I started my solo project Digressed Mind “officially” sometime in the summer of 2019, although I believe the concept had first entered my mind around a year or so earlier, grown out of a burgeoning appreciation for more abstract art forms and the seed planted by the following quote, taken from the amazing book of poetry Cancer As A Social Activity: Affirmations of World’s End, by Mike IX Williams, vocalists of NOLA sludge band Eyehategod, as well as punk group Arson Anthem, the obviously EHG-like Outlaw Order, industrial post-metal group Corrections House, as well as noise project The Guilt Of…:
“This digressed mind is a labyrinth of twisted abjection”
– Michael IX Williams
Here is the link to the main Digressed Mind BandCamp page, where everything that has been released is available and free to download, including a saved recording of my early shithouse sorta punk sorta noise sorta whatever band TWIG! I’ll also be posting embeds of some – or who knows, maybe all – of the albums and single tracks here…
The Fruit Smack Powder Chronicles is a short EP of sorts that serves as the first pieces of “music” I created as Digressed Mind. The opening track, Kool-Aid’s First Home Invasion, was pretty much just and experiment to see if I could make these machine things do what I intended them to do. The results, although limited, were enough for me to keep going. God…I haven’t actually listened to this in forever. I’m going to go play it now…
The next composition I put out was birthed from an obsession I was having at the time with a somewhat recent “outlaw country” album put out by Lost Dog Street Band founding member Benjamin Tod. I did the above-linked cover of the amazing and heartbreaking, soul-baringly honest track “Using Again,” which I believe turned out with mixed results.
To be continued…
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