Sunday, January 30, 2011

I composed the song "Insight" for the Necktar 2017: Volume 3 compilation. It just released over at, and is available for free download at this link: "Necktar 2017: Volume 3". I hope to load the whole album on an mp3 player soon, for a museum visit or hike.

This song fits with a lot of my music lately--quiet, melodic, using sampled synthesizer tones. The sound levels on this one are set very modestly, as if hunting for an insight:

Saturday, January 22, 2011

I love to submit to netlabel compilations. I like in particular the experimental netlabels which put out releases with broad range of artists. One such netlabel is
Intelligent Machinery. Its release "thoughts of the long now" featured my song
'Sub-Atomic Joy":

listen and download to my song above. Click here to find the whole compilation"

Saturday, January 08, 2011

I think it's good to hear your own work with new ears.

Lately I've enjoyed my LG Ally, which is a cellular telephone which uses the Android operating system. I like two apps in particular: the application and the Radio Time application. The Radio Time Application allows me to listen to on the go. Stillstream is a wonderful internet radio station, devoted to playing Creative Commons music. Tonight I listened via cell phone to a selection of tracks from the interesting new dark ambient netlabel, Ambientaria.

The other app I've used a lot is the app. I love to listen using the "radio" features of the service to artists under the Creative Commons tag, or artists under the Gurdonark Mix Radio, i.e., songs the service suggests I might like, which often comes to the same thing. This morning I was driving to work listening to a "radio station" on "recommended for me". Among the songs, "recommended for me" my own song, "Grass Skipper". It was fun to hear it in an unexpected setting on my car radio. The "Butterflies of North Texas" EP from which it was drawn is less an ambient album than a set of simple melodies with a down-tempo feel. I like melodic minimal work. Here is the zip file of the EP, if you're interested in this set of short songs:

Butterflies of North Texas: a free Creative Commons download