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Offbeat Magazine Article 

Honored to be featured in this month's OffBeat Magazine 'My Music' series! Thanks to Raphael Helfand for stitching my words into cohesive sentences. In this interview, I talk a lot about my recent release with Korgy & Bass, Remote, as well as about my musical beginnings in Portland, OR. 

You can read the article HERE

Korgy & Bass Live Video 

Video of 'Fatty Hat' from our album release show at Mississippi Studios in Portland, OR. This show was extremely fun to play, and challenging to prepare for. We created the music with many layers, and no consideration of performability. So when I got in town 1 week before the show, we had our work cut out for us. There were a lot of "firsts" for me. I learned how to run the Boss rc505 specifically for this show. Instrumentalists often belittle DJ's and the like, but after being responsible for samples, cues, background parts etc., I can tell you that the stress of "pressing buttons" had me missing the good old days when I only had to worry about getting a decent note out of the trumpet.

New Album w/ Korgy & Bass 

Remote, a collaborative album with Korgy & Bass (Portland, OR), has just been released on Cavity Search Records! As the name indicates, the whole thing was done remotely without us ever being in the same place. In fact, it was all recorded and produced from our homes. I would track effected trumpet loops, send them off, and suddenly they (Alex Meltzer & Barra Brown) had built these elaborate tracks around them. This process of co-writing allowed things to move incredibly quickly and naturally, as a result the project took only one month from start to finish. Barra and I are old friends, sharing many formative years together. So to be continuously collaborating feels very special. Watching each other grow over the years proves to be endlessly inspiring.

 

Using effect pedals with the trumpet has been a major interest of mine. Not only does it open up so many sonic possibilities, but the dichotomy/duality which it presents is undeniable. The voice of this archaic horn, so dependent on the human body to function, being filtered through modern technology. This concept largely directed the focus of the album.

Remote sonically paints the borders between nature and urban decay, apathy and ingenuity, chaos and calm, all converging in the tension and release of our humanity: a sonic journey from industrialization to the modern day tech industry.

You can purchase Remote here, and and stream it on all major services.