August 7

Langelier

another pop song [more inside]


A Grand Unslam

More music about Blaseball, this time the story of the time Morrow Doyle hit a grand slam in the 15th inning and shattered the universe. Time went backward, the play got erased by timelords, and the Shoe Thieves and their Event-sharing rivals Breath Mints have played one more game than the rest of the league, a game lost in an alternate branch of reality.


August 5

Workman 9 to 5

A little bit of a song about Charleston Shoe Thieves player Workman Gloom, their dog and teammate (and Shoe Thieves pitcher) Beasley Gloom, and the life that is stealing shoes and playing blaseball. [more inside]


July 31

Mirrorball

pop song with a train beat feel [more inside]


Serenade

Franz Schubert Op. 90, No. 11 [more inside]


July 28

Pulse

I'm learning to play the bayan (Russian Chomatic button accordion) and the concertina, and accidentally fell into Terry Riley / Steve Reich territory. [more inside]


July 26

Mood Lights

This morning I manged to catch the crest of a creative wave and surf it to the expression of this little track. This song is all about layers and details with an upbeat, positive chillout vibe. Consider it a minor antidote to 2020. [more inside]


July 25

TestRun

A doomy electronic track. Think John Carpenter and Drive Like Jehu. 5 tracks of the Jupiter-X and a searing guitar. Heading into a weekend of violence on Capitol Hill in Seattle, feeling an impending sense of unease and resigned confirmation of the conflict to come. A diary entry, a stake in the moment of time. Hoping that predictions are wrong, pouring out my stubborn vulnerability that all my fears are for naught.


July 24

Piano Jam 2020

Piano improvisation based on the initial riff that eventually goes into a groove section which I loop and add bass/drums. And then there is an outtro part after the groove with a cheeky solo on the fretless bass.


Time (the Revelator)

More microKORG experimentation, this time a Gillian Welch cover. I've finally gotten around to listening to this album recently, and a lot; it's really latching on to me. The title track is gorgeous and where I can't match Welch's vocals I can get weird instead, so: vocoder time. [more inside]


July 23

Exhalation

This was a sort of contemplative outro track for an album I released on Soundcloud earlier this year. The highlight is probably the delightfully warbly horn synth I stumbled across that did a decent job of filling out the song's character with its wandering melody.


July 21

Synthprovisation #1

A short improvisation on the Roland JD-XA synthesizer using the 4-voice analog synth engine w/ arpeggiator and its wonderful filters!


Museum Mind

Self-love song with guitar and lots of synthesizers. [more inside]


July 11

Know Your Rights

Part of a country/folk Clash covers project I'm doing. [more inside]


I Bought A MicroKORG (I Apologize)

After coveting the things for 15+ years I finally went and bought a microKORG synth/vocoder from a person in town who was selling it slightly used for cheaper. I have been playing with it all morning and here is an attempt to put several pieces together in a hastily improvised song. [more inside]


July 4

The rain again, again.

Almost a cover, but not really.


July 3

Sunland - Demo of the Roland JUPITER-X

it's a thing that sounds like new order, the feelies and lcd soundsystem


July 2

Angels Flight (Vocoder Demo)

A retelling of the 1965 late-period LA film noir, Angel's Flight.* [more inside]


June 29

everything i wanted (Billie Eilish cover)

Thought I was writing my own song with these chords today, but realized I had stumbled on everything i wanted, and decided to embrace it.


June 27

Soviet Girl

A song that dates back many years and many arrangements. [more inside]


June 26

A Series Of Unlikely Explanations

Post-rock instrumental. Guitar, bass, programmed drums.


June 22

Rag Doll

Well, here's a rock song I made. I'm not good at descriptions. The rest of the ep is various places as 'Microvague'. [more inside]


June 13

Not Disquieting At All

Free-form dark instrumental jam. Bass, guitar, keys, programmed drums, traffic noise. [more inside]


June 5

Activity Indicating Activity

Track 2 from my new release Carefully Introducing Problems. Drone/dark ambient/spooky synth/a touch of Berlin School. 100% of proceeds from the album will be donated to Reclaim the Block and Afrorack. Today, June 5, it is #bandcampfriday and I will be personally matching donations. [more inside]


June 4

Moss and Cement

Love song, guitar by me, bass and drums by Music Memos app. [more inside]


June 3

Hey It's Okay cover

I've been playing with armoured-ant's excellent Hey It's Okay, and I liked this little short version.


June 1

Daily Briefing [EXPLICIT]

Important information from Boris Johnson.


May 30

Further Chaos Dance Mix

Slow dance to the outbursts of generative electronic folderol. [more inside]


May 23

Snowdrifts

Exclusive to MeFi music, Snowdrifts as originally recorded! From Where The Trail Leads. [more inside]


May 22

Flip Side

What's it like when you feel like you're on the flip side from everyone else on the street? A vaporwave exploration of the lo-fi a e s t h e t i c.


May 17

Prosthetic Conscience

Guitar Instrumental. A rework of an old piece of mine. Just got a bass guitar, so of course it's pretty high in the mix.


Transcontinental Airway

Another IDM travelogue inspired by the remote land arrows of the Transcontinental Airway System. Music for dancing, thinking, or especially (if you have the means) driving.


May 15

Where The Trail Leads

The title song from my new online-only album Where The Trail Leads. Stream or downlaod for free. [more inside]


May 13

wowzers

An old instrumental jam from when I lived on the island. I think this is from around 2013.


May 10

Mumbo Jumbo: Light It Up

I couldn't help noticing a certain theme to Mumbo Jumbo's Hermitcraft Season 6. (Well--two, really. One was breaking and placing concrete, but that's not the one I made a song about.) [more inside]


May 9

Make Right the Time [Danny Schmidt cover]

A different draft of the song rangefinder 1.4 introduced me to, having been given her basic tracks and having added my noodling. This is the one with the piano. And the kitchen sink. [more inside]


Obscure Reference

Guitar instrumental. A bit of harmonica. [more inside]


May 7

Falling Into Summer - DEMO

Recorded with a Roland Jupiter X as a live take


May 5

I'll race you!

Foot race? Bikes? Horses? It don't matter none, 'cuz it's on! [more inside]


May 4

Autumn, Semaphores

A psychedelic synthpop meditation on dreams, the romance of travel, the uncanny desert night, and technology approaching obsolescence. If Tears For Fears collaborated with 1970-era Steve Reich, you might get something like this. Based on a painting by Georgy Nissky and a time-lapse video of two vintage railroad semaphores in the New Mexico desert. [more inside]


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