I’d never done a year-end list, partly because I always feel bad whenever my album didn't make many lists, why would I want to put that on someone else? Also I listen to as much old music as new. But I was asked to do a top 10, and here it is. I enjoyed doing it, but I already realize I left important stuff out, oh well! There's some stuff on the other lists I need to check out... Thanks microphones in the trees!
Just spotted this great review, thanks Noisey! "The latest from the ever-prolific synthesist and experimentalist Pulse Emitter is a formalist exercise in pushing into the unknown galaxy of microtonality—essentially meaning that it consists of intervals and scales not traditionally explored in Western music. This is interesting to us the layperson listeners not because its conceptually groundbreaking, but because great art is often made under rigorous methodologies. And truly this is one of Pulse Emitter’s most wonderful and strange works in a catalog full of them, a collection of landscapes as colorful and alien as anything the ProcGen big bangs in No Man’s Sky have been able to dream out of raw data. It’s a whole new world, crafted with a hand tied behind its creator's back. —Colin Joyce"
Here’s my guidelines for live performance that I’ve created for myself from experience over the years. I read them before I play to psych myself. Obviously they won’t apply to everyone! If you’re a performer feel free to chime in with what works for you. 1. Show confidence 2. Give. Deliver a performance worthy of the door charge 3. Have fun, don’t take it too seriously 4. There is such thing as too loud. And likewise, silence is powerful 5. Don’t be too shrill, and don't neglect bass 6. Breathe deeply, relax, go slowly, focus 7. Play from the heart, not the mind 8. Do not look at the crowd while playing 9. It will sound totally different at each venue, and there will be technical problems 10. Don’t feel bad afterwards, no one knows or cares when you make a mistake
I wrote the music and edited this guided meditation on Crash Symbols. A collaboration with my friend Chuck Pereda and Natalia Szendro in Mexico City (side A is in English, side B in Spanish). I loved working on this, the meditation is so relaxing and spiritually energising. I couldn't be more proud to be involved!🙏✨💗🧘♀️🕉 #yoganidra
Finally finished editing material, and discovering long-lost gems. What a blast. This project was very formative for me. Free to download, hope you enjoy! “Visceral Transport was a music project of Jeff Hollett and Daryl Groetsch (Pulse Emitter), active from around 1999 to 2001. We played shows in the Portland, Oregon area and recorded many hours of improvisation using synthesizers, samplers, effects and such, plus some acoustic instruments and spoken word.”