CMSO on Ambient Atomic Orbitals

Thank you Ambient Atomic Orbitals for remixing/mashing/weaving a handful of tracks from the upcoming EP C.M.S.O. on their newest episode (there’s some bonus Farewell, Doomed Planet! on there too). It’s a great sneak peek of the album and also a totally different way of listening to it, check it out!

Madeline Hoak on Spectators of Digital Dance

Part of the Telephone project (previously written about here) is a section of essays about the project as a whole. Artist and academic Madeline Hoak‘s “Digital Dance & TELEPHONE: A Unique Spectator Experience” analyzes how participants interpreted digital dance including my piece, “Nest,” which was preceded and inspired by a digital dance by Micaela Mamede.

[Image: still from Micaela Mamede’s dance film]

New song and a giant game of Telephone

Today is the launch of Telephone, “a game of art whispered around the world” in which a singular message was eventually passed along and interpreted artistically by more than 900 artists from 72 countries. The game began almost a year ago; I received my assignment and finished my song in July; and today is the first time I’m getting to see the original message as well as the works that were inspired by my interpretation (1, 2). It’s a beautiful, amazing, humbling thing. And the Telephone team did a heckuva job figuring out how best graphically represent the transmission of the message across the world and through different art forms.

I know I’ll be exploring this for weeks, months. I hope you do too. My song, “Nest,” is here.

CMSO on Urban Mutant and Guest Mix on I Heart Noise

Thanks to Dʝ βLєєҜ for including “Abstract” from Orca, Attack!‘s forthcoming album C.M.S.O. on yesterday’s episode of Urban Mutant, first broadcast on Hollow Earth Radio and now on Mixcloud:

Orca, Attack! also put together a guest for I Heart Noise in honor of the release. The mix includes a smorgasbord of spoken word, synthesized voices, music made for commercial purposes, music made for educational/instructional purposes, videogame music, and some other stuff that we just thought was cool, with artists ranging from Frank Ocean to Gwendolyn Brooks to Stone Temple Pilots to Throbbing Gristle to Susan Stone…Check it out in Mixcloud and see the full tracklist over on the I Heart Noise website.

CMSO on Avant Music News

Many thanks to Avant Music News for including Orca, Attack!’s upcoming release, C.M.S.O., in their picks of the week alongside Caustic Reverie, Damon Locks / Black Monument Ensemble, Vertical Squirrels, and Arvind Ganga & Riccardo Marogna. Pre-orders for cassette or digital download are available from Strategic Tape Reserve’s Bandcamp or more digital options here, and the album releases on April 16.

CMSO Pre-orders now available

Hi friends! I’m so excited to announce that pre-orders are now available for my new album with Orca, Attack! (myself and David Rodriguez). C.M.S.O. is an educational album, inspired by library music and the electronic works of Raymond Scott, about the very real research field (ahem) of Course Management System Optimization. Head over to Strategic Tape Reserve for some truly elegant cassette tapes. Hope you are well, and enjoy!

WTUL Charts and CMSO pre-release

So tickled that Farewell, Doomed Planet! just won’t stay off the WTUL charts; it comes in at #19 for the week of 03/07/21-03/13/21.

Also, pre-release for my new EP with Orca, Attack! goes on sale tomorrow! Keep your eyes on the Strategic Tape Reserve Bandcamp for cassette tapes, and the Elizabeth Joan Kelly and Orca, Attack! Bandcamp pages for digital only purchases.

I Heart Noise and Tak Tent Radio

Thank you to Pete Murphy for including “Harm” and “Baleen Executioner” off Farewell, Doomed Planet! on I Heart Noise’s latest mixtape. It’s in fantastic company alongside tracks from Xqui, modus pony, Netta Goldhirsch, boycalledcrow, Equinox, qualchan, and more. See the full tracklist on the website and listen on Mixcloud or below.

Thanks also to Toxic Chicken and Tak Tent Radio for including “Waking Up With a Cat On My Face” from the Front & Follow ISOLATION AND REJECTION VOL 1 compilation on the latest episode of Culture as a Dare. It’s part of a great mix including underground icons St James Infirmary, vylter, Maryanne Amacher, Petridisch, and Holly Herndon. Tracklist on the Tak Tent site and audio on Mixcloud/below!

Electrojunkyard Episode 5

Airing today: an especially droney/ambient episode of ElectroJunkyard, my bi-monthly show on Camp Radio in France. Homespun mixes of underground electronic music from the past, present, and maybe even the future. Airs at 7pm CET / 1pm CST. Listen at Camp Radio.

Episode 5 tracklist:

0:00 EJK + TWW – re/emergence0001 [single, self-released]

2:10 Hoon – search [unfinished #1, code]

3:36 Jon Hassell – Slipstream [Listening To Pictures (Pentimento Volume One), Ndeya]

6:23 Hermaphradragon – We Out(ta) Here [Cash For Uhuru, self-released]

9:05 Jeremy Dutcher – Qonute [Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa, self-released]

12:19 Ela Orleans – Sensation [Circles Of Upper And Lower Hell, Night School Records]

16:25 Duet for Theremin and Lap Steel – Fata Morgana [Halocline, Stickfigure]

22:00 andrea parker & daz quayle – trepidation [private dreams and public nightmares, Aperture]

26:17 Senyawa – Alkisah II [Alkisah, various]

32:54 Meitei – Kawanabe Kyosai -Pt.I- [Komachi, Métron Records]

41:27 Félicia Atkinson – You Have To Have Eyes [The Flower And The Vessel, Shelter Press]

49:22 Tanya Tagaq – Toothsayer [Toothsayer, SIX SHOOTER]

53:28 Forest Robots – All Great Things Must Grow Through Dirt First [Amongst A Landscape Of Spiritual Reckoning, Wormhole World]

57:17 EJK + TWW – re/emergence0002 [single, self-released]