Quiet, but not so much…

It’s been quiet on here for a few months, but things are changing around the studio, in preparation for a big push!

  1. New sounds are afoot, springing from new sources
  2. New sounds will be spread 360 degrees around you!
  3. Lots more listening has given me some new directions

More soon!

End of Captivity

Saturday, January 9, 2016

After what seems an interminable time, my website is no longer hostage to the whims of my hosting provider’s application setup. Hence, I am TYPING.

Work continues on the album, with wheels-down expected in June. The temptation to make it an eclectic mixture of electronica, soundtracks, and folky singer-songwriter is strong, because that’s just the way I roll. It’s hard to confine yourself to serious composition-work when you spend a couple hours perfecting a cover of “Pancho & Lefty.”

The studio clean-out continues, with nine Ebay auctions completed and a new site over at Reverb.com to continue the departures. I’ve parted with quite a few things, including the Alesis A6 Andromeda and a large pile of guitars. Reverb.com will be the site of my future sales, as I’ve had enough of the flipper-negotiators on Ebay who attempt to pad their margins with fabricated damage claims and demands for partial refunds. (They disappear when you offer them a full refund.) Future sales may include: 

  • Lots of controllers
  • an electronic drum kit
  • Small amps
  • Synth modules
As always, experimental tracks will be posted on Soundcloud. Most recently, additions of some ambient electronica and….something….

I felt particularly creative over the week this was written. I added a few tracks to the album-bucket and generally felt like things were going well. Blossoming? That sounds like I’m a debutante. Still, you get the idea.

This is a re-work of an idea I had five or six years ago. Something about rainy city streets and sidewalk traffic just evokes a mood in me. Yes, that IS a cafe frother at the end of the track.

The fear of death as described by Greek philosopher Epicurus..Had a little fun in the office with a cheap mic and Ableton Live and some sample effects.