“Without music life would be a mistake.”
Since high school I’ve experimented with music and sound design for films. Below are a few examples, made possible through SoundCloud. Listen, download, share, relax.
Bloemfontein was a four-piece instrumental jam band dedicated to long flowing pieces of atmosphere and melody. It was Matt Baker, Brian Parent, Eric Schiller and Michael Stasko. Most of these tracks are quite long and mellow. Because sometimes what you want to say takes more than thirteen minutes. The Longer Now was our only well-recorded album. We released three or four lo-fi improvisational CDRs which were hand-packaged.
A big bright jam in two chords, this one felt right to open our 2LP “The Longer Now”.
Sad Dreams, Dark Trees
Nice threads can grow out of bass chords.
The closer on “The Longer Now” and the third track in our Pabst Blue Ribbon trinity, this was always one of my favorites to play live.
This was a solo project of drones and noises for interior exploration.
Headphones in a dark room.
When I listen to this with closed eyes I see an invisible landscape.
This was a collaboration between myself and Matt Baker.
This track was done by electronic correspondence after Matt moved to the States. We sent tracks back and forth but only a few were edited and mixed together.
We shot Iodine with The Dot Film Company on a little island in the Ontario forest. Mike Stasko, Brian Parent and I recorded the score for it in one or two days in Brian’s basement. Because I shot the film and worked closely with Mike at all stages through the production, my mind was pretty drenched in fresh air, abstract ideas, and the meditative mood found throughout the film. Check out the website at www.iodinemovie.com or buy it through iTunes.
We recorded the music while watching the imagery, but I don’t think that’s the only reason this song feels like a boat ride through tall trees. Even the shape of the waveform…