This is not a new release, but rather the only collection of my music I’ve ever put together in a coherent fashion for public availability. I was prompted to post it by this thread, which got me thinking about why I’ve never felt confident posting my music, which I’m actually quite proud of, on Lines.
Partly, I think, it’s because people here are so talented, experienced, and hard-working that I’m afraid my strange ambient soundscapes won’t contribute much to anyone’s understanding of anything, but I don’t think that’s a hugely productive attitude. I’d love to hear what others think of my efforts here.
In any case: This is Nothing Valued is Here, music I was inspired to create after I’d been playing around aimlessly with my first Eurorack system for a few months. I was working on a blog article, which never got published, on the long term challenges of short-term or “stopgap” nuclear power, and I came across the WIPP warning project for a second time. It’s really a strange artifact of our culture; as John Green says, we are a culture both powerful and powerless; powerful enough to, say, change the climate of our planet or create poisons that will remain deadly for ten thousand years, but utterly powerless to choose whether to do so, or how. This music is part of my attempt to reckon with that.
The album is available on Bandcamp.