Friday, April 18, 2014

For Mom

Originally from An Hour off Your Life; also appearing on the The Octomom of Pop compilation.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

For the Film-School Grad Students

Originally from Sixty-Nine; also found on The Octomom of Pop.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

For the Girl Next Door

- wherever she might live:

Originally on My Beautiful World; also on the compilation My Velvet Rut.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

I don't just need a job –

J'ai besoin d'une nouvelle carrière:

Found on the My Velvet Rut compilation; originating from the Dominique EP.

Monday, March 31, 2014

For the San Franciscans

From the all-instrumental album With the Moon behind Me; also found on the My Velvet Rut compilation.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Total Spotification

Finally, present for streaming on Spotify are all four compilations: The Octomom of Pop, My Velvet Rut, Mommy Was Pretty (label sampler), and Zusammenstellung (Kleinabermein kompilation).

All but My Velvet Rut are now available on iTunes; that one should appear some time in April. Xbox users, you can also stream the bejesus outa any of 'em while blowin' shit up and cuttin' off people's heads.

Monday, March 24, 2014

For My Homeys

This is the final track from the My Velvet Rut compilation. After it finishes, you can play the whole album from the beginning. This song is originally from An Hour off Your Life.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

My Velvet Rut: Another Compilation of Stuff by Me

It seemed in order to post another compilation of "my stuff" on Spotify, iTunes, et al., so I culled 20 songs to form My Velvet Rut: Another Compilation of Stuff by Me. Most of the recordings date from the past couple of years; the final two tracks throw allaway back to 2011, when I was still wet behind the cojones.

Presently available for download on Bandcamp, with a bonus track almost 15 minutes in duration.
The CD edition is available via the Bandcamp page.

Full tracklisting and respective provenances here.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Films That I Liked at SXSW 2014

Call me a traitor to my race, but I paid far more attention to the films than to the music during SXSW, this year. I did see a couple films which I didn't like that much, and I even walked-out on one, but in general, the quality of the films screening at SXSW is consistently staggering. Even the films which verge on mediocre have something brilliant about them – a performance, cinematography, an original score – that redeems them as memorable. Bear in mind that there were scores of films that I did not see; it's just impossible to see all the films whose synopses one finds interesting. These are the films, in no particular order, and for varying reasons, which I'd liked enough to recommend (after the jump):

Monday, March 3, 2014

Das letzte Album von Kleinabermein

After having very recently completed the previous Kleinabermein album (see below), I realized that the impetus behind those works had run its course; that there was no more to be found in such "darkness" but more darkness. It no longer became possible to make this sort of "music" with a sense of humor in the mix, and this mode of expression had become self-limiting by virtue of its self-definition.

To pre-emtively gratify any future inclination to do so, and since some "final statement" should be made, I have completed what will be the final Kleinabermein album. It is entitled Himmeloderhoelle – one continuous hour of glacially-paced electrocreep. Probably great for sex on drugs, but so what?

Available as download via Bandcamp; also as CD. If you're going for the download, do so in a lossless format (i.e., FLAC), as encoding to lossy format (i.e., MP3, OGG) will likely result in clipping artefacts due to the heaviness of the low-end frequencies.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

New Aptly-Entitled Album by Kleinabermein

The latest album by Kleinabermein is Bullshit. (I love titles which also serve as succinct reviews.) Four tracks at 36 minutes; last of which is 20 minutes in required duration. While resembling the precedents of past works, this album features also human vocals with intelligible language (English, for the masses).

Available as download on Bandcamp; also as CD.

In all candor, this one is hard for me to listen to, so if you're into this sort of thing, it's right up your dark, stinky alley.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Mommy Was Pretty Compilation

The My Music by Me Music label sampler Mommy Was Pretty is available for sale via iTunes. The compilation features Kleinabermein, Colin Ambulance, Dicklyn Fut, Creeps Ahoy!, Blood Turds, Japanese Mother-Son Movie, some guy named Steve Fitch, and some other band, whose name I can't recall at the moment.

But do us both a favor, and download it via Bandcamp. You can also listen to it, and rip crappy, scratchy-sounding low-bitrate streams of the selections instead of enjoying the full-fidelity goodness of the lossless files available for purchase, on that page.

If you must: Amazon.MP3 • Even better: CD

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Non-Man Now Available as CD and Download

Non-Man is now available for download on Bandcamp and as a CD; as MP3 download on Amazon MP3 some time this year (that's a sarcastic remark, folks). Eight songs at 25 mintues, plus a 15-minute thingamawhatzit at the end of the CD. Yeah, kinda brief – but what I call "succinct." Sometimes ya just gotta make your point and leave it at that.

Any animal I like or I resemble is welcome for a temporary stay. Hums of my appliances accompany my waking thoughts in lieu of a tender vox humana. Life has missed me; I'm crazy, but not dangerous; I hold back as much as I let fly. I'm a non-man.

Friday, February 7, 2014

Scott M. Phillips (1964-2014)

Scott Phillips by me, October. 2013
Last night I received an e-mail, from a friend in NYC, informing me that our friend Scott Phillips, had died in Washington, DC, last weekend. He would have turned 50 this April. It might seem somehow auspicious or spooky that, since last Saturday, I've had trouble sleeping at night, or that, all week, I'd been "intending" to post something about Scott's musical and cinematic efforts because dude (in living form) needed some mad props to the max (as we used to say back in the '80s), or that I had been perpetually forestalling honoring his request to put an autographed copy of the 12" EP by his band Sarcastic Orgasm on eBay to "test the market" for it. Then again, it might not seem so spooky, amounting to my being a negligent friend too engrossed in his own troubles to properly appreciate a motherfucker. Now, all that's reduced to this. (Continued after the jump.)

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

My Deal with the Devil

I had this dream in which I was standing in line behind a lot of other people, waiting for my turn to be admitted to Hell. The queque advanced slowly, as the Devil, seated at a lectern just outside the entrance, read aloud, from a large book,  an account of each person's personal history in order to justify that person's admission to the Eternal Inferno. When it came my turn, the Devil began to read the history of my life, but fell silent as he read to himself. Seeming almost ashamed, he looked up at me and apoiogized, "Sorry, but you've already been through Hell. Get outa here."

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Okay – yeah, so – like, Dicklyn Fut . . .

Pictures of Her Arms by Dicklyn Fut now has a companion set of "remixes," essentially the same set but different. 

Pictures of Her Arms

Remixes of Her Arms

The two are now available as separate downloads on Bandcamp, and/or on one CD

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Dreizehn by Kleinabermein Available

The thirteenth emission attributed to Kleinabermein is now available for download on Bandcamp – hier.

The 26-miunte piece Dreizehn could have fleshed-out the previous Gott hat gesprochen, whose total running time of 30 minutes might seem scant by the convention of the CD delivery/playback medium, but it stands as unique thematically, aesthetically, and intentionally. Kleinabermein itself is particulary unconcerned with conventions, anyway.

Also available on CD, if you must.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

It's just one of those times,

when I just can't seem to get any momentum going; no progress seems probable; possibility is a moot point.

I'm not despairing, just rolling around on my back, down here on the floor. All this lolling back-and-forth is really making me hungry, so if you're not gonna help me up onto my feet, at least pop a treat into my mouth so I can keep going and you can keep enjoying the spectacle of my ridiculous predicament.

Now go to my Bandcamp page and buy something.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Das zwölfte Album von Kleinabermein

New Kleinabermein set – three @ 30 – available at Bandcamp, where you can listen to a sampler medley of the three selections, and even puchase the CD edition if you require something tangible for your money.

Fokom (4:15)
Susan Wiley (1:45)
Frauenfeidnlich (24:00)

Sunday, November 10, 2013

God is looking out for me.

After having watched Marilyn Manson's video for his song "Long Hard Road out of Hell," the suggestions for other videos to watch came up with other Marilyn Manson videos – except for the inclusion of the video "Top 10 Best Cat Videos of All Time." God must be trying to divert me from the sinister influence of Satanic rock. Hmmm . . . sure is tempting. The cat video, I mean.

Friday, November 1, 2013

My Beautiful World Album Available – CD and Download

My new album by me, My Beautiful World, is now available for download on Bandcamp
as a CD here 
and on Amazon MP3.

Eleven songs at just under 43 minutes.

Listen to the sampler medley on its Bandcamp page.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

The Idiot by Me Now on CD Only

In July of last year, I recorded a song from Iggy Pop's 1977 album The Idiot, and then I did another, and another – until it looked like I was re-making the entire album; so I did.

Shortly after having completerd it, I had a very-limited run of CDs made, using in the package design the painting that Iggy imitates on the cover of the album, with the intention of sending copies to him and David Bowie, the authors of the songs. Soon after that, I posted it for download on Bandcamp, but now I have it availabke on CD at wholesale price - here.

Listen to the sampler medley of the songs below, and read more about this release after the jump.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

For the Beethoven Fan I Met Last Night

The Heiligenstadt TestamentA letter written by Beethoven to his brothers Carl and Johann on 6 October 1802 concerning his increasing deafness. An addendum is dated 10 October 1802. It was discovered among his papers after his death and published (in German) in October 1827.

Monday, September 30, 2013

Four Titles Now Available on CD

The following CDs can be found on the off-site CD page, and their download counterparts on the Listen & Buy page, the Kleinabermein page on the Others By Me page: 

Scopophilia (Formerly-Private Mixes 2009–2013) (CD-only) 
Kleinabermein: Passive Authoritarian Subjugation by Active Abuse of Congeniality
Kleinabermein: O Fiende, nicht diese Töne

ADDENDUM, 9 OCT: Nein by Kleinabermein is now available on physical playbback medium.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

A Customer-Service-Oriented Album by Kleinabermein

The eleventh Kleinabermein album, Passive Authoritarian Subjugation by Active Abuse of Congeniality, is now available for download on Bandcamp, and as a CD – here.

I've been shopping at this store for the past 15 years, and I pay for everything I walk out with, and I work for every penny I spend – so if you really want to follow me around, I'm "going to have to" consider it stalking and call the Police.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

I love these cute/funny animal videos online.

Call me sappy or wimpy, but the heart-warming effect of animals-being-animals fascinates me for hours, whereas the cynicism of porn leaves me feeling left-out, ripped-off and wishing I could have my time back.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

The Oldest-Known Rock Music?

To find the gems, one really has to dig. It's not enough to comb the record bins for hours – ya gotta dive into the dumpsters behind the record stores, bug the guy at the swap meet about what's in that fruit crate in the compartment on the side of his RV, sneak up into your grampa's attic and look under where the decades-old "gentlemen's" magazines are stashed . . .

Well, it looks like I've unearthed a find, and of truly archaeological nature: the only known record by the Ancient-Roman band, Volumus Maximus, entitled Petram et Volumen Tota Nocte, which, according to Google Translate, means, "Rock-n-roll all night." Purportedly recorded circa 30 BC, and engraved on the verso of the very disc depicted on the "cover" image.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

The Life by Me

Just released: a seven-song suite entitled The Life.

I don't know what sort of bluriage to use to describe it. Maybe it would appeal to those who prefer Kleinabermein material to just mein.

Buy it, after having listened to the sampler medley, on Bandcamp.

Supplementally, and in its own right, I recommend the documentary film The Pruitt-Igoe Myth.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

My Six-Hour Album by Me

Conceptual art, or practical joke? I've rarely perceived a distinction between the two, myself – except for when conceptual art transcends its need to be "explained" in order to be "appreciated," thereby being as self-justifying as any other.

Yes: as six-hour album by me - available by download, of course. Read all about La portée, and buy it, here.

The sources for these pieces were selectively-mixed backing tracks from my Bellybuttonhole album.

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Bellybuttonhole Album Now Available

My new album by me, Bellybuttonhole, is now available for download on Bandcamp, and is also available on Amazon MP3. The CD edition is out there, somewhere, too.

Ten songs @ 31 minutes. Five rockers; two slow '80s-style pop songs; an avant-parolitic spoken-wordish thingy; "other."

Guitar is cool, 'cause I'm a boy.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

The Octomom of Pop Compilation Now on iTunes, et al.

My autocompilation, The Octomom of Pop: 22 Songs 2009–2012, is available on iTunes, eMusic, Spotify, and somewhere else, circa the end of this month. 

It is presently, and will remain, available on Bandcamp, and you can listen to it in entirety (or in partiality), along with a 30-some song Soundcloud sampling of my progeny, on the Listen More page of this site. Bandcamp price (FLAC, et al.; artwork files): $7.00

Download it from iTunes for $9.99 – why pay less for more?. (Sorry, I can't make the link work, but if you're into iTunes, you can find it.)

This compilation may be somewhat outdated since its release last September, thanks to my unnatural musical fecundity, but I like how it flows – then jars, then soothes, then stuns – and I need a selective "billboard" array for Spotify, whose audience is potentially worldwide and yet which near-criminally don't pay shee-it per play. Likewise but less-so with iTunes and eMusic, where this music's presence should serve to alert the public to a vast motherlode of time-based consumables by me – available at lowest cost due to lowest overhead under my particular auspices.

The streams on Spotify sound like doo-doo, by the way. Abominable. Utter shite. Whatever.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Zusammenstellung (Kompilation) von Kleinabermein

For similar reasons as those behind my releasing The Octomom of Pop compilaiton for iTunes, Spotify, et al., I have formulated the compilation Zuzammenstellung by Kleinabermein.

The set consists of 16 tracks derived from seven albums, plus the closing track made expressly for this compilation.

Listen to it for free and download it for cheap now on Bandcamp, or wait to pay more via Amazon MP3, and even more on iTunes and eMusic.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Rock Blockin' EP by Creeps Ahoy!

My inaugural foray into mash-up territory eschews the genre's standard intention to call attention to the songs "referenced" and how cleverly was managed their juxtaposition; the emphasis is on combination of elements. Pop/rock music is recombinant, y'know.

Listen/download here; enter "0" if you don't think you should have to pay for it. CD is $5.99.

Friday, July 12, 2013

The Debutt Release by Colin Ambulance

There is no way I can describe this. You'll just have to hear it for yourself; you should probably just buy the download at Bandcamp – here.
This is also available on Amazon MP3 by the end of this month, if you prefer paying the premium for anonymity and less-than-optimal audio quality.

The CD edition is available, via the Bandcamp page.

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Not Fun in the Summertime

When I realized that in creating the albums Fucksgiving, Brown Town and Stellar I had employed a number of "insteresting" para-musical elements, I wanted to create a montage-piece from them, adding maybe only a drum track or two. This resulted inn a 26-minute piece, Fuck Texas – It's 90 Degrees in My Goddamn Apartment!

Buy the download (FLAC, et al.) or CD here.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

A Stellar Effort by Me (New Album)

Despite my recent vow to release no new music until September, this album couldn't wait. Stellar consists of 11 songs or whatzits inspired by or drawn from my experiences and impressions during a distinct and distant period of my life – being my years in NYC as rock dude, art maggot and village idiot.

Stellar is now available for download (FLAC and such) on Bandcamp, and on Amazon MP3 (VBR). The CD edition is also available.

Friday, June 7, 2013

Mystery New York Gospel Trio

Bleecker Street between Thompson and Sullivan, an integral recording I made of street performers whom I call the Mystery New York Gospel Trio.

The talented and inspired gentlemen performing these songs lived in homeless shelters and performed regularly on the streets of Manhattan in the era circa 1990. Their singing has inspired me ever since my first encountering them, which is documented in these recordings.

This set is available as a free download, but if you'd prefer this on CD, that is wholesale-priced at $5.99.

