Wednesday, November 22, 2017
These past six months, I've been listening to a lot of beat tapes on YouTube, and tho I've cycled through several genres of tapes, I've never found one that really does anything quite like what I do. So after some experimenting and dubbing, I found myself with a raucous collection of things roughly approaching psychedelic motorik electro, which I then assembled into a full 34 min beat tape for YouTube. I may do LP mixes of these tracks at some point, but for now, here they are in one full tape.
Friday, November 3, 2017
At the End of the Road has seen it's physical debut in the past week, and I couldn't be prouder of it as an album. It's a long, lonely, wistful album, a double LP length meditation on how and why life changes the way it does, and how endings can lead to new things. I pushed myself hard to make an experimental and immersive ambient album, and with a little help from several compatriots it came together nicely. This project grew out of a very fertile period for me, but I'm lucky I even finished this album. In the three years it took to record, there were certainly several months in there where nothing was accomplished. For a few weeks this summer it felt like I may just need to drop the project, but somehow, I kept a clear head (*meditation*is*everything*) and finished everything. After some stops and starts in the mixdown process, I mastered the album on a hastily assembled mobile station in a rental condo over the course of just one particularly hot week in Hilton Head, South Carolina.
Many thanks to Stickfigure for pressing the compact disc version, I spent a lot of time working on an art aesthetic that matched the sound so it was a real thrill to hold this album in my hands finally. And many thanks to the two best.
And now, as they say, on to the next adventure.