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rpm challenge 2010 (2010)

On a dare, I created (saying "wrote" here would just be wrong), recorded, produced, and mailed this album in eight hours. Yes--eight(8) hours. I spent two hours on setup and sound check, two hours recording, two hours in post-production cleaning up my recording errors, and about 30 minutes dreaming up song titles. Add another 30 minutes for cover design and then the time I spent at the post office and you've got around eight hours.

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BIOGRAPHY

Back in '09 (remember that year?) I did a solo show at an art gallery. For that performance, I developed an improvisational concept that would permit me to do a solo show without having to invest any time at all in developing material. The performance technique involved the use of as many unsynchronized devices as could possibly be tolerated without attracting the attention of local law enforcement, and involved embracing chance happenings, audience participation, and conventional improvisation. Use of homemade percussion instruments, toy keyboards, circuit-bent devices, really cheap woodwinds, and unreliable pro gear are all appropriate fodder for ensyncrnauts' creative explorations. Sometimes it's beautiful; sometimes you wouldn't let your dog listen to it for very long. In any event, the "trick" worked and now I have a second project going alongside my more "serious" musical personality, falling up art.

BAND MEMBERS
I am. ;) For live performances, I encourage art patrons and passersby to help out by shaking some percussion instruments, but--alas--there's none of that here. One can hear my sons talking about video games in the background during some quiet spots. Thanks, guys! :)

YEARS COMPLETED
2010

GENRES
Alternative


Completed Albums

rpm challenge 2010(2010)

On a dare, I created (saying "wrote" here would just be wrong), recorded, produced, and mailed this album in eight hours. Yes--eight(8) hours. I spent two hours on setup and sound check, two hours recording, two hours in post-production cleaning up my recording errors, and about 30 minutes dreaming up song titles. Add another 30 minutes for cover design and then the time I spent at the post office and you've got around eight hours.


cloudy with a chance of miles per hour   Download
the depth of Universe   Download
humbug   Download
sibilant Manley®s   Download
the majority walked away   (preferred)   Download
a space, then some burbling   Download
breath   Download
more humbug   Download
pile of Manley®s   Download
the pace quickens   Download
the beat goes on   Download
joyous ode on a little brown jug (with apologies to ludwig and john)   Download