Tuesday, November 27, 2012

The Internet is a Lie

So as is prone to happen these days, my new album recently popped up on some download sites of ill repute. It doesn't make me the happiest person in the world, but no big deal, it's to be expected these days. What I wasn't expecting, however, were the bizarre adlib-esque text files accompanying the links. Their mix of broken english and extreme hyperbole is ridiculous, perplexing, and hilarious at once. Some of my favorite clips:

Mike Shiflet will certainly be leaving the Pitchfork awards with a lot of rewards. Their audio sounds fantastic and many tracks have already become hits on stereo plus in night clubs around the globe.

...you will be one step nearer to listening to the new rhythm of the MP3 songs created by your favorite musician, Mike Shiflet.

As you know, we've all been waiting for ?The Choir, The Army? Digital Download version.

You will certainly take pleasure in listening to the Disc, exactly like countless other fans are already doing. Those tunes are great for any special event plus your mates will frantically party to the groove of the song.

You will find numerous temptations online such as irrelevant leaks which might debase any artist, inclusive Mike Shiflet. However, The Choir, The Army by Mike Shiflet promises to make hysteria among listeners.

Almost all music artists are accustomed to these leaks. Still Mike Shiflet said that is quite exasperating to let pass the introduction of an project due to a simple leak.

And so on and so on. I don't even know what to say. It's a weird world.

Actual copies of the record can be bought here.

See you at the Grammys.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Zelphabet, Nature Seen

Two new releases:

Volume M of the Zelphabet series, in which the mighty G.X. Jupitter-Larsen is compiling noise artists and lumping them together zelphabetically, is out now. It features the fully realized version of Corrugated, which you may recall from this or this or this. It is a completely different beast than the versions presented on the Banned cassette. I'm honored to have it presented alongside a number of great tracks including two by my favorite Japanoise 'M' artists (nope, not those two): Koji Tano aka MSBR, who was a huge influence on and kind soul to me from the very beginning of my interest and involvement in this scene and Mayuko Hino, whose Mne-Mic album I consider to be the most criminally overlooked works in the genre. To share a disc with them is truly an honor.

 Available now on the Zelphabet site.

Nature Seen is a new tape I worked on over the summer focusing on raw and processed field recordings. If you caught any live performances in the past few months, odds are you heard one of these two tracks worked into the set. (A live performance of Waxwing can even be found on the Free Music Archive.) That track is inspired by the song of a favorite new bird, the cedar waxwing, and the other attempts to emulate the bustling insect activity around the popular (with them anyways) milkweed plant.

Available now from 905 Tapes

I'll have a few of each of these available soon, but am waiting until I have all the new releases, including copies of The Choir, The Army, to offer them all up at once.

Monday, November 19, 2012

The Choir, The Army, The Antidote

I have it on good authority that the phyiscal copies of The Choir, The Army are now in hand at Under The Spire headquarters and that preorders are turning into orders are turning into deliveries.

I should have some myself very shortly as should several fine North American distribution outlets.

Meanwhile, on the other side of the globe...

 ...the fine gentlemen of Australia's The Antidote podcast devoted several minutes of their most recent episode to a discussion of myself and the new record. Also discussed are Pete Swanson's new 12" and the new Pelt. A rather fine forty minutes if I do say so myself.

Collab Video

Mr. Jeff Chenault and myself this past Saturday: