September 21, 2018

I have been working on a new album and I am working my way towards the finish line. One of the final things I would like to do is to assemble a sort of crowd sourced choir of people singing a very short musical phrase for one of the songs. If you are able to…

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September 7, 2018

Last week the world lost a great creator and the steel band lost arguably its most influential and powerful force. Ellie Mannette died Wednesday August 29 in Morgantown WV where he had lived for the past 27 years. It’s taken me a few days since his death to even begin to find words to write…

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July 27, 2018

As I wrote in another post I have been working on new music and recording some acoustic instruments I have. One of these instruments is an Ngoni made for me by Mark Lupescu, a friend who lives in Barcelona and is the man behind Lupan Handpans

July 27, 2018

I have the opportunity this week to work intensively on a new record I hope to release at the end of the year. Unlike my last record, Channels, this will be a combination of acoustic and electronic instruments and samples mostly consisting of recordings I made in Morocco on our 2 visits there. I hope…

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May 16, 2018

Last Night I heard Yoshio Machida and Constantin Papageorgiadis perform an improvised piece of music on 2 vintage EMS Synthi AKS at AB Salon here in Brussels. This was the first time I had heard of the Synthi but I have come to realize that I have been HEARING it for many years on some…

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April 16, 2018

This came to me this week via a tweet from my good friend Zack Orr who is a fantastic songwriter so when he says something is amazing I take note. I was more than blown away by this simple, short performance. It is an exceptional band playing great tunes and the lyrics are wonderful. This…

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April 13, 2018

In 2008 due to a series of unfortunate events I lost my collection of over 500 vinyl albums some of which I thought would not possibly be replaceable. I had albums by bands that I knew were obscure and who’s records must have been long out of print and not available from the usual channels…

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