We attempted the next Disquiet Junto, which dealt with turning daily sounds into music. Last week’s is here. Justin wrote a piece for timpani, piano, and trumpet. The sound of a dumpster was the influence for the timpani. I sampled my chair at work (the sound you hear at the […]
I recently interviewed Jad Fair and knowing so many of his songs talk about monsters and that he grew up in Michigan, I had to ask him about Channel 50. Sure enough, he watched a lot of early monster movies there and was lucky enough to grow up with various […]
I had been eyeing the Disquiet weekly projects for some time. On Thursdays, participants get a prompt, and they have to post a track by Monday. It’s mostly for making ambient or other kinds of textural sounds or music, though results are across all kinds of music universes. I sent […]
At The Drunken Odyssey, I review Gwenifer Raymond’s Strange Lights Over Garth Mountain.
Over at The Drunken Odyssey you can read a review of one of my favorite records of 2020–Silica Gel’s May Day.
Over at The Drunken Odyssey, I review Christopher C. King’s Lament from Epirus, a book about the West’s oldest surviving folk music.
I did some guest work on some recent releases I thought I’d share. Just Daddy’s God Housekeeping is described as a dark ambient/doom record and I like it a lot. I did a few bits and pieces with no real reference for what the record was going to be. I’m […]
This is the first track from a music project with Justin Litaker called The Spiritual Animal Kingdom. “Knuckle Dustup” started with an improvised track made by Scott Bazar using a nano bug wedged inside a large tuning fork. We edited that track and then wrote the rest of the piece […]
Revisiting the only fragment I have of a zombie book. Originally posted to The Terror Test after George Romero’s death and now resurrected on his birthday.