Age of Distrust is upsetting as it is innovative, somehow confrontational without ever really taking any kind of discernible shape. It shifts and tumbles out of the darkness like it wants something from you. Sharp, unexpected textures bubble up from long, low rumbles and melt into pitched-down vocal samples from another era.
Even though I released Orbr’s debut single Circuit City in June 2020, I was laying the groundwork for Orbr’s true maiden voyage the previous summer.
Orbr is my drum & bass avatar, but the first few songs I recorded under that name were far from the world of jungle. I knew I wanted to lean hard in a sci-fi direction, but I wasn’t sure if I wanted to use house, techno, ambient, or even experimental as the genre vehicle for that work.Continue reading
Enjoy a dark outing with The Wolf in the Tale, a collection of experimental / dark ambient / industrial noise offerings.Continue reading
My latest mixtape is an exploration of electronic ambient soundscapes.Continue reading
I’m delighted to announce the release of The Vanishing House, a two-hour collection of dark ambient and experimental offerings.
This release marks a long-overdue revival of a beloved annual ritual: the Halloween mixtape. I’ve been too busy with original music projects these last few years to produce a mixtape as well, but this year I made sure to find the time. My first three Halloween mixtapes were Dead Punks (2007), a tribute to early goth; You’ve Been Sick (2009), a love letter to asylum horror; and Pray For Death (2010), dedicated to religious horror and possessions.Continue reading
So far the Class of ‘93 mixtape series has payed homage to those early rave genres we all know and love: hardcore breakbeat, techno, trance, jungle, acid. This time the focus shifts to ambient, a genre that enjoyed a brief spotlight in the early ’90s, both in and out of the rave scene, and easily deserves a mixtape of its own.Continue reading