Wednesday, January 2, 2019

2018, a year's journey

So, 2018 manifested itself as a time of transformation and travel for me. I left my home studio of 10 years in Avondale Estates Bedsitter studios (RIP) to start something new in Minneapolis, MN. I'm lucky I got to make anything at all this year, let alone nine releases (and an appearance on the Knifeplay compilation). At the end of the summer, I made it out to Oregon for the first time, it was about as amazing as I had hoped it would be. 

Persistentmidnight compilation "My Sound as Sculpture"
Warning Light "Left Behind the Range"
Sareth Den "Follower Year"
Paralysis Image "False Pink"
RE-MAINDR "Chillsmoker Streetlamps" beat tape
Distant Hymns "Yama EP"
Lake Lander "Past Distant Horizons"
Desolate Moon Phases "As the Dark Empire Burns Around Them"
Stormmask LTD compilation "I am alone, but so are you."

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Left Behind the Range collection

PM050: Warning Light "Left Behind the Range" I've put up this collection of Warning Light stuff from the 2014-2018 era, my favorite mixes/dubs/cuts that didn't end up on XXXI, Oftenchance, Inland Empires Disregard the Sea, and At the End of the Road. This era of experimenting with rhythm, repetition, sampling and different arrangements marked a time of a lot of change for me as a musician and a producer. These tracks were recorded at Bedsitter Studios in Avondale Estates, and with my current move it makes it the last WL release I recorded there. I'll always look back fondly at my studio time there, I made a LOT of records there. Thanks to everyone who helped make it possible, I won't soon forget any of it.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Summer MIX

Hot mixxx for summer 2018... "There's a heatwave in the hearts and minds of the kids everywhere, this is a soundtrack for a hot-oven season in which sometimes you've just gotta have fun."

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

new production! Lake Lander's LP

Unique for me in terms of process, Lake's first album feels like so much fusion to me. The earlier mini-album is a hazy lo-fi world of ambient sampler dabbling built around a 36 min sound collage; this album explores microtonality, layered field recordings, repetitive beat dubbing, and glowing synth textures. It's an ambient album, my last full production in Avondale estates at Bedsitter Studios, and it was a beautiful way to say goodbye to my home of ten years.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Sunday, December 17, 2017

26 Fascinating Records I Heard in 2017

Bvdub “Epilogues for the End of the Sky”
Xander Harris “Termination Dust”
Earthen Sea “An Act of Love”
Hiro Kone “Love is the Capital”
Patricia “Several Shades of the Same Color”
Gas “Narkopop”
Destroyer “Ken”
Phew “Light Sleep”
Moon Duo “Occult Architecture, Vol. 1”
Nite Jewel “Real High”
The War on Drugs “A Deeper Understanding”
Peaking Lights “The Fifth State of Consciousness”
Justin Walter “Unseen Forces”
TOPS “Sugar at the Gate”
Demen “Nektyr”
Pharaohs “In Oeland”
Kleistwahr “Music For the Zeitgeist Fighters”
Bvdub “Heartless”
William Basinski “A Shadow in Time”
Constantine “Hades”
Pharmakon “Contact”
The Caretaker “Everywhere at the End of Time”
Federico Durand “La Nina Junco”
Cafe Ale “Transformative Nature”
Chuck Johnson “Balsams”

Uniform “Wake in Fright”

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Persistentmidnight 2017

My Persistentmidnight productions for the year. All music/production/art by me. A lot of people came to visit my corner of the multiverse this year. Hopefully next year they will return, and a lot more will come along too. Special thanks to Stickfigure, Wool-e-Tapes, Rachel, Curtis, John, Travis, Jaye, Lake, and Chris.

Warning Light "Cosmic Mediation EP"
High Marks "Steel Grieves" (Wool-e-Tapes)
Seeing the Sights "Mojave Sunsets LP"
Outer Gods "Severed Together"
Clone Operators "Melting Back the Foil EP"
Warning Light "At the End of the Road" (Stickfigure)
High Marks "Systems Emerge Obsolete. EP"
Warning Light "Luxury Through Repetition" / beat tape