Author and musician Sean Madigan Hoen‘s Old Slow Sad Ones 2002-2006 is now available. I’m honored that he asked me to contribute on a couple songs for this collection, as I not only consider him a good friend but also greatly respect his music and writing. This new collection is a remixed and remastered collection of songs from his catalog that was originally released either under his own name or Leaving Rouge. For Sean’s own perspective and discussion of this collection, read this.
Sean’s book, which serves as a catalyst of sorts for this collection, is a moving read, and I can’t recommend it highly enough. I wrote about it some on the blog, and there are also myriad reviews here.
Old Slow Sad Ones is available via digital and hard copies from Bandcamp and digitally from CD Baby.
I’m pleased to announce that Matt and I will be included on a wonderful new album from Dave Luxton‘s ambient label Wayfarer Records. Ambient Music to Heal: An Album for Our Wounded Warriors is a compilation album featuring a wonderful lineup that we’re pleased to be a part of, also including: Boreal Taiga, Jonn Serrie, Byron Metcalf, Steve Roach, Dave Luxton, Jon Jenkins, Vic Hennegan, Robert Rich, and Jon Jenkins. Our contribution, “Cosmic Impression,” is an original piece created and recorded specifically for this release.
Aside from all of the great music, this release has a special aim and is for a noble cause. Dave Luxton is also clinical psychologist and veteran, and these particular works are meant to “provide a relaxing, therapeutic ambient music for service members and veterans suffering from [physical, mental, emotional] health-related” disorders. All profits of this release will be donated to the Wounded Warriors Project.
Anyone can listen to and enjoy this album, of course. The album will be released physically and digitally on May 17. Check back with the Wayfarer Records and Borghi | Teager websites for specific links on where to purchase the album on the release date.
A brief update on MT-Headed Blog. The blog continues to plug along, recently touching upon various topics from Wagner to ambient music to Anthony Braxton and more. Furthermore, posts such as those on Tord Gustavsen Quartet and Scent of Soil have been featured by the artists themselves, and the blog was even featured in The Wagnerian a few months back!
However, for whatever reason, MT-Headed Blog‘s RSS feed has been having issues in select RSS readers since late 2013, notably in Feedly until very recently. (The feeds themselves appear to be intact, but some readers are problematic.) If you subscribe via RSS and haven’t been receiving updates over the last few months, I recommend following me on Twitter or Facebook – neither of which will flood your news feed/timeline – for updates on new posts.
That being said, the blog and its readership continue to grow. Thanks for following. Onward and upward!