Saturday, December 24, 2011

Inappropriate for the holidays.

A week or so ago, I did some holiday collaborations with James DeAngelis. Check out how textural and sad they came out.


Skeletonbreath - Eagle's Nest, Devil's Cave
Download: Mediafire
Tags: progressive, experimental, math thrash, instrumental

Skeletonbreath is a violinist, electric bassist and drummer. They violently barrel through so many different genres and influences (from classical to surf to metal to Klezmer to omgwhat) but with a bizarre grace that makes it so engaging. If you're looking for alarmingly talented musicians playing manic, brutal as hell compositions that will blow your mind through the back of your skull, do yourself a favor and download this.
You may recognize the playing style of Bob Pycior, who is also the violinist of the gothic country/indie folk group, O'Death.

This album was the soundtrack for the collaborations posted above. I feel like it makes sense.

Saturday, December 17, 2011


Phase 1: Start Occupation

Phase 2: Continue Occupation

Created in acknowledgement of Occupy Wall Street's third Monthiversary. This scene is riddled with characters and friends from past creations and relationships of the last several months. Maybe you'll recognize some!
Though there are things I'd do differently in hindsight, this piece holds a buttload of personal significance and it's crammed with a lot of sentimentality and nostalgia. It felt really good to make it and I couldn't be happier that I did.

Way more to come.


Couch Forts - Boln
Download: Mediafire
Tags: folk, indie pop, bluegrass

Since we're revisiting the past few months, here's something I listened to a whole bunch back in September. It's really gorgeous folky pop stuff. I've never heard such rich and decorative instrumentals come out of music like this and the lyrics are tender and inspiring. Some lovely things can happen when you put guitar, banjo and fiddle together.

...But we already knew that, right?
(Forgive the absence of album art. Anyone care to help me out with that?)

Sunday, December 4, 2011

The New York post.

Haw haw. Get it?

Done with ink and coffee. I'd like to do more on-sight comic documentation, or whatever this would be considered.

Oh, and I finished this flier. Didn't it come out cool-looking?!

There'll be a bunch more stuff soon. I've got a spiel to give about a Wood Spider tour/new release too. So many things!


Various Artists - Retro Christmas
Download: (Compiled by) Ultraswank
Tags: lounge, space age pop, christmas

I'm confident there's some people out there who like Christmas music when it's done with some creativity so this is for them. It's a compilation of loosely holiday-themed tracks from the experimental sound recording scene of the 50s, 60s and 70s. It's way swanky and at the very least, makes nice background music when you're drinking a carton of egg nog amongst your extended family.

If you're into some real good holiday swing, check out this post from last year, too.