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A new album out now on Geographic North. Eschewing the well-trod synthesis on previous releases, The Wind of Things is an exploration of 100% acoustic sound. Field recordings, strings, piano, reeds, percussion, woodwinds all eddy into a confluence of whirling melodies. Accompanied by a bevy, the Spinnaker Ensemble, the sound is both dense and interwoven but also as light as air. An oblation to wind-blown mountains and lakes from my childhood, to memories, to the adventure of weather.


Album design by Farbod Kokabi. Mastering by Sean McCann.










Shirts were made; designed by me; featuring the script writ by Stefán Kjartansson for the cover; printed by Bitmap press in Chicago.




Setsubun (節分) is the winter entry into an ongoing project of social-distance collaboration between a quartet: Chris Jusell, Chaz Prymek, Patrick Shiroishi.


Continuing the exploration from Fuubutsushi, this album finds our group exploring cold weather or that especially dark stretch between January and March. Violin, guitars, saxophones, keys, percussion, samples, and other drifts of audio accumulate as the days grow longer. A chance to shake the dust and demons from the eve before the rebirth of spring. Released on Cached.Media.






Woo'd Early is an album created under the moniker Free Dust. Released by Past Inside the Present.


A minimal studio arrangement -- electric guitar, a few effect pedals, a cassette 4-track machine -- serve as a creative constraint. Layers of fluttering magnetic guitar wave-forms are compiled, interwoven, and compressed into 40 minutes of sky-gazing minimal compositions. Music for early mornings spent at the window surveying the sky.


This music was recorded by me at home in 2019. The album art was designed by me. The audio was mastered for vinyl by Stephan Mathieu.








AVAILABLE ON LP from PAST INSIDE THE PRESENT

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