Longtime readers of my blog may recall that I started recording electronic music with Android Invasion back in 2012. Recently, several events transpired that led me to return to that on-again-off-again project. For one thing, I read a lot of books about filmmakers over the summer, and I started thinking about how I wanted to…Read more Field Report
Speaking of "otherworldly" music (as I did a couple of days ago), here's a link to an interesting New Yorker article by Alex Ross I read on an odd music venue in Rangely, Colorado: http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/07/24/a-water-tank-turned-music-venue The venue is a giant water tank with unique ambient qualities that some people might describe as spooky. The article…Read more Interesting Article
Listening to Gravers Lane is like stepping into a spooky dreamscape reminiscent of Martin Gore’s solo work or Julee Cruise’s songs on the original Twin Peaks soundtrack. Lush synth pads coupled with a strong lead vocal combine to tear holes in day-to-day reality and reveal something—perhaps sinister, perhaps inspiring—shimmering on the other side of quotidian…Read more Exploring Earth Magic with Gravers Lane
My friend Tim Simmons wrote this instrumental piece and juxtaposed it with some footage he found in the Prelinger Archives. Tim is playing guitar and glockenspiel on this track, and I'm playing synthesizers. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WzxpLTQwkTE
First, let me say that I've always hated when my favorite recording artists issue remastered versions of LPs and CDs I've already purchased. Earlier this year, I bought Morrissey's Your Arsenal only to see a remastered edition available the following week -- and the remastered version did sound noticeably better. The incident annoyed me to…Read more Life at the Pace of Objects – Remastered!
Here's a recording of the reading I did at Rosemont College on Monday. I originally wrote this piece for H. Conrad Miller's A Side of Writing blog, and I've always liked the sentiment it expresses about writing and the human condition in general.