Re-release of Stratagem with extra tracks!
March 26, 2017
I really like the interface at Bandcamp, so I've made a new version of Stratagem available there with some bonus tracks! Check it all out!
Meanwhile, everyone's digging the Grand Transients. Turns out our track "The Restless Hours" was used on a major television show in December, before we had even officially released the album. I do wish someday someone would use our music in a NICE television show, but you do what you can...
February 22, 2017
Thanks to John Diliberto and crew at Echoes for the lovely comments and continuing airplay on Echoes in February! Loving it!!
Echoes Top 25 in January
January 28, 2017
not skipping a beat...
January 8, 2017
I've finished a few tracks for the new Matt Labarge album already. I don't want to give any details anyway, but I have done some things I haven't attempted before on recordings, and I do think that fans of my work will enjoy this album too when it comes out.
Spark the Future is here!
December 26, 2016
The album's in at the factory! Of course it arrived an hour after I left town for a short winter break, but it will be out in January!!
I am jumping right back into recording, as I have a collaboration with Matt Labarge that I'll be working on. I did a good bit of guitar on his last album, Larkenlyre.
I also need to get a follow-up to Through the Airlock organized. I have a number of suitable tracks, but I'll want to get some more novel sound designs to make something truly swell...
New album is mastered!
October 2, 2016
Sounds super-awesome double-wide turbo-charged!!
hot August night
August 17, 2016
recording Matt Covert playing flute, just to change things up...
Mixes finished for new album!
July 11, 2016
Whew! After a long stretch, I have a new album getting ready to be mastered! It's a monster...
Berning, Berning, Berning
April 5, 2016
For my birthday, I did a re-mix for Bernie Sanders! Hope you like it!
March 22, 2016
I've posted a melancholy song from deep in the Tokyo Vogue vault today. In solidarity and memoriam...
new album almost finished
December 20, 2015
We've got eight solid tracks, most of them ready to go for mastering. There'll be some new music for you quite soon!
October 20, 2015
As part of the Tasti Box/Gallery of Voices show in Des Moines this Saturday, I'll be making a guest appearance in the Daisy Glow set for Tasti Box! This is full-on EDM so bring your dancing shoes and rave on!!
Using this live show to get my lead chops razor-sharp for some of the final tracks on the next album, which is slowly but surely getting done. It'll be upbeat and has a wonderful atmosphere already!
August 24, 2015
still working on new material for the next album. It's sounding amazing!
May 23, 2015
Daniel Johnson finally released his amazing song based around the piece I wrote for the theme music of To the Best of Our Knowledge. I have permission to share it! You can find it in the Listen section, along with the lyrics (!) and the whole story behind the song, including my take on the work and why it holds special meaning for me.
March 16, 2015
Moving full steam ahead with the collaboration with MVS. Several songs are ready-to-launch; the rest need some individual tracking but have their structure and attitude together. This is going to be a good one...
Meanwhile, I'll be doing a show in Colorado at the end of March, doing the rock guitar hero for a band I used to play with semi-regularly several years ago. Should be fun!!
War in America
December 12, 2014
A Mark Pistel re-mix of "Laws of Nature" that I was not aware of has come down the tubes - a very aggressive track I might add. I've shared it on the Listen page. I was always unsatisfied with the mix released on the CD (it was done while I was not around, and was… not what I intended).
This mix kicks serious ass!
My time with the Mission U.K.
November 24, 2014
If you ever wondered how that whole chapter went down, I highly recommend Alex Daniele's new book The Mission: At War with the Gods. It is well-written and full of highly researched detail - I bought a couple of copies for my family for Christmas gifts this year. Don't tell them!!
November 23, 2014
Slowly whittling away the backlog and planning the new epic...
September 30, 2014
So a friend of mine has forwarded me a device that controls MIDI and attaches to the guitar - not a pickup! I think this may be crucial for doing the type of video performance I envision for the near future. I won't have time to mess with it for awhile though… this is a busy time of year for me as I teach (great gig - do a show but you don't have to learn any songs!).
I continue to chip away at the recordings backlog. I'm through with the initial edit of "Clouds" but there are several patches that need attention...
A great summer!
August 29, 2014
A lot of fun shows, beautiful places, and wonderful friends marked my summer! I'll play a little show for some close friends next weekend in Madison - Michael Ver Steegt and Matt Covert may finally get to meet!
So I am now going through some of the many recordings that pile up while I was earning a doctorate, and many of them are top-notch! The issue is whether they will all fit together...
Anyway, I'm finally mixing "Clouds", the Debussy epic I tracked two years ago. It's sounding spectacular!
Hoping for a release for Christmas, but that might be ambitious.
June 13, 2014
Looks like I may do a bit of playing this summer to support Intrinsic. Fun last minute show at the Aldo Leopold Foundation last night!
Earth Day 2014
April 9, 2014
February 28, 2014
February 6, 2014
Here's the first of a few videos we've put together for youtube:
Song of the Dodo