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Authors and Books! November Mixtape

Another great month for the Mixtape Club! The Authors and Books theme helped coax out what is possibly the most varied set of songs so far. It’s also kind of fun not really knowing what book (or author) is being referenced in the song. When I was mastering them, I wasn’t sure what the reference was, I just pretended it was something else and inserted my own. Kind of the same thing that happens when someone is telling you about a movie or tv show that you’ve never seen and while they’re telling you about it you are picturing whatever it is as something completely different. Think of Game of Thrones but in the world of the second Alien movie - much excite!


I was having a tough time choosing between a book I was reading and I book I had just read, and eventually opted to go for the book I was reading. I don’t want to ruin all the fun but I’ll narrow it down by saying the book I chose to work from is at least 50 years old and is awesome. My song is called Reflection of the Mother Sun.


Anyway, coming up at the end of the month we’ll be doing a show with The Moonrunners and Mormon Girls at the Slice. Looking forward to debuting a few new songs after a little bit of a live break. In the last bit I’ve also gone through and redone my pedal board and *finally* found a fuzz pedal that:
a)sounds awesome,
b)requires minimal fucking around to sound awesome, and
c)possesses a picture of the much heralded Fuzz God.

The show is on November 29th/$10 at the door and you can find more info here.


November 2014 - Authors and Books

1.Doug Hoyer - Chapters of a Life
2.Jon Martin - Reflections of the Mother Sun
3.Syd Gross - Sapper Kip
4.Mark Mills - Brother Heard the Trumpet
5.Jesse Northey - The Glass House
6.Bombproof the Horses - The Ground Where One Thousand Flowers Bloom
7.Aaron Trozzo -A Massacre? A Sex Orgy? A Joke?
8.Brenna Lowrie - Death in Venice
9.Joel Stretch - Words of my Roaring (for RK)
10.Jason Oakes - Shakespeare and Company

BONUS DIGITAL TRACK

Karimah - Peaches and Dreams

Artwork by Robyn Taylor-Neu
Mastering by Jon Martin
Layout by Iwona Fafarek


SCF 2014 Finals

Last weekend Jon joined a group of excellent Southern Alberta songwriters at the South Country Fair Songwriting Competition at The Slice in Lethbridge with the song Can’t Go Back. While they didn’t manage to take the big prize, Jon, Paul, and Kris came in a very respectable second place! You can check out the performance below:


Pictures!

Apparently I like to post pictures after shows, and I’m not one to disappoint. Pictures courtesy of Andrew Martin.

Gig notes: Really enjoyed it, great crowd! Mental note to test extra technology being used thoroughly prior to using. Tried a pair of speakers made by Weber that are supposed to be as close to vintage purple-back Fanes’s as you can readily acquire and was pleased with the speaker compression and cut. Mental note #2: figure out how to not smash my toes to bloody bits while performing and remember to wear dark coloured socks in the event that I don’t sort it out.

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Crowded Spaces

I’ve been holed up for the last month or so getting project submissions finished for a conference and finishing up a second electro-acoustic album I’ve been working on called Crowded Spaced. It will still be just a little bit longer before it’s officially released, but my brother Andrew Martin did up some album artwork that you can check out right now below:



Crowded Spaces is an ambient/art music/noise hybrid and looks at looks at different ideas of crowding that exist as a result of modern perspective and technology. There are four movements that each contain three smaller subsections.
Track list:

I’ll keep you posted about a release date.


On the other side of things, The New Weather Machine be playing an event held by The Meliorist on April 5th. I know that another local band called The Utilities and a couple others will be performing as well.

Most importantly, the new David Bowie album is out and it’s fantastic, but I didn’t need to say that did I?
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