Friday, July 31, 2009

Dwimor/Album 71

New song off of album 71.
The album's called Days Run Away LXXI: Dwimor
I'll update with the recently finished records.
This song's called Bravery Movements Two And Three.
The album art above is by my close friend Astrid (Who's work can be seen by clicking here).

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Plans For A Huge Compilation Called "Punching At The Breeze": Whitecaps, The Long Island Sound (More Violin)

First, News about the compilation. Having reached album 70, I feel that I should, at some point soon, release a compilation embodying all of the albums recorded. The album will be called Punching Against The Breeze.

The title is based off of a lyric from the song 'The Wrestler' by Bruce Springsteen.

I hope to have it compiled by the time the semester starts.

The following song is another violin based track, only this time, it's off of album LXX: Whitecaps. It's one of the only (perhaps is the only) song not featuring the Harpsichord.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

My latest violin based piece:For warren ellis

I'm on a bit of a Dirty Three kick. For those of you who aren't familiar:

here's the song, Missouri no. 4

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Whitecaps: I've Reached Album 70

Here's the song, recorded with a broken autoharp (hence the title of the album...or at least half of the title):

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Download Beaches! Album 65 (Days Run Away Like Wild Horseshoe Crabs Over The Hills)

Before I get to the actual post, I'd like to share this. When searching out days run away, I found this wonderful image entitled
Days Run Away Like Wild Horseshoe Crabs Over The Hills.
This wonderful image was done by by Hringur, (Viby skole, class 2B) and can be found at

1. The Beach (9:37)
2. The Piano (6:42)
3. Driftwood (5:28)
4. Driving Home (11:10)

Here's a song from Beaches entitled 'Driving Home. This track is one of the more Boards Of Canada-esq tracks I've done. The first song is incredibly lo-fi and based almost entirely from cassette. The second song is a cover of a PJ Harvey song of the same name. The Third is based off of screams recorded from this scene in the 1942 horror classic The Cat People.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Another post for today, just incase I forget tomorrow

I'm going to go on one of my sprawling 'what I've been enjoying lately' posts.
First, here's another new song. Track two from Days Run Away Sixty-Nine: Sunspots/Wheat Fields (Missouri No. 3)

Okay, so onto what I've been getting into.

I restarted a love affair with one of my nerdiest obsessions, the universe of
Frank Herbert's Dune. Many will tell you that Lynch's film version of the first book is too confusing, dark or muddled. Having read the book and understanding that it probably shouldn't be turned into a movie anyway (I wont lie though, I would've loved to have seen Alejandro Jodorowsky's adaptation), I will recommend the Lynch adaptation. It's visually stunning and, so long as you've read the book, decently faithful.

I'm currently in the process of reading the second book in the series,
Dune Messiah

I've recently been getting back into Idoli. A little bit of background on the rather obscure band:

'Idoli (Serbian Cyrillic: Идоли; trans. The Idols) were a new wave band from Belgrade, SR Serbia. They are considered to be one of the greatest and most influential Yugoslav rock bands and their 1982 album Odbrana i poslednji dani was voted by the critics as the greatest Yugoslav rock album.'

The idea that
Odbrana is one of the greatest Yugoslavian records ever should be an understatement. To me, it's one of the best, and most underrated, records of the 80s.

Tiny Viper's latest record, Life On Earth. It took a little bit to grow on me, but once it did I feel into it completely. If singer-songwriters aren't your thing, I'm not going to mislead you and say it'll make you a convert, but if you've got an open mind this album is truly beautiful.

I've recently rediscovered how much I love New Order as well. In particular, their record Brotherhood. I know many may disagree with this, but I feel that there's a sense of Urgency in this record that the others don't quite cary.

I have no words for Titus Andronicus. Get their record (The Airing Of Grievances), it's incredible.

I recommend that any person who, even in the slightest, appreciates horror looks up the obscure and bizarre 1979 film
Tourist Trap.

And, to go from Cinematic to Musical influence, a piece that ties in both.
The Assasination Of Jesse James By Coward Robert Ford is both visually and aurally stunning. I highly recommend it. The soundtrack is done by Warren Ellis and Nick Cave and is quite possibly one of the best soundtracks I've recently heard.

Second song from Missouri

Here's the album art:

Well, by tracklisting, it's actually the third.
Missouri's shaping out to be a Clarinet driven record.
Anyway, here you go:

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Days Run Away LXIX: Missouri

Sixty-Eight is finished. I've really got to catch everything up.
Here's missouri, the title track off of Album Sixty-Nine: Missouri

Friday, July 17, 2009

Album 68, it's really hot here at work

Album Art For Album 68
I dont like it
here's the song

The name of the album is Days Run Away Sixty Eight: Targets.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Borderland no. 4

Lots of clarinets.
Not much to post
working on something new

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Finished 66 & 67

I'll post them up here sometime soon.
Here's the first song off of 67 (The Borderland): Country Road.

Friday, July 10, 2009

One more for the weekend……

……then on to band practice

last song from Beaches

Oh and, here's the album art.

New song: Charcoal

Here's another new song off of Days Run Away 65: Beaches.
Im still getting back to work, feeling it all out.
Hopefully whatever kind of stump I'm in will change soon.

I've also got writers block in the worst way with respect to my senior thesis.
Anyway, here you go:

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

The Blue Hour Finished

Days Run Away LXIV: The Blue Hour
By Swimmingpool The Band
Five Songs
Full Length=47:45
Recorded Between 6/29/09-7/6/09

First off, here's track three,
The Woods No. 2. The track was recorded using guitar feedback recorded through a four-track tape recorder, then back through garage band where it was further processed.

The album feels a bit all over the place. This is probably due to the fact that I was in the midsts of completely moving while making it. Some of the songs feature an attempt to work with lo-fi recording (a 4-track tape recorder), and mixing it with my more frequently used approach. The result is something I don't mind, and I hope you don't mind so long as you can handle the hiss.

You can download the album
here (

Im also featuring two edits of one track as I can't decide which one I like more.

Here's the tracklisting:
  1. No Phones (The Woods No. 1)          [8:34]
  2. Radios         [6:30]
  3. The Woods No. 2        [8:11]
  4. The Blue Hour/The Woods No. 4          [14:12]
  5. The Blue Hour (Alternate Edit)          [10:01]

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

The Blue Hour, album Sixty Four: And thank you everyone

I've started to get quite a few random comments on my music so, before I go any further, thank you to everyone who's listening!

Anyway, I've been moving as of late and my brain's still all over the place. I have, however, happily completed sixty-three and am now moving onto sixty four. 

The name of the record is Days Run Away LXIV: The Blue Hour.

Here's the album art:

The name of the track is 'No Phones (The Woods No. 1)' and is composed utilizing clips of answering machine feedback. I feel as though this track is my most effectively creepy/atmospheric track yet. Mutt_r is going well, albeit slowly for me, due to my big move. 

Thanks again everyone.


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