Monday, November 9, 2015

Recollected Maneuvers cassette release upcoming

Hifi Envelope will self-release a cassette via my own Lostgate Backgrounds imprint in an edition of 50 titled Recollected Maneuvers. This release compiles my favorite tracks, as well as my friend's favorite tracks, onto one cassette that will clock in just under an hour. These songs are culled from the releases Unrelated Passages, Party Music, Surface Music, and The Incomplete Works of The Hifi Envelope. Release date will be early 2016.

Friday, May 29, 2015


The only constant is change, of that I am certain. So it is without surprise that I am at this music making thing on my own again, and to a degree this is a welcome change. Though I do not wish to cast a shadow over those kind enough and interested enough to volunteer their time and effort to my project, I have not been challenged or working with people that I feel really understand where I am coming from for quite some time now. When in a situation such as this it is best if I just retreat to the solace of solo work. Having said that, I have nothing but respect for those players that have made the Hifi Envelope into more of rock band in the past couple of years of shows. It's been fun and a growing experience for me, but it's not my home, so to speak.

My last live performance in April where I played a solo set in downtown Jacksonville on the Elestial Sound stage at One Spark Festival only clarified this for me. As did my recent attendance at the Big Ears Festival in Knoxville, TN in early March of this year. Time to focus on what I do best. Time to dig into my roots. What does this mean? Drums and electronics and noise. Perhaps this is a reaction to the limb I've been out on these past few years trying to craft pop songs without a proper singer or a reaction to having had to deal with bandmates and all of the psychology involved therein, but its where I'm heading. 

I've still got some loose ends to tie up, like the 'album' I am slowly working on, The Hours We Passed in Dreaming. Hopefully, I can have that done this year-ish. Probably a physical release on cassette, probably limited to 50 copies. 

I also hope to continue my collaboration with filmmaker Aaron O'Laughlin. We have shot a couple of interesting short improvised pieces and I hope we create several more eventually threading them together as a feature, maybe a DVD release. Time will tell.

Friday, January 30, 2015


I contributed to Andrew Chadwick's project c - c by remixing(or rebuilding in this case) a track for the re - c - c release along with 35 other artists. It's pretty jam packed with hip hop, electro, and noise, but I feel like my gypsy glitch funk version of 'Baubles' stands fairly well out of the mix. Listen below and see for yourself.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

New year, Old song

Another new year. It seems like I've been talking to empty ether for a while now on this here blog. I think I post here more for my own benefit than yours, as you are not here anyway. Here is an old song newly recorded for the Hifi Envelope's next release, The Hours We Passed In Dreaming, due out sometime this year.