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Wednesday 4 July 2012

Geo Writings

This site has not been updated or added to in quite some time <sniff>

The music is dated based on when I compiled/released it

More of my words can be found here

Wednesday 21 July 2010

Animated GTN Logo #2

Friday 21 December 2001

Aldeberon

Track 1 from the 2001 release of GTN2K (lyrics here)

Recorded in North Seattle at Nugent Studios on my roommate Robin's brand new archtop guitar

Godspeed

Track 2 from the 2001 release of GTN2K (lyrics here)

Conceived of on and dedicated to the SR-520 & I-90 commute, this track features a 5 bar drum loop and slide guitar by Dan Bennett

Alone

Track 3 from the 2001 release of GTN2K (lyrics here)

With difficult yet still somewhat hopeful lyrics, this track features Dan Bennett on electric slide guitar playing through a small vintage tube amp and recorded in a tiled shower

Your Hat, The Rabbit

Track 4 from the 2001 release of GTN2K (lyrics here)

With most tracks recorded in North Seattle at Nugent Studios, this little ditty loosely relates to moving twice in 18 months; with so many images, metaphors and allusions, I'll leave the interpretation to your imagination ("blasphemy/sacrilege, tragedy/comedy, manifest destiny")

Tumbling

Track 5 from the 2001 release of GTN2K

Originally titled: "Appropriation"

Flink

Track 6 from the 2001 release of GTN2K

An exercise in 'difficult listening', the events that make up this track were 'massaged' stochastically for maximum (subconscious) strangeness

Fifteenth

Track 7 from the 2001 release of GTN2K

Ebow electric guitar stacked in odd intervals all the way up

Aldeberon (reprise)

Track 8 from the 2001 release of GTN2K (lyrics here)

This reprise of the first track is simply stretched - no further processing was applied, and I like how the harmonic content squeezes out overtones almost like an arpeggiator

Tuesday 21 September 1999

Geotonal 1999 Lyrics

The inside cover of the Geotonal Network Compact Disc (1999)

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The text of these songs can also be found on the Geotonal Blog under lyrics

The Other Side Of Life

Track 1 from the 1999 release of Geotonal Network (lyrics here)

Composed on piano, this track is one of my personal favorites, and much of it was played on the Kurzweil K2000

Tonight (today)

Track 2 from the 1999 release of Geotonal Network (lyrics here)

Written in France and Ireland, but recorded in South Seattle, this track has always seemed haunted to me

Sheep (democracy)

Track 3 from the 1999 release of Geotonal Network (lyrics here)

Clearly the most overtly political lyric I wrote early on, this track features many classic samples, and the piano/bass phrase is played on an Emu Proformance (I really like *most* Emu gear)

Small

Track 4 from the 1999 release of Geotonal Network (lyrics here)

Personal crisis distilled into words and music ... one of my favorite lines I've written comes from this tune: "Life's sugar cube, dissolved in time's cup of tea"

Satanic Messages

Track 5 from the 1999 release of Geotonal Network (lyric implicit)

Onward pagan soldiers

Wage Slave

Track 6 from the 1999 release of Geotonal Network (lyrics here)

Based on a tune by Kenan Kelley (working title: "Wild Hair"), the basic tracks feature Rafael Block on Bass, Kenan Kelley on Guitar and me on Drums (to which I added vocals and guitars)

Nothing Is Happening

Track 7 from the 1999 release of Geotonal Network (lyrics here)

Recorded in my basement by Nugent Mobile (!), the basic tracks also feature Rafael Block on Bass, Kenan Kelley on Guitar and me on Drums; backing vocals by me and Kenan

What Love Means

Track 8 from the 1999 release of Geotonal Network (lyrics here)

What can I say? I'm sorry, I'm sorry, I'm sorry, I'm sorry, I'm sorry, I'm sorry, I'm sorry, and love means never having to say you're sorry. Enough said.

Antennae

Track 9 from the 1999 release of Geotonal Network

Sequencing by Geo and SEQ-303, drums by Earthquake, recorded at Nugent Studio using Digital Performer

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