A while back, bored and laid up with a broken foot, I tried my throat at some low-key bedroom karaoke renditions of a couple of my favorite acoustic tracks by one of my favorite bands, the inimitable Clutch! Be disappointed below... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zq6sbpc7to8 Bedroom Karaoke - Clutch's "Tight Like That" (Acoustic) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZPmbe5MomE Bedroom Karaoke - Clutch's … Continue reading Bedroom Karaoke!
• • Digressed Mind has some new noise hitting the streets and interstreets! This next release marks a momentous occasion. Our first physical release to date! The excellent Transitional Void Records released this split with Pyewacket, a dark ambient project based out of the UK, on limited edition translucent purple cassette tapes. I'm pretty stoked … Continue reading Digressed Mind – Split With Pyewacket
Been a while coming, but I finally got one of my site pages updated and current! Terrible Melodies and Beautiful Things will be a running comprehensive document of my music and anti-music composition and recording efforts, largely explored through the lens of my solo harsh and experimental noise project Digressed Mind. You can navigate to … Continue reading Terrible Melodies and Beautiful Things
I want to write. I want to document things. Show people things. Film. Photos. I want to. I dunno. Fucking leave something. Something out there some other piece of shit might find that opens something. Makes them think about or feel something they might not have otherwise. But then, at the end of the day, … Continue reading Oh, poor me…
I was recently lucky enough to hear an exclusive play-through of the forthcoming album from Swedish sludge behemoths Aztakea, and let me tell you, the music world is in for a treat later this year. Which will be all the more welcome considering the existential horror this year has brought the world thus far. Aztakea's … Continue reading Aztakea – The Crawling Chaos Album Review
Droll - 'Bitter Flower' cover art by Alvin Fai droll /drōl/ adjectivecurious or unusual in a way that provokes dry amusement."his unique brand of droll self-mockery" I'm the kind of person who feels passionately enough about the music and art that I like that I think everyone else should love the things I love as … Continue reading Droll – ‘Bitter Flower’ Album Review
Some months ago I created what has, until today, been the last piece of anti-music for my experimental noise project, Digressed Mind. Late last year, my trusty laptop got sick and we haven't been able to record anything since. Today, we said enough. . This track was created on my smart phone using the BandLab … Continue reading Digressed Mind – Essential Worker Lab Test – New Track!
KRYGE - Ryan Petersavage and Kage Krol My introduction to Tucson experimental post-metal duo Kryge (pronounced "CRYge") came midway through 2018, a year which I began by finally overcoming the fallout from my major psychotic break three years prior, enough to start flirting again with one of my passions, live music. Denver blackened sludge behemoths … Continue reading Kryge – ‘n Dura’ Album Review
I began a discussion with some online friends and acquaintances by asking for opinions related to art created by figures who have, for one reason or another, fallen on the wrong side of history, i.e. Richard Wagner, Louis-Ferdinand Céline, H.P. Lovecraft, T.S. Eliot, et cetera, and whether their work in light of what we know … Continue reading A Moral Quandary?
. I came to a stark and sobering realization tonight. I am such a polluted and poisonous toxic black hole of a person and so completely consumed by self-loathing and unfathomable emptiness and insecurity that I cannot help but find the cracks and minuscule flaws in everyone and everything around me and exploit them, violently … Continue reading Embrace The Noose