ATMOSPHERIC TESTING + ATMOSPHERIC TESTING 2
The sounds and artwork for Atmospheric Testing and Atmospheric Testing 2 has been added to the site. Both releases are collections of work that experiment in one way or another and would otherwise stand out like sore thumbs if placed on another release. With any luck I hope to continue this tradition of releases in the spirit of one of these tests after some more meat-and-potatoes music finds its way to your ears.
THE FIRST VOLUME of Atmospheric Testing is a collection of each single or micro-release from the last two years, containing everything from synthesizer-heavy soundtrack music to experimental black metal to harsh noise to washy psychedelic rock.
THE SECOND VOLUME contains spontaneous single take recordings of improvised solo guitar + effect pedals.
Both can be downloaded for the price of your choice (yes, that includes free of charge) from the Bandcamp page: http://cosmicmonster.bandcamp.com
Work is about to begin on a feature film score which with any luck will make its way to film festivals in 2019. The challenge of shifting from short to feature is as exhilarating as it is terrifying, but this is a direction I have been hoping to move towards for many years now.
In addition to the soundtrack work, preparations for live performance have nearly completed. Rehearsing and refining the current set to reflect something I can feel confident to perform in front of human beings has been an interesting ride, but is nearing completion.