Shannon and I surprise-released an all-new acoustic album yesterday! It’s a palate-cleanser after the heaviness of The Space Between. Personal Songs Volume 3 is just piano and voice, mostly love songs. Happy holidays … we hope you love it.
Because we’re constantly experimenting with new ways to release music, we released this one in our Patreon. I’m interested to see how that goes.
I’m thrilled to be able to share this with you. Christen and I worked on this record for well north of a thousand hours, over a period of four years. And it’s out today.
This is classical music, sort of. It’s also indie music, sort of. And soundtrack music, and ambient music, and industrial music, at times. Sort of. It’s its own thing. We’re enormously proud of it. I hope you love it.
Check out this excellent, trippy video for the first single from the new Skyterra EP that we made this spring!
Without further ado … here’s this year’s record.
It’s been a stressful year. So we did something new, and somewhat extraordinary – we invented something called an “audio play.” This is a set of 10 songs, connected by spoken-word storytelling, underpinned by environmental recordings, movie-like sound effects, and score. The whole experience runs a seamless 67 minutes, and is like seeing a one-woman theater show, with no visuals.
We hope you love it, and that it helps provide some meaning, context, and hope for you in these difficult times. Hang in there.
It’s heavy. Horses for courses.
Here’s a brand-new video (highly excellent) by a brand-new band (from Finland) for a brand-new song (which I mixed). Sort of industrial-goth-trip-hop, perhaps. Featuring Kauko Röyhkä, who is a legend. I’m honored to be involved. Great song, too. Have a listen!
I love this. Making an impact with outsider art at the local level! It’s a crucial first step. I loved the record we made last year; if you haven’t heard it, here’s the Bandcamp link.
This is a big deal! Texas Music Pickers are well-regarded and highly influential. I’m beyond proud of these two. We made a fantastic record together and they worked their asses off promoting it. This recognition is well deserved.
We’ve just started the demoing process for record number two, and should be making that this year. Can’t wait. Congratulations Jackie and Brandon!