Archive for the ‘free music’ Category

Leaders and Followers

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

It’s been a little quiet on the site lately but that’s only due to being quite busy in the physical world. More time making music=less screen time=new directions!
Awhile back the talented/hard working comedian/musician James Nghiem of Robot Saves City asked me to do a cover of one of the songs off the Clerks soundtrack for his Clerks remake project. I chose the cool Bad Religion song “Leaders and Followers” and I started out trying to do some what of a typical electronic cover of the song but I was never really happy with the direction it was going, so I instead made this more experimental version. Check it out and the other covers here:

Down Under

Sunday, August 12th, 2012

It’s been quite awhile since I’ve put up any tracks for the Ghosts Of Bush free album but I came across another today that seemed like it belonged. I don’t know exactly when it was made but I think it’s at least a few years old.

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Luscious Skin Ventriloquist

Monday, May 14th, 2012

We’ve got a new Alchemist tape out tomorrow. It’s by my good friend Kyle Comb’s project Luscious Skin which he’s formed with the very talented songwriter and vocalist Rhys Ziemba. They’ve concocted a very fresh sound that draws from their various influences of Tropicalia, Afro Pop and the like, but mutates it into something new. Here’s the title track to whet your whistle. Pick up a copy of the cassette and stream the album here.

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Softoft Techech

Monday, March 26th, 2012

I don’t think have posted anything here about our latest Alchemist release but the tapes are finally in so now is a good time. It’s from Brooklyn based programmer, musician and artist Paul Slocum under his new Softoft Techech moniker. He made a name for himself with his first band Tree Wave which made Shoegazey sounding stuff with Atari game consoles, dot matrix printers, and Commodore 64s all using software that Paul himself wrote. Some of his software went on to be sold as game cartridges for the Atari and Commodore that turn said machines into wicked Synths (see videos below). In more recent times Paul has started making cool iPhone apps one of which, Sir Sampleton, is a nice little sampler app that works kind of like a Casio SK1 or Yamaha VSS sampling toy Synth. The EP we’ve released struck me when I heard with the wild freshness of it’s sound. It’s got all kinds of layers that build and build into poly-rhythmic mayhem topped with celestial sounding voices and grimy undercurrents. It’s kind of like his 8bit Shoegaze stuff but warped and mangled into future primitive Techno mini jams. The closest comparison I would make would be The Field but this is a lot funkier and less self indulgent in terms of song length. The EP is available on c15 cassette (see photos) for 7 bones and also digitally via iTunes, Emusic etc. Purchase and stream it here and visit the world of Paul Slocum here. Here’s a free track for a taste.

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Bells

Thursday, December 22nd, 2011

Here’s another little jam for the Ghosts of Bush files. This will probably be one of the last ones of this thing. I need to wrap it up so I can work on new stuff. This one is based on recordings of some metal bowls that have interesting tones. Not quite holiday music but hey, there’s kind of a bell thing happening?

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Look To The Female

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

Here’s another Ghosts of Bush track. This one steps out from the skeletal synth sounds of most of these tracks and ventures into some kinda Kraut inspired territory. Probably from the same time period as the “Lupine Looping” track (late 07?).

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Ambie Dance

Monday, November 21st, 2011

Here’s the next installment in the Ghosts of Bush series. This one’s probably 3 years old or so. A bare bones one take sketch. Makes me want another PSS.

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Goingtorain

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

Here’s another track for the Ghosts of Bush project. Not sure when it was done but probably sometime around ’06-’07.

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Modern Weather

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

Earthquake on the east coast got you down? Hottest Summer ever got you thinking apocalyptic 2012 thoughts? Well don’t fight it, ride with it. The second track for my periodical album Ghosts of Bush is here for you and it’s a foreboding slow jam that’ll get you in the right head space to enjoy your slide into Armageddon. It’s called Modern Weather and speaks for itself. It’s also from the White Noise era but was a bit too dark and weird to fit.

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