A new series and sublabel

Alright, time to announce some more new things- a recurring series of EPs known as Glacial Trax, and a sublabel called neoelectro.org.

Glacial Trax – After releasing the Glacial Trax EP from Greenlander last week, I kind of had the idea to turn the concept into a recurring (monthly?) series of downloadable EPs. I’m still thinking through some aspects (will all track titles be strictly anonymous and incrementing from the first in the series? How many will there be total? etc.), but it’s going to happen. EPs will have somewhere between 2 and 5 tracks, should generally be of a dancefloor-oriented nature, and kind of fit in with the Glacial Communications aesthetic, whatever that is. Get in touch if you’re interested.

neoelectro.org – I registered this domain several years ago with the intention of it being some kind of community-based netlabel for the Northeast Ohio area. It never quite got off the ground, and eventually was overtaken by spammers, so I killed it. A month or so ago I got the notion to reactivate it as an Electro sub-label to Glacial Communications. As of right now, the URL is still pointing at the GC bandcamp page, but whenever something is released, that will be fixed… I’m looking for stuff to put out on it, so again, get in touch if you’re interested.

January->July combo update

It’s been a crazy few months. Since the last post, I’ve done the following:

Next up is a DJ set at Duck Island on July 21st, and a three-hour “Dance Party” (whatever that entails) at Voice of the Valley VI in West Virginia.

Snow Crash

This past weekend, I performed at the Snow Crash event in Lafayette, Indiana. A most pleasant time. I did a 94 minute continuous set, which puts it in second in terms of length, behind my two hour MOCA set last March.

I did manage to remember to bring a recording device and get an MP3 of my set direct from my mixer. For the time being, you can grab it from here.

I think I’ll be taking a short break from lengthy performances, as I’m working on some more new tracks, and trying to wrap my head around using an Akai MPC1000 as my live sequencer in place of the Roland MC808 I’ve been using since 2011. I think the next “large-scale” outing will be the 4NPLCY CLUBNACHT on March 1st. There will also be a short performance at the Radio-themed Noise Lunch at Now That’s Class on February 2nd.

Boo Radley 2008-2014

Last week, we suffered the loss of our assistant engineer/studio cat, Boo Radley.

While recording for the next couple of releases, Boo had a habit of sleeping on my sequencer, and sometimes hitting buttons or knocking faders around in the process. Once in a while, he’d hit play. I managed to record about a minute of his work:

This (as well as the full length mix of the track) will be showing up on a split C30 with Acid Owl later this year.

2013 by the numbers + a bonus

2013 is coming to an end in a couple of weeks, so I thought I’d share some data about the year so far:

  • Total shows:32
  • Live sets: 26
  • DJ sets: 5
  • Curated: 3
  • Collaborations: 3
  • Live sets on radio: 1
  • Shows outside of Cuyahoga County: 8
  • States played in: 3 (OH, PA, WV)
  • New Releases (on GC): 5- 3 official, 2 “limited”.
  • Tracks on other labels: 1
  • Mixes for others: 2

2014 seems to hold great promise, with a number of new releases planned:

  • A cassette on a yet-to-be-announced label
  • A split C30 with Acid Owl
  • A 12″ on Savage Quality Recordings

The first live appearance next year will be at a party called “Snow Crash” in Lafayette Indiana on January 18th. Details here.

And one last surprise, until January 1st, all downloads on the Bandcamp site are pay-what-you-want with no minimum. Enjoy!