"I establish my covenant with you: Never again will all life be cut off by the waters of a flood; never again will there be a flood to destroy the earth."
– Genesis 9:11

Thursday, June 6, 2013

The "Lost" - No, "Found" - Album by Blood Turds

I must be some kind of magnet for this sort of thing. A few years back, I received in the mail a CD by some neophyte metal band, with exaggeratedly-jagged logo and all, for my perusal, perchance my opinion. I had no idea what I might be able to do for their career, so I gave it to this 20-year-old metal dewd I knew. Then, last week, I received in the mail three tapes from some guy who said that he'd been in this band called Blood Turds (not to be confused with Blood Turd, a metal band with an exaggeratedly-jagged logo), in the mid-'80s.

Thursday, May 30, 2013


Saspadaar Vines is a single 40-minute piece of manipulated samples and magled audio by Kleinabermein. It plays, or unrolls, like an audio-film, and though it sounds characteristic of works by Kleinabermein, its sound is of a different character. Harsh and aggressive moments are played off almost-/not-quite-tranqhil passages, resolving in an ending which could be described as "playful."

Saspadaar Vines can be downloaded from Bandcamp, here. Included are not only the de rigeur CD-artwork files but several alternate front-cover images. There is no de rigeur sampler medley for this one, as by the time I'd arrived at that point, I had no time left for it because I was too tired, I had laid down for a nap and fallen asleep, I had to pick a friend up from the airport, I got stuck in traffic, I had a cancer scare, I was too hung-over, and/or I lost the charger to my phone.

(*) Prince reference?

Monday, May 20, 2013

New Releases and Editions by Me

The Rest of Steve Fitch

"If I were right for you, you'd be perfect for me:"

It's been quite some time since I'd noticed the glitches in some of the tracks on my Rest of Steve Fitch compilation (comprising some juvenilia by me from 1984-1994) and pulled the album from availability, but I have finally made good on my promise to restore, re-master and re-release it – HERE.

Click on the "read more" link to read about the other three.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

My 7-Inch Punk-Rock Record by Me (As It Were)

Blurbiage on the Bandcamp page for this one:

I had envisioned this as a three-track punk-rock seven-inch vinyl record, but since I am neither affluent nor cool enough to pull it off, I'm leaving it up to you. Just buy this download (lossless files only, naturally); then print and press the three-song vinyl seven-inch disc with your own money, using the supplied artwork and audio files; just pay me $3 per copy manufactured (including "promo" copies). Everything should be so simple!

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Kleinabermein, Nein

Yes, yet a nother album attributed to Kleinabermein: Nein – its title owing in part to that it is Kleinabermein's album ordinal number nine.

The CD-package art (downloadable along with the audio, via Bandcamp), features meticulous yet economical typographic design by Walter Krankheit.

Nein by Kleinabermein is now available for download (FLAC, MP3@320, et al., and CD) on Bandcanp.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Five-Song EP by Japanese Mother/Son Movie

With that beaming glow of pride with which Mom puts your drawing up on the 'fridge, I present to you a five-song EP, by the band Japanese Mother/Son Movie, produced by  me.

Clocking-in at 21:30, this EP is a fine introduction to the avant-tard genre, with a nod to the electrocreep pioneered by Kleinabermein, with whom JM/SM share an emphasis on mangled wordless voices.

Listen to and buy (FLAC, MP3, whatever; CD also) this cute li'l sucker on Bandcamp. Listen to all five tracks on Soundcloud. The buy it all over again via Amazon MP3

Friday, April 19, 2013

Brown Town Album Now Available

Yep – a nother album by me. Brown Town consists of 10 songs, half of which are raw guitar-based punk-pop, one of which sounds like a '60s Polish jazz film theme, one is an electro-groove thingy, another is a folky-dokey British-sounding whatzit, along with the electrocreepish drone track . . .

Ten songs @ 36 minutes: a concisely intense package of humor, vitriol, impishness, hatred and redemption. Nothing says, "F*ck you," like saying, "F*ck you."

Brown Town is now available for download on Bandcamp (including CD-package artwork files) and Amazon MP3.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Iggy Pop's Album The Idiot by Me (Update)

Yep, I done gone 'n' upped my re-make of Iggy Pop's 1977 album The Idiot to Bandcamp. Just buy it – it's good. I had a lottta fun making it.

The price of this download $6 (unless you would like to pay more for it) because although the cost of the mechanical royalities for all eight songs, per copy, is 76 cents, the additional licensing fees ($114, charged by the Hairy Fox Agency) bring the total licensing cost per copy to $5.32. In addition to that are the 3% fee charged to receive your payment by PayPal and the 10% that Bandcamp retains from sales. In brief: At $6 a download, after licensing fees and mechanical royalties, then after PayPal and Bandcamp have taken their cuts, I stand to lose 10 cents per download from releasing these eight songs.

Buy Iggy's original version of the album – it's way better than my re-make.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Das achte Album von Kleinamermein

O Feinde, nicht diese Töne is now available on Bandcamp.

The eighth Kleinabermein album consists of six selections. The first is 15 minutes in duration; the last 30 minutes of required endurance. Both of them are insidiously-engaging drone pieces that "work" as either passive or active listening. The other selections on the album straddle tohe arbitrary partition between humor and horror – with the customary mangled voices and manipulated sounds.

Listen to a sampler medley on the Bnadcamp page and in the Kleinabermein section of this site.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Mike Sweet Is Dead

– but he lives, in my head:

Follow the links in the player, or download it from its Bandcamp page. Download it for free or pay whateveryawant – I don't care. Mike's dead.

Monday, February 25, 2013

My "Old Painted NYC Signs" Flickr Page Is Now Public

- after my not having realized, all this time, that the perferences of the page had been set to be viewable only by people signed-in to Flickr.

I realize that one so tech-savvy and internetrical as I is supposed to be aware of such things, but nevertheless, I can't help but feel that someone shoulda told me.

See the  photo set here, then. Sorry'bout that.

See the original blog post here.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

The Other CD Bonus Tracks Now Available

This album is QR-friendly.
In doing some housekeeping in regard to my cessation of CD production, I decided to make available a collection of eight formerly-CD-only "bonus" tracks from 2011–2013.

The Other CD Bonus Tracks is now available for download on Bandcamp, and also on Amazon MP3. The download from Bandcamp includes 150dpi CD artwork, and some other pertinent graphics and info.

Among the material is only one song, with the rest being instrumentals or instrumental mixes or versions of songs. Four are from A Curse in Reverse; the rest from An Hour off Your LifeRepeat & Fade, Fucksgiving, and I Can't Love You.

The reason why this collection is designated as being of the "other" bonus tracks is that previously, four medium- to excessive-duration abstract or instrumental bonus tracks had been anthologized on Masturpieces.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Das siebte Album von Kleinabermein

Für die dummen normalen weissen Menschen, the seventh (minus Missing Boy) Kleinabermein album, is now available for download (FLAC, MP3, OGG, w/e) on Bandkamp.

I am at a loss as to how to describe this album. Listen to the sampler medley on the Kleinabermein page. The album is "only" 32 minutes in duration (the final track being over 17 minutes in required endurance), but how much of this stuff can you immoderately take?

Friday, February 8, 2013

My First Album by Me of 2013

Despite my swearing that I'd not release any new music until the end of this year, it looks like that New Year's resolution – as are they all – was made to be broken. My first album of 2013, Fucksgiving, has 13 tracks totaling 41 minutes in duration. Songs and other stuff. Yum.

Although I am the king of the modern-day concept album, I'd not had an unifying theme in mind for this one, but upon completion, I realized that the material might warrant the subtitle The Obscenity of Everyday Life. Most of the material "deals with the issue of" how some form of b/s or another insiduously seeps into one's life – via the computer, the telephone, the media, one's personal life, one's domestic situation (i.e., unruly neighbors), and/or one's own scummy id.

Fucksgiving is now available in the Listen & Buy section.

Friday, December 28, 2012

The Singing Housemate Does Bono Stipe

Recorded on a minicassette recorder outside the bedroom door
of a progressively-drunker housemate as he imagined himself
first Michael Stipe and then Bono, wailing along with R.E.M.
(two songs) and U2 (nine songs). Some “performances” have
been edited for the sake of brevity. No attempt has been made
to mitigate tape hiss nor other noise. The identity of The Singing
Housemate is intended to remain unknown; these recordings
have been made available in order to entertain you, not to
embarrass him. Even so, this is what happens when you wake
your housemates with your drunken howling on a regular basis.

