While a departure from my primarily visual creations, I've dabbled with making music on the side for years. I have an eclectic and wide-ranging taste in music (don't ever ask me to pick my top 5 albums or artists, since you'll probably receive different answers depending on the day!), so my inspirations, influences and output are just another facet and view into my creative process and aesthetic.
Bear in mind, I'm not a trained musician - I'm self taught, play by ear, and never had a formal lesson in my life! But for an interesting view into another creative part of my brain and how I see (hear?) the world, here you'll find a small archive of my musical experiments, original songs, covers, etc.
You Were Always on My Mind (2012)
Arranged & Performed by Michael Croteau. Recorded February 2012 in one-take with acoustic guitar and a thrift store toy piano. This song has been covered by many artists, but i was mostly inspired by the Pet Shop Boys version (despite my decidedly low-key interpretation).
Anything, Anything (I'll Give You) (Live 2011)
A punk, sloppy as fuck, one-take live cover performed by Michael Croteau. Recorded July 2011. Original song written by Dramarama, from the 1985 Album, Cinéma Vérité.