M4DMV on Bandcloud, What Penumbras on Dublin Digital

Bandcloud, aka Aidan Hanratty, had some kind words to say about Music for the DMV and my one year recap. Here’s an excerpt:

“It’s a concept album about visiting the Department of Motor Vehicles, and it mirrors the agitation and unease many feel there. It’s clubby, ambient, expansive and weird. I like it.”

Read the full review here along with words on John Beltran, Cloak, Pamcy, Forest Management, Litt, Oracula, Juarta Putra, D. Strange and Golden Chorale.

Bandcloud also played my song “What Penumbras” off Strategic Tape Reserve’s ShopLand World: Music for a Discovery Park of Miniature Supermarkets on his Dublin Digital Radio show last week; you can hear the full show, including tracks by Kings of Tomorrow, Diplo, Low Normal, Mischa Lively, Ten Years Lost, and more, over on Mixcloud:

1 Year of Music at the DMV

One year ago today I self-released Music for the DMV (and in celebration, it’s discounted on Bandcamp to $3 til the end of August!). I’ve had a lot of great response to the album. I decided to do a little recap of what the past year has looked like in terms of promoting the album. I’ve embedded an image of the report below, or you can download as a PDF here.

There were also quite a few other positive results from this project. I didn’t include this in the statistics, but the songs “Club Clanger” and “Ambient Industrial Gymnopedie” are part of WEATNU Radio’s rotating playlist and have each been played more than 200 times over the past year. “Club Clanger” was also licensed for commercial use (know where? Tell me!). I met new friend Xqui and we released a 2-song EP. I was invited to submit tracks to 4 different compilations (here, here, here, and here). I turned one of the live sets I recorded into Departure 2019, a name-your-price digital download and cassette tape. I contributed vocals that Whettman Chelmets used in a live set and subsequent release. The wonderful Yeah I Know It Sucks not only reviewed Music for the DMV, but also every single other thing I’ve ever released!

It’s been a great experience. I’m getting close to finishing up my next album and looking forward to whatever new experiences that release brings.

ShopLand World out TODAY!

ShopLand World: Music for a Discovery Park of Miniature Supermarkets is out today on the wonderful Strategic Tape Reserve label. Help support Eamon’s dreams of building a miniature supermarket theme park, and listen t 25 solid bangers along the way, all for the low low price of $3.36 USD for digital download or $5.60 USD for a BEYOOTIFUL cassette. Make sure to check out my contribution, “What Penumbras,” at track 2!

What Penumbras on COUNTERZINE

Tomorrow is the release day for ShopLand World, a compilation album of music written for a Discovery Park of Miniature Supermarkets on Strategic Tape Reserve’s label. COUNTERZINE has a sneak preview and review of the album up, with these generous words to say about my submission “What Penumbras:”

a frantic but industrious piece that captures the childhood nostalgia of beelining from megastore to megastore in the quickest, most efficient way possible so as to experience as many wares as possible before die Ausgangssperre. A sure-to-be favorite for fans of the practical aspects of tiny supermarkets: smaller stores means more stores and less distance between each one, a prime selling point of ShopLand this track expertly communicates.

Preview all 25 tracks on COUNTERZINE today, and get your pocketbooks ready for the beautifully designed cassette tapes that will be on sale tomorrow!