Sunday, December 30, 2007

Updates and Happy New Year

I've completely updated my web presence at a variety of places, including this blog. Also check out:

...and be sure to sniff around to see what you'll find!

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Shane records Silent Night

I've just finished recording, mixing, and mastering my version of Silent Night, and I'm in the process of posting it all around the Internet for your holiday listening pleasure!

You can check it out at the official myspace site:

Happy Christma-hanukk-wanza!

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

"The Dream" appears on iSPINIT Premium Podcast

SD's rock tune The Dream from the album Transduction Euphony recently appeared on the incredible iSPINIT Rock Podcast in episode 005.

Host Daniela Baldean stated:

I'm going to leave you with Sonic Deviant, which is actually Shane Hendricks. I was very intrigued when I heard Shane for the first time; he is fresh and very current. He plays all sorts of music, including jazz, rock--very experimental. So enjoy.
Thank you Daniela and iSPINIT for the play!

Monday, October 01, 2007

Friday, June 15, 2007

String Skipping and Theme/Variations

I posted my first video on; it's a sputtering, quasi-instructional-promotional video describing how I used string skipping and the baroque method of theme and variations to create the tune It's A Little Sickness from Transduction Euphony.

The tablature is a little tough to read on this compressed version of the video, so I'm including links here to the tablature:


Variation 1

Variation 2

Variation 3

Hope you enjoy it and get something out of it. You can check out the recorded version of It's A Little Sickness on myspace.

Now...coming to you from San Antonio!

Sonic Deviant's Quarter Note Laboratory has relocated to San Antonio, TX (ahem...home of the 2007 NBA champs). I'll post up some new pics of the studio soon, which doesn't look a whole bunch different than the previous incarnation. I'll also be throwing some miscellaneous pics of San Antonio up as well...what a great city.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Project Studio Network mention!

PsnThanks to Big Al Wagner and Mike Bolan over at the Project Studio Network (PSN) podcast, which is part of the awesome Home Recording Network.

They mentioned the release of Transduction Euphony on Show#62, and they graciously posted some SD links on their web site.

Stay tuned to PSN for your chance to win a free Transduction Euphony CD!

Monday, March 05, 2007

Transduction Euphony RELEASED!

SD's new album,Transduction Euphony, is finally out after 4 years of toil and tribulation. You can get your copy on CD by visiting It will be available in the coming weeks on several online outlets for paid download, including iTunes.


Transduction Euphony is a record featuring 24 mostly instrumental tracks at a total run time of approximately 1 hour that will appeal to the rock, jazz, and avant-garde music enthusiast. If you enjoy guitar playing, music, and art from the likes of Frank Zappa, Steve Vai, John Scofield, BMR3000, Neil Haverstick, Dan Stearns, Marco Oppedisano, Ken Rubenstein, Infinite Ego, and other experimentally minded artists, you'll probably enjoy this record.
Featuring special guests artists DAVID SLACK (aka BMR3000 on bass) and SCOTT SIMMERMAN (on keys) on the jazz number, Glass Shard Teeth.

Additionally, the Sonic Deviant Official Web Site has been updated heavily. New scores have been added, as well as a new Press and Praise page, featuring encomia from many of Shane's influences.

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Sunday, February 04, 2007

Named to "Critically Overlooked" on iCompositions

jdwyer05's "Criminally Overlooked" Music Recommendations on iCompositions, featuring special guest contributor becwil, named Sonic Deviant to the list of "Critically Overlooked." This list was sent out via the iCompositions Newsletter dated February 3, 2007, and it appeared in the forums of the website. becwil begins by saying:

I love to listen to music. I love to share my enthusiasm with other people. So, when Julian approached me to write my take on The Criminally Overlooked, I immediately thought about the artists here whom I have found and love that perhaps are a bit under the radar. Because I especially like the more edgy side of musical exploration, I will, today, list some of those artists I personally keep my ears on. This is not an all inclusive list, for I want to keep this brief, nor is it in any order other than as I read down my iTunes iComp playlist. I leave it up to you as to how far you explore each of these artist's catalogs.
Later, he talks specifically about the music of Sonic Deviant:
There's some Zappa influence, admittedly so, and sonicdeviant plays to the beat of his own drummer, all puns intended. In-your-face. Crappy Products knocks your teeth out. While I Frade Errpains is a bit more friendly. A bit.
Thanks jdwyer05 and becwil for the mentions. If you visit my page there, you can browse my list of favorite artists on iCompositions. There are many talented folks over there!

Saturday, January 20, 2007

Cafepress stuff UPDATED!

Lot's of cool new stuff; the site and product choices were completely updated. Show your support and get some snappy SD apparel and other nicknacks.

Official Sonic Deviant Merchandise :

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Saturday, January 06, 2007