Baghouse live at The Sanctuary last Saturday night…
Saturday night’s performance at The Sanctuary here in Montgomery, AL.
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!
And they are just sounds. Not just any old sounds–but just sounds, really, after all. Different arrangements of synthesis presented in very raw form. These are the final reports from me, soundwise, for the year. I plan to do more Joyless noise and related volumes next year. I also plan on finishing up a long-dormant noisework called Randy & Gary recorded with my friend Jim Tankersley many years ago. But back to the recently-finished Now . . . now.
The first of the last is the third in a series of Joylessly Noisy musicks. Joyless Noise, Vol. 3 is the most joyless of the bunch, I believe. It’s also the least noisy, but that doesn’t mean that it’s any less unfriendly.
Downloads of Joyless Noise, Vol. 3, of course, are free or pay-what-you-want.
The second of the last is a split cassette release with Montreal’s Drub on Cuchabata Records. Two sides of intense drone. My track takes up side B (the empty black side). It’s a 28-minute grind down into an emptiness called “Thoss.” The tapes are available from the Drub site and through the player below. They’re a hand-numbered edition of 50, and include a digital download of the recording. You can order from the above folks, or contact me directly in the U.S. I should have my copies later in the month. Downloads, once again, are free or pay-what-you-want.
I’m also in the process of doing a better job of updating my personal website, as well as trimming it down to something very minimal. Feel free to visit there any old time, and write to belittle me as I fail to update it again for 3 or 4 months.
I’ve got a new short story up on The Five Hundred writing group site. It’s called Normal Horrible. I’ll go on and tell you that there’s a crummy oversight in proofreading on my part that completely ruins the story. Feel free to write me and make me feel shitty about that also.
That’s it. Mostly just some music to help you through the holidays.
Been working hard on another volume of Joyless Noise. Submitted a finished track called “Fog Dial” to the awesome Psycho Raidio. And, yes, that is the way it is spelled. It’s a channel that streams music to play played alongside a killer boardgame called Psycho Raiders. But that’s another story…
I’m hoping to have Joyless Noise, Volume 3 competed and available by Xmas. In preparation for this, and in joyless celebration of cheapness in a cheap world, I’ve changed all my Bandcamp music back to a free/pay-what-you-want model. Piles of music and hard work out there for anyone who cares or wants it.
I’m gonna stack some players up for your listening (dis)pleasure. Try playing them all at once. At work. Or to run off people who won’t leave your house. Or as a soundtrack backing up you doing something bad.
I’m happy to let you know that my latest recording is now available! It’s the second volume in my Joyless Noise series, and it’s on my Bandcamp site for listening or downloading for a simple, virtual one-dollar bill. This one was mostly created with two analog synths–an Arturia MicroBrute & a Moog Voyager (a nice pair!), but I threw in a little lush nastiness with Wolfgang Palm’s Wavemapper and an Ensoniq Fizmo. There are four tracks on Joyless Noise, Vol. 2, and a couple of them are quite long developments. As with Joyless Noise, Vol. 1, I’d encourage folks to listen at jacked-up volumes or through some nice headphones to get the full effect. Art & design was once again created by Austin Gaines, who always kicks ass and always nails the spirit of the music each and every time.
As always, I appreciate your ears and your support.
Nope . . . it’s not a law firm. Just two bands. One that I play with. One that I’ve always loved seeing live and listening to.
I’ve got a new recording with the Athens, GA trio Baghouse out now on Bandcamp. It’s called Lirpa in Gripple Grapple, and it was recorded exactly a year back from the release date of April 13. It was all done live with no overdubs, like all of our recordings. Its dense and weird, and definitely bursts out into uncharted space on every piece. I play the Moog guitar and do some intensive live looping with the Echoplex Digital Pro. I hope you’ll give it a listen when you have the time. It’s a free/pay-what-you-want download as well.
Also, the Kickstarter campaign spearheaded by journalist Hank Shteamer for reissuing the first three recordings by the awesome Cleveland band Craw is 8 days away from finishing . . . and is not even halfway to raising the funds needed. If you were ever a fan of this killer band, I really hope you’ll give this all a look and lend your support. There are many nice incentive packages, and you can pledge as little as you want. I hate to see this great idea and great effort fail. Please help, if you can.
One 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!
I’d like to present you with Volume 1 of Joyless Noise. This is the first in what I plan to be a long-running series of noise releases. This one was primarily created with analog synths, with some glazing added by Wolfgang Palm’s amazing WaveMapper application. Each of these volumes will feature wildly-different methods of creating noisy musicks for bolstering the purging, summoning or enslaving of personal and non-personal demons. “The Catalog Of Woe” on this volume is a nasty little collaboration with Dylan Hawes-Glynn from The Most Amazing Century Of Science. Perfection of imagery by the always spot-on Austin Gaines.
This was a completely immersive and intense session for me . . . and I really hope that the experience of listening will be equally so. Please listen loud, through your favorite reproduction method–and see what it gives you.
This, and all future volumes of Joyless Noise, will be available only on Bandcamp and will always be competitively-priced at $1. Please spread the Unjoy.