- Location: Portland, Oregon / Calgary, Alberta
- Styles: Industrial, Electronic, Down-tempo, Ambient, Rock
- Single Review: Let It Drip
“I am he as you are he as you are me and we are all together.” – John Lennon
“He Is Me” is a collaboration between Portland based songwriter and musician/producer Casey Braunger and Calgary, AB based songwriter/vocalist Steve Moore. He Is Me explores the beauty of the void in us all and what lies beneath with vast soundscapes, crushing atmosphere, gripping lyrical content, and pure emotion.
He Is Me’s 1st single is entitled “Let It Drip”. The track showcases an ambient, free flowing, non-verse / chorus-verse approach, and is meant as a mantra of sorts. The duo is currently working on a full-length album.
“Let It Drip” is a dark and malevolent industrial anthem of the mind accepting its fate, the unavoidable slip into oblivion as one accepts their Existential Dred. It has somewhat of a hollow emptiness, but when the music drops, it is spellbinding. As collaboration, it has merit to the team of Casey Braunger and Steve Moore. I admittedly am, until now, unfamiliar with their work, so I will, like you wait for a follow up to what looks to be a very interesting experiment into the shadows that lurk in the dark side of the mind.
Joseph Timmons, IndiePulse Music Magazine
About “He is Me”
Casey and Steve first collaborated on a 2001 track called “Silencer”. Fast forward to 2016, when Casey reached out to Steve about guest vocals on a new song, Steve liked it so much that they decided to form a new project with the intention of covering musical territory they hadn’t covered before. This project would be ambient, brooding, and unpredictable.
Casey Braunger, a Portland, Oregon based musician/songwriter/producer started playing bass at the age of 13, shortly after that he began learning any instrument he could get his hands on. He’s played in various punk, metal, blues, industrial, and electronic bands in his career.
In 1999 he started his solo music project “Textile Arcade,” while he was an audio engineer for an advertising agency. Textile Arcade featured many guests as vocalists throughout both the U.S. and Canada.
Steve Moore, through his various projects, has gained a following of some 25,000 (https://www.facebook.com/stevemooremusician/).
Moore has released acclaimed albums with award-winning metal project The Unravelling (https://theunravelling.bandcamp.com/) (vocals – 2009 – 2015), down tempo electronic project Post Death Soundtrack (www.postdeathsoundtrack.com) (vocals, guitar – 2008 – present) and hardcore metal group Inner Surge (as the project founder – 2001 – 2008). Braunger has been releasing music through his solo imprint Textile Arcade (https://soundcloud.com/casey-braunger).