My latest release is still available for the next Bandcamp Friday (starting 12am PDT on 8/4/2020). For 24 hours Bandcamp waives their fees to help out artists. Last month ya'll helped me raise $350 for http://redcross.org.lb who provides frontline relief to victims.in Beirut
My latest release is out on time for the latest Bandcamp Friday (starting 12am PDT on 8/7/2020). For 24 hours Bandcamp waives their fees to help out artists. I will be using that as a way to raise money to help the victims of the recent blast in Beirut. All proceeds raised this month from any aboombong purchase will go to http://redcross.org.lb who provides frontline relief to victims.
Most (not all, but most) aboombong songs involve improvisation at some level. I frequently use improvisations as source material and then editing and post-production manipulations to combine them into something coherent. On this album the improvisations themselves, the performances, are the focus. Taking cues from jazz - where the interplay between musicians is the substance of the performance -these songs were constructed "live" - with each performance played in direct response to the tracks laid down previously. Treatments and manipulations were applied (essentially) live as well (play, treat, playback while improvising the next track) for the most part. Enjoy and spread the word so I can raise some money for those in need. Thanks.
style: 4th World Post-punk Goth, Kosmische Musik, ambient piano, liturgy
players: me - drum kit, percussion, piano, sequencer, treatments; Lana Van Boven - vocals on track 1 & 3 (www.lanavanboven.com); David Liso - vocals on track 1 (dynamostairs.bandcamp.com); Brian Shaw - flugalhorn and recording engineer on track 3 (www.lsu.edu/cmda/music/people/faculty/shaw.php)
After nearly a decade of going it alone, this is the second release completed in collaboration with musical friends in so many years. Lana came to me with the desire to do some singing outside of her usual frame, and things snowballed from there - with contributions from David and Brian bringing it all together. As always, available via bandcamp pay what you like.
Ten years ago I decided to see if I could put together a full album of music all by myself - something I had never done despite years of collaborating with others. The result was the first aboombong release - named via onomatopoeia from opening of the first song I put together for the release, "Three Days 'til Sunrise." Not sure I thought this would result in 12 releases over the next decade. Anyway, here is the first one again.
Artist: aboombong Album: aboombong Style: ambientrance dub soundscapes Release: June, 2009 Players: all me* - electronics, tapes, percussion
Available in a variety of formats from http://aboombong.bandcamp.com/ (set your own price)
10. 3 Days 'til Sunrise (aboombong mix)
*aboom contains samples from Waltz Bop Shop and gnobmooba contains samples from ¡para!helion. Narrative in 3 Days 'til Sunrise recorded off of public radio in the late 1990's.
Album: solace of noise EP
Style: Punk, No Wave, Basement Tapes, Garage
Me - music, guitar, drum kit, percussion, accordion, piano
Raul Dorn - words, singing, chattering
Matt Thorne - additional guitar on "Stoner Girl"
Where the fuck is Lamb?
Cover photo: Micaela Adams
After a 30 year break, some of the members of AOS collaborate on three noisome garage tracks from their basements spread out across the western US of A. This one was intended to satisfied an itch I had for some stupid punk songs. Getting Raul involved, of course, ruined any chance of things staying stupid, and Matt saved Stoner Girl from being stuck in inept guitar purgatory. Raul and I have another batch of decidedly non-punk songs in the works, out sometime this year. Stay tuned.