Ernest Gonzales already has eight releases under his belt andI must confess I have never actually heard any of them. His ninth release is a seven-track EP entitled “Self Awakening.” I was slightly worried when the disc began, because the first track, ‘Self Awakening,’ wasn't anything more than "mildly interesting". Clean guitar picks out a simple melody with a steady programmed beat and a plodding bass line. The song fails to reach any crescendos and additional melodic lines aren't introduced after the first minute. It’s a pleasant enough song, but just not very engaging.