Saturday, May 24, 2008

Shreds, Volume 1

Happy Puppy Records is unleashing its inner guitar rock god with the EP release of Shreds, Volume 1!

Inspired by the shredding videos posted by St. Sanders, Happy Puppy put out the call for shreds and boy, did we get some! Five artistes plus the infamous St. Sanders himself contribute highly unique and entertaining shreddings.

Everything from shredded kazoos, hoovers, electronica to good ol' electric guitars turned up to 11 are here in all their wanky glory. Nigel Tufnel would be proud.

This release is available for the first time in MP3 and FLAC formats for extra high-quality (explicit lyrics on track 5).

Start the shred!

Saturday, May 3, 2008

c4 - deeply present moment [hpr023]

'deeply present moment' was a very difficult album for me to produce. It relied very heavily upon the utilization of various outside sound sources (i.e. shortwave radio, record player, micro-cassette deck, etc) as opposed to my usual, very software driven production style and were also only recorded in a single attempt (thus, the title "deeply present moment"). These sounds were then ran through my mixer and recorded straight to mp3 at 256 kbps.

Again, Each attempt at a track was done only once. My goal was to record sound in the present moment and create tracks that were only available at that place and time.

completely abandoning rythem (except for inertia and tega), this release focuses more upon cold spacious landscapes, droning melodies and glitchy static to fill in the fleeting gaps of silence." - c4

Available now for free download!