Eric Hogg wrote his first song at the age of five.
In grade 5 he taught himself how to play guitar, writing and recording his first 10 song cassette demo within a month of playing. The music he wrote at the time was inspired by the grunge bands of the day, but higher pitched and without the distortion or band. A year later he acquired both, alternating between being the guitarist/vocalist and drummer in the group Limestone. He eventually assumed the role of guitar/vocals full time, and gained experience performing in various clubs and festivals across Canada. He also gained some studio experience apprenticing at Cascade Studios with Casey Pechet.
After a solid near-decade run, the band parted ways and Eric began to seriously pursue his own musical projects. He spent countless hours in his home studio experimenting with different recording and songwriting techniques, developing his own style and sound, acoustic and electronic. Between his interests in cutting edge electronic music and love for well crafted songs, Solipsis was born, a project to accommodate both his songwriting talents and production expertise. He recorded and released his first album, Sundown, in 2004. A limited run of 200 copies was pressed, which have since sold out. Since then, Eric has continued to fine tune his songwriting and production abilities, producing various local artists in his recording studio while continuing work on his own music.
In 2008 Eric released his second album, Origins Unknown, under his own name. The album is an eclectic mix of acoustic guitars, lush harmonies, memorable melodies and studio chicanery. Think Beatles meets Radiohead meets Jeff Buckley meets Aphex Twin meets countless other influences, but more cohesive.
Enjoy the music,