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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"

Friday, December 31, 2010

Super Happy Funland, Houston 12/28/10

This was a cool venue, an art house in the warehouse district of Houston's Third Ward, Lightnin' Hopkins' old stomping ground. Unfortunately I was the last act, so most everyone there at the start of the evening had left, remaining were the duo Wasp & Pair (thanks guys) and the friend and bro I brung with me. It was a nice big room and it was a good move miking my amp into the house p.a.. Got a real BIG sound.

Breaking Light @ Super Happy Funland 12/28/10
Breaking Light @ Super Happy Funland 12/28/10
Breaking Light @ Super Happy Funland 12/28/10
part 1

part 2

Saturday, December 25, 2010

improvFriday submission 12/24/10

I started with Norm's Afoxe'percussion track from alonetone, sped it up and applied some heavy filtering. The bass is gtr thru octave pedal, detuning the low string, no fretting involved. Then some heavily processed/delayed gtr. I like how this turned out and will probably include on the next BL release.

Psychedelic Sleigh

Psychedelacoustic #6 is now!

My annual end of the year multi-genre musical spew is ready for your perusal. Colabs, sit-ins, improvs and other bits from the past year's adventures in the sound lab. Grab it here (it's free) :

Monday, December 13, 2010

Feed Your Head 12/11/10

I've come to accept the fact that no one really wants to come out and hear me play this stuff and I'm ok with that. Experimental music is always a dicey undertaking, and especially in the cultural mecca that is Texas, there's so much more stimulating musical fare to compete with. Anyway, I enjoyed playing for Chris and Elaine and hanging out in their cool hippie store.


improvFriday submissions 12/10/10

handheld cassette recorder, chimes, koto, filtered. Definitely some HIO influence here.


And a miniature Breaking Light loop


Tuesday, December 7, 2010

End of Year Projects!

Ok its crunch time. In addition to the traditional release of my "holiday/end of year" cd, Psyche De L'acoustic (notice the new syntax), this year it's volume 6!, I have the Tonefreakin' Podcast #2 I'm shooting to have done and released on Jan.1 (2011 of course). As if that's not enough, I'm working on a new song for the RPM Holiday Challenge, which is a precursor to the big RPM Challenge thing in February. This song is inspired by Arthur C. Clarke's classic science fiction short story The Star, which is about an astronaut/priest who discovers the supernova remnant that was the Star of Bethlehem, and his resulting doubt in his faith. Obviously it won't be a traditional Christmas song of good cheer.

Friday, December 3, 2010

IF submissions 12/3/10

I cut up snippets of a jam I had with a buddy last Tgiving weekend and laid them over a bleep!Box app beat, with some Paulstretch thrown in. What a mess! Cute title tho, huh?


Then I dusted off the 'ol Multikord pedal steel, ran it thru loads of effects. Unfortunately that ps has a bad ground or maybe just the nature of the single coil pu, but the recording is a bit buzzy/noisy. It is what it is.

Riding Rails