3 TRACKS OF DEEPER GROOVERS, DRUM MACHINES ALL MESSED UP MAKING THAT 5 O’CLOCK SHUFFLE, FLANGED-OUT FUZZ GUITAR NOODLES, SYNTH STABS & WASHES, NEO NEW OLD STYLE
PSYCHEDELIC FUNK EXPERIMENTAL DIGITAL BOOGIE DRONE
this release compiles tracks recorded between 2005 or 2006 and 2009, things that never fit anywhere before. the archives, the gnarchives. available as a cassette in a limited edition of 200 copies from gnartapes.com for $7US/ $9world (shipping included) and comes with a download code for digital files of all tracks. You can get the unlimited digital only version for $5 more directly from me at whiterainbowpizza.bandcamp.com
just a quick note to the urho faithful announcing my newest project Purple & Green, a collaboration with singer Justin “J Green” Johnson. we make digital funk music, soulful diva house anthems, portland funky, portland touch, electronic music with beats and singing, dance oriented music with strong vocal presence, etc. basically the farthest away from white rainbow 45 minute ambient music as you can get and still be awesome. please give a listen and tell us what you think!
The other morning i decided to make something special for all my neu-new-age ambient music lovers… Some classic-mode tone float drift shift drone lift!
Dr Pizza’s Spectral Retreat and Event Center is a virtual spiritual meditation retreat that you can go to any time, anywhere! Just put on some headphones or play this through a nice stereo to be transported to Dr Pizza’s very special zone.
Over 40 minutes of continuous ambient cloud-bath! Extremely mellow, drifting and beatless! Specifically harmonically tuned by Dr Pizza himself for the purest spectrum of vibrations! etc etc
Recorded in one take at Marriage/YU Studio in Portland, Oregon on December 29th, 2010 between 10:00 and 11:00 AM
1980s Ibanez Electric Guitar (Strat Copy)
Novation XioSynth Virtual Analog Synthesizer
Mugician & Bebot (iPad applications)
Behinger 1002 small format mixer
Behringer Digital Multi-FX guitar pedal
Boss “Space Echo” virtual tape delay pedal
Boss DD-20 digital delay pedal
Korg Kaoss Pad KP3
ESCAPADES – LIVE IN BROOKLYN OCTOBER 8TH AND 9TH, 2010
1. ROOFTOP YOGA @ MARKET HOTEL 10/8/10
2. LIVE @ MONSTER ISLAND BASEMENT 10/8/10
3. LIVE @ A “SECRET” LOFT PARTY 10/9/10
BACK IN OCTOBER 2010, I WAS RANDOMLY IN NEW YORK FOR A FEW DAYS. THROUGH FRIENDS (AND ON VERY SHORT NOTICE) I GOT A FEW WHITE RAINBOW GIGS LINED UP.
THIS ALBUM IS RECORDINGS OF THOSE THREE LIVE SHOWS.
THE FIRST SHOW WAS FOR A YOGA CLASS AT DUSK ON TOP OF A DERELICT BUILDING IN BUSHWICK. THE ROOF LOOKED OUT DIRECTLY ONTO THE JMZ ELEVATED SUBWAY PLATFORM. THE SQUEALS OF THE TRAINS MIXED WITH THE SOUND OF THE TWO SHITTY PRACTICE AMPS I WAS PLAYING THRU WHILE AROUND 30 OR SO PEOPLE DID YOGA. THE SUN SET, DAY TURNED TO NIGHT, PEOPLE GOT CALM. I CAUGHT A WOMAN THE NEXT BUILDING OVER WATCHING US IN CURIOSITY. I WONDERED WHAT SHE THOUGHT. THE RECORDING HAS LOTS OF KILLER WIND NOISE BURSTS!
THE SECOND SHOW WAS A LAST MINUTE JUMP-ON WITH A BUNCH OF YOUNG COOL BANDS @ THE ALL AGES VENUE “MONSTER ISLAND BASEMENT”. I PLAYED EARLY AND QUICKLY TO THE FEW FRIENDS OF MINE THAT SHOWED UP. I HEARD IT GOT CROWDED FOR THE REST OF THE SHOW, BUT IT WAS JUST AMBIENT AIR HORNS AND COW BELL BLASTS TO A HALF EMPTY ROOM FROM ME…
THE THIRD SHOW WAS THE NEXT NIGHT AT A SECRET LOFT WAREHOUSE LOCATION DEEP IN AN OTHERWISE COMPLETELY HASIDIC NEIGHBORHOOD. THE PA WAS BIG BUT THE BASS KEPT ON CUTTING OUT. BILLED AS A RECORD RELEASE SHOW FOR ONE OF THE OTHER ACTS THAT PLAYED, IT WAS BASICALLY A PARTY WITH KEGS AND LOTS OF PEOPLE I DIDN’T KNOW. I AGAIN ASKED TO PLAY EARLY… AND HAD FUN MAKING A COOL PARTY GROOVE AND DOING SOME AD-LIB TALKIN AND TOASTING ON TOP. TOLD PEOPLE WHERE THE BEER WAS AND STUFF.
SO IN THE END, ONE VERY “AMBIENT” SET AND TWO PSYCHEDELIC POST HYPHY PARTY SETS
ALL TRACKS RECORDED LIVE BY MY GOOD FRIEND AND FELLOW MUSICIAN DAVID FARRELL (CHECK OUT DORMANT OR LOCATE/MODULE)! THANKS DAVID FOR TAPING THESE SETS! AND THANKS TO TODD P, THE MARKET HOTEL, VIBES MANAGEMENT AND EVERYONE ELSE THAT HELPED ME PLAY THESE AWESOME LAST MINUTE SHOWS. THE DIY/PUNK SPIRIT IS ALIVE AND WELL IN NYC!
released 04 December 2010
Performed live @ various locations in NYC in October, 2010.
Recorded by David Farrell on his trusty field recorder.
Edited by White Rainbow.
Artwork by Christian “Megazord” Oldham
ÆGIS by WHITE RAINBOW AVAILABLE NOW PAY WHAT YOU WANT AT WHITERAINBOWPIZZA.BANDCAMP.COM
ÆGIS is the latest in a series of digital only releases and digital re-issues of out-of-print material that i’ve been putting up over at whiterainbowpizza.bandcamp.com
where you can stream entire songs and albums, get album embed codes like a youtube of vimeo video and download at a name-your-own price scheme. purchases are via paypal and besides a 15% cut that bandcamp skims off the top and the paypal fees (that hover around 3%) , all the money goes directly to me so i can do stuff like, pay rent, gas, food and continue to bring uncompromising, non-commercially viable experimental music to you! This is pretty much the most artist friendly digital music purchase a person could ever make!
AVAILABLE NOW FROM MARRIAGE RECORDS AND/OR BANDCAMP.COM : WHITE STAG 12″ 2 SONG LP W/ BONUS DIGITAL TRACK , A COLLABORATIVE RECORD BETWEEN ME (WHITE RAINBOW) AND THE EVER AMAZING STAG HARE.
LIMITED TO 500 COPIES. WE HAND-PAINTED THEN SILK SCREENED EACH OF THE COVERS ON THE BACKS OF RECYCLED RECORD SLEEVES.
SCREEN ARTWORK BY MEGAZORD
Music for a Circular Room by WHITE RAINBOW SEA THRU, which was previously released on cassette by gnar tapes but is now SOLD OUT, is now available digitally, via my http://whiterainbowpizza.bandcamp.com webstore. Pay what you want, including nothing.
really long realy deep ambient soundscape works. the first one “music for a circular room” was originally recorded for use as background music for a Doug Aitken installation in around 2008. The other two tracks, “Skys Position” and “Gnar Two (Remix of Gnar)” are both recordings that were originally going to be the 3rd LP of my 2009 Kranky release New Clouds. for various reasons, the triple vinyl was nixed and they ended up on this tape/digital release. BUY IT HERE NOW!
The White Rainbow digital micro-album Boring Guitar Music (which i recorded one day back in march and previously put up as a free download via sendspace), is now available thru bandcamp.com, which hosts bands’ albums as donation-ware aka pay-what-you want downloads. Pretty cool site, as all proceeds go to the bands (for now)(besides paypal’s fee), which is a cool way to be.
check it out at http://whiterainbowpizza.bandcamp.com (someone already took whiterainbow.bandcamp.com wtf?!?!)
you can also stream the whole album off the web, if’n u just wanna do that. Part 1 by WHITE RAINBOW
I plan on uploading a bunch more weird one-off micro-albums to the site, including out of print cassettes and cd-rs and live shows. i will try to keep urho readers abreast of such goingz