Summer’s (almost) at an end, and shortly I will embark on a series of trips overseas to play music, which I’m looking forward to immensely. Please visit the “Events” page for details on September’s first leg of concerts at Cave12 in Geneva, Meakusma Festival in Eupen, Alice in Copenhagen, & Kaserne in Basel, with many (dozens) more yet TBA or TBC.
Over the past few months, I’ve managed to revamp my Live Electronic Music setup (in embryonic form, above) to the point where the music it produces has started to break cleanly away from the linear “Generators” frameworks into something far more complex & poly-rhythmic. The same parallel/async automation engines are still in effect, yet the music has taken a much more iterative & dareisay motorik direction that I can’t wait to hear on proper sound-systems. In all fairness, I’m not intent on deconstructing dance music inasmuchas constructing it (in the blue-collar, heavy lifting sense) from intervention-enabled engines that allow for risk & reward to be implemented at an atomic level. While this clip isn’t exactly indicative of where it’s at right now (it’s from Elevate in March), it’s not that far off:
Reassuringly, many have been in touch over the past few months inquiring about my current mental & financial well-being after witnessing the sheer volume of rare & impossible-to-find records I have been putting up for sale across the internet. I assure you, all is well in Brooklyn, although for myriad reasons I am thinning the herd significantly via Discogs & Reverb LP, and to a lesser extent the newly-birthed Alpha State NYC. Storage bills have been piling up; as the volumetric majority of storage space in question consists entirely of records, in boxes, packed airtight up to the ceiling, I have been taking a few boxes home every week & listing their contents up for sale, somewhat at random (for example, I just went through a huge chunk of original copies of records utilized in the Creel Pone campaign). I highly recommend taking a look, especially if you’re interested in Early Electronic & Avant-Garde LPs, of which there are well over a thousand currently on offer, at the lowest prices I can currently justify given market realities & locative concerns. Many of these don’t come up for sale often, if at all.
Finally; it’s definitely an interesting time to revisit this particular performance, which my old Boston homie Ben Sisto has just uploaded to YouTube; I believe this was the last of the “Playthroughs” concerts in its original iteration before putting the piece to bed for close to a decade; very interesting how far this went into a gained/event-less direction: