Next Wave contains more tracks from the kitchen sessions recorded at home during the second wave of Covid lockdown. The first and last tracks are dedicated to my brother ULB (Larry aka Lawrence) and feature a harmonica we shared on a few of his visits to New York. The second track Uzewkonrop In is a cover of my friend Devieus' (aka Spider) song. The rest combine all sorts of instruments poorly but earnestly played.
Halloween 1984 is an imaginary soundtrack to an 80s horror flick. Just in time for Halloween. All tracks composed on Moog Grandmother, Mother 32, DFAM, Behringer Model D, guitar, bass, harmonica, Roland TR-505, with additional digital drum patches and samples.
Quarantine was recorded during the first 5 weeks of the Covid lockdown from my emergency home studio/kitchen in Brooklyn and is best described as a home brew of Spaghetti Western Punk / New Wave recorded in between meals and watching CNN. Quarantine has lighter moments like my best attempt at duplicating ZZ Top's 80s style synth rock in a track called The Ninety-Nine. I kind of think I nailed it. And if the rock version of the title track Quarantine isn't enough, there's a euro-disco remix you can sing along with while getting your nasal cavity probed.
Fascinated by the production of the Human League's DARE album, I wanted to create a similar feel by restricting instrumentation and constructing multitimbral arrangements from monophonic synth lines. Using only a single monophonic synthesizer (Arturia Microbrute), vintage drum machine (Roland TR-505) and Mac laptop, the songs are constructed with individual passes of melodic lines at different interval to form a range of textures.