Monday, November 29, 2010

Vampires, Lawn Gnomes and Insects

Vampires for a project in figure drawing class.

Here's Two New Songs!
The first one is my (finally) finished sound project for Typography. I already put the beginning of it up here but now it's got the spoken word attached at the end of it. Check it out.
Here's another noise track I made this weekend. I'm sort of proud of this one because I managed to make some neat, sort of insectoid sounds for it.

Best heard through headphones!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010


Old painting I did for general illustration in a night or so. Didn't quite fit in the scanner so it cropped wonky. I'll finish it and fix the scan eventually.

Sketches from a quick day at the museum.

This one or this one?

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Mudboy and Another Track

This is Mudboy. I made him in about an hour and a half. Based him off of a Hopi Indian Mudhead Kachina. He silently watches over this dried desert oasis. He never blinks.

Also, I made another track last night but I decided that I don't want my art blog to turn into a james makes noise blog so I'll only be putting these up when I have some art to overshadow them.

Well here it is.
I was trying to capture a neat feeling I think I've only had twice.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Two Homemade Tracks and a Grasshopper

So I've got two things I've got to show you. Here's a scan of a project for general illustration involving a fiddle playing grasshopper being eaten by ravenous ants in a snow storm. He reminded me of Christopher Walken the whole time I was painting him. I found that pleasant.

Well, I've been up to some fun nonsense this weekend I guess and I made one instrumental track for a school project and one for the hell of it. It's silly but I just love making noise. The first track will later be layered over with a spoken word piece and be perfected for my type class's conceptual project on the word and theme of "rigidity". The second will not. It is just leftover noise improvisation.

Look! I'm even using a real file sharing site now (Megaupload for now).

(Eh, I made a quick edit. This one sounds like the other one if it were played through an old victrola at the bottom of the ocean. Your choice.)

All sounds are made at home by me in the room outside my parents bedroom. No peace for the DeAngelis'. These include improvised drums and clatter (pots and pans, broken guitar etc.), a rather inharmonious kalimba, electric guitar, clarinet flourishes, pottery, a bow on screechy metal objects and others.

I've been listening to Tuvan throat singing all night and just ended up searching for that terrible 90's song "Breakfast at Tiffany's". I need some shuteye.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Escalator Sketch

Some bloke on the escalator in the Toys R Us in Times Square.