Time for insaneintherain, Chapter 2
Realistically, this should be chapter 20 or something, but it wasn’t until August that we were fortunate enough to stumble across the Facebook page of Carlos Eiene. At the time, we shared Down a Rabbit Hole with insaneintherain. In part, we included this brief intro:
Carlos Eiene (insaneintherainmusic) is an American / Filipino tenor saxophonist, pianist, and online content creator. Best known for his 2016 release Live at Grillby’s, Carlos produces jazz arrangements of video game music and posts them on his YouTube channel “insaneintherainmusic.” Carlos’ 2017 album Alola That Jazz debuted at #6 on the iTunes Jazz Charts. Additionally, Carlos is currently a student at the Berklee College of Music, pursuing a degree in Contemporary Writing & Production. Carlos is originally from Bellevue, WA, and continues to pursue musical goals by writing arrangements, practicing a multitude of instruments, and collaborating with others in his immediate community.
Carlos has been posting jazz arrangements of video game music on his channel “insaneintherainmusic” since September of 2012 and attributes much of his success to the time he’s spent developing his YouTube channel. Carlos believes that YouTube is a wonderful platform to showcase one’s creative ability and believes it’s one of the best places to engage directly with fans, which is becoming more and more important to artists as we move forward into the digital age. Carlos has hosted “jazz challenges” on his channel in the past, encouraging his listeners to create music of their own and submit it for potential recognition. Additionally, Carlos regularly collaborates with many other YouTube musicians and Berklee students.
At this point, we’re not sure exactly what instruments Eiene CANNOT play! He has been updating some of the songs he recorded in the past and creating new videos as well. There are videos with a bunch of Eienes, some with several Eienes and other musicians, and others with Eiene as part of a large group. The only apt comparison on his productions is to Snarky Puppy, and that comparison is incredibly favorable.
We promise it will be worth your while to set aside some time to check out some of these amazing videos from insaneintherain! Absolutely brilliant!
All Carlos, all the time on brand new video “Bonetrousle” with a great Klezmer groove:
“Piracy is No Party,” also brand new:
“Pokémon DPPt: Battle Cyrus” from December:
“Pokémon DPPt: Route 209”:
“Pokémon DPPt: Eterna Forest”:
And there are many, many more where these came from. DIVE IN!