Monthly Archives: June 2009

Experiments in a Holographic Universe

Released June 23rd 2009, the first Shufflebrain venture is a fusion of noise and ambient. Tortured vocals, heavily processed guitar, and chaotic synthesizers were utilized in these first five experiments. There was a disc crash during the recording of Experiment 4, and the three remixes are alternate reconstructions given the remaining files. It is also available to download from Jamendo.

1. Experiment 1: A Hologramic Theory (4:21)
2. Experiment 2: (redacted) (6:55)
3. Experiment 3: Sense Intensification (4:30)
4. Experiment 4: Memory Overflow (12:15)
5. Experiment 4.1: Memory Recall (6:38)
6. Experiment 4.2: Memory Recursion (4:27)
7. Experiment 4.3: CRC Error (2:51)
8. Experiment 5: The Hologramic Mind (6:31)

More new toys and a new album

I’ve picked up a bunch of new gear in the past few weeks including a Korg Kaossilator and the Native Instruments Kore 2 hardware/software package. I also got the Komplete 5 but I’m having issues getting it registered at the moment. I’m very impressed with the inclusion of paper manuals for all of the plugins and instruments, which also explains why the packaging weighed about ten pounds.

I’ve uploaded the first Shufflebrain album, which is entitled Experiments in a Holographic Universe. It consists of five “experiments” and three remixes. Look for a more detailed post sometime this weekend.

New gear

If it’s been quiet lately, it’s because I’ve been noodling around on my latest instrument, a six-string fretless bass. It’s taken some getting used to, as there isn’t much tactile feedback if I’m on the right note, but I find it’s a lot more musical and expressive. Plus, it has a nice ringing quality to upper register that reminds me of a sitar without the drone strings.


Fear came to me with seven legs
scuttling on tile at 10:40 PM
A flurry of brown and then gone

I waited, unsure what I’d seen
This phantom a symptom of
weary eyes and worry?

I stared, vigilant
Every hair tingling
as if tickled by silken thread

The invader remained unseen
When did it creep into my sanctuary
and did it have scurrying friends?

The night wore on
Every corner and crevice
in the dark an ambush

My mind’s eye busied
weaving tapestries of bites
and ballooning purple flesh

a shape ascends my wall