Casually Abandoned
(4.24.19) Quiet Drone, full version

(4.24.19) Quiet Drone, full version

April 26, 2019

24 minutes of a lovely drone with lots of random twiddling of knobs between wide oases of nothing much going on. Unexpect the expected.

Short video here.

(3.22.19) The Remainder was the Exact Same Size

(3.22.19) The Remainder was the Exact Same Size

March 28, 2019

No musical or conceptual thru line here. Just dismantled my old effects pedal board and reworked everything on a new board, and here's around 20 minutes of me ringing out the system with ambient glory.

(2.26.19) 8:33pm

(2.26.19) 8:33pm

March 11, 2019

sometimes i just feel like posting something without writing a little blurb about it

(2.22.19) The Bigger Question is When it Becomes Rain

(2.22.19) The Bigger Question is When it Becomes Rain

February 25, 2019

The idea here was to practice serenity, let things breath. So of course I started by playing everything all at once. I edited out some busyness at the start but it still starts kinda busy. Serenity wanders in around the halfway point. 

This was played on the new guitar I built out of wood and parts and stuff. Gear:

Fender The Bends compressor

Sonicake Fritz preamp, Shark distortion, 5th Dimension (for tremolo)

EHX Pog2

TC Ditto X4 Looper

EHX Superego+

Strymon El Capistan, Dig, and Blue Sky

 

(2.13.19) Winter Thus Far Pretty Good
(2.6.19) On Our Way to the Sun

(2.6.19) On Our Way to the Sun

February 7, 2019

Back after some idle time. Coming back slowly. Very slowly. Slow, relaxing, meditative drones. Long reverb tails and long delay trails. Letting things ring out and being deliberate about the next note or phrase.

Pardon the clicks and clacks. Baritone Strat, delay, reverb, nothing much else.

(7.18.18) Now I Understand Everything in the Universe

(7.18.18) Now I Understand Everything in the Universe

January 14, 2019

After some time away for the holidays and work travel, I'm starting the new year a little slowly, creatively. Thought it was a good time to break this one out. This was the test run for this whole ambient podcast concept. Pure Frippertronics. Never intended for public display, but listening back, so much wonderful stuff happens. Good to start the new year with a reminder of how magnificent the basics can be. Guitar, distortion pedal, looper, a little reverb in logic. Maybe some delay and reverb from the Ocean Machine; don't remember at this point.

(11.11.18) I’m on My Way Home, Edith Salmon

(11.11.18) I’m on My Way Home, Edith Salmon

December 6, 2018

Mellow, relaxing, no weird stuff this week.

Some gear involved: Baritone Strat, Big Muff DistortionEHX pog2Ditto X4 LooperStrymon Dig delayBig Sky reverb

More Music: https://casuallyabandoned.bandcamp.com/

Random Ideas: https://soundcloud.com/casuallyabandoned

(11.25.18) You Had Your Waffle Today

(11.25.18) You Had Your Waffle Today

November 28, 2018

Hypnotic tremolo via the EHX Superego+. Weird chattering from the Grazer. 

Featured gear: Baritone Strat, Ditto X4 Looper, EHX Superego+EHX pog2, Dwarfcraft GrazerStrymon Dig delayBig Sky reverb

(9.16.18) He Has to Hug Us with His Teeth Because He Has No Thumbs

(9.16.18) He Has to Hug Us with His Teeth Because He Has No Thumbs

November 14, 2018

 A few months ago I debuted my baritone strat. This weekend I came across this meditation from the same day. I can understand why I set it aside (and forgot about it) at the time - I was trying for something with a consistent tone throughout, and this one, while it starts on the same few notes, goes in a different direction, and has some unexpected mood shifts along the way. But as always, with fresh ears I can appreciate what I played on its own merits, removed from the expectations of my intent at the time I played it. Also, some cool sounds at 7:15.

Gear:

Baritone strat

Fender The Bends compressor 

Roland volume pedal

Ditto X4 Looper

Strymon Dig delay

Big Sky reverb

Logic