Pleased as punch to announce my new EP, Only Numbers Remain, is now available!
This EP combines my interests in free improv and drum and bass music with a super-nerdy classical interest in Schoenberg’s 12-tone serialism.
This is project gestated for a long time – I was inspired by reading free jazz guitarist Derek Bailey’s (surly and hilarious) account of recording a free jazz guitar/drum and bass collaboration. (Once long-lost, now easily available on the intermanets).
I worked out a system of improvising over 12-tone rows and layed out some basic D&B tracks in Ableton live. Then I roped in <A HREF=”http://barryseroff.net” target=new>Barry Seroff</A>, one of my favorite musicians, to play on the album. We spent a sunny afternoon improvising over 12-tone rows (and wrestling with equipment)…and then I started teaching and my life was totally consumed.
This past summer I resolved that I was finally going to release this thing, and I utilized the masterful mixing services of Dave Brenneman (I love making music, I hate mixing. Dave makes beautiful mixes effortlessly (or it seems effortless to me at least).
And there we have it. A 5-song EP that’s very weird and a little jarring, and I’m very proud of it!