Friday, November 27, 2009

A.O.S. - Live and Raw in The Pit



This one was recorded in the summer of 1988 at New Mexico State University's Corbett Center "Pit" Amphitheater. It was also one of the first performances to include an AOS stage show. Dubbed something like "At home with A.O.S.," we brought all the furniture from the living room of our house, set it up on stage, and spent the day watching T.V. & hanging out. Seemed like a good idea at the time, at least until the Las Cruces sun decided to start cooking the concrete on all sides of us. By show time the temperature on stage was over 110. As we played I was sweating so profusely that puddles of perspiration were forming on my drums, sending up a dramatic splash each time I hit them. Sponsored by KRUX, the NMSU student radio station, there is a video of this performance floating around. If David ever decides to digitize his copy and upload it, I'll be sure to post it here.

Available today are two versions of a recording that my old roommate Marc provided to me recently (thanks tons Marc). First up are the raw .wav files of original AOS songs from his cassette-rip of the concert. These are followed by a selection of tracks that my brother ran through pro-tools for some noise reduction and equalization. They are posted as separate albums on the internet archive. Take your pick. Enjoy.

Album: A.O.S. - Raw in the Pit: (wav, FLAC, mp3, Ogg Vorbis)
Recorded: Summer of 1988
Players:
Raul Dorn - vox (see some of his paintings here)
David Lamb - Bass
Matt Thorne - Guitar
Me - trap set

Raw tracks:

1) 667
2) Rhyme of the Reason
3) That's My Heart
4) Southern Romance Song
5) Laughing
6) Bad Brick
7) Mary Mary in the Lavender Pumps
8) Confession Time
9) Robert
10) I can hear the monsters
11) The Graveyard Song
12) Rip It Up
13) Core Canto

Cleaned up selections (mp3, ogg vorbis):

1) 667
2) That's My Heart
3) Southern Romance Song
4) Laughing
5) Bad Brick
6) Mary Mary in the Lavender Pumps
7) Confession Time
8) Robert
9) Rip It Up
10)Core Canto





Monday, November 16, 2009

[redacted] - left blank



[redacted] recorded this 3 songer earlier this year with Scott Colburn (of Jabon and Sun City Girls fame). It is available (name your price) in a variety of formats over at bandcamp.com
Album: Left Blank
Players:
Will - Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards, Trumpet
Kaley - bass
Jason - guitar (also check out Red Stars Theory)
me -trap set, toy dumbek

<a href="http://redacted.bandcamp.com/album/left-blank">Walk Slowly for the Moment by [Redacted]</a>

Friday, November 13, 2009

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

aboombong news



Just a quick note. One day after finishing the sequencing for the next aboombong album (NOW AVAILABLE), I see that the first release is featured over at the Dogs Can Read Your Mind blog. It is the best kind of music blog, promoting artists by posting music with their permission. Focuses on experimental, ambient, electronic, drone, etc...check it out and support the artists featured.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Just So Stories from the Creative Commons



Katya from Kazoomzoom.com contacted me today with a nice surprise. She has put together a nifty little compilation of Kipling's Just So Stories and has included para!helion in the music for How The Rhinoceros Got His Skin (track 3).

Check it out here or here (includes info and cover art).
UPDATE: Collection is now back on-line.

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