approaches to music composition. Please enjoy Random Processed Memories.
Remotely Programmed Moonshot(2008)
Smooth electronica inspired by photos taken at the Johnson Space Center in July, 2007.