Music Alert: Orbr – Cold Steps EP

Orbr’s debut EP Cold Steps invites the listener to experience the minimal techno side of drum & bass. All three songs — Cold Steps, Detroit Horizons, and The Big Rip-Off — occupy a sparse and technical landscape without sacrificing the dimensional depth and innovative production skills that Orbr fans have come to expect.

Surprises hide behind every corner: vintage vocoders, glistening analog pads, jittery 303s, and throwback MC scratches all pay homage to the birthplace of techno while keeping a firm eye on the future of DNB. This one’s for Detroit!

The Cold Steps EP is available everywhere fine music is sold. You can also hear it on Orbr’s Bandcamp, YouTube, and SoundCloud channels, and of course you can stream or download any Orbr song at orbrsounds.com!

Music Alert: The Seven Whores of the Apocalypse – Pathological

My electro-industrial band The Seven Whores of the Apocalypse are just pleased as punch to announce our second single Pathological!

Our debut follow-up Pathological winds up a creeping carnival of vintage analog delights before exploding into a screaming frenzy of depravity and desperation. Strap on some black pleather and enjoy the show!

You can listen to both the original version and the extended dub mix on our BandCamp, SoundCloud and YouTube channels.

Enjoy!

Music Alert: Orbr – Categories

Orbr’s new single Categories is out today!

Vacillating between atmospheric jazz and manic breaks, Categories takes the pieces apart and puts them back together in unexpected ways.

Wind instruments and electric pianos collide with growling analog basslines, pitched-up vocals dodge sizzling vintage drum kits, a live band hijacks the breakdown, all while the Duke asks us: why does it have to have a category?

Categories is available everywhere fine music is sold. You can also hear it on Orbr’s Bandcamp, YouTube, and SoundCloud channels, and of course you can stream or download any Orbr song at orbrsounds.com!

Music Alert: The Seven Whores of the Apocalypse – Parasite

I’m delighted to announce that Parasite, the debut single of The Seven Whores of the Apocalypse, drops today!

Parasite is a love letter to late 80s electro-industrial dance music. Pulsating analog synths, breathy FX, hypnotic rhythms, and choral samples beckon you inside steamy nightclubs of the late Cold War era. Let the The Seven Whores of the Apocalypse buy you a drink!

You can hear Parasite on our SoundCloud or BandCamp pages.

The Seven Whores of the Apocalypse are Chris (The Creeping Man), Tom (Divider Line), and me (Jason Herrboldt). Please visit and support Chris and Tom on BandCamp! They make killer music.

Enjoy!

Playlist Alert: Bare Branches

Here’s another chill alt-rock mixtape I made, this time from 2006.

Playlist Alert: An Air of Autumn

Check out this super chill alt-rock mixtape I made all the way back in 2004.

Music Alert: Orbr – Courchevel Mafia

Drop your bags at the luxury suite and hit the clubs for Orbr’s new melodic jungle banger Courchevel Mafia!

90s club organ hits? Check. Wobbly 808s? Check. Shimmering FM electric pianos? Check. Time-streched breaks? Check. You just got upgraded!

Courchevel Mafia is available everywhere fine music is sold. You can also hear it on Orbr’s Bandcamp, YouTube, and SoundCloud channels, and of course you can stream or download any Orbr song at orbrsounds.com.

Feel the jungle elevation revelation!

Baby MIDI Steps

Check out these baby steps I took in my first MIDI studio. Songs are circa 1987. A few were performed live with my jr. high school’s choir.

Flex your wince muscles before taking these bad boys on: