So:  first 4 months: sat down and wrote.

Yield  =  108 demos of ideas/sketches.

Then, I sift thru these, see which ones speak to me, cut those into tiny pieces and stitch the pieces together like a little sound-collage.

Or a collection of Seed-Jewels.

Or a little baby Frankenstein.  (Whatever works for you).

Then I listen to these.  A LOT.

Listening waters the seed-pieces.  Then they grow, all by themselves.  I just do my practice and take dictation from the Almighty Gods Of Sound.

(Note: I don’t really think there are Gods of Sound.

But there might be.

And it looks cool).

Usually these little streams are only heard by me.  They are not finished or complete by any stretch of anybody’s imagination.  However…

One of the reasons I am writing this blog is: to document, as transparently as possible, the process of independently making and releasing a piece of art.

So I am going to start posting them here.

Caveat:  These are DEMOS, most of which were conceived, performed, recorded , mixed and mastered in a day (sometimes less, sometimes a little more).  Some are live.  Some were recorded at 4 in the morning.  So the sound quality and performance may be somewhat shitty.

That said, I think they’re kinda cool.

They are, after all, MY Frankenstein Baby Seed Collage Demos.

Enjoy. + Let me know what you think.

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15 thoughts on “ Introducing: Sketchbooks! Doors Opened! Secrets Revealed! ”

  1. Hey James! I love these – especially 1, 3 & 5. I completely see how you find it difficult to describe your sound, but it is beautiful. Looking forward to hearing some more!


    1. Thankyou a lot. I really, really appreciate it. The response has been super good, even tho they are just demos, so I think I’ll keep posting stuff up. Hope you are well.


  2. So proud of you. It is beautiful, I will be the first to buy your album for sure. I will keep you as my teacher! Glad the secrets are revealed from James’s cave! Sesame Open …..


  3. Teaser! Makes me so excited for your full records! Wish i had a music set up! Can let so much energy come out! Love you and your energy!


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