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Primitive Ghosts

Sunday, March 2nd, 2014

Primitive Ghosts

Primitive Ghosts

Primitive Ghosts

Primitive Ghosts

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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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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Lupine Looping

Monday, November 7th, 2011

Oh yeah, I’m doing a “periodical” album of odds and ends (Ghosts of Bush). It’s been a while since the last addition but finally I’ve got something new, or rather, new to you but actually dating back to 2006 or 2007 during the sessions for the weird little EP Music Computer Film that I did. This piece contains elements that eventually became one of my favorite things that I’ve ever done, the track “Fox P2“. This early version is like a cat that you see at the animal shelter that’s dirty, rough looking and frayed around the edges but if you take it home, clean it up and give it some love, could become something you’ll like having around for awhile. It’s working title for better or worse is “Lupine Looping” and below it you’ll find the ancient relic of a video for “Fox P2”.

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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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Monster Mashup Party (For Acid Trip)

Monday, September 5th, 2011

Here’s the third installment in the ongoing Ghosts of Bush series. Not sure on much about this one but I think it was just a one take, one synth kind of improv jam. Especially not sure about the title, but that’s what the file was called so I’m sticking with it.

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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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