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Sketch#23 (Field Visit)

Sketch#23 (Field Visit)

It feels like now is the time to capitalize on the creative energy I’ve been building up over the past few months. To kick it off I dug into a pretty acoustic guitar composition (a demo) which …
Sketch#22 (Which Made Them Secrets)

Sketch#22 (Which Made Them Secrets)

Working myself back towards regularly scheduled creativity. Having my setup stuck with velcro onto a pedalboard takes away the challenge of constantly feeling like I need to redesign my signal. …
State Charger: X Quantities release notes

State Charger: X Quantities release notes

X Quantities is the 4th State Charger full length. I’ve worked with it on and off for the past year or so. Beyond the Instagram clips, this is the first complete document of my musical …
Sketch#21 (It’s Yours to Find)

Sketch#21 (It’s Yours to Find)

Reasons for not posting anything since Feb: yeah. I admire those that were/are able to get super creative as a result of the world shutting down but I reacted oppositely. I haven’t felt like …
Sketch#20 (Pex – Hindsight’s 2020 redo)

Sketch#20 (Pex – Hindsight’s 2020 redo)

In 2018 I released my first album as State Charger entitled Swiss Flags, a batch of ambient and beat-less pieces I culled from countless sessions in front of my pedalboard and 4-track. Looking back …
Sketch#19 (Crew Dragons)

Sketch#19 (Crew Dragons)

After a month of basing my jams on 1 minute max length for Instagram’s #jamuary, I wanted to come out with something a bit more long form. I bought a really cheap Casio keyboard (CTK-630) at a …
The New Constitution live at Chicago St. Pub, Joliet, IL 02/24/17

The New Constitution live at Chicago St. Pub, Joliet, IL 02/24/17

Time flies. It has been just about 3 years since we did The New Constitution reunion shows. I’m pretty sure I’m done talking about that weekend; I documented all the feels and logistics …
Jamuary 2020, week 4

Jamuary 2020, week 4

31 for 31 and that’s a wrap on Jamuary 2020. Honestly it’s the most creative thing I’ve done in a long while. Without it I wouldn’t have learned or moved forward very much …
Jamuary 2020, week 3

Jamuary 2020, week 3

I’m learning a lot by doing this. I’m getting to the core of what I want to do with these instruments. Gates are opening and others seem welded shut, maybe for the best. There’s a …
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