Can you believe it?
Exactly one year ago, I released my debut EP “Verses Vs. Anhedonia” to the world. Time has gone by way too fast here. This was my first foray into recording some poems and adding some avant-garde soundscapes with them. It was also the first time I’ve ever used my omnichord as an instrument for some of the tracks. Granted, this stuff isn’t the kind of music you’ll hear on Top 40 radio or commercials, but I hope you check it out for those who didn’t catch it the first time.
You can download it for free or you can pay what you want.
I want to thank Dave Emmerson from ZAP Records for distributing it worldwide and for formatting the liner notes of the album. Thanks for believing in my art, mate.
One year later, and I never thought I would continue with this avant-garde project.
Thank you all.
This is slightly outdated, but I thought I would make this post.
Later last week, I reached 50 followers with this blog. That’s crazy! I didn’t think that many people would want to follow me and my avant-garde/spoken word project and other musings. This is just a tiny blog and I’m the farthest thing from some rockstar, but I want to thank all of you that have followed me since I started this Ospreyshire thing a year ago.
I returned to my bongos despite how cliche it is to recite poetry over playing them. It makes me feel like a beatnik sometimes. Oh well. Perhaps a brief time signature change at some point could spice things up.
I’ve been negligent in incorporating instruments into my Katauta projects, so I decided to debut one of my panflutes for this minimalist spoken word piece.
It was fun trying to come up with a linear, yet noticeable melody in between each line of the katauta as a motif. Maybe I should use this instrument more often in recordings or possibly if I decide to do this Ospreyshire thing live at concerts.
I finally brought the ukulele again for this Katauta video. There’s way too much hatred going on especially over these past few days, and it needs to stop. Denial only goes so far, people.
I finally had enough time for using an instrument for once given my schedule.
It was fun doing a minimalistic piece with a chord I’ve never used before. I’ll see if I can use instruments more often if time allows.
15 weeks already? Alright then.
Here’s a spoken word piece I came up with for today. It’s been rough not having as much time to do as much musical compositions given my current schedule, but I said I would do one video a week for this project.
Here’s another quick percussion based poem where I use some bongos this time.
Week 4 already? Well…time for me to bust out the omnichord that I’ve used in a few songs.
This is one of the saddest katauta that I’ve written, but I had to get it out there.
Meet Connor Eck AKA Fafhrd.
He’s an experimental musician from my home state of Illinois. I’ve known him for years ever since he told me about his band Suzy LaRue & The Ruthless Ooze when they were starting out as a band. Fafhrd does a lot of synthesizer, dark ambient, and even some avant-pop based pieces across his discography. Most of his albums are free or pay-what-you-want on his Bandcamp page.