was born in La Mesa (San Diego) California and flipped flopped between Wyoming and California for several years. I finally ended
up in Palm Springs, California where I graduated HS
and meandered through life at a self-serving pace,
my years of rpg-ing a main inspiration for my
music, art and writing. I'm still a kid at 33, smarter, stronger, faster but every bit as consistant with my interests. Fantasy was revealed
to me at 10 when I entered my first AD&D campaign.
From there interests warped into Dungeon
Dweller/Grenadier collections, films related to
swords and sorcery, film soundtracks and eventually the creation of my own AD&D world and trilogy of novels about such. Now I compose
music inspired by fantasy and sci-fi, from movies
to my fantasy world of the Rakinik... when I'm not
chasing my wife and six children around of course.
Dan aka Ralrok
Update March 2005: I have always
been interested in fantasy, film soundtracks and eventually the creation
of my own fantasy world and trilogy of novels about such. These days I
compose music inspired by everything from fantasy, horror to sci-fi, from
movies to my fantasy world of the Rakinik Medieval Fantasy Creation is my
production house which includes my electronic composition freelance
services. I have been composing a variety of EM for almost twenty years.
In my music there is a symbiosis of genre inspiration that forms a variety
of sound range from cinematic/ambient themes to driving sequencer/drum
rhythms which are influenced by some of the greatest pioneers of
progressive electronic music.