Monday, March 28, 2011

More Titles Than Tracks (March)

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.
Apologies for the delay in posting this month's MTTT. I'd shelved it to keep focus on the Earthquake Relief Effort and let it slip through a couple cracks afterward. At long last, Smug Timbre/Adequate Vibrations.

Download (23:06, 256 kb/s, 44.4mb)

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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Honeyed Crest CS on NNA Tapes

Another week, another cassette. Because NNA is so quick with the turnaround, this is not only my newest release but also my most recent recording. It's pretty rare when those coincide. The quote which I pulled the titles from sums it up better than anything I could say:

The noble ones praise the slaying of anger
-- with its honeyed crest & poison root --
for having killed it you do not grieve.

- Samyutta Nikaya II, 70

Sample below is from the b-side Poisoned Root.

Cassettes are avaialble for $7.00 ppd. US, $9.00 International.
Or you can pair it with either the Seagulls or Corrugated tapes for $10.00 US, $13.00 International.

Paypal / email to ms -@-

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Shiso Epilogues Download
for Japanese Earthquake Relief

Shiso Epilogues on Bandcamp

I uploaded the three-disc set I recorded as I prepared to leave Japan to my Bandcamp site yesterday. The set is available for a minimum $5.00 donation with all proceeds going to Shinji Masuko's Earthquake Relief Fund. Additionally, I will be matching as many donations as my checkbook will allow.

Please consider purchasing this. The people of Japan were so wonderful to my wife and I while we were there and I'd like to give back what little I can in their time of need.

Here's what I wrote on the Bandcamp page:

Three-disc set of introspective works recorded in 2007 as I prepared to end my two-year stay in Japan and return to the US.

Each disc featured a single track (ranging from 50 to 70 minutes) reflecting on various aspects of my time in Ichinomiya (Hyogo, Kansai).

Available now for a limited time with ALL PROCEEDS GOING TO SHNIJI MASUKO'S JAPANESE EARTHQUAKE RELIEF FUND. Additionally I will match as many of the donations as I can.

Support our Japanese brother and sisters, have your donation doubled, and get three hours of music to show for it. Onegaishimasu.

Shiso Epilogues on Bandcamp

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Grazing (Jewell/Shiflet duos)

Last month I went a filmed the bison at one of our local Metro Parks. On March 3rd, Ryan Jewell and I performed a live soundtrack to film. Below are some audio (room recording) & video excerpts synced up:

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Antrim Video

I put this video together for a live performance of Antrim and last night decided to sync it up with the original track. Enjoy.

(I hope to have another video up before the end of the week as well...)

Monday, March 7, 2011

Seagulls CS on Hyperdelic

This weekend I received copies of my new Seagulls CS on Hyperdelic. It's 20 minutes of swirling, modulating and fluttering with meandering melodic disturbances. (Sample below.) I'm really happy with the two pieces.

Cassettes are avaialble for $7.00 ppd. US, $9.00 International.
Or you can purchase both the Seagulls and Corrugated tapes together for $10.00 US, $13.00 International.

Paypal / email to ms -@-

Audio Sample (I couldn't get this file to embed. Sorry.)