Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Nu Toonz

I was trying to remember exactly when I last released any music.

Sure, I told you about Lilybies, but that was essentially just a mix of older Abstract Audio Systems stuff.


As it turns out, I've been failing to promote myself correctly.

The last official release from my particular camp o' music was Poems For Innogen by the aforementioned Abstract Audio Systems. However, I've actually put together several CDs since then, all of which are available presently through the Machine Tribe Recodings website and one that is also available through CDBaby.

So let us discuss, you and I...


Puzleboy - Fair Weather Friendly

Once again, a mixed bag of beats from my Puzleboy persona. Here you will find downtempo tracks, upbeat dance tunes, some hardcore (just for fun), and a soundscape to boot. Predictably all over the place, it's another fun filled disc of musical diversity. I don't really play by any rules when I've got my Puzleboy hat on, so goodness knows where I end up most times.

At The Lake
Acid Shuffle
Shot In The Face
Static Funk


Abstract Audio Systems - Dark Terrain

Inspired by thoughts of deep space and the limitless ocean, Dark Terrain marks a turn outward and downward for my Abstract Audio Systems project. Elements of ambient and drone adorn all the tracks here, seeking to open your inner headspaces. Look out into the stars and down into the depths.

Arecibo's Echo
Discs Of Snow
Titan Sunrise


Bonechurch - Hell's Iron Gate + Echoing Dust

My sinister Bonechurch side returns with another epic expedition into the dark music. "(Swing Wide) Hell's Iron Gate" is a 17+ minute blueprint of drone, its growling synthlines drifting off into nothingness. "Echoing Dust" begins in much the same way, yet in the subsequent 24+ minutes it spirals into the rattle and clatter of bastardized neo-dub and anti-rhythmic experimentation. Truly a rewarding experience for those with an adventurous ear. Don't expect any typical musical structure here. This is dark, experimental stuff.

(Swing Wide) Hell's Iron Gate
Echoing Dust

Averauschen - Symbiote

This was a particularly nasty side project I did in my Bonechurch guise along with Princess Coldheart, founder of the now-deceased DBR experimental music night. Though we did this several years ago, it is just now seeing the light of day (and hating it). This CD is drenched in soot black atmospheres, shuddering noise, and dark, dark places. It's a study in experimental noise with deep, dark drones hovering beneath creeping background clicks and scratches. These black, echoing soundscapes scrape across your ears. This is cavernous music, opening spaces hidden inside your head.


(BTW, all the samples above are at 128 kbit/s and do not reflect the sound quality of the actual recordings.)

You can pick up these discs as well of lots of other stuff at MTR and while the Averauschen disc is available on CDBaby, I'll let you in on a little secret... it's a buck cheaper on the MTR site!

Don't tell nobody.

Anyhoo, this is what my twisted brain has managed to crank out in the last year, give or take, so check 'em out. I'm rather found of them. Look for all of these discs to end up on CDBaby at some point (I do this because they distribute to iTunes, Napster, etc., which is nice). However, releases will always be cheaper at home. After all, $9-$10 per CD is pretty freakin' reasonable, considering most retail stores are no-lubing you for anywhere from $15-$20 per CD these days.

Would love to profiteer off of, but didn't write:

Final - Fade Away
(four tracks of distant drift)

Miles Davis - The Legendary Prestige Quintet Sessions
(marvelous, mysterious, musical Miles)

Asian Dub Foundation - Facts And Fictions
(pre-dnb, but still tastee)

Harmonic 33 - Extraordinary People
(funky retro-lounge goodness)

M|A|R|R|S - Pump Up The Volume
(because we all need women)


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