It's been interesting time, the past 6 years being an artist without a current, or even recent mass-market commercial recording out there in the aether. Incredible that I've still been able to continue doing what I love the most, which is traveling to perform music, without the regular noise of the music industry lapping at my heels. Which all makes the little bits of writing & whatnot people have recently conjured all the more rewarding; no one has been pitching anything on my behalf, meaning everything comes from the innate perspective & interests of a given writer.
I was surprised to find, when logging in to Bandcamp the other day, an image of my old Mackie Onyx mixer & scattered Intellijel array staring back at me adjoining the featured article on their homepage. Props to Leo Raymond for including me in his "Eight Contemporary Artists Making the Most of Modular Synth" article, through which I've seen & felt a sizable increase of traffic towards the offerings there, which I will now scramble to add to.
That same day, I received a cryptic request for an "image of your performing" from the Digital Photo Editor of The New Yorker; days later I was pleased to discover Joshua Rothman's lovely piece on my 2002 album "Playthroughs". If having my name translated into cyrillic for "Geometry of Now" was a career linguistic highpoint, the article's diaeresis - my first - easily trumps it. I'm super honored to be featured in the magazine; I've been an avid, regular reader for as long as I can remember, so this is huge.
Weird, sudden uptick in people writing in to ask if I'll resume performing the "Playthroughs" set piece, which I don't take as a rejection of my current music - easily the most satisfying of my career to perform, if neck & neck with the "Occlusions" for the most difficult - in as much as the newfound discovery of it by a current wave of explorers. In short: I have been; first at the Kranky 20th, then again at Barcelona's l'Auditori last year - this will resume later this year in Japan & Nantes - possibly more interests dictating.