Monday, December 12, 2011

Balancing Act

And an updated version of the sad astronauts in surrealist space.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

"I am too busy to climb trees," said the boy.

Alternate cover for The Giving Tree.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Electric Zia

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

Zia 2

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!

Veronica: Guitar
James: Guitar, Banjo, Fracas Crank
Camy: Ukulele

Also keep an eye out for an electric album coming out soon!

Thursday, August 11, 2011


Photo Title: Visine Creation
Synaesthetic Compositions
Back Cover

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

Tree Spirit and Sketches of Julian

Things from the school year. I'll get better scans and make the second one larger as soon as I can figure out how to use this conflabbin' computer.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

New Album: Nonetitled

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

New Album: Zia

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.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Entrepreneuring the Esoteric

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

Oil Studies

Totem Pole and Another Shirt!

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.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

More Designs!

Here's a new tapesty/ t-shirt design. The tapestry would be red black and white and the t-shirt would be those colors plus the blue. Keep an eye out for these cuz there's more on the way and they're going to be available for you to own soon!

Monday, April 25, 2011


Oh and here's that tapestry/ t-shirt design again, except in green. Variety!

In Honor of Easter

So I might go whole hog and start getting these printed on big tapestries to be sold at some art galleries on Long Island. I'm going to start selling homemade screen printed shirts on etsy as well. Stay tuned for summer!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Minimal Album Artwork

Textural experiments and possible roughs for an upcoming music project.