Tuesday, May 24, 2016

A belated but still not very good tribute to David Bowie

I put something up shortly after David Bowie's death in January, noting that he deserved a real post. This, unfortunately, isn't really such a post. It is however, something that I recorded a few days after the first post and figured I'd just go ahead and finally put up:

Sound and Vision solo live straight to one track mono.

Next posts should start giving more details about my intended next music release, such as it is.  But there's no doubt in my mind that nothing on that album will match anything on any of Bowie's.

Monday, May 16, 2016

The Gedankenband on Spotify

It's two posts in two days!

Hard upon yesterday's celebration of the Middle of May, I figured I might as well remind all the Gedankenfans that I've got all (I think) of my music up on Spotify for your streaming but not downloading needs.

The link to the Gedankenband page is here, though inexplicably one of the albums has snuck in under a slightly different band name here where apparently "Andy Rivkin and his Gedankenband" was treated as two artists together. 


I've also made a Gedankenband "Greatest Hits" playlist on Spotify, which should be open to all.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

It's the Middle of May

Time to get back to a bit of music here. I've been working on a new music release for some time this year (working title: Unreliable Narrator). The last few things I've put out have been EP length, with 4-5 songs, but I'm currently thinking of something longer--I haven't put out something album length in over 5 years. So, I've been slowly recording songs and collecting older efforts to see if they can be improved.

One of the songs almost certain to make this album is "Middle of May".  A version of this song was on the Local Technique EP, built on a very early take that lacked a verse written a little bit later. Since this is the middle of May (well, tomorrow is formally but we're close enough), I thought I'd post an instrumental version of the "album version" of the song.

Happy spring!
Middle of May (2016 instrumental version)
Middle of May (Local Technique version on Bandcamp)
Middle of May (2014 "lo-fi mini-concert" version)