Archive for June, 2010

5 years

Sunday, June 27th, 2010

You are invited to Weddings

Thursday, June 24th, 2010

On August 24th Alchemist Records will be releasing Santa Cruz native Austin Wood’s Atlantic at Pacific debut album “Weddings”. I’ve been listening to the album as it’s progressed and now to the final version and it is a really awesome experience! It reminds me of the first few times I heard Boards of Canada’s “Music Has the Right to Children” and felt like there was an unexplored new world to discover. Repeated listenings reveal a depth of sound and vision that reward attention with electronic waves of texture, space and deep beats.  It captures the ocean and beach in all of it’s pleasantness, hypnotism and also it’s scary intensity.  I designed the album cover using a great image from Polaroid maestro holgabot.  Don’t miss this.  It’s an album to put on repeat.

Synthetic dreams

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

The Making of Sgt. Pepper

Sunday, June 13th, 2010

I’m getting closer and closer to finishing the new record and you may find bits of it showing up in random places on the site over the next few months. Still no release date, title, or art work to share for the time being but it shouldn’t be too much longer on that front.
In the meantime here’s a cool little documentary on the making of “Sgt. Pepper” that I thought would fill in the time as I make my way along my own current recording process.
The Beatles have always been one of my favorite bands. I can recall sitting close to the speaker listening to “Getting Better”, “Lucy in the Sky…” and the other Sgt. Pepper tracks as a wee lad of 3 or 4 and just being blown away by what I was hearing. There is definitely a magic to the sound they captured all those years ago and the remastered CDs have helped to bring back some of the freshness to listening to their catalog. It is crazy to think that a group of guys making art on this level were at the top of the pop music world at the time! Although indie music is making major in-roads to the top of the charts these days, most of the major label pop stuff these days is such commodified fluff compared to something like “A Day in the Life”. This doc. does a pretty good job of taking us back to those amazing times. Enjoy this while you can. Unfortunately these kinds of youtube gems have a way of being taken down.

The Future

Saturday, June 5th, 2010