FWM87 – Welcome Home

After several months in the studio, Frameworks is happy to release our latest acoustic project featuring some intimate, intricate and inviting guitar pieces from Ian Vatet, Tim Kobza and Lindsay Tomasic. The three Southern California composers /guitarists have over 35 years of collective experience in both recording and live performance.

Producer / Engineer / Mixer – Lindsay Tomasic
Drums & Percussion – Steve Aho
Mastering – Jim Kissling






FWM86 – Inviting Destinations

Bright, uplifting, inspiring compositions blend electro sensibilities with global grooves.

We are pleased to announce the release of “Inviting Destinations”. Lindsay has always had a love for composing electronica, and especially Electro Chill. With this project she chose to create a bit of a hybrid, combining electro chill with world grooves and textures. This makes it ideal as underscore for travel/vacation and food shows as well as documentaries. Produced, recorded and mixed at Lindsay’s studio “Datolite Recording” and mastered by the awesome Jim Kissling.







FWM85 – Swinging Promos

This album is a tribute to the kings of the jazz swing era, featuring a variety of custom cuts, specifically designed for commercials, trailers and promo.

Pat Prouty:

Patrick Prouty is a bassist, composer and conductor from Detroit. His music has won multiple Detroit Music Awards and has been featured in film and TV including AMC’s Breaking Bad. Patrick is a faculty member of The University of Michigan-Flint Dept. of Music where he conducts the University Orchestra.






FWM84 – Diners & Dives

Classic Rock and Blues exemplifies the greasy feel of America’s Diners, Dives & Truck stops.

Tim Kobza:

Composer, guitarist Tim Kobza has been composing and recording music for Frameworks since the inception of the catalog. A versatile guitarist, performer and recording artist, Kobza has also enjoyed a career as a faculty member in the Studio / Jazz Guitar dept. at the USC Thornton School of Music since ’96 and it’s Popular Music dept. since it’s inception in 2008. Tim resides in Los Angeles where he has enjoyed much success in teaching, composing, coaching and performing. In addition to being the author of “Blues Lessons Vol. 3” (published by Alfred Publications), he has worked as an artist on the “Verve” records label with his own band, Modereko releasing multiple albums. Tim has also worked as a guitarist / artist for record labels such as Sony, Interscope and Atlantic records. His latest “Diners & Dives” album, was a collaboration with drummer / musician, Chris Wabich. An American Rock and Blues album features the sound and style associated with the many of our local diners, dives and truck stops across the USA.






FWM83 – Bare Bones Cello

This collection of pieces for cello scales down the orchestration, but leaves all the fun. With the help of a walking bass, the voice of the cello explores a wide range of styles including the tango, a jig, old-timey jazz, classical, an Asian melody and even a fiddle tune.

Stefanie Fife:

After spending much of her career recording film music in the cello sections of large orchestras for composers such as Michael Giacchino, Hans Zimmer and Danny Elfman, cellist/composer Stefanie Fife was thrilled to reduce the orchestration to just cello, and write her own music. Feeling a little lonesome without a hundred musicians around her, Stefanie asked long time friend Larry Tuttle to hold down the bass lines, and she created this album of up-tempo and quirky songs.






FWM82 – Monster Pop

High energy pop instrumentals in multiple styles. Faster, louder and more fun!!

MONSTER POP is the culmination of a lifetimes dream. As a young boy, Larry Tuttle always wanted to destroy the city. Now armed with the latest and greatest arsenal of brilliant synths, gnarly electric guitars, growling basses and marauding drums he has finally gotten his chance! Larger than life, bigger than big, epic in every way, MONSTER POP delivers the groove, delivers the hooks and delivers the sound. Fear for your life.







FWM81 – Guitar Stories

Picturesque, fingerstyle guitar music conveys the many qualities of human emotions, while weaving them into stories.

Guitarist / composer Ian Vatet is excited to bring his first full length project to Frameworks Music.  In the 40 plus years since his first S&H Green Stamps guitar, his boundless fascination with all things guitar and music has led him to explore a wide range of styles, techniques and tunings which allows him to bring a unique blend of influences to his playing and compositions.  His musical adventures have taken him from Americana to Zydeco and all points in-between, seeking in all cases to bring groove, vibe and soulfulness to whatever genre he pursues.

