Breezing Through The World recorded in New York City in 2015 is a collection of minimal electronic x-peri-mental music. Sometimes it breezes towards catchy tunes, and other times it breezes towards ambient sound patterns. Usually there is interplay between two main instruments. Usually there is a percussion pattern. It might add up to a small round world in a square box where different elements rise and fall, bumping into each other and creating new energy. “Since the inside is empty and can respond, absorbing or not absorbing is equal. Since the outside is interconnected and constantly vacant, abiding or not abiding is all the same.” – Zen Master Hongzhi
Nuthatch recorded in Ghent New York March of 2012. This time the odd music was inspired by the upstate New York landscape. Old houses, telephone poles, large trees, small towns and the cold wet air of lingering winter and early spring. Outside the sliding glass doors was a nearly rotten back porch with a huge maple tree growing along side. The tree had a hole where years ago there had been a branch. Squirrels, chipmunks and birds used the hole as a drinking water supply. The animals were cheerful and uninhibited by the closeness of the window. A nuthatch is a small bird related to woodpeckers. It is feisty and joyous, usually standing upside down pecking at bark in search of seeds or grubs.
Innerwishin recorded in Ghent New York 2010. Innerwishin is simple, minimal, meandering electronic instrumental music. Musical spaces act like intentional roof holes letting in sunlight and clouds. Soft raindrops fall into a plastic bucket. There are lumps and gaps, a small melody and then a bell rings. Sometimes sad , sometimes happy, and sometimes neither sad or happy. Track 3 “the cage” is an eight minute journey that includes well known samples from John Cage’s prepared piano works of the 1950’s. Rodney and Mr. Cage met once in the 1980’s in a freight elevator. They didn’t say anything to each other. Innerwishin also includes a four part “rummage” sonata performed with synthesizer, toys, found objects and the ambient sound of the artist’s studio in upstate New York, where most of the album was recorded. The last track, “meditation”unfolds, builds and is interrupted over and over again, like the mind trying to tame stray thoughts. Innerwishin is delightful, perplexing, circuitous music. Rolling on its own, it ends up where ever it stops.
Baby Sea Robot recorded in New York City in 1996, is homemade experimental quirky electronic fun pop. The CD came out in Japan in 1997 and sold at most of the big record stores in Tokyo. The original packaging was amazing and even came with a set of stickers. For some reason it did not become a big hit, and went out of print the following year. The song “Smorning” has a weird morning-after-big-party feeling that was used in a promotional video for Tylenol pain relief pills! Many people around the world have enjoyed this obscure and wonderful album.