More Album Art for Ember Music Artist Darren Borg

I have created another piece of album art for my friend and label-mate Darren Borg.

The Restoration of Abbie’s is the first full-length album from Darren and is an impressive collection of deep, atmospheric electronica. This follow up to 2012′s The Beginning and the End EP sees Darren pushing his signature sound in new directions. The album is available now via Bandcamp.

New Release of Old Material

I am happy to announce my latest release Isaz, a 4 track EP featuring experiments in sound, processed loops and field recordings. All of these tracks were conceptualized, recorded, programmed and mixed between January and September 2009. Available now as a free download from Bandcamp.

Isaz - Track by Track

01. This is just my voice

This is just a looping, processed sample of me saying "this is just my voice" 

02. Cargo

Processed sample of a train running through Carkeek Park in Seattle, WAUSA. This track was recorded with an M-Audio MicroTrack II digital recorder using the standard t-microphone. I used Ableton Live 6 for processing through an Auto Filter, a Simple Delay and a Resonator.

03. Batavia

This is the soundtrack to a memory. Flying in my fathers small plane from Buffalo. NY to Batavia, IL. when I was 6 years old. A mix of excitement and utter dread. I feel like I captured those feelings in this track.

04. Eye

Original Experimental Music/Sound (by Kurt Lorenz) made completely on the iPhone using BeatMaker, NLogSynth, and iGendyn. (Slo-Mo Vocalizations are from the videos audio track.) Each app was recorded directly into an audio channel in Ableton Live and some basic mixing/compression applied. This track is the soundtrack to an experimental film I created entitled "Eye" you can see the video below or here: www.vimeo.com/5243888

eye from Kurt Lorenz on Vimeo.

My New Remix for Golden Gardens...

Here is my latest track, "Swirl" Æthelwulf (Noble Wolf) Mix, a remix for Seattle Dreampop duo Golden Gardens. The track is free to download and share...

You can check out their full-length album by visiting the Golden Gardens Bandcamp page.

"Seattle duo Golden Gardens waft somewhere among Julee Cruise's silky lullabies, Cranes' tremulous hymns, and Slowdive's aquatic symphonies." - Dave Segal, The Stranger

"Soothing dream-pop at its best." - Seattle Weekly

My track “An Untravelable Space” featured in the Bertha Landes 2012 Playlist for the International Fountain at Seattle Center

BTW: who was Bertha Landes?  First female mayor of a major American city, aka Mayor of Seattle 1926 - 1928: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bertha_Knight_Landes

James Whetzel (http://jameswhetzel.tumblr.com/) has created a Bertha Landes Mix for 2012!  This is an all local music mix, and in it are all excellent artists from Seattle, WA, US of A.  It’s mostly new tunes, but yes there are a couple tracks from years past that are in there as well.

James is not only listing all the tracks but providing links to make it easy for you to listen to them. 

These tracks will play in the International Fountain August 29th & 30th.  The fountain will be shut down for the Bumbershoot Festival on August 31st through September 3rd, and will remain off during post-festival cleanup.  Fingers crossed, the cleanup will be done, and the mix will play again September 6th - 10th, 2012. 

 

1. JusMoni & WD4D “A Limit (Instrumental)”

http://soundcloud.com/wd4d/01-jusmoni-x-wd4d-limit [

[Sorry couldn’t find the Instrumental mix, thus enjoy the vocal version!]


2. Ritchie Aldente “Give it to the DJ”
http://richiealdente.bandcamp.com/track/give-it-to-the-dj

3. Scntfc “Jim Guthrie’s Ballad of the Space Babies (Remix)”
http://scntfc.bandcamp.com/track/jim-guthries-ballad-of-the-space-babies-scntfc-remix

4. BFA “Molly Moon” (feat. Geo & Thig Nat)
http://brothersfromanother.bandcamp.com/track/molly-moon-feat-geo-thig-nat

[Yes, I did edit this one to cut the curse words.]

