Me and my Swedish guitar player friend Gus are working on a jazz guitar/bass duo project. In this rehearsal recording we play one of the easiest jazz songs ever written and still somehow manage to fuck it up (NFSW, some swear words at the beginning). Also, the furnace is running for pretty much the whole take. Sorry about that.
Carbon 7 is an improvisational/experimental trio that creates spontaneous music at the moment it's recorded. I left a tad of dialog at the beginning, so you could here our "process." Dennis gives Ron a hard time about choosing a key, then I call out C# & start it off. Clocks in at a whopping 26.5 minutes, but it evolves slowly the entire way. [more inside]
One fish was the first fish to walk on land, one fish was the first fish to breathe the air. [more inside]
A long one-take improvisitation played live with Ableton echo and a vocal beat loop I recorded that I knob-twiddled while I played.
Performed by my group from the improv module at uni and recorded at our gig a couple of weeks ago. Originally by Grace Potter and the Nocturnals. [more inside]
Originally by Umphrey's McGee, performed by my band for the improv module at uni at our gig a couple weeks ago. [more inside]
My group from the improv project at uni performing Chameleon by Dave Barnes at our gig last week. [more inside]
Another improv track riffing off of the previous Bearded Dragon. This was the last time the Slimelords/the Next ever played together. We broke up shortly after some pictures of us were taken together that same night.
Improvised sludge-rock by three people who'd never played together before. Stereo-action guitar pyrotechnics by nylon.
Members of the public were invited to bring a non-musical object to a drop-in recording session. We recorded them making a noise with their thing ('things' included carrots, an umbrella, false teeth, keys, photoflash, adding machine, pints of beer), and then the next day I did an improvised gig using only the collected sounds as source material. This is an excerpt from the gig.