Music of My Own
I produced a few demos throughout the rest of 2016, intending them for a follow-up tentatively called This Nadir. I hit a pretty nasty spot of writer's block, though, and I never quite finished it. I remember wanting to write some more ambient pieces, and in particular, "Looking Up" came from that.
Unfortunately, some of these renders (mostly "Apologies to the Disco Jellyfish") are missing samples, and I'm not terribly sure I can reconstruct them the way they were. Sorry if they sound a little empty.
|3.||Apologies to the Disco Jellyfish|
You can also grab all these demos as a ZIP: FLAC, MP3 V0
aphrodisiac—Various Murky Basements
My first proper release was May 2016's Various Murky Basements EP. It's six tracks of varying kinds of noise. Sometimes, it's synths run through virtual guitar amps. Other times, it's booming drum machines run through MP3 encoders at 32kbps to sound like washing machines. "Lauren" is just a video run through reverb 30 times. (The cover art comes from the same fucked up camera stills as my site banners.)
It was a spirited time in my life, and I think the EP turned out pretty well for a bunch of demos I threw out for free. You can find it on YouTube, Bandcamp, Spotify, etc. (No, none of the other Aphrodisiac projects on Spotify are mine.)
Here's a link to a review from Yeah I Know It Sucks, who review lots of weird, obscure netlabel stuff, sometimes in proper English. They liked it.
|1.||Various Murky Basements|
|2.||Mind Left for Seattle|
|3.||A Membrane's Virtuous Sky|
|4.||The Rhesus Monkeys in Floaroma|
Alternatively, download the whole album as a ZIP: FLAC, MP3 V0
Remasters and Restorations
I've done a few remasters of albums I like that originally had loud, damaged mixes. So far, that's been two Brad Sucks releases (Out of It and Guess Who's a Mess), and State Shirt's This is Old. I'm always looking for more albums worthy of a cleanup, but stems are hard to come by, even on CCmixter.
I also did this restore job on Dave Grohl's infamous Pocketwatch tape, during his time as Nirvana's drummer. I restored this one from a big batch of demo tape transfers done by Foo Fighters Live, and I'm fairly certain it's the best-sounding source for these tracks out there. Download a copy, they're good.