Archive for Mathesar

Sound Art for Video

Posted in Film, Music, Podcasts with tags , , , , , , , , on June 27, 2018 by roarvis

I finished an album of synthesizer music that had been in the works since 2009. A handful of these tracks ended up on the soundtracks to short films made by my friend Ryan Stockstad, and one became the theme to the web series Pop Culture Beast Halloween Horror Picks.

The rest were experiments that I managed to compile into something relatively listenable. Fans of gurgling synths, droning feedback, atmospheric string pads, and pulsing loops take note!

(Note: I think this player just queues up track 2 as a preview. Follow the link to stream the whole album.)

 

Medication

Posted in Film, Music with tags , , , , , , , , on June 21, 2012 by roarvis

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It’s been a great year for reissues so far. Captured Tracks did an amazing job on the first two Medicine albums, which I reviewed over at The Vinyl District. I also wrote about the recent My Bloody Valentine, Unrest, and Sentridoh reissues. Hopefully these reviews will each be bathed in the soft light of the Interwebs in coming weeks.

Show-wise, I experienced the mindblowing spectacle of Pulp and attended my fifth or sixth Spiritualized gig. Ol’ J. Spaceman’s still got it.

Pirate Planet is still tinkering away. Meanwhile, I launched a solo minimalist synth project called MATHESAR. Fans of John Carpenter, Giorgio Moroder, and the Doctor Who theme will want to take note. Also recorded for the first time since 1994(?) with my first band, The Plague Dogs. Imagine the soundtrack to Jesus Christ Superstar as performed by Sonic Youth and The Cure – or by a bunch of whiny emo/goth kids from Ohio.

We’ve lost some great character actors recently: William Finley, Susan Tyrell, and Richard Lynch, to name a few. I attended a screening of Phantom of the Paradise at the Million Dollar Theater the week Finley passed away. It’s probably time to revisit Forbidden Zone and God Told Me To.

In current B-movie news, I interviewed Piranha 3-DD director John Gulager for Planet Fury. Apparently I am the only person over the age 13 who liked that movie…