Road Map to First Album

Now that I have returned to social media, it occurs to me I may owe an explanation to anyone that has already clicked on a “follow” button.  Things may be slightly slow over the next few months while I take care of a few things, but I will make sure to return every week or two in order to assert my continued existence.

I have set a goal to release the first Systemic Decay album no later than the end of 2018.  As this may seem somewhat distant and vague for you “linear time” types, I will now provide some proof of the careful thought and planning I have put into this release timeframe:


A Deceptively Official Looking Pie Chart:

pie chart


Official Internal Communication on Bright Paper that uses “Phases” to Describe Stuff:

road map 001


All joking aside, I am very serious about releasing music soontm.  You can expect somewhat regular updates around once per week as well as occasional video releases of some of the music I am working on.  It will likely be around 3-4 months before the next video, as I have a lot of pooping to do between now and then.



V Stringman is back with Systemic Decay

After a long hiatus, I am returned.  Over the last few years I have taken some time to perform some long overdue introspection.  I am back and making music again.  It is, after all, what I do.

My old solo project, “Vestigial Remorse” can officially be considered abandoned.  Although I may occasionally resurrect those long dead songs in new and exciting ways in the years to come.

You can expect my new work to come under the band title of, “Systemic Decay”.  This post is still somewhat pre-mature.  I have released exactly one (1) song through YouTube.  It will likely be around the end of 2018 before I put forward a full album.  Despite this, I felt it was the right time to begin regaining some level of internet presence.  When I am ready (late 2018) I am anticipating to hit all major retail digital download sites with a full album worth of material.  There will be free listening through YouTube as well.

Lest you be concerned that I have basically just stated that I am going commercial with my creations, rest assured that the point remains the same as it always has.  I want to reach the widest possible audience.  I want this more than I care about the financial success of this endeavor.  I am going commercial simply because where there is money to be made, other people will desire to get my music heard in order to take their cut of said money.  I have no illusions of making a living from music, although if it helps my expensive music hobby to pay for itself, I guess that’s not a bad bonus.

In the meantime, pour a glass of red wine, get comfortable and watch the below video.

Try not to cry yourself to sleep.


there is beauty in decay,