Available as a free download on Bandcamp.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

The Man in the Little Yellow Box

Renaissance Music: Collected Works 2009-2012 (Box Set)

This collection has been produced in order to celebrate the musical "renaissance" I've experienced after not having made any music at all in the 15 years prior to Spring, 2009:

Three data-DVD discs containing FLAC versions of all the music I have released from 2009 through 2012, categorized by the titles of the CDs on which the recordings had originally appeared, plus a 44-page color-printed discographic booklet ("disorientation and untraining manual") – all in a hand-fabricated slipcase.

Read all about it here.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Précis Review of Sixty-Nine by Me

(via e-mal)

I'm listening to 69.  Lovely stuff.  Too much there to critique in any coherent fashion, at least on first listen.  If you ever need an elevator pitch: "Instead of leaving Roxy Music, Eno leashes and gags Ferry, and drags him through a brothel that's a scale model of each Beatnik apartment ever depicted in mass media."

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

dominique e.p. available

My five-track, 17-minute EP of instrumental music, entitled dominique,* is now available in the Listen & Buy section.

This music is really thrilling for me to have created, especially since I hadn't had to listen to the sound of my own voice during its production. The opening track accidentally comes as close to wubstep as I wanna get; the rest of the tracks range in styles from Krautrock to Europop to Latin Jazz – insofar as I might be generically fluent or pertinent.

Discographic blabla for dominique is here.

(*) The title has nothing to do with that old song by the Singing Nun. If you're not old enough to remember that one, you should be.

Friday, November 30, 2012

Ich glaube nicht . . . Available Again

Ich glaube nicht dass ich ficke, the sixth Kleinabermein album, is again available, thanks to a correction of a typographic error of one of the titles in the package art, thanks to German's not being my native language and my not having a helpmate to proof my work. (Just one of the reasons why I need a German girlfriend.)

During and after my working on this album, I didn't much like the material, but now we go everywhere together.

You can listen to sampler medleys of all the Kleinebermein albums, plus select selected selections selected from them, and be seduced into buying them, in the Kleinabermein ghetto of this site.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Legitimate Bastard Now Available

Sorry to make you feel inadequate, but my album Legitimate Bastard is now available in the Listen & Buy section.

Tracklisting 'n' such is at my Discography site.

There is no descriptive blurbiage to accompany the appearance of this collection, which comes at a cold, dark time of the year, when words seem to fail all significance.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Photos: Old Painted Signs, NYC, 1997

E. 13th St. & Second Ave.
During the warmer half of 1997, I photographed old signs painted on the sides of buildings in New York City. Not only did the history that they implied and evoked fascinate me, I also sensed that many of them, despite their having remained untouched for decades, wouldn't be around for much longer. There was, in the air, at that time, a sense that the city was changing – being changed – in some revisionist makeover. Already, I was seeing these old signs being replaced with stories-tall printed-vinyl underwear ads and other egregious ephemeral eyesores. Times Square had been shuttered and boarded-up, its vacant storefronts painted alternating cartoon colors, in preliminary Disneyfication. Clinton St., where I had lived in the '80s, had young white trendy-yuppie couples replacing the Hispanic heroin and crack dealers – and, as a metaphor of the change, its one-way traffic running toward Delancey Street, not up from it. And so on, here and there, in various parts of the city. Disappearing, in an accelerating manner, was an aspect of NYC which had made it interesting to me: the symbiosis of its past and its present, the persistent reminders of how things had been generations ago, the sense of one's presence there participating in and contributing to the city's rich and prominent historic legacy.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Merry Pissmas EPP Available

My Merry Pissmas EPP* is now available in the Listen & Buy section.
Listen to a sampler medley of Merry Pissmas (and buy it) in the Listen & Buy section and on its Bandcamp page.

(*) The extra "P" is for extra pee