“you must listen with your imagination”

New noise! I felt like I was getting so serious, both in theme and in sound, then I ended up making some noise that has a much more fun feel. It still springs from the mysticism that has driven the last few things I’ve done under the name luxeed, but takes a very different form. This is seeing existence all at once, not seeing undifferentiated no-thing-ness.

This is noise, but the opposite of harsh noise

My second ever full length album!

Lent, 2013

Sacred drone pointing toward and resulting from desert experiences, emptying, refining fire, repentance, restoration.

Crowd field recording in “Restoration” courtesy Freesound.org user dkustic: www.freesound.org/people/dkustic/sounds/76139/

CD-R Release forthcoming.

Amma Syncletica said, “There are many who live in the mountains and behave as if they were in the town; they are wasting their time. It is possible to be a solitary in one’s mind while living in a crowd; and it is possible for those who are solitaries to live in the crowd of their own thoughts.”

Making Music

One of the things I’m most proud of about 2012 is my return to making noise/music. It’s something I missed, and finding my way back in has been fantastic. My finished products are available at luxeed’s bandcamp page, while I have some finished songs and some works in progress and other experimentations on my soundcloud page.

It’s been fascinating, getting into the different sounds, seeing what directions I go. Below, you’ll find my last song of 2012, “Unknowing,” and my first song of 2013, tentatively titled “Spacebient01.” I hope you enjoy.

More new noise!

Last week I built my first contact mic (tutorial to come later, I hope), and since then I’ve been recording anything and everything I can get my hands on. I finished two songs over the weekend with my new toy, and I’m excited to share them.

The first is “The Trees Themselves Are Marching,” a rhythmic noise piece that’s sourced from a small tree in my front yard. It was lots of fun learning how to “play” the tree, finding the different sounds I could get out of it, and how to find a (mostly) consistent beat.

The second song, “Ride ‘Round Back,” is a 30-minute noisy drone piece that I sourced from my bicycle (a sweet, single-speed Schwinn cruiser) and some feedback (the contact mic allows for some really cool feedback).

I hope you listen and enjoy. I’m having a blast with this stuff. So many ideas for future works!