Since getting back into music six months ago, I’ve played with several different ensembles–basically anyone who would invite me to a rehearsal. So far, the only constant of my adventures has been my good friend, songsmith and guitarist, Adam Wrass. I have now, however, found another home for my musical pursuits: Endless Blue.
It’s an exciting project to be part of. It can be a viscerally rewarding thing to make honest, rootsy rock music with nothing but attitude, poetry, tube amps and wooden drumsticks. But it can be another thing entirely to engineer a piece of aural shock and awe using modern studio magic. Endless Blue is the latter.
“Trip-hop” may or may not be a familiar genre to you, but I think everyone can appreciate the artistry of both the performances and the post-production wizardry that goes into producing pieces like this and this.
(Pro tip: if you have good headphones, now’s the time. This soup’s so chunky you could eat it with a fork–but use a spoon to get every drop. Seriously.)
Here’s their 2011 EP, Unfriend, on iTunes. Check the previews. My current favorite is “Losing Me.” See what you think.
EB isn’t a gig-every-weekend type band. They record, they publish–and they do a small number of live gigs every year. I’ll let you know, obviously, when the next one is on the horizon.
My musical life is taking off just as I hoped it would. I can’t wait to share more recordings and gigs with you as time goes on.