(From December 25th, 2017, to December 24th, 2018)
Kiko Kaid - TakeOver (feat. People Eating Fruit) [single]
Flipped sample from an unreleased People Eating Fruit song. Branden Bauer of PEF vocals are slowed and pitched up, along with the phase guitars and hard hitting hiphop beat. With the use of some sweep filter & trap samples, TakeOver is a bop.
Released: December 5th, 2018
Forest Kids - Commodor 64 [single]
A Vaporwave inspired song, with several layers of percussion & instrumentation. Ever building arpeggios, echoed melodica, and warped breathy pads. As icy leads pop in and put, and contrast the bit-crushed and bombastic loops used. A glimpse at the next Forest Kids album.
Released: November 20th, 2018
Kiko Kaid - Bluntlips [single]
Diving into lofi-hiphop. Using pitched hiphop snares and 808s. Bluntlips is a slow calm introductory track for this project. Using deep guitar looping for the backtrack and other small instrumentation. With sampling of waves crashing and a voicemail from a good friend.
Released: November 6th, 2018
Aura Lynd - Exit Plans
Another release with songs brought back to life from my past. These two Aura Lynd songs were written and produced in 2015. Using Hip Hop & Pop inspired drums and instrumentation, including Aura Lynd’s signature style of leading “gang” vocals, the use of several vocal layers throughout.
Released: October 24th, 2018
Crossing Bridges - Her [single]
A lofi hip hop single I wrote a few years ago with heavy emotion. Recently remastered, this track has several guitar layers bouncing off each other. Including simple drum loops. Glad this is out and sounds good.
Released: October 17th, 2018
H A C E - 3
A huge step up from the previous releases as H A C E, 3’s instrumentation and writing jumps several levels from Onderland & I’ll Be Over. Plus featuring talented vocalist Danni Holmes on 6 out of 9 tracks (if you include “Still Existing…). 3 definitely stands out as a solid album.
Released: October 4th, 2018
Violet A. Foster - About Four Months
This pair of ambient tunes shows the full range of what is the Violet A. Foster sound. From slow glitchy synths to thick layers of noise and sound design. Just as sleepy as the first release if not more.
Released: September 20th, 2018
Fever Aches - Fever Aches II
All songs made within a few hours. A simple continuation of the first Fever Aches EP. Using a friends AKAI sampler I threw in several guitar loops and only 4 percussion / drum loops for the whole release. Just a short and sweet little beattape to groove to.
Released: September 16th, 2018
Imisu - Cozy Questioning [single]
This quick little single incorporates new elements for Imisu. Samples of the local trains passing with the slap back echo of my old apartment. Using extremely light drums / percussion through very light loops throughout the song. And of course… subtle, chill, spacey ambient guitar layers.
Released: September 13th, 2018
Just the Architects - Smooth Nights [single]
Trailing a new path with JTA. In this nicely wrapped up single you’ll find program & glitch drums. As well as heavy vocal effects and layering. Also featuring vocalist Paul O’Neill (People Eating Fruit) during the outro. Smooth Nights is a good step into the chill-wave and lofi-pop style, and even deeper into Neo-Psychedelia vibe.
Released: September 3rd, 2018
_XPRESSWINDOW - Winter Waves [single]
_XPRESSWINDOW comes out once more this year with this single. Winter Waves captures the true vibe that is _XPRESSWINDOW is. Long drawn out instrumentation extremely washed out and almost bring a cold vibe. This short single is a good taste of what this project brings to the table.
Released: August 30th, 2018
H A C E - Still Existing… (ft. Danni Holmes) [single]
Written in an afternoon, keeping that same H A C E vibe but maybe a little more put-together. There’s still simple instrumentation, of keys and some synth. After a few months of mixing and adjusting the sound vocalist Danni Holmes scats over top the beat with beautiful melodies.
Released: August 20th, 2018
Ovilis - An Immortal Error
Ovilis, my first attempt at Drone Metal and/or anything this intense. With blurry overdriven guitars, warping bass, and howling distortion. Danni Holmes features her incredible voice on the first track "The Burning Palace" and Branden Bauer on guitar in "Mapping the Gun Trail." Including a Christmas choir reversed on "The Ritual." Very spooky, very intense.
Released: August 12th, 2018
Yiddle - The Dimensional Dog
Written in one afternoon with Paul O'Neill of People Eating Fruit. The Dimensional Dog is a walkthrough of the several areas within the universe. From the sandy desert plains, to cool mountain tops, or green forests, Yiddle always comes home. With peaceful acoustic guitar and IDM inspired beats & synths, this first Yiddle adventure certainly is bubbly and cute.
Released: July 25th, 2018
Just the Architects - Clide EP
This new EP features a wider & harder hitting sound the previous Just the Architects releases. With the use of random digital and real percussion, breathy synths, and other new dynamics & progressions to the JTA style. Special thanks to Jeff Wasch (Larry Nodder) for bass tracks on Born to Live & Cuttin' Shade.
Released: June 23rd, 2018
Phlegmatic Stare - GAZE
Lofi / Experimental / Drone / Noise.
A moment. A gaze. When he sees you, it’s over.
Released: June 20th, 2018
Imisu - Little Ones
Mini album, written and recorded in one day through Kevin Brusha's (Cerulean Blue) Quad Verb amp and a looper. With smooth noise textures from the natural sounds of the room and amplifier. These new live loops from Imisu will immediately entice the listener.
Released: June 15th, 2018
Violet A. Foster - Before I Met You
A collaboration of the <1 remix project and myself. Taking tracks from WAVE COMPLEX and H A C E and turning them into long experimental ambient noise tracks. These are really gritty, Violet A. Foster brings a new element to the Collective. Feels like a horror video game.
Released: May 30th, 2018
Aura Lynd - Castle42
First full EP from this project. Castle42 is bombastic pop/electronica with elements of hip-hop and indie rock. Drippy synths, delay-guitars, and stagnant arpeggios gives Aura Lynd this signature vibe.
Released: May 16th, 2018
Crossing Bridges - Gemni
A cohesive blend of minimal ambient and IDM hip-hop to create Gemni. Bringing origins of Crossing Bridges to the forefront by using in-depth and enthralling textures and cinematic movements.
Released: March 12th 2018
_XPRESSWINDOW - Faintings01:35
The latest from the Collective. _XPRESSWINDOW has a signature sound of long drone-like synths giving the impression of emptiness and desolateness. Optimistic in the sense of up-beat tempos and bright synths.
Released: January 30th, 2018