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Sometime in 2009 I drifted away from music fanaticism. People who read this site might remember when I contributed album reviews and music criticism as a staff member and not emeritus. Similarly I had a couple of composition projects I was working on around that time that moved from amateur to professional (in aspiration only) and then to shelved before I could finish the mixing and mastering process. I have no interest in dredging the depths of my hard drive to complete these sessions, but I do think it’d be nice to share the demos.

The music is guitar-centric but is best identified as trip hop if only for the chill but detailed drum patterns. I wanted the textures to be pretty languid throughout so I sampled a lot of Javanese gamelan (a closeted love of mine) and combined this with an amazing drum kit library shared by a buddy who some of you may know as PSY/OPSogist. Compositionally I was heavily influenced by him as well as similar artists like Team Sleep, Blue Sky Black Death, DJ Shadow, and Xiu Xiu, among others.

Hopefully there’s a track or two in this collection you enjoy. Though the whole album is meant to have a flow (I’m an artíste bro), if you only have time for one track check out “These Arms.” It’s definitely the most energetic song on the album and I haven’t heard of anybody who thinks it’s scrubby (yet). Thank you!

-Nick





Deviant.
02.23.12
Will check these out when I get home, sounds promising

pizzamachine
02.23.12
They're pretty nifty I must say.

musicConsumer
02.23.12
The end to Magick March is sick.

JordanS
02.28.12
wait, seriously? you drifted away from music? i remember you posting these on your blog when you were studying music at williams. do you not play anymore?? what are you pursuing now?

DFelon204409
02.28.12
Umm I mean I finished my degree and all but I am not working on projects right now. I'm just old now.

JordanS
02.28.12
sounds like you need to get back on that horse cowboy

Tyrannic
02.28.12
PSY/OPSogist is fucking awesome, sounds good

Geist
03.02.12
I will listen to these when I get the time. Good shit, man.

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