Description : A fun song....using my imagination to create a new super hero.... The Blaster
Description : Collab with Salook and Avanaco. Salook sent me the stems and I was inspired to do something n0madish to it. Added bull roarers, rattles, and effected barimbau to the mix and tweaked and manipulated the stems to tease out the urban aboriginal sounds.
I've tried to turn this thing into a sonic ritual - and let the sounds effect the psyche in significant ways.
FINAL FINAL DRAFT2 - rerecorded with Live and the APC 40. Added an additional track (to create more bass) of an effected monochord attempting to emulate the sounds of a friction drum. Further revised the effects on the barimbau, and rattles, too. Addition of ululations for purposes of equilibrium. Pretty intense.
Salook and I have been discussing this project as a kind of sonic triptych, with each of the 3 collaborators having a version like a panel in a painting. The iconographic triptychs were portals between the mundane world and the spiritual one, and it really feels like the "base" of this piece connects to this function.
When I was a graduate student at Western Washington University, we had a visiting professor from the Northwest Province of Cameroon join the dept. for a year. Shortly after arriving, he went to visit the nearby Lummi Reservation and was surprised to find that their masks were very similar to his own. Additionally, the Lummi had wooden longhouses just like back home, and danced the same dances but in the opposite direction. The only real difference he could see (of significance) was how the rattle is a sacred object in America, but not back in Africa.
Much thanks to Salook and Avonaco for allowing me to do this one.
Avonaco's "Action Figures" should be listened to first.
Salook's "Ham Radio" should be listened to next.
Description : instrumental part: Bleep
Vocal part: Steelyvibe (https://www.looperman.com/acapellas/detail/9906/the-killing-floor-by-steelyvibe-100bpm-spoken-word-acapella)
Description : I am in love with this song!!! I used a loop for the guitar, and I chopped up a drum loop and made my own. Everything else is original. Love comments!
Description : I am a huge fan of Dr. Fink and Bobby Z from the Revolution. I tried to make a song that had the same feel of their style of music. Everything was played by me and no samples or loops used. Tell me how you like it. If you would like a download of this track, msg me.