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Debut KOMARA album available for pre-order!

Pre-order here: [bandcamp width=350 height=470 album=4154925716 size=large bgcol=333333 linkcol=ffffff tracklist=false] Press release from Innerviews’ Anil Prasad: King Crimson’s Pat Mastelotto has an excellent new industrial ethno-rock band titled KoMaRa, which also includes guitarist David Kollar and trumpeter Paolo Raineri, Their debut, self titled album is about to be released. You can listen to tracks and…

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Remixing ZweiTon’s “Eis”

After the release of the Exterior of a Heart EP, which featured a couple of remixes from my album Same Time Next Life, Alex Dowerk (who happens to play a killer solo on the Reflection II Cutting Room mix as well as several parts on the original album) suggested I take a stab at a…

Happy New Year!

Looks like it has been a while since I last updated this page. I have been pretty busy with a tour, some production and remix work as well as moving to a new apartment (and then of course there’s Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years shoved in there too). So I’ve been working as drum tech…

new website, added content, STNL reviews

I’ve just finished editing a new website using WordPress and I’m really glad I finally got into learning how to use this platform!  I hope you enjoy the new look. I’ve also added a new blog category which I’ll be updating regularly called “Liner Notes”.  In this series, I’ll add my own personal descriptions and…

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“Hundreds of initial hours of free trio improvisation were cut and pasted into new compositions; then a third layer of process was added via two outside remixers, each of whom independently cloned and mixed down the finished sessions. The result is two twinned but different takes on the final album, with different mixes and track…

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ZweiTon – Form

“It’s one of those rare feats on a record like this where the musical end of things invites intrigue, nothing gets into too much into a frenzy or into a musical clusterf*ck, the tunage remains coherent and relevant to the ears, offering up tinges of both jam band and prog auras sealed through a post-rock…

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Making Same Time Next Life – Part 5 – A Note for the Gear Heads

I went a little nuts with the track counts on this album.  Every guitar part had its own direct line which was fed to plugins for processing (usually Native Instruments Guitar Rig or Softube Metal Amp Room) as well as three microphone channels per re-amped tone.  Some guitar tracks would receive upwards of four amp…

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Making Same Time Next Life – Part 4 – Mixing

I’ve been mixing records professionally for only a few years.  In my high school days, I wrote, recorded and mixed several of my own albums before I really ‘knew what I was doing’ so to speak.  So I’ve always had some experience in producing and mixing my own material.  However, this album would be the…

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Making Same Time Next Life – Part 3 – Writing: STNL and the Reflection pieces

The title track of the album began as a much less interestingly titled collection of loops and phrases: “138-2b”.  In May of 2010, I sent them to Markus in a zipped folder via dropbox with no arrangements or structures in place so he was free to openly experiment.  He sent several improvs back that immediately…

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Making Same Time Next Life – Part 2 – Writing: Impulse Response, Grit [digging] & Exterior of a Heart

As I sat down at the recording desk at King Crimson drummer Pat Mastelotto’s home studio loft on a stormy day and began capturing his first take in performing the song Impulse Response, a ray of sunlight broke through the clouds and made its way through a window shining directly on his drum kit. While…

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Making Same Time Next Life – Part 1 – Destructive Editing

“You have permission to be destructive.  Just as long as it doesn’t hurt you or anyone else.” This is what my therapist told me a month after I lost my daughter, Valentina, in a full-term stillbirth.  If you’re not sure what that means, then here’s a short explanation.  She was a fully formed baby who…

on the road

In addition to gearing up for the release of my album Same Time Next Life, I’ve begun work as programmer/ live playback engineer with hip-hop artist Childish Gambino in preparation for his upcoming tour. I’ll be updating from the road for the next several months.  Over the next six weeks I’ll begin posting a new…