Dagga Punisment (yours truly) featuring text and voice by my wife, Nadine. [more inside]
John Cruz; ambient; experimental; techno
Song #10 in Unu Kanto Po Semajno was an attempt to create some soothing ambient music, like blips and bleeps you'd hear on SomaFM's Space Station channel. However, It came out a twisted mutant, as you will discover. Wellpp, keep MeFi weird! Go ahead... press play, close your eyes and relaaaax.....
I hope remixes are ok here...I purposely used a minimal amount of the original song. It's an experimental remix of White Lies by ODESZA.
A creepy sound collage by my old old old band Haunted Housewives. Closing track from 1995's Worm Temper Tantrum Terrors cassette. [more inside]
Carbon 7. Recorded March 9th 2013, the night comet Pan-Starrs first became visible to the naked eye in the northern hemisphere. [more inside]
There is always that belief out there that musicians often self-create bad situations in their lives so that they have something to write about. ;) Well, here is one track that actually was written as an apology after a lovers' quarrel :) Oh yeah... [more inside]
When the radiant bliss of classical music comes to enter the realm of dream pop ambient downtempo, something serene yet pensive may be the result, as in the case of this track. Initially when we composed this track, there were lyrics and vocals, but then our computer blew and somehow the vocals didn't survive. Today it is an instrumental.
More experimental ambient sketching. Inspired by a sunset I saw today.
An extremely challenging experimental noise-scape with massively overdriven synth loops. [more inside]
A live performance of a "reconstruction" of a Zola Jesus song performed at Sonic Circuits Broken Mic Night. [more inside]
Extended glitchy soundscape, recorded live using today's Google "Les Paul" Doodle and some hardware effects.
Lucid dreaming heartbeat house. Field recordings and textures recorded within the last week here in Seattle. [more inside]
my friend found and hacked a dollar-store musical toy duck...and this piece is made of the awful and fascinating sounds we made with it. [more inside]
Part of a "music-each-day-for-a-year" project I'm doing. The bell sounds are all kitchen items (wineglasses, pizza cutters); my friends Ben Opie, Ben Harris and Dave Bernabo add some contrabass clarinet, violin, piano and oscillators, sampled from Ben Opie's CD release show. [more inside]
Some noisy, synth-driven ambience from my new album, Never a chance.
Some shifting noise and randomness. [more inside]
I'm doing an album this month, and this is the first thing I've recorded for it. I think the album will be mostly or completely instrumental, but we'll see. [more inside]
A late-night drone piece, composed from the manipulation of a single sample. [more inside]
Mine is the last voice you will ever hear.
A curious alien has snatched one of our spacecraft from orbit and sent back a very strange signal...
High dynamic range and distortion wrapped in a a heartbeat-like 73 BPM.
Something a spacecraft might hear on the edge of the solar system
A mellow, trippy piece with a discordant edge. File under "dark ambient for stoners."
2 minutes and 30 seconds of crap
In the soundtrack to my life, this song is the last two days. [more inside]
A dark, drone/noise piece that develops slowly
A relaxing drone; noise waveforms are dominant again
Extra dark and ominous; uses mostly noise waveforms instead of sine waves
Dark and moody. Lots of reverb. This is my fourth generative piece.
Endcaps of warbling drone punctuated by bass stabs, and a middle section of high rhythmic complexity [more inside]
This comes from the archives (dating back to 1999 or thereabouts), the heavily edited highlights of a long and extremely abstract jam. I produced it and I'm pretty sure I blew into some kind of flute like instrument at some point or other. Apparently there's versions of it floating around out there credited to both LSD49 and Slow Fallout.
Ambient, experimental electronica designed to evoke a dawn over a toxic waste dump, or something. [more inside]
Two fragile unrelated mini-melodies collide in a random reichian-tape-delay fight, battle it out in marred reverb, compression and unending echo chambers, get twisted and stretched to break a few bones in the last round and finally lay to rest on the ground forever after expiring. Recorded with les moyens du bord, I suggest you initally turn down the volume by 20%.
Squeezed in on the last day of the challenge, this is a modern snake charming piece. It's ambient/experimental/electronic. Complete with rattlesnake sample.
Acid-ambient space dub loops. This is a live jam I did with a friend while visiting him in Seattle. The rig was comprised of me playing small and very slow beat loops in Traktor at BPMs relationally fractional to a master tempo of 110 BPM, while my friend looped samples in Live, both from prerecorded and live samples from mixboard outputs and sends. There is a Macbook microphone involved in the sampling of the room and as a feedback and reverb source. There is no shared MIDI clock in use - all tempo/pitch control is manual, and listen for long beat-count tempo-drifts of loop components, which are manipulated and intentional. The majority of this dub takes place as variations of two beats in one "measure", sometimes four but never more. This cut of the track is the last ten minutes of approximately one hour of play and loop building. It is pre-release version intended for derivitive works, remixes and redubs. (If you wish to remix, sample, splice, loop, fuck, deconstruct or otherwise destroy this track, I would vastly prefer that you please contact me via the email in my profile for the uncompressed and unprocessed file and the full Creative Commons license. Please do not use this low-bitrate file.)
Whirring, humming, clicking, wheezing dark ambient/glitch, from my new album, Unseen.
Dark ambience with strange, swelling synths. Okay, I admit it, I can't even remember recording this track.
An improvised minimal techno song I made last night using a Gameboy and delay pedal, it has been cut down from the original 30 minutes to a slender 7 minutes. Enjoi!
Here's one of my earlier experiments in drone music. It's electric guitar, played live through delay, fuzz and volume pedals.
Is it melodic? Is it percussive? Is it industrial? Is it ambient? It is a mystery! A noise-filled mystery. (For further mysteries, look here.)
An early (circa 1999) experiment with fuzzed out guitars and a super-compressed mix, pushing ambient towards industrial. Psycho-shoegazer?
This is a song that was done live on 6/26/2006 at an afterparty here in detroit. the venue was stucco's warehouse. Listen as my audio buffer dies at the end. A proper version will probably come out someday.
Drifting across the waves. Some live experimental guitar ambience.