A few years back we were at an art show deep within an abandoned bunker in SF. There was a meeting place, some nearby parking lot, then someone would gather small groups and help show them the path into the bunker. Once we were a few rooms in, there were candles on the ground and urban explorer themed photos along the walls. It was pretty awesome.
About an hour later we had seen all the art and tasted as much cheap whiskey as we could stand, so we started exploring deeper and deeper within the tunnels. One of the rooms we found ourselves in had fantastic acoustic properties. It wasn’t much bigger than the rest of the rooms, but every sound we made just seemed to echo off the walls. So I turned my headlamp off and started to make an “ommmmm” sound, hoping my friends would join me. That’s when I discovered that our friend Ken was a skilled Tuvan throat singer, because of course he is.
I’ve been cranking out a bunch of songs lately, on both acoustic and electronic devices. It’s been a blast to be diving into music again. Most of the electronic tunes I’ve been working on were intended to be used for our Sweet Ride video game (which is still in the works), but I’ve already got more than I need for that. So maybe these will appear somewhere else. These tunes are created with hard hitting drums, lots of bass, lo-fi synths, and acoustic toy samples. Here are a few previews of those new tracks:
Bonus, today is #808day (named after the famous 808 drum machine, known for it’s low tuned kickdrum). So it’s a perfect day to share these tracks.
My buddy Greg Cohen recently published this video from his candy shop, Lofty Pursuits, in Tallahassee, Florida. This video shows a montage of melting candy mixed with one or two of my own chiptune songs. The results are oddly satisfying.
Bandcamp announced they are donating their cut of album sales to the ACLU for the day (2/3/17). In solidarity, I’m donating 100% of my album sales on Bandcamp to the ACLU too. This will be for any sales between now and Monday morning.