I had such a deep meditation while listening to this album, if you give it undivided attention it will take you on a journey. he's right about putting this on while your create art!
Favorite track: Vertigo.
Speaking to my painter friends over the years helped me to realize this project. These are pieces I imagine would be interesting to have on in your art studio while you work. This includes 2.5 hours of equipment abuse and misuse, late-night journeys into the abyss, and the audio component of several art installations. They are a bit more atonal, weird, and dissonant than the companion album, Meditations For Peace. Zone out to it, create to it, imagine a twisted sci-fi movie in your head - it's all good.
Special thanks to my visual artist collaborators and friends including Greg MacAvoy, Noah Post, Naoko Komori, Kardash Onnig, Aaron Gerhard Chiesa, WashMachine, Danny McCabe, Bonehawk, Jon Legere, Dan DeGloria, Joe Ferry, Scooter LaForge, Cernesto, Sek3, Spider, Paul Raffaele, Barbie Bertisch, Maria Chavez, The Josh Craig, and the Lost Souls of Saturn installation & creative team: Seth Troxler, Aaron Koolik, Marc Ippon de Ronda, Caroline Lefrere, Andrew Lochhead, Tom Hingston, Andrew Melchior, Mike Cridland, and Ed Cartwright.
Livicated to my students for keeping me young and inspired.
A portion of proceeds from this album and everything on Butcha Sound will go to arts education causes.
released January 1, 2020
Written, Produced, Recorded, Mixed, and Mastered by Phil Moffa ℗ Ringer Racket (ASCAP)
except Track 8 "Vertigo" written by Bernard Hermann, adapted by Phil Moffa. ℗ Sony/ATV Harmony
supported by 4 fans who also own “Pieces for Painting”
Drummer, band leader, sound collagist Makaya McCravens 2nd opus magnum. Material from 4 different purely improvised live sets in 4 cities, recomposed into new compositions/collages. To astonishing results, I have to add. Carsten Pieper