5. Babajaga “Supermoon” (Subaqueous Remix)
http://www.amazon.com/Supermoon-Subaqueous-Remix/dp/B008IVRXFI

6. Georgetown Orbits “You Know the Story”
http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/georgetownorbits [Track #10]

7. Fresh Espresso “Big or Small”
[Yeah this is from 2009, but I hadn’t worked it into a mix yet so here it is now!]
http://freshespresso.bandcamp.com/track/big-or-small
Plus the official video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7wXpdTzom0

8. Daze of Resistance “The Ocean is in the Clouds”
http://soundcloud.com/daze-of-resistance/the-ocean-is-in-the-clouds

9. Five Percent Joe “Beauty is Dead”
http://soundcloud.com/fivepercentjoe/beauty

10. Jake One “Microphone Killa” (feat. Young Chris) Instrumental
http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/microphone-killa-feat.-young/id352707348?i=352707382

11. M04N3R “Smoke Break”
http://soundcloud.com/m04n3r/90-bpm-new-groove

12. Keyboard Kid x Darwin “Bellz”
http://soundcloud.com/darwin206/keyboard-kid-x-darwin-bellz

13. Kurt Lorenz “An Untravelable Space”
http://soundcloud.com/kurtlorenz/kurt-lorenz-an-untravelable-space

14. Omniverse “Architeuthus (Kalakala Mix)”
http://soundcloud.com/omniverse/architeuthus-kalakala-mix

15. Kid Smpl “Low Light” 
http://kidsmpl.bandcamp.com/track/low-light

16. RX & Mista Chatman “Aqua Chat”
http://www.amazon.com/Aqua-Chat/dp/B007KIVDPQ

17. B_Scale “First Citizen”
http://bscale.bandcamp.com/track/first-citizen

18. TatselVienne “Last Seattle Summer”
http://soundcloud.com/tatselvienne/last-seattle-summer

19. Tetra_ “Flood”
http://soundcloud.com/tetrabyte/flood

19. Amphibian Children “Monoceph Ladyboy”
http://soundcloud.com/lofreqmusic/monoceph-ladyboy

The Film I Made with Imogen Heap...

Last year I was asked by Imogen Heap to contribute my short film "Bees" to her Love The Earth Concert/Film performance at the Royal Albert Hall. Well the film is finally coming to the public and will debut on April 22, 2012 (Earth Day) at 7.30 pm BST in the form of a 90 Minute Live Event from Imogen's Garden. 

For more information about this event and to RSVP for the live stream:

 

 

"Filament" Makes the Top Ten List at Astreaux World

My track "Filament" (from Ember Music Volume 1) came in at #5 on the Astreaux World Top Ten List for the week of October 31, 2011. This list is generated weekly from a ranking based on listener votes in the Live365 playlist window. "Thumbs Up" or Down, Wishlist, and "Buy" clicks all contribute to a songs rankings.

Astreaux World... for the finest in ambient, new age, space and experimental music. A spacially refreshing audio sensation. Out of this world!

Ember Music Featured on Solipsistic Nation Podcast

I was interviewed with my Ember Music co-founder Bill Bendrot (MobiusB) on this weeks edition of the Solipsistic Nation Podcast.

SOLIPSISTIC NATION NO. 251: EMBER MUSIC

 

Solipsistic NATION was a two hour radio show that broadcast the very best of all genres of electronic music from Free Radio San Diego 96.9 FM every Sunday night from 10 PM – 12 AM.

Sadly, after a year of making the airwaves of San Diego throb with the sounds of solipsistic NATION show host Bazooka Joe had to give the show up due to time constraints. A little over a year later he was back in action, only this time by podcasting the show once a week!

If you want to be sure to receive each episode we recommend subscribing to the solipsistic NATION feed. If you have the latest version iTunes on your computer, click here to subscribe.

 

The Most Interesting Mascot in the World

I have recently finished a very fun project at work. We created 6 parody videos starring the Seattle University mascot to promote our 600+ Alumni Donor Challenge. The campaign is a parody of the Dos Equis "Most Interesting Man in the World" adverts. Here is an example: 

 

...and here is the playlist of our videos: 

 

All of the videos were shot and edited (post production) by me.