I started making these tracks at the beginning of Minnesota’s stay at home order because I missed playing music with other people. They aren’t a substitute for playing with real humans, but I think they’re fun and useful. I also wrote some lesson plans to use them with my students if you are interested.
My first attempt at a multi-track studio video. Trying to use some of this social distance time to learn new things. This is the first movement from A Moorside Suite by Gustav Holst. I love this tune. It’s originally for brass band, so I had to transpose all of those strange Eb instruments.
After helping start the Hudson Improvisation Ensemble and messing around with effects pedals for a year, I felt like I had a lot of new sounds in my ears that needed to get out. My recording chops also got better working on the last Drift Clique project. So I made something in November. Here it is:
Drift Clique, my side project with Peter and Jess, just released a synth soundtrack for a scifi-horror comic book by Eliot Rahal and John Bivens. We’re celebrating the release of the album and the book at Icehouse on October 30. Look for Cult Classic: Creature Feature at your local comic shop and check us out below.
I am very excited to announce that Northing’s debut album, Hill Spell will be release by Shifting Paradigm Records. SPR is a Minnesota based record label that has put out some of my favorite albums of the past few years. You can per-order the album now on SPR’s bandcamp page.