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After years of following an acoustic singer/songwriter guitar path, I've decided to go electric. Bringing loops, ebow and multi-stage delays into a largely improvisational mix that ranges from blissfully ambient to full-on psychedelic journeys in sound.

Breaking Light's latest tune is "Tin Man's Tears Flow"

Wednesday, October 27, 2010


This can be considered the THIRD Breaking Light album release, and it is available only on the internet. No more of those shiny plastic discs for me, uh uh. As always, it's free. If you like it, come to a gig. Seems I have yet to find an audience..

Latest tracks by Breaking Light

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Kayo Dot

This review of a Kayo Dot album on eMusic made me laugh. Then I realized he's describing most of the music I listen to these days.

"There are some recordings that people rave about that I hear and think “it must be a big joke”. Just because something is unconventional does not make it genius. Post-rock? Post-metal? How about post-post-post-rock. Or better yet, post-music. This CD does not have songs, it does not have compositions (which implies some structure or, at least, intention or forethought). It barely has anything resembling musicianship. The “songs” typically start imperceptibly quiet and impossibly slow and (sometimes) build to a climax of sludgy noise (or sometimes they don’t). Track 4 would have been almost appealling if it stopped at the four minute mark, but it winds down and then inexplicably restarts with a droning repetition of noise for the next....14 minutes. Which brings to mind another description for this CD: Pretentious. You know what it really sounds like? It sounds like a bunch of stoned guys screwing around on their instruments in someone’s basement with the lights turned out."

To be fair, here's a KD track from a different album ("Coyote"):

Kayo Dot_03_III. Abyss Hinge 1 Sleeping Birds Sighing In Roscolux.mp3

Saturday, October 9, 2010

the rig for tomorrow's gig at Doc's


Rc20XL loop station
DL4 Line 6 delay modeler
Ibanez DE7 delay/echo
Boss Super Octave OC-3

iPod touch running Aura Flux app
slide (regular)
long slide (aluminum)
portable cassette recorder/various tapes

Epiphone Dot Deluxe guitar (not shown)

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Exercise for Buchla and Nagra

Ok seems I've become a bit too self-absorbed with this blog so here's this.

Exercise for Buchla and Nagra from Giorgio Sancristoforo on Vimeo.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010