Wednesday, August 1, 2012

It has been a while....

Hello everyone....I don't know if anyone still reads this blog or still comes by. I personally haven't logged in something like two years so I feel like that is pretty telling. I recently went through all my mediafire links and deleted everything, I was getting wierded out by the Copyright violation emails and warnings etc. So all my links are dead now...sorry. But going through the downloads and seeing how many people had come by and picked up the music I was a little shocked and also a little bit moved by what I saw. SO MANY of you dropped by and picked up the music! I couldn't believe how many people had visited the site, and was very pleased that I was able to share so much music that is so close to my heart with so many of you, and I hope that some of you found something new and unusual that you might not have otherwise.

At the same time, I started to feel a little tinge of guilt as well. As an emerging artist and professional musician now out of the college world, I am starting to see and experience the difficulties of being an artist in the world. We as musicians and music lovers have a responsibility to music--what has been called "the greatest of all the arts"--to be fully and wholly invested in what we do and what we love. I think the popular culture of  our world does not place enough importance on music and does not realize its full potential and value. I do believe in music's power to change every one of us, and I believe in music's power to change the world. Music brings us together, it teaches us how to listen to each other, to compromise, to lead, to follow. It teaches us to be better human beings. It may be the most important thing on earth. I will live for it, and I will die for it. I also think that maybe, after years of downloading and sharing music for free, maybe, just maybe, we should be paying for it. If we don't pay for it, who will? Artists need grant money, they need donations, they need sponsors...they need money to make shit happen. I guess I don't really know what I am talking about but its just a thought. I think from now on I will use this blog as a personal bullshitting space like every other blog on earth.

For now, I will refer you to some blogs and projects of mine and my colleagues:  (My band)

Friday, May 14, 2010

Aphex Twin - Selected Ambient Works 85-92

Staying very much in the electronic vein here. These are some of my oldest and dearest electronic jams. hypnotic and introspective.

check it

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Autechre - Oversteps (2010)

WOAH, I still have a blog? sweet. Anyways I just heard this new Autechre album today. I was a little bit confused the first time through, but after the second listen I found myself liking it more. It is a very dense and abstract piece so one should not expect to be enthralled and completely won over the first way through. It is quiter, and less beat oriented than other work of theirs that I have heard. I get a real sense of introspection from the album, there is a feeling of inner journey and reflection to it. but yeah totally check it out they have some cool sounds and textures going on here. its icy


Saturday, February 27, 2010

Daturah - Daturah (2005)

Some of the dankest post rock i've ever come across. three tracks, each of them completely epic and beautiful. this record is truly a trip as the name suggests.

check it out

Papercuts - You Can Have What You Want (2009)

Really nice smooth milky indie dream music thats perfect for a saturday morning when there are mountains of snow all around.


Tuesday, February 23, 2010

John Cage - Sonatas and Interludes for Prepared Piano (1948)

OHHHH MAN. The piano reinvented. So mind-bendingly original and influential. A little history for you from allmusic:

"Students of music history have probably seen photographs of pianos fitted by Cage with all sorts of foreign objects -- bits of rubber stuffed between strings, hammers fitted with tacks, perhaps even a wooden spoon poking out from the instrument's entrails at an odd angle. The so-called prepared piano, for which the Sonatas and Interludes are composed, provides the means by which a single instrument is able to evoke a wide variety of colors, timbres, and textures...The sound is immediately engaging, and because of the differences between various pianos and the numerous varieties of weather stripping, thumb tacks, and wooden spoons available, each performance or recording is distinct. The work conjures a world of sound that is variously serene, haunting, percussive, and surreal...Each movement examines a particular emotion, with a palette drawn from the Indian tradition that includes heroism, eroticism, wonder, mirth, sorrow, fear, anger, and tranquility."

This music is a head trip of serious intensity. Very exotic, very otherwordly, sometimes beautiful, sometimes frightening, sometimes funkalicious, but always--as allmusic says--surreal. Feast your ears on this shit and feel these unearthly noises resound in your soul. Awesome. This dank performance is brought to you by Maro Ajemian, who premiered the work and to whom it is dedicated.

check it