Friday, September 29, 2017

Gloworming Through the Southern Skies debut

The next song out for preview from At the End of the Road is "Gloworming Through the Southern Skies," and it features Rachel M from Snowbride on synths / electronics. The album doesn't come out until the end of October, but I'm excited to have a couple pieces of it up for people to hear. Enjoy.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Little Hearts, Big (Interludes) debut

hey All! The first song selection from At the End of the Road is up for your preview/enjoyment on Stickfigure's soundcloud; I'm very excited for this album to be out in the world soon.

This song specifically started as a live interlude I used between other pieces, but it eventually took on a life of it's own. The fifth song on At the End of the Road, it's not quite the halfway point of this sprawling hour and seventeen minute album.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

KnifePlay mix!

Here is a mix I recently made for the LA site KnifePlay! It's got a pretty wide range of stuff, but it def illustrates where my head has been at this summer musically and was a ton of fun to put together. I also did an interview for the site, it should be up in the near future. Many thanks to KnifePlay for making all of this happen.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

At the End of the Road announcement

My next album will be At the End of the Road,
coming out 8.27.17 on Stickfigure Recordings on CD and digital.

This was a pretty epic project by any standard (PM recorded/mastered/designed album art all in-house), but this album feels like a beautifully mad science experiment that is actually going to see the light of day... and not all the experiments do. This record is full of collaborators and a dense amount of field recordings/tape looping experiments, but still offers some techno-leaning beatwork and uptempo sample manipulation. At the End of the Road started as an attempt to look back on my ten years of DIY record making and to synthesize it all into one experience (that's probably an impossible task). It ended up with a beautiful inner life of its own... a reminder that at the end of every road, there is another path.

Friday, August 4, 2017

PM Production Lake Lander PRE EMBRYONIC SOUND

Lake Lander's PRE EMBRYONIC SOUND is a pretty classic case of me starting with the seed of an idea (an EP that flows continuously, woven together by a 36 minute sound collage) and finding someone else who put a totally new spin on it. Through months of emailing back and forth, together we deconstructed (in our respective Roland samplers), then rebuilt the individual tracks on PRE EMBRYONIC SOUND and mixed everything down to tape. This is a murky, hazy record with an odd flavor of its own in comparison with other PM productions. I ended up taking a very light hand with the production/mastering on my end; the material just had a life of its own that way. 

A shout out to Rachel M from Snowbride on the original cover photo, it ended up being the perfect expression of the music and concepts. 

Monday, July 24, 2017

PM production: Clone Operators "Melting Back the Foil"

PM037: an experimental release that uses raw analogue electronics to create a noisy amalgam of industrial techno sounds in a spare, post-punk influenced production

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

PM production: Severed Together

Severed Together is Outer Gods' fifth album, a production that unquestionably pushed me past my limits in engineering and recording in general. I'm glad this all came to fruition, as most of the material came together due to the duo's live soundtracks, there were a series of cut-up and splicing techniques used to forge shorter songs. Somehow I think of this as the most "organic" Outer Gods album, though that term seems relative in light of all the synthesizer and treated electric organ work on this album. John from Bataille came to work on the sessions with his typically open mind about things, which always makes for a pleasant recording experience.