In 2004, I was invited to participate in the Big Sur Experimental Music Festival’s Sound Shift piece, and had no solo albums to bring. I had group recordings where my out-guitar voice occasionally shone through (DAE mainly) but had nothing to say ‘here’s what I’m doin’. With this gig as goal, I set my mind to channeling my recent software experiments, my film work, and my love of Fred Frith and Hans Reichel into a focused release. I gave a few concerts (audio below), playing improvs crafted with my software I dubbed ‘the glitchy delay’. This software was inspired by Scandinavian minimalist electronic stuff I’d heard on the Komplott and Fukkgod netlabels – I was particularly taken with Tsukimono.
At any rate, the pieces on the album quickly found their way into two scores I was doing: one for Brandon Schmid’s Taos. I pressed a few hundred, sold them, and got on. Still available at Cd Baby, as well as iTunes, and remixed/sold as “Listen Faster – Alkaline” when Wizard Prison opened for Animal Collective.
Have a listen:
..and the followup, Nazca Aerial: