"Static" - CD - CD in jewel case with original artwork

My musical background lies primarily in playing jazz saxophone and clarinet. After becoming interested in minimalism, I wanted to experiment with how electronics could be used to manipulate certain traditional elements of musical structure (or in some cases eliminate them altogether) in order to achieve emotional resonance in surprising ways. This is the genesis of “Static”. Enjoy. 

 

Edition of 300.

 

Available from Amazon, CD Baby, and Bandcamp.

"Static" - MP3 - MP3

My musical background lies primarily in playing jazz saxophone and clarinet. After becoming interested in minimalism, I wanted to experiment with how electronics could be used to manipulate certain traditional elements of musical structure (or in some cases eliminate them altogether) in order to achieve emotional resonance in surprising ways. This is the genesis of “Static”. Enjoy. 

 

Available from iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby, and Bandcamp.

"Writhing in Grace" - MP3 - MP3

The slow transitions from section to section balance a growing tension with a feeling of grace and lightness. A feeling of being submerged is gradually replaced by a relentless mechanical presence, which is resolved subtly, just as it first appeared.

 

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"Forms" - CD - CD in jewel case with original artwork

For this album I wanted to create something that had more bite than much of the drone/ambient music which leans toward the pretty or minimal end, while making it more substantial than pure "noise" music. The particular variety of instruments used here suits that purpose well, as the album includes saxophone, clarinet, guitar, theremin, and various keyboards and electronics. Through the distortion, there is always a little taste of a melodic line to tease you in while you revel in layer after layer.

 

Edition of 300.  

 

Available from Amazon, CD Baby, and Bandcamp.  

"Forms" - MP3 - MP3

For this album I wanted to create something that had more bite than much of the drone/ambient music which leans toward the pretty or minimal end, while making it more substantial than pure "noise" music. The particular variety of instruments used here suits that purpose well, as the album includes saxophone, clarinet, guitar, theremin, and various keyboards and electronics. Through the distortion, there is always a little taste of a melodic line to tease you in while you revel in layer after layer.

 

Available from iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby, and Bandcamp.

"Indeterminate" - CD - CD in digipak with original artwork

The instruments utilized on this piece are saxophones, clarinets, keyboards, guitars, theremin and various electronics. The first piece starts with high tones, followed by big low harmonies provided by a heavily reverberated theremin. The slow drop of the perfect 5th down to something close to a diminished 5th (and back up again) provides a source of repeating tension and release. This is punctuated by synthetic string swells and seemingly random percussion stabs. The end is capped with a clarinet melody. This sets the tone for the rest of "Indeterminate", using similar instrumentation to complete the rest of the album, as well as some additional recorded sounds, vinyl pops, and a mix of analog and software synthesizers.

 

Edition of 300.

 

Available from Amazon, CD Baby and Bandcamp.

"Indeterminate" - MP3 - MP3

The instruments utilized on this piece are saxophones, clarinets, keyboards, guitars, theremin and various electronics. The first piece starts with high tones, followed by big low harmonies provided by a heavily reverberated theremin. The slow drop of the perfect 5th down to something close to a diminished 5th (and back up again) provides a source of repeating tension and release. This is punctuated by synthetic string swells and seemingly random percussion stabs. The end is capped with a clarinet melody. This sets the tone for the rest of "Indeterminate", using similar instrumentation to complete the rest of the album, as well as some additional recorded sounds, vinyl pops, and a mix of analog and software synthesizers.

 

Available from iTunes, CD Baby, and Bandcamp.

"Extended Sonority" - MP3 - MP3

Long-form ambient piece which utilizes digitally treated acoustic instruments and non-traditional sound sources. This piece utilizes alto saxophone and bass clarinet, both digitally treated to alter their original sounds, as well as synthesizers and static. It slowly evolves over the course of over thirty minutes with repetitive mechanical sounds ebbing in over time.

 

Available from iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby, and Bandcamp.

"Accompaniments for Sparse Rhythms" - CD - CD in digipak with original artwork

As the title suggests, this is the first of my projects to consistently use rhythm throughout the album. I use a variety of instruments, including soprano sax, alto sax, soprano clarinet, bass clarinet, analog synths, electric guitar, and various electronics to create a sound that melds improvisations rooted in jazz with distorted drones and electronic textures. A forceful combination of electronic, jazz, improvisation, noise and drone formats.

 

Edition of 100.

 

Available from Amazon, CD Baby, and Bandcamp.

"Accompaniments for Sparse Rhythms" - MP3 - MP3

As the title suggests, this is the first of my projects to consistently use rhythm throughout the album. I use a variety of instruments, including soprano sax, alto sax, soprano clarinet, bass clarinet, analog synths, electric guitar, and various electronics to create a sound that melds improvisations rooted in jazz with distorted drones and electronic textures. A forceful combination of electronic, jazz, improvisation, noise and drone formats.

 

Available from iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby, and Bandcamp.