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My First Flat – The Complete Recordings

My First Flat – The Complete Recordings

My First Flat marked the exact beginning of collaborating with Dan Marsden. We traveled in similar packs and loved the same sorts of bands. He played drums and I wrote songs. It was only a matter of …

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Sketch#18 (Alpha Mound – “Symmetry” State Charger edit)

Sketch#18 (Alpha Mound – “Symmetry” State Charger edit)

Alpha Mound and I first collaborated on his Tide As Currency remix EP earlier this year. I was inspired and definitely wanted to try my hand at reworking some of his material. Upon re-visiting his …

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Sketch#17 (Decide one way or the other)

Sketch#17 (Decide one way or the other)

I’m about 25 years late as Slabco isn’t accepting demos any longer! But I’ll tell you what, I would love to do an entire project based on weirdo samples, old drum machines and …

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Sketch#16 (Tough Solar – “Heavy Skeleton” State Charger edit)

Sketch#16 (Tough Solar – “Heavy Skeleton” State Charger edit)

I’m working on a EP of Tough Solar edits; this being a live work in progress of “Heavy Skeleton”. I’ll save all of the history and factoids for the release but you should …

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Sketch#15 (Hawk Excuse)

Sketch#15 (Hawk Excuse)

There’s no time like the present to connect a bunch of hardware together and make some lazy, hazy music! Hot off the heels of my sketch last week, this one puts me a step closer to the sounds …

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Sketch#14 (Too Much Moves)

Sketch#14 (Too Much Moves)

After a long summer break from making music, I’ve relocated my gear back to my basement lair. There’s an Ikea dining room table down there fully extended with the optional leaves; it …

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Crete scenes

Crete scenes

So I’ve been in Greece on the island of Crete; a beautifully sun-kissed fantasy land with a slowed-down, loose culture that made me smile. There was this sort of open-ended “If you like …

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Sketch#13 (Tape loop and Digitakt)

Sketch#13 (Tape loop and Digitakt)

I’ve had the project of making longer tape loops on the backburner for a while now. I was stuck, confined to thinking I needed to figure out how to spool the loop within the cassette’s …

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Kick Plate and The Corner Guards

Kick Plate and The Corner Guards

In line with my habits of clean housekeeping comes Kick Plate and The Corner Guards. This is a collection of compilation appearances and EPs I released solo between 2006 and 2010. I tied up the …

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Sketch#12 (Digitakt 1)

Sketch#12 (Digitakt 1)

There’s this ever-changing question about what tools do I need to do the job I’m here to do. I’d been going back and forth with myself about just how many effect pedals I needed …

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State Charger: Painted Kites release notes

State Charger: Painted Kites release notes

July of 2018: I’m upper deck on a  charter bus between Linköping and Gothenburg. My family and I comfortably winding our way to Sweden’s best amusement park. I have the, what I thought …

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Sketch#11 (Carbon Twos)

Sketch#11 (Carbon Twos)

Lead vocals by me via a tape loop. I missed my chance to fade the vocal out and expand on the instrumental but when I was recording this (all live, don’t forget, no edits) I was only …

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