Just wanted to let you know that I have begun to release new music (finally!!!) and will be doing so on my new bandcamp page.
I offer you two new songs. Well, actually one is a song, the other could be described as magic-ritual-acapella-disco-roller-skating music for the most adventurous of you..! So I figure there’s something for everyone here. Both of them will be premiered tonight on The Curve Ball, hosted by my favorite DJ and music afficianado, Chris Evans.
The first song is called A New Adventure, and it’s pop. Pure pop. Actually, the song is about the internet, and the odd second reality that we have created out of it. Sometimes I feel like we’re building a bubble around ourselves that reflects some aspects of reality but without it’s depth and vulnerability. That’s what the song is about.
On A New Adventure I have a special guest vocalist, Tabitha Zisser, and her pals Athena and Verity. Hope you all enjoy it! Also, my good friend Nancy Kokoro will be doing one of her fun, experimental videos to it on Thursday (I’ll let you know where once it’s ready!) and it is being used in an ad for the an upcoming Etsy Mobile app.
The second… errr… vocal ritual is a crazy one. It’s called Rain or Shine and it’s a completely live, completely improvised performance. For the past couple of years I’ve been developing a live compositional technique which has a pretty intense ritual aspect. Anyway, this is one of the best ones. I love it. It was written during a time that I was feeling very lost, very down, very grumpy! And the piece was a ritual to transform that sourness into something ecstatic and full of joy. The original improvisation was 27 minutes, so for sure it’s been abbreviated, the mix manipulated a bit and I even added the occasional hand clap. But aside from that there have been no other corrections. It’s live. Put on some headphones (and some rollerskates), crank up the volume and enjoy.
They are both for sale, and if you want to offer some encouragement, please buy! They’re only a dollar, or 63 pence in England, 0, 73 euros in Europe!