Posts tagged: 2019. There are 24 of them.

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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Tide As Currency (Alpha Mound remix)

Tide As Currency (Alpha Mound remix)

Back in January I met fellow Swedish artist Alpha Mound via Instagram. He was quick to produce a short, but sweet, remix and video of one of my latest live sketches. I’m impressed by people …

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There’s only so much time we can kill here

There’s only so much time we can kill here

There’s that feeling of lack of maturity that flows over me when I realize I’m not using something I’ve paid good money for. I was taught well, to spend wisely because “money …

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Tapes & Tubes – Cemetery 7″

Tapes & Tubes – Cemetery 7″

Last month I posted about a collaboration project I (as State Charger) was involved in with Philadelphia’s Tapes & Tubes. The result was  “Lazy Again”, a track featuring …

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Sketch#10 (Trapdoors Everywhere)

Sketch#10 (Trapdoors Everywhere)

This is about as experimental as I want to get. Lacking a melody and leaning heavily on the effects. Everything underlying. The Red Panda Tensor is becoming a very close friend. My trusty Sony …

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Sketch#9 (Matrix Blaster)

Sketch#9 (Matrix Blaster)

Live State Charger ambient piece (2019.03.01) featuring a tape loop, Korg Volca fm and Moog Mother 32. …

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Sketch#8 (AutoFill Measure)

Sketch#8 (AutoFill Measure)

The Korg Volca fm is filling a huge role. I’m limited to only a few voices for my tabletop set up and the Moog Mother 32 has been holding down any sort of bassline sequence I might need. That …

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Sketch#7 (Perris)

Sketch#7 (Perris)

This one’s exclusively about the sound of the hi-hat through the Red Panda Particle. It’s sort of magic. I wish I had time to refine this and add another dimension like a loop or varying …

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Tapes & Tubes – “Lazy Again”

Tapes & Tubes – “Lazy Again”

Oh Instagram, you matchmaker. Really, the community formed around musicians, gear and live jams on Instagram has proven to be super positive for me. It’s the perfect place get super into your …

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Sketch#6 (Highest Low Command)

Sketch#6 (Highest Low Command)

Well, a mostly live jam. The drone was pre-recorded and played back in Live during the session. I’m not sure if that’s allowed or not; I’m making up the rules as I go! I’m …

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Space Peaced

Space Peaced

When digging your camera out of its weatherproof cocoon and telling yourself you are going to finally become a better photographer and not just use your phone because it’s easiest and actually …

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Sketch#5 (Concorde Spies) – Alpha Mound remix

Sketch#5 (Concorde Spies) – Alpha Mound remix

Now here’s something I’ve missed over the past years: collaboration! This is a short remix of one of my recent live sketches by Alpha Mound and I am really happy with what he did with. …

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Sketch#5 (Concorde Spies)

Sketch#5 (Concorde Spies)

I took a couple weeks off from firing up my equipment to clear my head. I worked on a website redesign and got plenty of rest and relaxation over the holidays.  Feels like my batteries are. …

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