Sunday, January 26, 2014

I almost forgot I had a blog...

Hi everyone!  Just thought I'd drop by to give you a few updates, so I can then link this post to Facebook, where most people get their info regarding Gel-Sol. I always say I'm going to be more active on here, but who am I kidding? My next post will be in 2017...

So, what's going on?

I have been busy for the last 3 months or so working on new approaches to live performance, and using these techniques for future releases. It's really just sonic painting, much like a painter using a variety of brush strokes to make something out of nothing. I spend a lot of my time refining my palette, so there is some sort of congruity within a set/performance/album. I have been recording all my live performances, as well as home sessions, and I go over these sessions for usable ideas/recordings. Below are some recent improvs I have uploaded to Soundcloud:

For my last two live shows, my good friend Leo Mayberry from Killing Frenzy Visuals has been contributing video and audio samples, so you can hear the audio from certain movie clips within the set. We haven't had time to rehearse yet, but the feedback at the shows has been nothing but positive, and I'm sure it's making my music look a whole lot better. FYI, Leo is also upper management at Synprov Corp., the mysterious global conglomerate that brings you Monster Planet at the Re-Bar every third Monday of the month. Leo and I both have very similar senses of humor, as well as a love for cinema (though his knowledge is way more vast than mine), so we hope to assemble a live show that combine our interests and dazzle audiences. Ok, maybe not dazzle. Trip out? Mildly amuse? Annoy? Either way, we're looking forward to doing some fun stuff.

Over the next month I'm going to be putting some music together for a cassette release on Further Records. I feel this is a good format/idea to try out my new methods, and I'm kinda into the cassette idea. I want to make more physical releases, but I don't think I want to release another CD again. I haven't used a CD/DVD in years. I know cassettes are even more archaic, but there are collectors still out there, and I think some of these collectors probably appreciate the music more on their cassettes. Maybe because they wear out, degrade and don't last forever?  Who knows?  I never liked cassettes when they were popular, yet I still have a cassette player. Actually, I don't like cassettes because they degrade, but I love cassettes as far as finding crazy shit at the thrift stores for sampling. Though these days, they're getting harder and harder to find. Anyways, I hope to have something done in the next month or two (3-4 pieces) for this cassette release. Then maybe I can figure out a way to finish the other 3 albums that I've been working on.

Ok, I'm out. See you in the future. 

Yer Pal,