Wednesday, June 3, 2020

New Live Music!

It's been a while since I posted. I've had many ideas for reviving this Blog but for now I'll just start with where it all matters: The music and people.

At the end of February 2020 my friend and local Philadelphia EMusic veteran SteveO and I got together and set up some gear and just improvised for the evening. On a whim I recorded it and when I went back to the files and mixed things it reminded me a lot of the 1990s live Music For Isolation Tanks coffeehouse gigs I did (now available as the Caffeine album) . Sure some of the gear has changed and while our styles have evolved setting up a limited amount of gear and making the most of it is pretty much what I always did.

These jams include some old favorites of mine in gear (hell-O Juno106!) but also some of my  circuit bent gizmos that weren't  around in the 90s.

SteveO is the founder and leader of many Philadelphia Electronic bands including the brilliant Punch Drunk  and Klockenhouzer as well as the bass player in the Goth/Doom Metal Band The Worst Ones.

You can see some of Punch Drunk's theatrical and aural mayhem online and still buy their compilation CD  on amazon.  or listen on Spotify.  Here's a great example of what made them so unique and exciting:

We did two jams for a Looong time and I edited them down (believe it or not!) The link is a free download of two songs totaling over 25 minutes. Enjoy!

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