The drive here was rough. I should not have tried to do Atlanta to Tampa in one day. Never try that ... you will thank me for the advice.
Cosmic FIre was a fantastic psytrance party on a cattle ranch in central Florida. I fucking love psytrance parties and if I could live a life of only playing ambient house at psytrance parties and organ trio soul jazz at supper clubs I could die a happy man.
Afterwards I went further south, and spent six weeks in a haunted synthesizer museum at the western end of Alligator Alley.
I came here to do research and development on new products, but wound up performing an exorcism which may still be in progress. I haven't yet left as I type this. My mental health has been challenged, but i have learned more than what I came here for.
Surrounded by Kim Wexler archetypes, which as a visitor to this reclaimed swamp are painfully close, with consummation an unimaginable goal, I find the gravity of this scenario is making it difficult for me to achieve escape velocity.
So here I am, sleeping on an air mattress with a stack of Jupiter-8s as a headboard, flirting with a red-headed witch while cautiously sating my newly-embraced coin-pusher addiction and also working on the most elaborate Moog modular patch of all time with one of my best friends to better inform a new phase of STG Soundlabs: homesteading on an ancient brand I pulled out of a dumpster.
Other things have happened. Some are still in progress. Some cannot be written about.
Never before in my life have I felt like a character in a Harlan Ellison story.
released February 19, 2022
Suit & Tie Guy - Hammond XK-1c, IK Multimedia Uno Synth Pro, Novation SL3 and Peak, Meris Ottobit and Polymoon, Korg Kronos and OpSix, Pigtronix Infinity 3 (x2), Moog Sub37, MAM MB33 Retro, Roland SC-33, TR8S, and TR8 (x2), Akai Force, Yamaha TF-Rack, Eventide H3000SE
Chris Gunn - Logistics (infrared.bandcamp.com)
Max Riley - Mastering (www.rileysoundlabs.com)