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Tycho Live This Thursday: Austin.TX

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Leaving tomorrow morning for Austin, TX where I’ll be playing a set at The Mohawk. I’ll be doing the live ISO50 visuals set as well, hope to see you out there…

Thursday March 20th at The Mohawk
912 Red River St.
Austin. TX
ALL AGES

onhiatus / makestapes  – 1:30-2:00
Tycho – 12:30 – 1:30
Mirm 11:45-12:15
Rae Davis – 11:00-11:30
Nectarine – 10:30-11:00
mnolo – 10:00-10:30

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EMI TG Consoles

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Unless you are way into audio production (read: geek) you don’t have any good reason to care what the EMI TG console was (it was essentially a giant mixer for recording music and several were installed at Abbey Road Studios and used on the Beatles album of the same name). Regardless, I’ve posted these images since these consoles have always intrigued me from an aesthetic point of view as well. I really enjoy the industrial design they put into this old equipment, such functional design and usually built to military spec. 

It has always been a dream to have a Neve, API, EMI, or SSL console in my studio but they run around $50,000 – $100,000+ so it’s going to keep being a dream until I find a bag of money at the park like in that one after-school special about being honest minus the honesty part. A company called Chandler now makes clones of these things and they look almost as good. My friend who does the post production work on my music uses a couple Chandler pre-amps and swears by them, but they’re pretty damned expensive too. I currently use a set of Neve clones, but it’s only 2 channels so still not coming anywhere near these massive old consoles.

MOMI Show

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Thanks to Brian and City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs for hosting the show last night, it was a great time all around and I really enjoyed the space. Thanks to everyone who came out, hope you all had a good time. I didn’t bring my camera this time, but I will try and get some pictures from the night and post them soon.

Chicago is fast becoming one of my favorite cities, it’s always a great time out here and the people are always so warm and accommodating. You guys know how to do bars out here, San Francisco could learn a thing or two. We’re planning a show at Sonotheque so be on the look out for details, should be within the next couple months.

Chi Town

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I’m sitting at SFO waiting to take off for Chicago (thanks Kiyoka), brought 3 jackets, hopefully that’s enough. The MOMI show with Jonah Sharp is tomorrow at Millennium Park, but unfortunately it’s sold out. I’m doing a set later that night as well, not sure on the details just yet but will post as they become available.

The image above features Chicago’s Marina Towers which were designed in 1959 by Bauhaus alum Bertrand Goldberg. I created the illustration (sans towers) originally as an album cover for Tha Fruitbat and then later adapted it into poster form which is available at The ISO50 Shop.

Back To Work

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After spacing out for the couple weeks since I got home I’ve finally mustered the energy / motivation to get back to work.  Been staring at the mess pictured above for the past few days finishing up a couple new songs. One of them is the next single for Ghostly which should be out in the next couple months. I will of course post some stuff up as soon as it’s cleared. I’ll be getting under way on the full album next month. 

Also, if you were able to get tickets to the MOMI show in Chicago this weekend, see you out there. I’ll be playing with Jonah Sharp and apparently projecting visuals onto a screen that’s frozen in ice.  Sounds good on paper, we’ll see.

The Daydream / The Disconnect – Proper

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As many of you noted, iTunes originally only posted "The Daydream" as a single; "The Disconnect" was supposed to be included as the B-side.  The error has been fixed; the single now shows up as a new item with both songs included. Unfortunately it is now missing all the original comments and ratings.  At any rate you can now get the full version of the single here.

Others have asked whether there is currently any alternative to iTunes for purchasing the songs.  Ghostly released the single as a 2 month exclusive on iTunes, so when that time is up it will be available everywhere, including right here for direct purchase.