I’ve broken out the music on this site by project and genre. You can find these categories in the right column.
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Released albums are listed below.
Todd Nelson and I started a project called Souls in Darkness when we were just young lads. Commonly, I’d write the music and Todd would write the lyrics and vocals (although 50% of the original tracks were just me). Later Martha Weiss joined in on violin and some vocals. The project was active for several years and I’ve got boxes of tapes from that time.
I recently decided to exhume the project and re-record a handful of my favourite tracks from this period.
Seven Graylands – Sidewalk (2001)
I had an idea in my mind to start work on a jazz influenced project. Not newer jazz, but an older style. Jazz that reminds you of an urban city, cement, street life, or perhaps just a hot summer night on the fire escape. While working on the music I couldn’t help but think about the days when I was younger. Old friends, the city I grew up in, things we used to do, people we’d meet. The music began to follow this direction. The album and tracks recently released through MusikAtomik are 2009 remasters of the original mixes.
The Tic Tok Men
The Tic Tok Men was an electronic project I was involved in. The focus was primarily “retro-electronica”. There are several albums recently produced and several long out of print. Some of the older albums are in the process of being cleaned and restored for future distribution.
Very synthy, analogy, computer voicey.
Version 1 was released in 1989. Version 2 was released in early 1999 on-line.
The Tic Tok Men – Arecebo (2000)
Arecebo is mostly a collection of songs about communications -be it local contact or something further out. The sound of this CD has been compared to Kraftwerk or Komputer had they continued on their respective courses. The album and tracks recently released through MusikAtomik are 2009 remasters of the original mixes.
The main theme of this CD is directed at propaganda, lying governments, covering up truth, war, and death. This CD is more aggressive then the other CD’s from The Tic Tok Men, but the subject matter required it.
The Tic Tok Men – Borderland (2004)
Borderland was created using only a small number of organic and synthetic sounds. These short two or three second clips were tuned, lengthened, shortened, and otherwise mutated into variations of themselves. The sounds were then layered in digital editing software to created the melodies and rhythms. The album and tracks recently released through MusikAtomik are 2009 remasters of the original mixes.
The Tic Tok Men – Acquisition (2010)
MDS was a project I was involved in somewhere around 1992. I was in another band which broke up and Dave Wilkie (bass/guitar/vocals) and Paget Campbell (guitar) and myself started working on music in my studio. I’m not sure what the overall intention of this project was, but there were a fair amount of tracks. I plan on remixing these tracks and putting them online. It is a bit down my studio to-do list at the moment.