This ear-piercing ambient piece was made in 2003, part of a release called Ultraviolet. I was listening to a lot of Terre Thaemlitz at the time, particularly Soil.
A 24 hour noise number. Not for the faint of heart. [more inside]
A few minutes of crazy space noise and strange particle interactions. [more inside]
its dirty, dirty, dirty and noisy, noisy, noisy. [more inside]
Endcaps of warbling drone punctuated by bass stabs, and a middle section of high rhythmic complexity [more inside]
An ambient noise / drone piece with a dark mood.
Perhaps my most "complete" song yet. A five-minute ambient / glitch backbeat punctuated by percussion.
More ambient / noise / drone stuff. [more inside]
My second song ever, made in Ableton Live. I figured out how to use the automation controls for better fades in/fades out, and I think it has a cleaner sound overall than my first one. Comments welcome.
My first song; made in Ableton Live 7 LE. It's a drone/ambient noise piece. Comments welcome, but please be gentle. (Warning: high dynamic range, starts out quiet, but gets loud.) [more inside]
Chiptune melodies falling into a mess of ambience, noise and everything in between. [more inside]
3 guitar noise thing. [more inside]
An old Magnetic Fields song, replayed and distorted to sound like a new Magnetic Fields song. [more inside]
update on an ongoing project of sonic aggregation [more inside]
And now for something completely different... this is a somewhat experimental instrumental track featuring pulsing soft noise, soft organs and a distorted xylophone, fake sitar, and off-key distant "singing."
I'm a piece of hell, burning like a champ. I'm in love with you. I don't know exactly what you're supposed to do about it. (it's a touch noisy) [more inside]
I think this has potential, I just don't really know where to go with it. So for the moment, I'm posting it and moving on.
noise piece using granulab and a short loop.
This comes from my noise/rock opera which is still unfinished. Our protagonist realizes that he can survive and function without belief [more inside]
A collaboration with non-mefite Riadsala, who sometimes records bass for me. This is a pretty strange track, with a lot of effects going on, with a weirdish tempo change into the chorus which is backed by something in the vein of guitar shredding. [more inside]
This is a song i've been trying to put together for a year or two now. It uses my usual punk + x formula, where here, x = rawhide. The second half is big, noisy, and was tons of fun to make. I"m kinda fond of the lyrics Hope you enjoy. lyrics inside [more inside]
just a random idea i had. droning synth with vocals.
Music for unseasonable weather.
My old daily journey in the rain; some twisted ambience.
I wrote and recorded this today - it's basically a stream-of-consciousness account of one of the stranger and more entertaining parties I've attended.
More noise rock from my defunct band, struction.
Many layers of distortion and sampling create a blanket of noise that I find beautiful and terrifying. Please to be playing this as loud as possible.
more well orchestrated crazy.
A track from my defunct band's unreleased full length. me- gtr, m. sonin- gtr/vox, d. zeidman- drums recorded spring 2006
Ever been in a french train station ? Recorded as I was coming back from playing with Edouard (whose amplified saxophone is included). NOISE 20 secs into the recording (that's for humannaire) - but it ends as smooth as usual (guitar outro). Bits of usual threatening, complaining, philosophing... in french (and english).
Recorded live at the opening night of Godzilla 2000 at the Paramount Theatre in Oakland, CA, then mixed down in Vancouver in 2005. HEADS UP: Sudden LOUD!
Sorry it's a little quick and dirty. I wrote this poem a few weeks back, and it seemed like today was a good day to record it in some fashion. Dedicated to Kurt, who's up in heaven now. About the song: It's just spoken word which i put over a little song i wrote in high school called "so it goes." It get's kinda noisy in parts, especially the outro. Hope you enjoy.
This is essentially a remix of The Dark Room. It's robotic, entrancing, and a little creepy if you play it really loud. The only real quality of this track that holds it to the original is our surprise guest named Flute. And maybe a pad or something. I can't really remember.
I'm thinking this will be the outro to my first album, or possibly come right before the final song.
I was in Amsterdam in 1995 and found an old Billie Holiday bootleg CD. Years later I found an interesting sample on there and imported it into the totally awesome audio program....SoundEdit16. Stretched it, pulled it, squished it, doubled it and looped it. This is the end result in all of its 16bit glory. I originally released this under the name Skycraft. By "release" I mean I burned 10 copies in 1999 and gave it to Ray at The Quaker Goes Deaf in Chicago and a bunch of friends. 10 Blank CDs cost a lot back then.
This is an extremely remixed version of Evil by Interpol. It was produced by my friend and label-mate The Rollercoaster Project, whose music is guitar-driven experimental electronica. If you like this, you can download a couple of tracks from his debut album (sadly now sold out) or download the title track from his upcoming single (and purchase it). I'd love to hear what you think. He has a few more (unrecognizable!) remixes, which I'd be happy to post.
I did this about 7 years ago in my old apartment on W. Fullerton in Chicago. I used to play under the name Skycraft. It has a break I lifted from Little Miss Lover and then I chopped it up in ProTools. Guitar played through ring modulator into an amp covered with aluminum foil. Enjoy.
The second in a series of songs i've remastered for a short [50 copy] run of my favorite tracks from 2002-2006. This one is a little more experimental and insomnia-fueled than the last one i posted, but not completely abandoning the previous emphasis on melody and atmosphere. See inside for more.
Whirring, humming, clicking, wheezing dark ambient/glitch, from my new album, Unseen.
Strong on feedback and complex drum patterns in quite the krauty way. Dissolves in a beautiful crystalline feedback ending.
Some nasty noise, integrating samples composed from segments of executable files, spectral synthesis, and other bad sounding stuff.
From Struction's yet to be released full length. Two guitars and drums.
In what distant deeps or skies Burnt the fire of thine eyes? On what wings dare he aspire? What the hand dare seize the fire?
Dark ambience with strange, swelling synths. Okay, I admit it, I can't even remember recording this track.
A bubbling, stewing morass of evil electric noises
My second band, Brevator, improvised this for a sound check while recording. We liked it so much we ended up keeping it.
My band, Struction, recorded this in the Spring.
Volts, volts, volts!
Here's one of my earlier experiments in drone music. It's electric guitar, played live through delay, fuzz and volume pedals.
I love evolving a feeling or a story out of feedback. This uses the free DFX Transverb plug with Ableton Live, where I set up various send channels to feed on and eventually destroy each other.