A flower. Organic matter. Breaking apart.
The source image (warning: pretty big) for this one came from a set of photos I took of flowers that had been shed and was treated using a variety of glitching tools and techniques.
Related to the f̮lo͏̲̰͔̮w̴͚̼͚e͎̜̻̭ŕ͖͓̭̩̱̙̘ piece, these images are here for completeness. The left is a HDR image from a set of photos taken as a study, whereas the right is the full, uncropped image as featured in f̮lo͏̲̰͔̮w̴͚̼͚e͎̜̻̭ŕ͖͓̭̩̱̙̘.
The title is the Spanish for “the left.”
Don’t know why I called it this, just did. Been working on it on and off since 2010.
It’s a track about getting knocked down, spending some time at the bottom and then, getting back up again.
Probably going to be the last hyper-intricate piece I do.
Dedicated to Sheila Chandra.
A live set done at the Temple of Boom (December 2014). For some reason the amp system decided to quieten me down for about six minutes at 24:40. I guess these things happen.
On the billing were: The Scalding House, CHC08RM (me), Party Levitation, KissMeYou’reBeautifulTheseAreTrulyTheLastDays (rip) and Brown Torpedo.
I’d like to thank them all for playing and for feedback on what was my first live performance.
Mini-drone sketch with an unhappy ending:
“This album is an exercise in chance and randomization. First, all participating artists composed any number of 10-second (or less) sound clips. These stems were then amassed and sent back to the musicians so that all of the sound clips were available to every artist taking part. Then, the musicians rearranged, manipulated and combined any number of these stems to form their final mix. In this way, each song on this album is an amalgamation of original clips from various artists and the fine-tuning of a single person. No one knew who composed their initial material and the final submissions were also anonymous. The result is ‽.“
I guess by that token, I probably shouldn’t stick these tracks here…..
You can listen to the other tracks on, and download this intense release here.
For more stuff, check out the N.O.I.S.E. Bandcamp.
This was a first attempt at an ambient track for the CIVIC-TV x N.O.I.S.E. VHS compilation.
Sadly the accompanying video track has disappeared, but the rest of the tracks from this collision between noisy and ambient styles are still available.
This one was meant to evoke a more cavernous and dreamlike feeling than the earlier, more percussive stuff.
I’m thinking of venturing in this direction a little bit more.
Download from Archive.org here.
Here, a sample set composed of the sounds of mechanical hard drives (thanks Ibn!) and some sounds generated from loading images into Audacity, as part of a flirtation with databending were used. Here’s hoping the “out of control/corrupted” aspect comes through nicely.
As always, a download is available (as well as the rest of the Album) over at archive.org
I also contributed album art (the back cover background) to this release. You can see it here.
Things fading further and further away, until they’re there no longer.
It’s been quite some time between the last thing I did in this sort of style (i.e. Angelus, which was done between May 2008 and the summer of 2009), and being older, some things have changed within myself. It’s probably reflected within the music.
You can download this tune in various formats here.