Category: Audio

Sounds and music.

My Musical Hiatus 2003-2015

I didn’t release much in the way of original music from 2003 to 2015. There was just the Positronic Empire album, which is more of an EP, and the Agaritine album, which is all software-created remixes. I was focused on other things. From 2003-2005, pretty much all of my time was focused on finishing college.

Gear Hoarding

I’m thinking back to the time when I bought my first piece of music gear on eBay in 2001. It was a Yamaha TX81Z FM rack synth module, fairly beat up. It had a lot of cheesy, useless-sounding patches and a few really nice ones. I had a Yamaha DJX keyboard that my mom had

New Version of the Vorbital Player Music Player

There’s a Windows music app I’ve been maintaining off and on over the last 10 years or so. Today I released an update with some significant user interface improvements. The idea behind the Vorbital Player is to have a simple and uncluttered interface that just plays music and audio files and doesn’t try to manage

New Bloodless Mushroom Album: Raphanica

There’s a new Bloodless Mushroom album out today. Raphanica is a collection of remixes from recent albums. It’s has a surreal ambient sound. Listen here on the streaming service of your choice: https://album.link/tjmHbzQjDnqWt The album art was created by Jesse Reklaw.

New Bloodless Mushroom Album: Tessellatus

There’s a new Bloodless Mushroom album out today. Tessellatus is an avant-garde classical album. It’s a surreal soundtrack to the forest floor. Listen here on the streaming service of your choice: https://album.link/xk8Pv4DnVfHZn

Rain Without End – Allison’s Eyes

I just released a song called “Allison’s Eyes”. It’s an instrumental track with drums, bass, and electric classical guitar. Click here to listen. The cover art is a painting I created to match.

AlgoRhythmia Now Available for OSX

AlgoRhythmia was my first “complex” desktop app. By complex I mean difficult to build and with a deep interface that could be explored and tinkered with extensively. It’s a drum machine that can generate random beats. It can also “mutate” existing beats and cause them to change over time. It started as a Windows app.

DrumPads Released for OSX

DrumPads is an app with 12 virtual drum pads that lets you use the keyboard, mouse, touchscreen, or an external MIDI device to play any of 100 high-quality drum sounds. It started as a webOS app. It was later ported to Ubuntu and sold via the Ubuntu Store. Then ported to Windows and ended up

Vintage Live Dr. Kilpatient Recordings

I posted two Dr. Kilpatient live albums recorded in 2001 on YouTube. The first is And The Key of Love, from the largest live lineup we ever head. With a larger lineup, we evolved from our industrial circus rock sound to more of an electronic funk band. The second is Fuck Jason Champion, an album

New Toilet Duck Hunt Album – 39RPM

I’ve released a new Toilet Duck Hunt album, the first full-length TDH album available via streaming services. It’s called 39RPM and it’s a bunch of songs ripped from slowed down 78RPM recordings from the 1910s and then edited/tweaked. You can listen on Spotify, YouTube, Bandcamp, or any of the major streaming platforms.

New Bloodless Mushroom EP – Fissolimbus

I’ve released a new Bloodless Mushroom album called Fissolimbus. It’s a short instrumental EP that tells the story of the discovery of a strange mystical device with dangerous powers. The artwork was hand-drawn by my friend and bandmate (in Sasha and The Children) Jacqueline Hyde. You can listen on Spotify, YouTube, Bandcamp, or any of

Rain Without End – Flickering Flames

I recorded and released a song called “Flickering Flames” in January. It’s an instrumental track with bass and three guitars. Here it is as a YouTube video: The cover art is a painting I created the first time I tried abstract painting. The cover art for “Rolling Clouds” was created the same day. If you’d

Rain Without End

I’ve been practicing bass and guitar more than I ever have this year thanks to being in Sasha and The Children, the hardest-working band in Portland. In my non-band time I’ve been jamming with myself, recording a bass and guitar track and playing along. I’ve kept a couple of these and released them under the

Sasha and The Children

Most of my creative time for the last eight months has been spent with a theatrical folk pop band called Sasha and The Children. This group is pretty different from any of the other music I’ve been involved with. Everyone is incredibly talented and we work extremely hard, with four practices in a normal week.

Brian Eno Rage

I’ve spent the last few days listening to pretty much the full Brian Eno discography. It has made me incredibly angry. After all, he’s the “king of ambient”, and I was afraid that listening to his music would just be depressing since one important aspect of the music I create as Bloodless Mushroom is ambient

Six Weeks of RCRDList – Screwups and Successes and More Screwups

On the first of the year I took over as curator of the RCRDList music discovery email list. It was created by my friend Zoe and she doesn’t have the time to maintain it because she’s in grad school. It’s presumably a temporary takeover, with me assuming she’ll want it back when school’s over, but

New Bloodless Mushroom Album – Omphalotus

I’ve released a new Bloodless Mushroom album called Omphalotus. It’s 9 chiptune-esque postmodern classical instrumentals. This new album hovers close to the line between EP and LP. I call it an album because it’s one complete concept that delivers the full odd electronic experience. It’s available for streaming on all the major platforms: Spotify Deezer

Writing Lyrics, But Do I Have Anything To Say?

I’m working on a new musical solo project, pretty unlike Bloodless Mushroom (my long-running experimental instrumental electronic music project that you probably know about by now). The whole point of this is to have something to perform live at open mic nights. I love playing, but I also love going to them to see the

Dr. Kilpatient – The Prototype IV Soundtrack

My old band Dr. Kilpatient re-released an album we recorded in 2000, the Prototype IV Soundtrack. It’s the soundtrack to an imaginary science fiction film and was the combined songwriting effort of myself and Tomasz Kordowski (The Doctor Himself). Marc Haney also played guitar on a few of the songs. It was a blast to

DrumPads Now Open Source

Of all the audio apps I wrote for Zeta Centauri, DrumPads was by far the most popular, with more than 300,000 lifetime downloads. It’s a pretty simple app. It’s a set of 12 virtual drum pads, each of which plays a sample when you tap or click it, or hit the corresponding keyboard key. It