Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Neon Grey November

Epic Weekend (warmup jam) (11 megs)
Tent Flag (jam after Under The Tent) (6 megs)

Here are a couple of clips from last night's Neon Grey session at Adrian's.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Astrol Waters at the Central Saloon

Recording (60 megs)


Here's the recording of Astrol Waters' set to open up the evening at the Central Saloon on Weds, October 26th.  The group for the evening was 5-Track (guitar), John Beezer (bass), Ty Berry (voice and drum), Brandon Herzberg (guitar), Patrick Lenon (kit), and Me Woods (percussion).

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Saturday, September 10, 2016

July "Six Sided Cube" Recording Experiment

3rd Movement (21 megs)


Here's a clip from Six Sided Cube's July recording-experiment at the Seattle Drum School.  Sheridan (drums), 5-Track (guitar), and I (bass) met up in Georgetown at around 8:30.  After marveling briefly at the deep polished grooves of a large band rehearsing there, we hauled our gear into a small room in the corner of the building and quickly set up rigs and digital multi-tracking gear. Even by our standards, the playing was unusually free and reckless throughout the evening, but I thought this final movement (after I noticed and turned my volume up to parity) was particularly energetic and connected.

After that, we looped an extreme-odd-time change (that Five brought in) to the point of giddy Americana-inflected hypnosis.  But I'll hold back the evidence of that for now...

Thursday, June 30, 2016

June Neon Grey

Continuity Jam (13 megs)


Here's a continuity-jam from yesterday's Neon Grey (working name...?) session with 5-Track (guitar), Woody Frank (guitar), Adrian Woods (drums), and Me Woods (bass).  This was shortly after Woody had arrived and we had all quickly digested an arrangement for "Your Song".  A little post-warmup freejam seemed appropriate.  The music that followed actually surprised me, seeming to expose a new dimension of what this lineup could be about.


Thursday, May 26, 2016

May Neon Grey

Under The Tent Jam (4 megs)



May 11th was our 3rd “Neon Grey” session, with 5-Track (guitar), Woody Frank (guitar), Adrian Woods (drums), and Me Woods (bass).  This particular Wednesday was a fairly focused rehearsal, with lots of progress on the short list of tunes, so we didn’t capture any epic free-jams for the blog here.  But to commemorate the occasion, here’s a clip of us exploring a possible light-structure for the improvised section following “Under The Tent”.