Covid-19 Collaboration & Other News

Hi everyone, it's been a long time since I posted an update, and a lot has been going on. I hope all of you are staying safe and healthy during this crazy situation--I've been lucky enough to have stayed at home for most of the last two months, and will continue to do so until things are safer.

I'm sure it's no surprise that, while stuck at home, I've been working on a lot of musical projects. The new Han Solo Project (which has been delayed due to the pandemic) is getting wrapped up, I have a couple EPs in the works (more information about those in an upcoming post), and I've had the opportunity to collaborate on a track with my friend and fellow Iowa musician Bryon Dudley.

Bryon is a member of Strong Like Bear and also does some solo work. During this quarantine situation, Bryon has taken the initiative to create a variety of noise/ambient collaborations with other Iowa musicians and has been compiling them into a covid album. I love getting to work with other musicians, and I've known Bryon for several years but have never had the opportunity to work with him on something creative like this, so I jumped at the chance.

The story of this particular track is that Bryon sent me a raw kick drum track and a track of guitar noise, and essentially gave me free rein to do whatever I wanted with it. I added a couple piano layers, some vocals, and a distorted electric organ, and this is how it turned out:

It was great to collaborate with Bryon on this and help make a track that I certainly never would have made on my own. Be sure to check out the rest of his covid collaborations if you enjoyed this one!