I have been trying, and failing, to write song-based music for a while, more seriously in the past few months. Aside from not having the time, energy or talent to make much of it, I keep falling back on that old Objective Strategy, honour thy mistake as hidden intention. Well, I wouldn't say I honour my mistakes exactly, nor pass … Continue reading Chattanooga
Here is a new EP of drones I just finished. Some louder than others. This is related to a couple of unfinished works I hope to complete this spring.
Here's an EP of noise I made. Do you like noise? Pretty noise? Ugly noise? Null has all sorts of noise in it. Try it, you might hate it and want to punch me in the face.
So what's up, ladies and gentlemen? Really? That's nice. Anyway, enough about you. I wanted to talk about some music stuff. While I was in Canada, I was working on some musical stuff that I wanted to get done before I left, but the practical limitations of what equipment I had with me, and my … Continue reading High Land/Low Land
A year or so after I made The Devyllfysh I was working on a bunch of stuff with my friend Murray called Project KKK. I don't really remember what Project KKK was supposed to be, but it involved me recording, cutting up and pasting weird semi-musical collages for some purpose or other. At some point … Continue reading Sonic Horridness
Way back in my high school years, circa late 2001, I got into prog rock. I became rather enamoured by the likes of Rick Wakeman, Keith Emerson, Rick Wright and the much underrated David Sinclair, and the way keyboards could be used as a lead instrument in music. I also became fascinated by the idea … Continue reading The Devyllfysh
So, a while back, I decided it would be a good idea to segregate my Bandcamp pages into my various musical monikers. The reason for this is so specific and pedantic that I'm not going to go into it. In any case, this move was kind of silly, because now I have five profiles, and … Continue reading Bandcamp & Musicking in General
Typical, I get so caught up in the minutia of structure that I find it cripplingly difficult to execute my musical ideas, and then instead end up accidentally creating something spontaneous that is more interesting to me. Seachange is a C minor chord on piano, hyper-stretched, cut up, layered, processed, filtered, stitched together into a … Continue reading Seachange
More of the same really. Music made by stretching guitar improv noise. Not very exciting. Sorry. It's easy to do, and I'm lazy, and I kind of like the sound of it. Probably the last one of these though, that's one for each of the elements. Also, here's the art:
It's easy to be musically prolific when you find ways to make 22 minutes of noise out of 12 seconds of actual programmed music. The source material here is distorted choir samples. This is then stretched to 100 times its original length, heavily processed, and et voilà, this monstrosity right here. An exercise in getting much … Continue reading Oceansource