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:
Back in 2008, I was blown away by a show of Inuit art at Arizona's Heard Museum. I found it VERY liberating and inspriring, and it led me to form Tuktu.