Hey Glasfrosch fans. We’re making a documentary about our big show with the Arcko Symphonic Ensemble, and we’re raising some funds via Pozible to do it. Help us out and score some cool shit (including free tickets to the gig) as a reward.
My best friend (and Glasfrosch keyboard extraordinaire) Adam Rudegeair, alongside the talents of The Jane Austen Argument’s amazing Jennifer Kingwell, are also known as Neon Bogart and Lauren Recall. They’re from the future, and tonight you’re gonna party like it’s 2313, because as they say, the future of music might be history, pal, but right now it’s the only hope we’ve got…
Check out the awesome rewards and awesome music at the Neon Bogart pozible page, and help fund their EP and Adelaide Fringe live debut.
There is a magical, autonomous feel to the songs and the record as if they have a life of their own… it’s alive, like the jellyfish on the cover going about their business. It’s been out for a while, but after seeing Glasfrosch for the first time a couple of months ago I just had to let you know about this great album.
-A belated review of our debut album has just come to my attention. Kind words once again. We’re thankful for the good press. Thanks a lot. Read the whole thing here:
I’ve been working on this on and off since August. Just wanted to have a bit of fun with the sounds and make something a bit different. My initial plan was to make a minimal track, but it ended up dense and manic as fuck.
Jen Kingwell played 3 of our tracks on her awesomely eclectic late night radio program called Glitter and Doom, on 106.7 PBS FM.
Follow the link to hear the broadcast on their Radio On Demand player, and see the playlist of all the awesome music you’re in store for.
Thanks Jen, and PBSFM <3
go here to get your copy: http://glasfrosch.bandcamp.com/
EXPANDYOURMINDSAWESOMEPEOPLE: Thursday November 29 is a night of experimental pop/art-rock featuring live performances by Melbournes Slow Down Earth, Glasfrosch and The Black Galaxy Experience.
Embracing repetition and drone infused melody, Melbourne 5 piece Slow Down Earth’s sound challenges the senses. Intensely delivered walls of textured sound accompanied by hand crafted psychedelic visuals create a dense, unique
listening experience. Their debut self titled E.P will be released on the night.
Exploring sound and genre through elements of popular and experimental music, film music and jazz, Glasfrosch make music that is colourful, dreamlike, and challenging. Using ambient synths and angular beats, FX drenched guitars and jazz heavy piano, Glasfrosch artfully weaves lyrical vocals heavily influenced by surrealist writing and zen.
The Black Galaxy Experience create a diverse offering of energy, rhythm and sound. Delightfully dense instrumental pieces. Jazz inspired and electronically affected. The grooves, melodies and the journeys within them will have you smiling from ear to ear.
Prahran based collective Rival Revolution featuring New Age Psychic Teens and Iam ExRobot will be creating live art on the night
Expect open minds, good beer, intense volume and a willingness to explore.
Jen and Tom from The Jane Austen Argument asked me to remix a track from their album. Unsure of when and where it would eventually see the light of day, they’ve give me permission to upload it here for your enjoyment.
The first time I saw TJAA perform, this is the tune that flawed me and made me a fan. I tried to keep the form and beauty of the original in tact, and just made the remix as if I were making the song for myself (who knows, maybe this’ll become a live glasfrosch cover).
Hear the original here: http://music.thejaneaustenargument.net
We made this for an upcoming radio appearance on Joy FM (airs Nov 25 2012). Originally asked by Jacqui Stewart to perform an improvised piece in studio, and deeming it too difficult with the tech/space available there, we put this together at HQ especially for the show.
I’m playing around with Ableton live loops on the fly, improvising and processing vocals, and mixing in a synth bass and other melodic synth parts and piano sounds.
The Beats are performed by James Wingard on a kick drum and snare with DDrum triggers, running into an SPD20, sending some audio (808 sounds) and midi to Ableton Live. The SPD triggers all the kick/snare and hi hat sounds in the track as well as some blips and ambient pads. None of the beats are loops. The track was cut as an excerpt from a 15 minute improvisation.
The guitars were added afterwards as was Adam Rudegeair’s additional synths. And then the whole thing was mixed.
The title is a shout out to Nathan Jurevicius’ character from the Scarygirl world (look it up, it’s fun).
I made this the other morning, just played in some beats and then made some vocal loops and messed around with some little processing things. Played and tweaked some piano and thought I’d share it around. It’s all from an Ableton Live improv template I’ve been working on.
“This brought us up to the very rock and roll time of 1.30am. The crowd was dispersing, so the amount of hardy souls sticking around to watch Glasfrosch was disappointing. It appears people just aren’t all that ‘rock’ any more and have to go home to bed, lest they turn into a pumpkin. But it didn’t seem to worry the band overly. Their album of last year, ‘If You Go Far Enough into the Sky You’ll Come Out Underwater’, is as strange as the title suggests, but still a highly unique and listenable work of art. Seeing it played live, the songs came alive even more. This is a heavily underrated Melbourne band, playing quirky but very high quality ambient/progressive music, trying to be heard among the reams of deplorable plastic hip-hop, pop and TV talent show rubbish being pushed into our faces constantly. Of course it’s sad, tragic even, but it’s the way of the world, and bands like this doing their own thing like this in the face of such a climate are to be applauded. Glasfrosch are amazing and you need to discover them.”
So proud to receive such praise for our live performance. Makes it all worthwhile.
Follow the link for the full festival review.
I keep seeing cool narwhal art on tumblr, and realised I haven’t ever posted this guy.
CD art from Andrea Kang and Nathan J for the debut Glasfrosch album <i>if you go far enough into the sky you’ll come out underwater</i>