Obliq New and Re-releases with bonus tracks

Howdy.

Happy New Year!

In celebration I recently posted about 100 free tunes on Bandcamp.com. A great site; these are free so preview them and download anything that you like! And tell your friends! Many of our older albums have been stacked with rare and unreleased material. The newest album is a collaboration with the great Denver band Equulei. Multicast and Freq Modif are represented here.  Look forward to more releases in 2014!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Veteran’s Day 2013

In honor of my dad, grandfather and every other American that has served during peace and war, this is my band’s tribute to our country’s heros!  This was a project my band Multicast did in conjunction with Aurora History Museum and Regis University.  Just listened to these again (I make a point to listen at least once a year) and these are amazing and sometimes sad stories.  Some very profound things said in this podcast.

Multicast presents... On the Backs of Soldiers

Multicast presents… On the Backs of Soldiers

Picketwire Canyonlands meets Multicast

Had a fun trip with the Delockroys and my family to the Picketwire Canyonlands south and west of La Junta, Colorado. We signed up for the US Forest Service’s new Guided Auto Tour which is an alternative to the 5+ mile hike in the heat of South-Central Colorado! This was very near the old Santa Fe Trail and features a bunch of history; old and “new”. The USFS employee was very knowledgeable in the Geology and History of the area including many legends and stories! I was a little bummed that we didn’t see the Petroglyphs that were advertised all over the brochures; those were along the trail you hike in; but I guess there needs to be some incentive to get folks to hike the trail too! 🙂

The main reason for the trip was to see the Jurassic dinosaur tracks–Brontosaurus and Allosaurus side-by-side! These are the longest tracks by far in any Morrison formation and for sure the longest set anywhere in North America. There was some flooding in August that had not been cleaned up yet (not the terrible flooding we had along the Front Range in September) but it still was fantastic. Normally the Purgatoire River is a trickle and you don’t get your feed wet; that wasn’t the case as you’ll see this trip! Colorado has had a much wetter summer than in the past decade this year!

The video says it all; enjoy! Feel free to comment on YouTube or this blog posting if you have any questions! Oh, and a shameless plug; my band Multicast‘s song “Spitfire” is the soundtrack to the video. Enjoy!

Obliq Service Center – Elektron Repair

Elektron Repair Session!  Nathan and Jahnavi stopped by and we replaced broken potentiometers on our Elektron MachineDrums and MonoMachines! It was a great evening when we got everything working again!

Here are the basic repair instructions that inspired us to do this ourselves…although we found there wasn’t much of a need to take apart the encoders if you get all the solder with a good solder sucker and wick.





Check out Nate & Jahnavi’s photos of the session!

Obliq artists submit tracks for Namlook Tribute

Carpe Sonum RecordsFor those into contemporary electronic music you may have heard of the Fax +49-69/450464 label (and many sublabels) out of Germany, run by Pete Namlook. In the mid-90s I remember while working at the record store getting in new disks WEEKLY, yes weekly, and we’d sell many copies to faithful fans and electronic music connoisseurs alike! The music is great and the label was strong!

The music was mostly in the “Ambient” style but there were many great releases that were dancefloor oriented, trance and experimental. What drew me to the Fax label, aside from the great music, was Pete Namlook’s analog synth collection and also all the old-school artists that he introduced to the contemporary scene by doing collaboration releases such as Klaus Schulze’s Dark Side of the Moog series, etc.

Unfortunately Pete Namlook passed away recently and his world distributor, Ear/Rational Music out of Colorado, decided to put together a tribute release on the new label Carpe Sonum inspired by and dedicated to Namlook. The tribute release will be a mega-box set including tracks from existing alumni of the Fax label and also with fan tracks. The vinyl set is going to be killer! The fan track’s inclusion on the 3 CDs is chosen completely by fan vote!

Our bands have several tracks submitted for the release and would love for you to vote for us. The track names and artists have been scrambled to focus the voters on the music rather than a popularity contest; and I can’t publically post our tracks here, but if you contact me I’ll forward the ones to be sure to vote “Love It!” on. 🙂

Here are the rules of the Namlook Tribute. Here are the tracks to listen to and vote on.

Hopefully we make the cut!!!   Thanks for your vote!

UPDATE:  We went through every track, here were our personal favorites:

  • esbrakoi, irblotso, jinnubot, plemmith
  • archibrot, bijorsti, demyalip, graklopy, gozbilto, graklopy

Fax +49-69/450464

VOTE! Fax +49-69/450464 Label Tribute

Carpe Sonum RecordsUPDATE: July 4, 2013. Voting has ended; I’ll post links to the results as soon as I know!
For those into contemporary electronic music you may have heard of the Fax +49-69/450464 label (and many sublabels) out of Germany, run by Pete Namlook. In the mid-90s I remember while working at the record store getting in new disks WEEKLY, yes weekly, and we’d sell many copies to faithful fans and electronic music connoisseurs alike! The music is great and the label was strong!

The music was mostly in the “Ambient” style but there were many great releases that were dancefloor oriented, trance and experimental. What drew me to the Fax label, aside from the great music, was Pete Namlook’s analog synth collection and also all the old-school artists that he introduced to the contemporary scene by doing collaboration releases such as Klaus Schulze’s Dark Side of the Moog series, etc.

Unfortunately Pete Namlook passed away recently and his world distributor, Ear/Rational Music out of Colorado, decided to put together a tribute release on the new label Carpe Sonum inspired by and dedicated to Namlook. The tribute release will be a mega-box set including tracks from existing alumni of the Fax label and also with fan tracks.  The vinyl set is going to be killer!  The fan track’s inclusion on the 3 CDs is chosen completely by fan vote!

Our bands have several tracks submitted for the release and would love for you to vote for us. The track names and artists have been scrambled to focus the voters on the music rather than a popularity contest; and I can’t publically post our tracks here, but if you contact me I’ll forward the ones to be sure to vote “Love It!” on. 🙂

Here are the rules of the Namlook Tribute. Here are the tracks to listen to and vote on.

Hopefully we make the cut!!!  Thanks for your vote!

Fax +49-69/450464

New Multicast track – Low Rider in Cairo

“Take a little trip, take a little trip with me…” ‘Low Rider in Cairo’ is a hard acid excursion through the streets of Cairo at night, with Multicast driving… The squelch control is set to 11.

This was a fun session; taking off of the old “lowrider” classic!  We were in “jam” mode and came up with this acid line and melody.  A bit more rockin’ than some of the chill out Multicast material.

Enjoy!

Music News: Freq Modif Active

Been a while since my project Freq Modif has been active; but that sleeping beast awakes. Right now there is a Facebook page and a Soundcloud page. I have 25+ tracks ready to go online; I’m going to add them a few at a time–much like a glacier melts–so does the Freq Modif archive to create a constant stream…

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And the patch above was my dad’s; he was a Radarman in the Navy.  I love the patch and it hangs in the studio with all the electronics equipment!