I stared at the Sun

Unlike the U.S. President I did not actually stare at the sun during the solar eclipse. I spent my time recording fragments to patch together into a submission for this solar eclipse themed compilation. This is probably the quickest turn around I’ve ever seen for a comp, I finished my track yesterday, and it got released this afternoon! All the tracks on this are top notch too!

https://panpanpanaviandistresscall.bandcamp.com/album/eel-pics

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Radio Broadcast In England

Another compilation is being released this weekend. The “Just a Second” compilation is coming out via Sudden Moment Recordings. Entrants were asked to submit 1 second of sound which will then be edited together into a larger piece. This piece (or perhaps the first in a series?) is complete. You’ll get a chance to get a digital copy this weekend, but you can also get a first listen Friday on the radio:

BCfm, a community radio station in Bristol England, is broadcasting the world premiere of the outing on Friday at 1300 GMT (9pm EST, do the math to figure out when it airs live in your time zone). Host Phil Vickery will be dedicating a chunk of his programming to air this roughly 16-minute-long piece.
To listen live, go to http://bcfmradio.com/ and click on the icon in the upper right-hand corner.
If you miss the show, go to Phil’s In-Tune page where the archives are stored.

Meghan Trainor Themed Compilation

Plunderphonics, vaporwave, noise, drone . . . a little bit of all that. This is probably one of the strangest compilations I’ve ever taken part in. The instructions were pretty simple. We were all to pick a song off of Trainor’s latest album, and the only hard and fast rule was that it needed to be exactly the length of that song and have the same title. The result has everything from total deconstructions of the music, to actual covers of the songs. Its pretty interesting journey for your ears, and another reason I’m glad to be involved with CBR.

https://cbrcbr.bandcamp.com/album/princess

Netlabel Day 2017

This album is for my daughter Amelie. In many ways she is responsible for it. In some ways it is about her. Last summer (2016) we reached a point in her development where I could spare some moments for music production. These are some of the first recordings I made since she was born in April of 2015. These moments were deeply therapeutic, while also being some what anxious experiences. I would fashion these drones with my electric bass, bow, delay and loop pedal while she crawled around the space I played music in. I would have a few moments to construct loops while she was distracted by an instrument or toy, then I would have to stop her from crawling away.

These piece contain a lot tension and haunting sounds, reflective of the depression and anxiety I felt and continue to struggle with as a father. These pieces represent multiple attempts of a concept that are neither something I was entirely happy with nor completely disappointed by. They, to me, get at the core of parenting, a work in progress, a struggle, but at its core a joyful experience.

The recordings were done on a cold rainy day in August of 2016 in a tiny room in a small house in Middlesex Vermont.

Music by nd dentico
cover art by Amelie Raine Boucher
https://cbrcbr.bandcamp.com/album/the-ambiguous-notion-of-responsibility

Please also take a moment to check out the other CBR netlabel day releases.
https://cbrcbr.bandcamp.com/

Also a few Compilation releases slipped under my radar during the chaos of moving into my new house.

The beginning of June brought the 400th HNM release and the 100th The Dark Thursday Netlabel release! Check them out in the respective links below:

https://harshnoisemovement.bandcamp.com/album/hnm-400
https://thedarkthursday.bandcamp.com/album/the-extreme-experimental-volume-ii

There is also Escape Into Oblivion V.2, but I’m not sure if this one is complete or not. I know the curator of this was adding things to it, and I’m not sure if that continues to be the case.
https://unitedbychaos.bandcamp.com/album/va-escape-into-oblivion-v-2

Its been a busy summer already for me.

 

 

HNW To Fight Trump’s Wall

So Fuck Donald Trump Right?

Right!

Here’s another Anti-Trump Compilation. Seriously we should all keep doing this til this fuckers term is over.

This one is also supposed to have a physical release, but no word on whether or not that is going to happen and last I heard, my track didn’t make the cut for this one either.

Give it a listen though:

https://voidofnoise.bandcamp.com/album/walls-against-trump

Ö Experimental Voice Compilation release

An another connection through Classwar Karaoke has developed into a very fruitful compilation.  The original call out was for an Experimental Voice CD, there were so many contributions it was extended to a net release as well. unfortunately I didn’t make the cut for the physical release, but I am grateful to appear among the list contributors involved in this. I am also very grateful to Neal D. Retke ({AN} Eel) for curating this.

My contribution can be found at the following link:
https://panpanpanaviandistresscall.bandcamp.com/album/-

The CD Version can be found below, but I’m not sure any of the CDs will be available online:
https://panpanpanaviandistresscall.bandcamp.com/album/bits

Panic Structures Compilation

Once again I miss the release of another compilation that I’m on. This one, released on June 7th, is another one of Argali’s delightfully curated and themed compilations. This one takes panic and anxiety as it’s starting point. These 18 tracks brilliantly illustrate and attempt to alleviate the anxiety rampant in our culture right now. I’m glad to have participated. Give it a listen and download at Argali’s Bandcamp

https://argalirecordsnetlabel.bandcamp.com/album/panic-structures

Middle East Themed split

Here’s another project that came out of the noisecomps subbreddit. There weren’t enough takers for the comp, but it got released anyway as a three way split with Gripper and Collapsing. Once again grateful to be a part of this group.

For this release I sourced some material from archive of a old record of middle eastern music, plus some news footage from Al Jazeera

give it a listen here it will be up on my own Bandcamp shortly