I've talked to Gavin from Stickfigure, and it looks like they'll be putting out the next Warning Light album Wild Silver. So hopefully if I stay on track, it will be out sometime next Spring. My live partner Allen (Feast of Violet) will probably appear on a couple of tracks, as will a few other mystery guests. This album is definitely a bit more "soundtrack"-y than straight up droney, but there's a little bit of all of it in there. Plus, maybe a piano ballad.
I'm also pressing a small amount of Fallow CDrs on my Beacon Light Communications boutique label, so message me if you'd like a copy.
Also, there's a tape version of the Lotus Plaza / Warning Light / Young Again show at the Eyedrum floating around. It was reviewed in Creative Loafing here. I have no idea how you get one, although getting in touch with Robby at Eyedrum would probably be the place to start. The cover apparently looks like this (although I have yet to see an actual copy):
Saturday, December 4, 2010
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
As the seasons change on me again, I've got to say projects feel like they are shifting around me. Every time I think about doing something harsher with guitars/drone again, little ideas pop up more in the melodic, synthesizers and loops world.
So back into Wild Silver I go. For now.
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Years ago, I worked on a synth/drone/metal album over the course of a few lonely weekends spent in a Dawsonville cabin that never quite came together. The good parts I feel like I've finally salvaged and put together with some newer straight drone stuff, a collection of which I'm calling the Mythrum LP. It should be ready at the end of the year.
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
We're playing a show with Young Again (Seth B from Living Rooms) and the Runaway Five (Dan Wakefield of being Dan Wakefield fame and Lockett from Lotus Plaza). It's pretty exciting.
Also, I've talked to some people about mastering Fallow. We'll see. At the rate I'm going, Wild Silver will be done before Fallow (which is sad, because the video for Fallow seems to be taking even longer). Oh well.
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
I thought the work on the Fallow soundtrack was done, but some new ideas randomly overtook me so I'm back to it again. More beats, more drones, more everything. The cameos from other musicians still haven't materialized, but the album is getting denser and more varied.
Oh, and thanks Ohmpark for the kind review of Further On. I appreciate it.
Saturday, May 29, 2010
Hey everyone, you can listen to and download a recent EP by Warning Light over at the Warning Light bandcamp site... It features me and Allen both on synthesizer, we recorded in honor of the CD release show back in January.
Sunday, May 2, 2010
Well, the album is finally out.
And Fallow is finally done being recorded, sitting on the shelf, waiting for someone to release it in some form.
Which leaves me with... well, for a time really nothing. I've been working on new music with my band Roman Photos, so I haven't thought too much about Warning Light. But then last weekend, I got out my old Casio CZ 3000 and started working on new music. I haven't really used that synthesizer much since Warning Light 2, so it's strange to be playing it again. But now that I know more about electronics, I know how to play the thing. So I'm working on a new more upbeat piece of work called Wild Silver for now. I have no idea what will come of it, a couple of songs for the internet or a whole album. Who knows. I'll have a song finished and put up sometime soon.
Monday, March 8, 2010
I'm in the process of getting some of the older Warning Light releases up on this website. You can listen to the new one of course, but I'm setting this up for people to hear some of the more limited releases, internet recordings, and out of print stuff.
There will be downloads too, but I'm still kind of figuring that all out.
Saturday, February 27, 2010
Well well. With Further On out, I have the time to doodle on a myriad of projects. The full band I'm in, Roman Photos is playing a bunch of shows and trying to get two 7"s done this Spring.
Work on Fallow, the next full length Warning Light album is still going on... I've been juggling ideas to round out the collection, but I can say it will most likely be the ten songs I've been working with for the past seven months or so. The album is shaping up to be about 50 minutes to one hour, and it has a bunch of different sounds and textures.
I've been talking to Allen and we're going to work on a professional sounding Warning Light Ensemble full length as well. Hopefully we'll have some major work on that done by summer.
And thanks to KUCI for putting my album in the top 30 for the week. Exciting stuff.
Friday, January 22, 2010
"Further On" is now officially available from Stickfigure Recordings! Thanks to those who made this possible, you know who you are... but especially thanks to Gavin Frederick, Travis Thatcher, and Jon Lukens. If you'd like a copy of the album, you can get it here.
Thanks to everyone who came out to the release party last night, it was a lot of fun. I'm grateful to Recompas and Nigredo for being on the bill.
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
In the new issue of Creative Loafing, there's a kind review of Further On and a brief blurb about the release show tomorrow night. I'm blessed.
And, Nathaniel from Recompas' new tape comp (I'm on it, so are some other great peoples) is finally out, be sure to track him down to get a copy. I believe he will have some at the show tomorrow night.
Monday, January 11, 2010
I listened to a ton of records last year, and while this isn't even my top ten, I wanted to write about five unique things I listened to last year.
- Akiro Kosemura "Polaroid Piano" Pianos and guitars hover around amidst atmospheric recordings, this album manages to sound randomly forward thinking by never falling into the traps of sounding too "lo-fi." It sounds intimate without being sappy, it's just a little island unto itself.
-- Wolves in the Throneroom "Black Cascade" Metal in a year that I didn't really listen to metal... this album was a slow grower for me and like the Krallice album in 2008 became my choice for weird, near mystical metal.
--- Alfheimr "These Songs We Sing Will Fade to Silence" Not quite postrock but definitely in that vein, and I haven't really been listening to anything like this lately. But this album has enough variety and textures to keep my interest, go figure.
---- Landing "You Can't Hide Your Love Forever v.5" Mind boggling single from a band I've loved for years, it's two delicate pieces of bedroom/brain music. I'm glad they're back.
----- Subway "Subway II" Kraut-y, groovy dance music with tons of synthesizers and great percussion patterns, as good for dancing as driving around by yourself at night.
A couple months ago I got a Crumar Orchestrator from all around good guy Travis Thatcher; so my newest synthesizer is actually the oldest one. It's a great piece of equipment though, the string sounds can be modified quite a bit, and you can make some pretty buzzy low end notes. Anyhow, I'm playing it in the upcoming Warning Light show, and it's kind of become my go to synthesizer for string parts.