EEP

My latest release entitled ‘EEP’ is a culmination of the various techniques and styles that I have used in the past to manifest my narrative method of composition.

The EP is a fusion of electronic and acoustic textures blended into an instrumental landscape that extends seamlessly from a dark metropolis to the pastoral hinterlands. At its core the album embodies the human struggle for self actualization by creative and romantic means.

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The main thing I wanted to explore with this EP is having a constant note (E) droning throughout an eclectic collection of songs. Like many of my previous releases, many of the collaborations were done over the internet with friends in Chicago, Boston, and New York City.

’EEP’ features the talents of Mike Walker (Nature’s Neighbor), Knyves Escobar, Jed Lingat (Rosco the Wolf), Perry Cowdery (Fatkid), Radhika Bhatt, and Phil Schoof. Mastered by Seth Engel (Lifted Bells, Coaster, Options) at Pallet Sound in Chicago, IL.

The 9-track EP is available for pre-order on Bandcamp until it’s release on Friday, September 13.

Album: Trying Times

I’ve been working on this project for the past year and I’m sharing it with all of you now on my Bandcamp. It’s called Trying Times, and for obvious reasons. Without getting into detail, many of these songs are responses to personal challenges. Some are inexplicit reactions to the political and social issues that we have witnessed since I began producing it in August of 2016.

I find it difficult to adequately express what this collection of songs means to me because for so long it has felt like a parasite that I have been unable to remove from my body, and it doesn’t feel the same as it did when I began. I release it now as a manifestation of the hope I have for people to heal, and to find creative ways of coping with fear. I feel very fortunate to have collaborated with so many friends on this album, and grateful for everything that I have learned along the way. I hope you enjoy.

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Album: Progeny (unmastered)

Finally adding this to the online catalog. It’s been a while since I’ve visited these songs, but I’m proud to release the unmastered compositions from Sara Mast’s ‘Soundings’ entitled Progeny (unmastered). These seven tracks are my contribution to a collaborative multimedia project that explores the construction of shared identity within four generations of our own family through the lens of my grandfather’s legacy. Gifford Morrison Mast (1914-1972) was an early pioneer of American industrial design, an inventor, a physicist, and an optics expert with a particular interest in stereo optics. progeny-coverDuring a trip to Bozeman, MT in 2013 I composed these seven pieces of music using recorded interviews of my family members. The central character of these stories is my late grandmother, Beth Mast, who shared with us many memories and stories of my grandfather. Although many of the pieces are abstract representations of the time I spent with my family uncovering these stories some of the pieces are more explicit and paint a picture of my grandfather that I hadn’t seen before.