In The Branches at its spaciest. The subtle textures on the first half of the album were a contribution from Steven Taylor, known for his techno productions as Ghostwire. Steven’s unique ambient experiments and my longform guitar loop recordings were first blended together, then layered once more and compiled as a final album. Each song on this album is a unique soundscape like nothing else I’ve created before, and I’m planning to return to this style again for another collaboration with Steven.
In celebration of its freshly designed new digital booklet (available in high-resolution PDF format with purchase of the album on Bandcamp), In The Branches’ critically-acclaimed 2016 album Wilderness Time is now on YouTube (scroll down for embedded video), showcasing a slideshow of the new artwork as the album plays in its entirety.
A bonus track “Wilderness Time II”, from In The Branches’ fifth album “Lost and Found”, has been included as a logical extension to this collection of wilderness-themed ambient guitar music.
Eugene, Oregon-based This Patch Of Sky invited me to photograph a recent show in Portland. We’ve started a collaboration on a music video — potentially several — from the footage and audio captured at the show.
Here’s a preview of some raw footage captured with my Canon 6D, hand-held and sloppy in between photos! This is what I’ll edit down to the smoothest sections and process in Adobe Premiere, along with synchronizing the audio from the sound board.
I made some purposefully-minimal music videos with a few of my photographs and some extended footage of Milkdrop, a nifty little plugin for Winamp. If you don’t know what any of that means, then don’t worry. Just lay down and take a nice nap with this one.