Tagged: improvisation

Gloom for our times…

Four bitter pills to ingest…

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Revisiting…

A successful foray into the void, where a film (that I cannot recall) was playing minus sound, which we instantly provided, forgetting where we came from and not worrying about where we were going to.

Baghouse visits Dr. Thoss…

Take a visit to author Thomas Ligotti’s mysterious doctor with Baghouse. This is a deeply weird, noise-laced, massive session from 2013, and is one of my favorites that we’ve done. Recorded live with no overdubs. Free to stream and download, so enjoy!

https://baghouse.bandcamp.com/album/thossian

Baghouse release and performance…

Baghouse - Kenney Ridge CoverOne of two new Baghouse releases is now available on Bandcamp. The first one is called Live From Kenney Ridge, It’s Saturday Night. This is a 20-minute piece recorded at a recent show in Athens, GA, and I think it is a really strong, successful improvisation. I focused mainly on created large scale drone sheets with the Moog guitar, while Jeff and Andy completely locked in, beautifully laid it down and quickly launched things into outer space. A great night. It’s a free/pay what you want download, so go give it a listen, if you’re so inclined. We’ve got another intense session from last year set to be released soon, too. I will keep you posted. 

By the way, Baghouse will be playing this Saturday night, March 8, in Athens, GA at Hendershot’s, so come on out and get folded along with space and time, if you’re in the area. We’ll also be playing on WUOG’s Live In The Lobby in Athens on April 24, where you can tune in live to the broadcast. More soon!

Brain farts have feelings, too!

BAghouse HOTDRight before my set with Baghouse a couple of weekends ago, I accidentally plugged my guitar into the LOW input on my amp. What this meant was that, for the rest of the evening, I would be cursed with trying to sort out what was causing my sound to appear (to my ears) anemic–AND to play and adapt the best I could to the improvisation. In short, a brain fart. Classic. Undeniably stupid. Confounding, even . . . at the time. On one hand, I feel as if I NEVER do that sort of thing. On the other . . . I always seem to.

Luckily, everything else worked that night. I recently listened back to a recording of the evening and, despite feeling that my levels on loops fluctuated as I attempted to adjust in the chaos of the moment, it’s pretty excellent, nicely tense and has lots of fantastic playing & dynamics. Things were solid. Whew. Give it a go here, if you wanna get an earful of the proceedings at The World Famous in Athens, GA that  evening.

It’s happening again this Saturday night at Head On The Door in Montgomery, AL. We’re going to do a couple of sets, making music, conjuring textures, tones and irregularities, seeing where the sound takes us. This is a call to all the weirdos and wanderers looking and listening for something freakishly pure. Music pulled from the air, shaped and reshaped, then shoved into your earholes. It feels like magic. Automatic writing. Baghouse. Come hear something being tapped into.

Wear a gasmask in case of brain farts.

Current listening:

Caspar Brotzmann – Nohome

Disappears – Era

Gorguts – Colored Sands

The Howling Wind – Vortex

True Widow – Circumambulation