Tuesday, September 30, 2008


First track off of album 28, a concept album entitled GREEN BLOOD about the Hartford Whalers.

Friday, September 26, 2008

New Song: The mass Pt. 1


I'll put more information up about this when it comes to me. For now, this piece, or an edited (pt or no. 2) piece will be used in a film that's going to be made next semester by my lose friend Ricky.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008


In these cool mornings Autumn has finally revealed itself. The simple rush in leaving a window open has been a subtle step in the direction of relief.

I'm still recording a lot. Sadly though, it seems time slips away (with internet connection) whenever I want to upload something.
Mid-way through album 27.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Thanks for all the Support on COMP 4

I'm already over 200 downloads and counting. Here's the next track off of Autumn Movements. The song is built around a 30 second guitar loop (heavily manipulated) which was supplied by my friend, and sometimes collaborator, Joseph.

Nothing further to add.

Friday, September 5, 2008


I've had this up for a while and haven't bothered to update the blog yet. COMPILATION IV: SHAKING BRANCHES is now completed. You can download it at http://www.megaupload.com/?d=P88BH0U1

Here's my blurb about it:
For anyone who hasn't seen my previous posts of free music, my solo project's name is Swimmingpool The Band. Since January of this year, I've started a bit of an experiment in which I would record at least three songs a week, preferably (and more often than not) I would do one a day. The title for this project is Days Run Away, based on the Charles Bukowski poem, Days Run Away Like Wild Horses Over The Hills. Every collection of songs over 30 minutes long would result in an album. Admittedly, this can be somewhat overwhelming. As such, with every five albums, I decided to compile a compilation of my favorite tracks from the previous record.

The original songs were short, almost embarrassingly simple (on reflection). With each album, the songs began to grow more complex, longer and at times no longer retain the same ambient aesthetic as before. Some sound more, for lack of a better term, electronic in sound where as others tend to retain a more epic feel, perhaps even flirting with post-rock. Regardless of what they sound like, they're all free.

The following songs utilize more of my own vocals and drums (few electronic beats, more actual drums and/or percussion instruments, which essentially means my dad's crappy drum-set and various kitchen objects and vases). Beyond that, one song also features a sample from a close friend's band (http://www.myspace.com/elysianfields586) Elysium Fields. This compilation also spans six albums as a result of no internet access (meaning I continued to record and organized the records into a compilation following better access). As a result of which, the compilation is in two parts for two reasons.

Here are some of the tracks:

Thank you to everyone who's downloaded the record already!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Long Time No Post: Upon seeing a man stab himself/My Reason For My Absence/Fourth Compilation


Before I get into my new song and my updates, I'll explain a bit of a strange incident today. It was about 12:40 when I left for my lunch break. Anticipating blood only in the form of my healing wound, I was in no way prepared to see the homeless gentleman on the corner of locust and broad off himself with a glass bottle. Not drawing an incredible amount of attention to himself, he smashed the glass bottle and cut his throat. It was fortunate, if for no other reason, that no one else got hurt. The police responded very quickly and he was soon rushed away to the ER. Sadly, I doubt he'll be okay. Furthermore, it's sad that there's no real safe haven for the mentally impaired homeless. For each junkie there seems to be someone who's generally not in control of his or her actions or thoughts. My father would tell me that years ago, this kind of a problem was not so great as they would frequently commit these people to a safe and controlled environment. I just find this kind of thing to be sad. Truth be told I don’t feel the same kind of sympathy for junkies or the Squatter punks who clearly have enough money to buy sweet band shirts/tattoos (whom I often refer to as Trust Fund Punks), I do feel bad for those who did little to find themselves in this place which no one should be in.


Sometime around a week and a half ago, I got diagnosed with a Pilanoidal (sp?) Cyst. As a result of which, concentration and time to spare (let a lone sitting without being in a world of pain) was hard to come by. Furthermore, MP3Space has continued to not work, which has been an incredible frustration as of late (If anyone needs any of the songs, let me know).

Just prior to my diagnoses I released my fourth compilation entitled Shaking Branches, which spans a total of six albums.

Since I've reached a point of four Compilations, I felt it necessary to compile the tracks from the four into a more compact compilation for the sake of convince to anyone new to this project. This major compilation will be released soon, I promise.

Anyway, Throughout my painful recovery (these things suck, if you're a big guy or do a lot of biking and may be hairy, please, to look it up or go to this support site.), I continued to work on music and am now up to album 26. I'll go back soon and post what I haven't put online yet, but for the time being I'll give you my latest track The October Country.


With Halloween just around the corner, I've found myself getting in the festive mood (as it is my favorite time of the year). As such, I re-read the brilliant Ray Bradbury collection of the same name as my track.

I highly recommend this to anyone who loves short stories, Halloween or horror based fiction.

This collection inspired my latest work, and the album itself. The album will be called DRA 26: AUTUMN MOVEMENTS.

Here is the song:


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