Monday, July 18, 2016

I like the annual July event known as Netlabel Day. Last week Netlabel Day 2016 brought a huge group of new releases, including a number of artists whose work I find interesting and fun.

The Cerebral Rift netlabel also released a compilation called "Into the Rift, Volume 1". I am pleased that my track "Deeper Vanity" is on that release:

Cerebral Rift, Volume 1

Thanks to Soundchaser for running this Netlabel Day compilation.

St. Louis ambient and electronica artist Mystified curated a new compilation called "New Mind Emergence'.  Consistent with its theme,  I created a song called "The Robot Smiles Upon Enlightenment". I am pleased to have this track released on Mystified's curated compilation:

Although I was born in Texas, I grew up in Arkansas. My artist name is a contraction of Gurdon, Arkansas, the town I lived in from age 5 to age 15. I sometimes think of myself as being "of" each of the three places at which I have lived for years---Texas, Arkansas and California. But by any measure, I nonetheless am an Arkansas artist.

So I found myself well-pleased to be asked to contribute to the compilation "Ambient Arkansas". My song "Poison Springs" refers to a battlefield about 20 miles from each of the three towns in which I grew up.  I dutifully resisted the urge to add cannons to the song, despite an inner 1812 Overture longing.  

Here's a link to the album, available on Bandcamp from the Aural Films label: