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It's been almost five years since I've made an official release under this name. Many events in my life, mostly positive, have prevented me from getting back to my favorite pastime: music composition and production.

At the beginning of 2018 I made a public resolution that I'd be putting something new out under this name by the end of the year. I was planning on quietly retiring ochrence if I wasn't able to finish a project before 2019. Thankfully I made something. I hope you enjoy it.

I am officially restarting this project with this release. Onward and upward.


released December 25, 2018

All songs composed, produced, mixed, and mastered by ochrence (Ethan Craigo). All vocals and instrumental parts sung and played by ochrence. All sleep lost by ochrence.

Many thanks to Hans Tutschku for overseeing much of this project, and thanks to Lucas Wood for his indispensable advice and opinions on ochrence almost since day one. Thanks to my college roommates Wyatt, Rob, and Vaibhav, as well as my family, for putting up with me while I recorded vocals in my bedroom. Thanks to innumerable friends for listening to both these tracks to satisfy my many neuroses. Finally, credit is owed to Ben Slepp for designing the ochrence logo way back in 2012, for which I still cannot thank him enough.


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ochrence Los Angeles, California

I'm a vocalist and electronic music producer raised in Maine and currently based in LA. This is my wonky synthpop project.

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Track Name: Restart
Four years on, what have you done?
Kept yourself from even treading water?
No more time left in the sun
I see the curtains falling as you falter

When achievements are just accidents
Exceptions prove the rule of failure
How can you give yourself a chance
When all you do is run from danger?

You're on the path to disarray
Still laughing with abandoned passion
And as your strength is sapped away
Well, what did you expect would happen?
Track Name: Brevity
How does it feel to watch her slip away?
Sickbed a stage for all to see
Does it bring you back too much?

How does it feel to need a hand
When no one who knows will look your way
And you long for just a touch?

When heaven is so close to you
But move too fast, and there's nothing left
Does it feel worse than hell?

When she remembers the mistake
As you step outside into the rain
Are the sorries just a sell?

How does it feel with the ghosts at your heels?
The engine roars, but the road's unclear
And they saved a place for you

How does it feel as their laughter builds?
You suffocate through their quiet refrain:
"Could you feel like we do?"

When you give in just to forget
The flood of memories leaves your lips
Do they have it all on tape?

When you wake up, what will she think?
You used to have a fighting chance
Is it too late to escape?