Ian has performed on stages throughout the United States, including gigs backing Bo Diddley and Lindsay Tomasic, and internationally from Brazil to Singapore. His recorded compositions have enjoyed worldwide use in broadcast media.







FWM80 – Jigs Reels & Rhythm

This inspiring album captures the Celtic spirit with music ranging from gentle celtic harp and fiddle solos to rousing, rhythmic ensembles.


Frameworks Music brought together the talents of some fine composers, musicians and engineers to bring you this latest album.
Celtic Harp – Cormac De Barra
Fiddle – Jeremy Cohen, Novi Novog
Bass – Larry Tuttle
Flutes & Pipes – Ari Bliss
Bodhran & Celtic Percussion – Jospeph Pusateri & Lynne Earls
Acoustic Guitars – Lindsay Tomasic , Larry Tuttle
Hammered Dulcimer – Larry Tuttle
Engineers – Lynne Earls , Lindsay Tomasic





FWM79 – Moto Perpetuo

An imaginative collection of minimalism in many forms – ostinatos, patterns, repeating figures, cinematic landscapes and more.


We’re happy to announce the latest release from composers, Larry Tuttle and Novi Novog, who have been writing for Frameworks since day one!

Novi Novog:

Composer and violist Novi Novog has an improbably long list of credits highlighted by her viola solos on such big chart hit singles as The Doobie Brothers’ “Black Water” and Prince’s “Purple Rain” and “Raspberry Beret.”  She studied composition at Cal Arts under Leonard Stein and Alan Chaplin, and is an accomplished string arranger.  As a violist, Novi has performed on recordings by artists as diverse as Lauren Wood, James Taylor, Madonna, Bonnie Raitt, Michael Jackson, Bon Jovi, Neil Diamond, Kenny Loggins, Ray Charles, Julio Iglesias and Shawn Colvin (and about a zillion more).

Larry Tuttle:

Starting out his musical life as a classical bassist and then moving into rock and pop music (with Warner Brothers recording artist Russia ), Larry eventually went on to become one of the foremost proponents of the Chapman Stick, playing Stick and composing for the groups Freeway Philharmonic and String Planet.In the field of orchestral music, Larry’s piece Chorale And Fiddle Tune recently won the Pittsburgh Symphony’s H.J. Heinz Audience of the Future Composition Contest.








FWM78 – America’s Back Roads

A treasure trove of rural American soundscapes.
Includes authentic vinyl and vintage radio mix outs.


Frameworks welcomes guitarist, composer Doug Hamblin to our family with his new album “America’s Backroads”.

How many guitarists can say they have shared the stage with Ray Charles, AND the Ramones? From late 70s new wave (Jo Allen and The Shapes) to Blues De Luxe (Southside Johnny Lyon), to his own critically acclaimed Doug Hamblin Jan Fanucci band…his 30 plus years as an eclectic stylist in blues, rock, and Americana have led to touring, recording and collaborations with many of the greats in the music world: a partial list would have to include Albert King, Johnny Rivers, Stephen Stills, Southside Johnny Lyon, Steve Miller, Bo Diddley, Chuck Berry, Chris Hillman, The Rolling Stones’ Bernard Fowler and Blondie Chaplin, and John Prine.

A veteran of both the ‘new wave’ and the ‘blue wave’, Doug’s music spans a broad range of rock and roll and roots music.







FWM76 – Holiday Helper Volume 1 – Quirky


This quirky batch of jolly, cheery, feel-good holiday tunes is all wrapped up and ready for prime time!  The album features a cool array of instruments, (as well as their players). From Pedal Steel to Ukuleles, Fiddle, Bandoneon, Whistler and Glockenspiel, there is something light hearted and amusing for everyone.  This album is the ideal companion for advertising, family and lifestyle programming of all kinds.







FWM77 – Holiday Helper Volume 2 – Magical


The magic of the holidays sparkles and glistens like a beautifully decorated tree against a winter backdrop.  With a wide range from ‘powdered wig’ classical music to medieval bell choirs, and world music, this album features some outstanding arrangements of traditional holiday music.  Beautiful features or underscore for TV and Film.