Flattering review of Music for the DMV by Gray Lee up on Houdini Mansions. An excerpt:
The end result of this digital collage of classical pieces with unique audio treatments is an artistic and detailed sonic work that one need not visit the DMV to enjoy. For those of you who are unfortunate enough to have business to conduct at the DMV, you might want to bring this album with you. The calming and intriguingly arranged music contained therin just might make your stay a little less unpleasant.
Read the whole review here, and make sure to check Houdini Mansions’ many projects, including the Magnetic Mystery Hour podcast and their gorgeous cassette release.
I was interviewed by the Middle Tennessee Music blog about Music for the DMV, indie music challenges, listening format preferences, and more. Check it out here!
A couple of songs from Music for the DMV have been making the rounds on some expertly curated Spotify playlists. “Twilight Moving Meditation” is on w.c. helmets Not For Study or Sleep playlist of dark ambient, drone, noise, neoclassical, and experimental music.
“Electropop Swimming Pool Gymnopedie” has been added to Tracy’s Expansion of Presence playlist, “an aural journey across genres, presenting unsigned artists and new artists.”
Head over to Spotify and get your #musicMonday off to a good start!
I’m excited to announce that “Bouncyland” is going to be on Volume 54 of Ball of Wax, a quarterly CD and book release of new music. In celebration, there will be a release show in Seattle, details below:
Ball of Wax 54 Release Show
with The Cupholders, Zachary Warnes, The Daphnes, and Kevin Sur
Friday, November 23rd, 9pm
Conor Byrne Pub, 5140 Ballard Ave NW
$8 / Ball of Wax 54 CD included with entry
Make sure to check out the excellent write-up of “Bouncyland” on the Ball of Wax blog!
About Volume 54:
BoW 54 is chock full of 20 songs from friends new and old – which we’ll be rolling out here on the Blog of Wax starting today. There is no particular theme, but the time signature 5/4 does show up more than would be statistically likely in any normal collection of 20 songs. Representing for the live experience will be Cupholders (the Ballard supergroup formerly known as Doug Hood and the Wholly Heathens, chock full of BoW friends) and three artists newer to the fold: Zachary Warnes, The Daphnes, and Kevin Sur. It’s going to be a great time – and, as always, everyone in the door gets a free copy of the new volume of Ball of Wax.
Up on Divide & Conquer, a 3.9 album rating for Music for the DMV . Thanks to them for checking out the album and supporting indie music!
Music for the DMV is the #19 overall and #4 electronic new album on WTUL’s Top 30 New Albums list this week!
There’s a great profile of my enigmatic friend and collaborator Xqui in Noise Journal, in which Xqui gives me a very generous shout out. Read here!
The video premiere post for “Call My Number” is the most popular post on hiapop this week. Thanks to all who’ve watched!