Monday, November 18, 2013

Interstates Recording

Hey All,
We've been recording our new album in New jersey all of November. We're using the temporary title "Interstates" for this project and we are recording the whole thing almost completely live. We want to have it available by March or April. We are also going to be giving out some vinyl records. More info when we get there. Can't wait to share our sounds with you.


Friday, November 1, 2013

Autumn Recording

Recording on our new album begins tonight in NJ. Excitement abounds.

We also got to visit the Petrified Forest, which was way super.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Prismatic Spring

A compilation of some stray tracks we had lying around. Assembled over this past summer 2013. 

jake - synths, drums, drum machine, guitar, bass, samples, field recordings, mixing

charles- synths, drums, drum machine, bass, guitar, samples

kyle- drums & drum machine

Next project will be a new album, starting recording in November in Philadelphia. Should be complete May 2014. 

so long

Monsoon Activity

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Thursday, August 22, 2013

Crazy Jug

My favorite named point around here. Got up for a sunrise the other morning. ---click to big make

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Unkar Delta single/playlist

Hey yo, 

we've uploaded a single from our upcoming compilation "Prismatic Spring." "Unkar Delta" was recorded this past June at our studio Magic Mesa on the North Rim. Prismatic Spring will be a little simpler sounding than "Atlas" because we have been so far apart, and have had no time to get together physically to play complex music. Most of Prismatic Spring was recorded by sending files back and forth via internet. This did not lend itself to making the same kind of music as "Atlas" which was all recorded from scratch in the studio, together, the 3 of us. This November we are gathering together to record the official follow up to Atlas. Prismatic Spring will be released on August 28th, 2013. 

Hope you will join us on the ride. 

Our friend June at Nostalgic Underground put the song "unkar Delta" on this fine mix - Its an honor to be included with some of our favorite artists - 

bon voyage

Saturday, July 27, 2013


Hey there, 

Here's the artwork for our upcoming compilation called "PRISMATIC SPRING." 

These were done by June Sanchez at Nostalgic Underground and Novel Vision. 

Monday, July 15, 2013

Jump Up Point

Dear All None of You, 

HAHA. Nobody reads this blog, but thats ok because its just cathartic for me to post stuff. 

Beth and I went out to Jump Up Point which is a very remote overlook of Grand Canyon. It is actually outside the park boundaries in the Kaibab National Forest via Kanab Creek Wilderness. This is one of my favorite places on earth. Nobody is usually there. I've been there 4 times and have never ever seen another person until this trip over the past weekend. The person there was someone I know and work with on the North Rim. 

Heading up there on a series of dirt roads through the forest, there was massive monsoon thunderstorm moving over the region. On the radio we heard warnings about flash floods and severe storms. Where we were remained dry. Not a drop of rain fell anywhere near us. However there were flashes of lightning in the sky all around us and the clouds were dark and foreboding. When we arrived at the rim, the view was, as always, breathtaking. My acquaintance was there camping with his girlfriend. He came over to us holding a scorpion by the tail and pointing out various body parts and what their usefulness is to the creature.  Interesting enough, but we wanted to explore, so we headed west on foot along the rim and I worked on some photographs along the way. As sunset approached the sun started peaking out from under the cloud mass toward the west, and sunset was spectacular. We were worried it would be all overcast. The canyon lit up and provided the reward for a long rough drive and hike. 



Looking East Toward Fishtail Mesa

Mt. Trumbull after a Storm

The Esplanade below the Overlook

Sparkling pools of rain water on the esplanade. 

The Monsoon in full effect. Pinon Pine in the foreground. 

Fishtail Mesa

The Esplanade and Narrows

A Cholla Cactus under a crescent moon

Crescent Moon through a Pinon

A view toward the Uinkaret Volcanic Field in the distance

The road to Jump Up Point pre-dawn

Jump Up Point is where the green star is 

* When i say "the esplanade" i mean the flat layer of rock near the bottom of the canyon. Its a prominent feature of the canyon and the top layer of a what is known as the "Supai Group" rock formation.