Thursday, December 30, 2010
This was originally recorded around 2007, when my friends were playing chess at my apartment in Montreal on Parc Ave. Originally created as a drone instrumental soundtrack for some imaginary film noir picture that doesn't exist. At the time, I was obsessed with the idea of trying to make my guitar sound like a trumpet, warping it into different instruments sonically. Chess music was born in our minds that night like some black jet bombing a nameless landscape into hell as their game of chess carried on.
The recording is from a tape transfer to my computer in 2007, from this piece of shit shoebox recorder I bought at a Jewish camera store on Parc Ave for $20. The project was then abandoned after I started working on "HORROR" for Fixture Records. I've tried to clean it up as much as I can digitally, after rediscovering it on my hard drive today.
It is now exorcised into digital format from the grave.
Happy holidays mang~
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Chess Music EP
RC-2 Loop station
Holy grail reverb pedal
Ace tone solid state amplifier
Thriftstore Sanyo Alarm clock/radio
1) Midnight Express
2) Criminal On The Run
3) Night Walker
4) Aurevoir Quebec
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Here's a guest mix Eargasm asked to me to make for their listeners, taken from some of my favorite artists and tunes, it also features 2 of my friends who are incredibly talented : "Lantern", and "Hot & Cold" Also, check out fellow Night People comrade "Rene Hell"
1. Blue train - Johnny Cash
2. I'll be on my Way - Bob & Fred
3. Roll Roll Train - Hasil Adkins
4. I Want to be Wanted - Brenda Lee
5. Smoke Gets in Your Eyes - Nat King Cole Trio
6. The Others in Their Worlds - Sun Ra
7. Tears for Dolphy - Ted Curson
8. The Shadow Knows - Link Wray & the Raymen
9. Catman - The Birthday Party
10. Uighur Pop - Hot & Cold
11. Desert Trip - Gil Melle
12. Untitled - Lantern
13. Bordes of Heaven - Rene Hell
14. Ghost of Love - David Lynch
15. Don't Let the Devil Ride - Ike Gordon
16. Dark Night of the Soul - Danger Mouse and Sparklehorse feat. David Lynch
17. March Theme - Sensational Happy Travelers
18. Diane, its 8am, Seattle, WA - Agent Cooper
Dirty Beaches - Eargasm Lodge Mix 2.0 by eargasmlodge
Sunday, December 12, 2010
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Monday, December 6, 2010
My friend Conor just sent me a quote from Jim Jarmusch, and it kind of embodies the ethics and attitude behind my work and beyond. There are no rules and no right way to do things, you do your best and hustle your shit out there. Listen to some golden words of wisdom right here, mang:
"Nothing is original. Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination. Devour old films, new films, music, books, paintings, photographs, poems, dreams, random conversations, architecture, bridges, street signs, trees, clouds, bodies of water, light and shadows. Select only things to steal from that speak directly to your soul. If you do this, your work (and theft) will be authentic. Authenticity is invaluable; originality is nonexistent. And don’t bother concealing your thievery – celebrate it if you feel like it."
- Jim Jarmusch
West Coast Bird by Dirty Beaches
Thursday, December 2, 2010
Its here!! Check out this music video Jacqueline Lachance and I made for our dear friend Zach (Omon Ra II, Lantern) we shot it over this summer in Montreal before Zach moved to Philadelphia. Link Wray meets desert FUZZ Alejandro Jodorowsky. I love this track.