Saturday, December 24, 2011
Monday, December 12, 2011
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Sunday, September 25, 2011
It's like a natural disaster for your ears! These songs were made in a basement during Hurricane Irene as the water slowly rose up past our eyeballs. We decided to make the album reflect the timeline of the storm: The creation of Irene, before she hits, the news sensationalizing her coming, when she hits, the damage she did, her passing and the aftermath. The whole bit.
The culmination of the Zia saga! Our little improv project has done for us all that we could've asked for and now we're moving on to some different music projects with new ideas and more structure. Veronica and I thank you for listening to our electric mess.
Special Thanks to Zia Mohiuddin Dagar and Allen Ginsberg.
R.I.P. My garden.
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
This one sounds a bit less like acoustic anarchy (Look at that, we've lost our integrity already). I assure you it's still acoustic and improvised and all that jazz. Just shorter and more musical. Recorded in secluded fields, on roofs and the few beautiful places we discovered on Long Island. It's like summer ending for your ears!
James: Guitar, Banjo, Fracas Crank
Also keep an eye out for an electric album coming out soon!
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Photo Title: Visine Creation
Rongorongo: Unintelligible throat yelling, fuzzed-out rock, short avante garde jazz compositions, a river of flies and ancient tradition. Guitar, clarinet, tin whistle, modified trumpet, slides, bells, bows and assorted jangly things.
Cover photo credit to Camy.
Thursday, August 4, 2011
Saturday, July 16, 2011
A brief story celebrating the beauty of disintegration, of scalding noise and progressive destruction. The love of speed, breaking forward and casting aside all that is tame. A love song to the blossom as well as the bomb and all of the like obliterative beauties.
Nonetitled: similar to the long lasting sort of confusion you get sucking the exhaust fumes out of the tailpipe of a truck. It's industrialization for your ears. Chock full of good old fashioned subliminal messaging. Play this gently with a speaker on either side of you as you fall asleep tonight.
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
We've walked through the dark woods, past the old abandoned silo where Crazy Tommy lives, straight into the fire and out the other side to bring you this. Steeped in pagan rituals, splattered with tabasco and smelling faintly of smoke, we give to you Zia. It's like a 'Nam flashback for your ears. An hour of Scotchgard huffing goodness.
Veronica and I have been playing together for a while and we decided to make an album of free improvisation. We recorded with poor quality mics in a dusty basement, The Rat Tunnel, on a roof and floral couches. We were under the strong influence of Indian Classical Music, American Primitivism, Russolism, Voodoo and some Bloody Marys. In between sessions of smoking Indian pipe tobacco out on the back porch Veronica and I banged out seven tracks of gentle to screeching sound for banjo, guitar and sometimes ukulele.
Players: Veronica (Banjo), James (Guitar), Camy (Uke on the last track)
It's a miracle we didn't break a string.
Special Thanks to Mufasa Povich.
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Friday, April 29, 2011
So I've planned on getting this doodle printed on some giant unstretched canvas to hang on my dorm wall for a while now but why stop there? It's going to be another design available on a t-shirt as well as a patch and/or sticker for that upcoming music project. The Etsy account is going to be up soon too!
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Here's the last design in this series. It will be available for sale on both t-shirts and tapestries soon! Also, I combined all three of them together into a big totem pole design and I'm thinking of making that into a scarf as well as an extra long tapestry.