Ever updating my @patreon with little assignments and what might be considered insights? I’ve relished the opportunity to connect with similar minded producers and deep diving fans, amazed by what’s possible given a longer span of time than a show or albums length. My latest is an Ableton session of novel approaches to automatic composition. Nothing too programic or coding complicated, just happy little decision trees (shout out to Bob Ross). I’m working towards some bigger teach things, we’ll see what’s possible. For now grateful to be here, a bit there, and ever over coffee somewhere.
I believe you must sacrifice something at your altar in order to art. It’s been a sensation I’ve felt for sometime, but without words to speak on it. Today I offered up my distractions to be wholly consumed in the act of. Making for this serious face that Samantha so kindly captured. Seriously though grinning ear to ear inside. Was beautiful in that park with those people.
The varied way that listeners cry... So touched that a little thread could burst into song and the sky could open up with such selections that pointed towards poignant, uplifted, ambient, unruly, and low. Collected into a long document that I'd highly recommend tucking into. Each selection feels so intimate with the knowledge that it was someone's chosen.
Every Friday a bevy of sounds to sort through! May I offer up these excellent newness. DāM-FunK's STFU II is perfectly tempo'd and just on time. Injury Reserve self-titled is not simply catchy catchall, but really a good all-the-way through LP Holly has an EP that's insane as ever and with features from LITTLE SNAKE and more it's a family affair Mark Redito has Neutropical which balances pop-sweet electronics with enough madness to make for a compelled dance party. What are you feeling?
During the fall of 2016, Found Sound Nation, in collaboration with Symphony for a Broken Orchestra, meticulously recorded the sounds of over 800 broken instruments from the Philadelphia public school district in an effort to inspire the public to ‘adopt’ these instruments, and raise funds to restore them to public schools throughout the city. A few of us have gone about envisioning what these sounds might do assembled into song. Julia Holter, Ian Chang, myself, and far more got into it. Please enjoy!
Every weekend a new wave to ride, or at least to try and paddle up into. I'm never the most current, being caught up in currents. Here's a little 'list of new to get into Bibio's Ribbons is a fantastic LP listen. Here I've selected Frankincense And Coal simply because it hits all the sweet marks that fill this record; melody, drift, space, and saudade. All faded too fast. Anderson .Paak's latest Ventura also hitting on all cylinders. The record feels built for the upcoming Summer setting-in for our SoCal. Ouri was an instant addition. Trance Parent is grounded in quite current sound sources, yet brave enough to keep it held just before spilling over. Sam Gellaitry has a cinematic Viewfinder Vol 1 which feels as if it was meant to be underscore ready to overwhelm. Picked the vocal cut Explanation, and doesn't need explanation why. Johnlukeirl is Like Always from his Passion EP and I'm very proud of his every effort. It's been evolution unfolding and this is a wonderful statement song.