The flier above pretty much explains it all, but let’s get redundant…
Aries, the new album from Arrison Kirby, will be released everywhere digitally and in limited physical form on April 2nd.
Four days later, on April 6th, we will be celebrating that release with a party at the Pilot Light in Knoxville’s Old City.
At this event, Obadiah will be reforming to perform the entire Aries album from start to finish. Dustin Milotte (Deep Green, Hypenkrunk) will be joining on guitar. Jakob Esaw (who will be also celebrating a birthday that night), will also be contributing to the set’s closer.
Before all this, we will be treated to a set from Sidecar Symposium.
And we will end the night with a dance party, courtesy of Nathan Moses with an all vinyl, soul and psychedelia DJ set.
Your master of ceremonies for the evening will be comic Jeff Blank.
You can check out “Scrappy,” the first single from Aries, here:
Only come if you like music and good times!
Click to download the track.
This is not a dance remix. It’s ambient and soft. Reverb and bells. I put this together specifically for a show at the now defunct Patrick Sullivan’s in Knoxville, TN. It was right around the time when Part 3 was released and I was experimenting with some sort of live performance / DJ set hybrid. Holly Denman live painted on the stage. The Andy Show and The Weekends also performed.
Anyway. I was going for something that, if played loudly to a room full of people, might give the effect of being in a bubble or a tunnel or something. Something drifty. I don’t know how well it went over at the show, but I think it stands alone just fine.
Click to download the track:
Sometimes stress builds beyond our borders and so comes a time to release it with a good ol’ fashioned beat session. This one was recorded live one night when myself and Modifi were both in a fantastic, “fuck a buncha bullshit” mode. We set up, played out, then broke down. This is a continuous set. No extra special post edits or attention to detail beyond bpm and maybe tonality.
However, I did think I had an issue with the mastering on it. It sounded great in my car and in the studio, but in my office, some of the beats were lost in the mix. I couldn’t figure out why. I adjusted volume levels and remastered and reburned the disc at least six times. It was the same problem every time and it was killing me. Then I finally realized that I had my receiver set on a mono speaker output., hence causing some of the beats to phase each other out. So all I had to do was hit a single button all along. Totally lame.
In any case, the mystery has been solved and now you can listen for yourself. I also have a bunch of unnecessary test burns of this session now, as well. Some mastered better than others, but if you want one, email me or something. I don’t know why you would want a CD, though, if you can just download it here. The offer still stands.
DJ Modifi – beats, samples
Arrison Kirby – beats, samples
Click to download the tracks:
This is a session I recently did with the ever-so-underground, Inertia (AKA Andy Jaynes) of Immaculate Hedz. I have to give it to him. He was definitely in control of the skeleton of this thing.
One commonality that he and I share is that we are both Aquarius by birth. He digs into this right away on the opening track. Keeping with the spirit, I took the liberty of giving each track a name that sounds watery.
Because this is more or less a DJ kind of deal (with live instrumentation), you’ll notice some of these mp3’s are long. I wanted them to be downloadable individually, without disrupting the flow of the thing. That’s why some are more ever-changing than others.
Anyway. Consider this my going away present to you before I head up north to the Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear. Hope to see you there!
Inertia – records
Arrison Kirby – guitar, keys