BackWords Recordings, An Independent Culture Production House

Motto and Manifest
Business Presentation
A Statement of Purpose
A Note on Intent
Backgrounds of the Music
"Music is the Rhyme of the Spirit"

This site  The Web 

Published Catalog on Youtube:

Tim Backer: A Man who,

being Nobody, was,

and Is.

Tim Backer is currently working as

"The Musing Genie".

He creates realtime compositions with an Electric Guitar.

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NOTICE, July 24, 2014:

A dispute with Symphonic Distribution centering on anti-competitive business practices has resulted in the abrupt termination of their distribution services.

My works have been silenced and I've been deprived of the economic and social fruits of my life's labour. I've left the field of music as being unworkable.

As a result, the Audience can no longer obtain BackWords Recordings' published works for streaming or download.

Though it involved labours over a 22-year timeperiod, the Project/Object consising of works found on this page plus two more albums that were to be released will not undergo the final levels of development planned to take place prior to the introduction of myself and my intellectual properties in the World Markets. Material conditions have precluded that effort and the greater effort, no longer viable, is now considered a scuttling.

I may or may not make recordings publicly available for customers and the broader Audience in the future. 

Since you've come to this site, please take the time to listen to one of the full Tim Backer albums or, if you please, scout individual tracks. The links directly below will get those.


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Formally released Tim Backer albums, YouTube

Tim Backer's channel, YouTube

The BackWords Recordings Google+ page

Tim Backer, M.Mus.:
Composer, Politist, Recording Artist,
Poet, Musician, Culturist. 

Send your rights acquisition proposals to:  
Specification: Post-production, Manufacturing, and Marketing Rights to 6 full-length CDs, 2 multi-disc works and 2 MaxiSingles.
Three of the CDs are mainstream product in the Rock Classical genre. 
One CD is of top-level Classical compositions.
One multi-disc work is a Recitation of an epic poem by William Blake.
Rights assignment to be by license.
Two Companies will be chosen to develop a detailed Prospectus and a Marketing Vision.
The finalizing decisions will be made by Labor Day, 2017.
(SR) and (PA) ©'s are already secured. 
CD- A Platform For Dreams
CD- The Subtle Dawn 
6 CD's- The Musing Genie: Thirteen Electric Guitar Explorations
6 CD's- THE FOUR ZOAS: A Recitation of the epic poem by William Blake
CD- Patriotic Impromptus
MaxiSingle- Thank America
CD- The Subtle Dawn: An American's Version
CD- Isolated Efforts/ In Camera
Requirement: Your Company needs to have an existing sales structure in the Far East, be an intellectual presence in European art-music circles, and be able to manifest cultural leadership in the United States.
Post-production includes mastering, making needed videos, and concept-development.
Digital reification is quite promising.
Goal 1 is to have three commercially credible releases available for consumers to purchase during the Christmas-season window, 2017.
Goal 2 is to establish Rock Classical as a powerful sales genre, looking toward being a radio format.
Goal 3 is to make Tim Backer-- his works, his life, and his thought-- a vibrant topic in the critical communities.
Goal 4 is to promote the ideas found on this website, managing the development of the Backerian worldview by means of specific cultural initiatives. 
Goal 5 is to have a cultural influence that results in better employment prospects for classically-trained musicians. 


BackWords Recordings, conceptually, is dedicated to forming and promoting an independent culture. This culture is solidly based on culture products that are proven as being worth conserving, that lead to transcendent experience and transcendent values. The visual arts, musical arts, verbal arts, and science arts all contribute. Transcendent works are found in high culture and in popular culture, in tradition and in innovation, and inspire action as well as contemplation. 
The hoped-for independent culture is one of accessible excellence.

POLITIST: A Chinese word into English, meaning a person whose political sway and idea-insertion reaches those not reached by political argument or policy. 

Two essays are included here from Tim's LiveJournal

"A New Kind of Man"

"Milton and Ololon"

Created Works


The Way of Civilizational Design (2016)

WALKING PAST, A Dramatic Narrative For Solo Cello [for Shenpei] (2013)


A Platform For Dreams (2017)

Classicality [2nd ed.] (2017)

The Subtle Dawn (1999)

The Four Zoas [epic poem recitation] (2014)

Patriotic Impromptus (2016)

"BackWords Recordings is, at present, building a catalog of my own original musical and poetic works for future use. I intend, upon capitalisation, to offer for resale other businesses' culture products as well. My guiding values are rooted in the works of Shakespeare, Milton, Blake and Beethoven.
"A trained composer (M. Mus.) and developing recording artist, I do Rock Classical compositions, developing the branch of Classical music founded by The Beatles, infused with an astounding worldview. Unique-styled bold electric guitar complements skillful, complex sheetmusic-based Mac/MIDI work; because of studio limitations, the main effort went into the note-writing and formal structuring. The lyrics resemble Blake and Coleridge with a saturating influence of Shakespeare. 

"As a Mac/MIDI composer, I enjoy writing and performing "notey" music. While earning my M.Mus. I learned how to write counterpoint in a number of styles. I play classical piano and string bass, am a muser on electric guitar and synthesizer, and read well enough to perform the parts I write on the recordings that I produce. Up to this point, I have been entirely a DIY artist, but I've expanded beyond that palette and now am in pursuit of greater accomplishments using professional-grade resources. Basically, I've outgrown my own act. So, at the moment, I'm developing a new live act based on improvisational electric guitar." 

In devoted tribute to Shenpei, of PR China, who, alas, won her new name through a wrestling with the Angel of Death:


"Jesus said. Wouldest thou love one who never died

For thee or ever die for one who had not died for thee

And if God dieth not for Man & giveth not himself

Eternally for Man Man could not exist


So saying. the Cloud overshadowing divided them asunder

Albion stood in terror: not for himself but for his Friend

Divine & Self was lost in the contemplation of faith

And wonder at the Divine Mercy & at Los's sublime honour."


NOTICE: BackWords Recordings is a sole proprietorship, a d/b/a registered in the State of Indiana, wholly owned and operated by Brian T ("Tim") Backer.

BackWords Recordings operates independently of any other persons, entities or organizations, real or implied, including family members. 

Content created within the context of BackWords Recordings is, as pertains to copyright or other intellectual property rights and claims, wholly owned by Brian T ("Tim") Backer, InterPlays excluded, qualified by law and appropriate agreements and licenses.



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