Monday, February 21, 2011

The Future of Everything (2004)

Last week I was reminded of this mp3 single I threw together a few years ago. I am not sure, but I think the tracks were Xenakis Youth outtakes. Whether that's the case or not, there are some great textures and oscillations going on and these two tracks might even hold up better than that album.

Jan M. Iversen's TIBProd was a bit ahead of the netlabel curve and posted a wealth of great mp3 singles. I am excited to have contributed this.

Download (14.6 MB zip file)

Thursday, February 17, 2011


Tonight I had a public performance of and Q&A about Llanos. One of the highlights for me came after all was said and done and one gentleman in private conversation compared the track Sunbathers to Edward Hopper's People in the Sun (above).

I wasn't familiar with the painting before, but am glad it was brought to my attention. They do make quite a pair.

This also works to nicely set up another blog post I have in the works, but I'm still trying to gather all my thoughts and properly express myself on that one. Hopefully I'll have my head together by the weekend.

Sunday, February 13, 2011


What an excellent gift.

Monday, February 7, 2011

More Titles Than Tracks (February)

More Titles Than Tracks:
An Excuse to Pillage the Scenic Railroads Vaults

Each month this year I'll be posting unreleased works by Scenic Railroads, my duo with Joe Panzner. Some will come from scrapped projects, some long-forgotten recording sessions, some may even be new. Despite only publishing a handful of releases over our eight-year existence, we've actually been quite prolific in the studio and I look forward to sharing these works.
Here is the second installment of our 2011 archive clearing house, the 35-minute epic Negative Afterlife.

Download (35:39, 256 kb/s, 65.2mb)

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Friday, February 4, 2011

On Pitchfork, In the Out Door

Marc Masters was kind enough to include me in his piece covering several of the finest contemporary drone exploiters (Szczepanik & Jenks, RV Paintings, Young & Olson to name a few) in the most recent The Out Door on Pitchfork.

The paragraph about myself and Llanos is at the bottom of the page.
Warm waves drift into scratchy dissonance; daunting roars melt into soothing shafts of air; autumnal meditations forge scary power.

Head over there and read the rest. Have some excellent mp3s lined up for next week including the next installment of More Titles Than Tracks.