Monday, June 29, 2009

Im going to try something new

Before anything else, here's a new song Called Toirneach No. 2

In an attempt to better organize my music, I'm going to upload each album as its finished. Organization aside, it'll make the music more accessible to you, the audience.

I'm also doing something that I've not yet done, which is double back and cut out full albums (none you've heard of as of yet). To keep in the days run away concept, I'll release the albumless songs quietly here. 

The Tracklisting is as follows
1. Amid Err (Married At MIdnight No. 1) [5:20]
2. Lancers [9:25]
3. Toirneach No. 2 [8:37]
4. Toirneach No. 1 (Married At Midnight, Again) [12:01]

As previously posted, here's the album art:

Thursday, June 25, 2009

New Band And New Album

First, go to my new band's (Mutt_r or Muttrr) page. I'm not abbandoning my solo project, this is just something new. Something with more...rhythm...excitement..and noise.

So I'm two songs into album 63. For once I'm moving slowly. But with the heat index floating anywhere between 85-90, it's hard to really work on things that you're proud of.

As a result of which, I need to work by night.
I'm almost working all week this week as well so that doesnt help.

Anyway, here's a new song from 63. The album, Days Run Away LXIII: Toirneach (or Married At Midnight) is about half way done.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

A few changes

I decided to scrap the initial album 62 and try to rework it. I've since re-finished it and I'm much happier with the final product.

The name of the record is Clapping.

Here's the first song off of that record entitled Kuʻi/Hau.

Friday, June 19, 2009

62/Wolves/Other/New Video

Here's another song off of album 62, now titled Wolves. The song's called Woolf. Im moving into my new place soon so I've been a bit scattered and I fear my music may have suffered because of it.
No worries though. Once I move, I'm sure it'll fall back into place again.

Im also in something of a new band. More updates on that later.

Recently, I've been poking around the blogs of my fellow students. It's sad to see a recent trend in this vague, self serving notion of charitable social awareness. There's a constant theme of 'I have so little but it pains me to see you'. First, I will not dodge the bullet that I live comfortably. I do. Very much so. This is also due to my parents unending care which I do, after seeing and experiencing the parents of others, truly feel blessed for having. Anyway, this incredibly shallow attempt to make one seem more worldly/concerned by smugly pointing out when they felt they could spare a pocket of change and when they couldn't has become truly frustrating. If you're going to act concerned, be concerned. Now, I'm not saying that everyone should devote their paychecks to charity. I understand that it is & can be hard to spare anything at times. I'm just asking for a bit of humility. Waxing philosophically about the woes of center city Philadelphia (which, mind you, is fucking heaven compared to the outer reaches of northern or western Philly, not to mention many other cities which are far worse off nationally, or internationally) will do nothing to change it. If you really want to do something, cut out the name brand products you buy. Donate. Go to protests. And get the notion out of your head that passively being liberal doesn't make you a better person, because it never will.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Album 62 has started

but Im still having a hard time with track names
here's a 20 minute long track
in other news
Im practicing in one band
collaborating with The Fallen

oh and album art for Cap garland that I never put up.

Also, my prayers and thoughts go out to the protesters of Iran.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Monday, June 8, 2009

New Compilation. Download. Free

First off, thanky ou to everyone who's already downloaded/listened to the record. I've gotten some wonderful feedback and I really appreciate it.

Anyway, the new record compiles my favorite tracks Fortysix through Fiftyeight. You can download the record by going here!

For links to the individual albums, which I don't honestly feel like posting, go here!

Here's the tracklisting and the rest of that crap:

1. To Be Come A Target (Track One From D.R.A. XLVII: Yomiel)
2. Over The Ocean (Track Two From D.R.A. LI: New Year's Underground)
3. Summer Lights (Track Four From D.R.A. XLIX: Lanterns)
4. Continental (An Appeal To Heaven) (Track One From D.R.A. LIII: N.F.I.L.T.M.)
5. Silver Light And The Broken Window (Track Four From D.R.A. XLVII: Yomiel)
6. Psalm (The Evening) (Track Four From D.R.A. XLIX: Lanterns)
7. The Grinning Man (Track Three From D.R.A. XLVII: Vatic)
8. Nosebleeds/Snowy Skies (Track Three From D.R.A. XLIX: Lanterns)
9. Voice Of The Storm (Track One From D.R.A. XLVI The Voice Of The Storm)
10. Signal No. 3 (Track Three From D.R.A. L: Masnavi)

1. Manchuria No. 3 (Track Five From D.R.A. LIV: Manchuria)
2. Aureola No. 4 (Track Three From D.R.A. LVIII Aureola)
3. Swans No. 2 (Track Two From D.R.A. LII: Swans)
4. Masnavi Movement Two (Track Five From D.R.A. L: Masnavi)
5. Night Comes Tenderly (Track Five From D.R.A. LVII: En I Lo Tender)
6. Deck Hands (Track Two From D.R.A. LV: The Sailor)
7. Tender (Track Four From D.R.A. LVII: En I Lo Tender)
8. At Sea (Track Three From D.R.A. LV: The Sailor)
9. Samson (Track One From D.R.A. LVI: The Golden Coast)
10. The Speed Of A Year/The Voice Of The Sea (Track Five From D.R.A XLVI: The Voice Of The Sea)

For those who don't know, I've been challenging myself with a little experiment. Since January of last year, I've recorded at least one song every other day in an attempt to make up some kind of musical journal of sorts. The name of the project is Days Run Away, which comes from a poem/book of poetry by Charles Bukowski. The name of my band is Swimmingpool The Band. Since I began, I've recorded up to 58 albums (I'm currently in the middle of 59). For every ten or so, I compile them into a more accessible collection.

The Songs range from straight out ambient-drone to more involved post-rock pieces. And though they may be heavily processed, they consist almost entirely of guitar, piano, clarinet and cello.
The following collection compiles my favorite tracks from albums 46 through 58. Two tracks feature outside help on the cello (Swans No. 2 and The Bay at Dawn) from my friend Diana Palermo.

In the past, feedback has ranged from:
'this is great studying music'
'this is great to get high to'
'it sounds like (any one of the following) Vangelis, The Silent Hill Soundtrack, Mist soundtrack, Brian Eno and Stars Of The Lid'
and 'I wish you wouldn't sing sometimes, It's distracting'.
To those concerned about the latter criticism, I don't sing nearly as much on this as I have in the past.

As always, I look forward to any and all feedback/criticisms.

Once my laptop is returned, I'll get to posting the new tracks from album 60 and 61.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Album 60

First off, thanks to everyone who's downloaded the latest compilation. I'll work on getting a big post up here, but I really, truly, appreciate all of the support, kind words, and numbers with this release.

Now on to new stuff.

I can't believe I've reached sixty.
Here's the first song off of Valleys/Glaciers, Valleys.

Much more drony.
More distortion.


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