08/17/12::: As posted below, the foghorn remix album is out, and I'm really happy with it. But it came to light that some people weren't able to get a remix done by the deadline for any number of legit reasons, so I considered ways to include them somehow. I landed on a solution that could include them, and allows me to leave it open for others to remix it as they come upon either the original field recordings or the remix compilation.
So here is what to do if you feel a hankerin' to get your remixing paws on some foghorns:::
1. Download Nobska in lossless and convert to wav or aif for remixing. Drop a 0 in the name-your-price field. 2. Create a remix using *only* the Nobska field recordings as source material, doing whatever you like to them. 3. Upload your remix to the site of your choice for free download, and on the same page link back to the original Nobska Remixes compilation: http://scutopus.bandcamp.com/album/nobska-remixes 4. Let me know you have created a remix, and I will update the Nobska Remixes info section with a link to your remix's page. 4b. (no) Profit! 5. Seriously, though, I was so happy with the results of the compilation I'm excited to open it up to remixing by anyone who might feel inclined to do so. Have fun! :) ***6. Tell anyone you think might be interested in such an endeavor!!!
I look forward to what may come.
07/20/2012::: Numerous albums to announce! First off is the most recent: a collection of remixes of my foghorn recordings from Nobska, which make up the remarkably varied, yet coherent Nobska Remixes. This is a very exciting album, and I'm excited to hear what people think about it.
In addition, I released a collection of immersive, immense, and potentially meditative drones back on May 30th called Drone Age. This is the beginning of an era of much drone exploration for me. Stay tuned for more as it develops.
02/24/12::: Download my live set from Vaudeville Park
09/11/11::: Download my live set from Brain Wave
I played a gig back on August 24th at Brain Wave Wednesdays at Angels and Kings in NYC alongside Eric Fitzgerald and bresma. All three of our sets went over well, and we all had a blast! Download my set and bask in the pretty drone beats, electrotechno, head-nod hip-hop, and industrial dancehall flavors.
Addendum::: The first portion is a version of "Canterfoal," available as a bonus track with a download of my album "Friendell." The second section of the live set is a version of "Goombaturtle" off of "scutopus pegasus unicorn tiger". Both of these albums are available for download from my Bandcamp page.
09/10/11::: Too many updates!!!
So much has gone on since my last update on this site--I've been quite remiss in keeping scutopus.com up to date. Time to remedy this.
Friendell, my pretty, melodic, sometimes melancholy, guitar-usin', drone-havin' album of tunes I made over the 2000s is finally done and downloadable for free/name your price at the link above. I'm very proud of the music here, and it shows a different side of scutopus. Two remixes of Time of Orchids are part of the album, since they fit the vibe I was going for. The download also features two bonus tracks, one of which is a live variation on "Foal (A Lullaby)", and the other of which is an early 4-track demo of "End."
scutopus pegasus unicorn tiger is now downloadable in its entirety for free/name your price over at Bandcamp. Go listen and enjoy the comparatively accessible techno album of the two under my belt so far.
I have a track on the first Wormwood Society compilation of music to drink absinthe by, Musique d'Absinthe, composed for and exclusive to this release. My track is a musical take on what the louche sounds like, with some quality artistic liberties taken. A $2 CD! You can't argue with that. All proceeds to towards the organization, a non-profit dedicated to tearing down the myths and nonsense surrounding absinthe, to reveal a classy, tasty drink. If you like anise and/or fennel. :)
I'm sure there's more, but this update has enough for now. More to come, that's for sure!
04/11/08::: scutopus & co. track on MP3 tribute compilation
A segment of the dodgeball rave (guess which one!) that I played in collaboration with JTS3K and The Brown Moth is a part of an MP3 compilation which pays tribute to the co-founder and former CEO of Elektron, Daniel Hansson. He died tragically in a car accident last year. (See news post below.) 30 MP3s are yours for $5, the entirety of which goes towards the World Wildlife Fund, as Daniel was fond of environmental causes. There is also a batch of MP3s for download from the site which did not make the main tribute, but are still rockin'enough to be featured on the site. Did I mention if you buy the collection with haste that you will be entered into a drawing to win a Sidstation? They are no longer in production, so this is a very cool bonus if you are a musician. Go to 45 Tribute now!
09/06/07::: R.I.P. Daniel Hansson
I recently learned that the CEO and main visionary of the Swedish company that makes my favorite hardware synths, Elektron, died in a car accident. He was 33. I was initially surprised at how shaken up I am by this, but it makes sense because they were a small company who cared about their customers and would go above and beyond to help users of their products. Plus, their synths inspired creativity and allowed one to stay away from a computer (if one wished) to make electronic music. For all these reasons and more I've felt a personal connection with the synths--the Sidstation, Machinedrum and Monomachine--and by extension those who made them. I'm am glad that the company will continue on, though I couldn't imagine it not doing so for any reason.
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