John (Müller)

A bay area musician and audio recording/mix/qa engineer. Current member of FCOTS, Wax Moon, Doctor Nurse, and Sloe. Previous member of the Mumlers, Family Room, The Stars Misplaced, SWRV, Synapse, and Disfunctional Squirrel. Raised in San Jose, living in San Francisco.




This whole thing started when after a decade of playing in many bands I found myself without one by chance. I was still compelled to make something so I found NaSoAlMo. It's a take on the National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), but titled Nationa Solo Album Month. I loved the idea of it and thought that the timebox would be a great boundary for someone like me who has analysys paralysis with my own material. Turned out to be a good thing so in 2014 I took part in it. I got kinda busy at work and ended up only getting to spend a solid week and a half writing and recording and mixing this album so I can't say that I took too much time or was able to do more than a couple of takes of anything on it, but that was the idea and I kinda like it because of that.

It was a cool excersise that tought me that I have the ability to let go of being a perfectionist for the sake of the overall concept. Sunset Spaces was recorded in my basement in a 10ft x 10ft room with:

  • a MacBook Pro
  • an Mbox 3 Pro
  • an iPhone with BeBot & Synth apps
Looking back at it, I still actually really like the songs I came up with in that short time period.