, recorded concurrently with and , features challenging long-form compositions for flutes and electronics with an emphasis on light and shade, tone and texture - with ethnic, orchestral and mallet percussion. Modern production meets concert flute, processed through vintage electronic devices - in addition to exotic acoustic instruments, analogue and digital synthesizers and electric dulcimer - which alternately express inner calm and existential angst in slowly evolving soundscapes. Highly recommended to fans of Brian Eno, Steve Reich and Jon Hassell. Preorder from Amazon here. Buy from Band Camp here.
Sunday, September 26, 2021
Tuesday, May 25, 2021
Some new sounds for you! The experimental follow-up to "Noisemaker" takes you on an eclectic journey to the future past with medieval, jazz-funky world rhythms and primal rocking that concludes on a contemplative note. This album features some retro analogue electronics including brassy flute parts created courtesy of a 1967 Maestro "System for Woodwinds" newly restored and integrated into the proceedings. This is the second of at least three solo albums scheduled for release in 2021. You can order the CD or download here.
Wednesday, March 3, 2021
There are two upcoming singles from DC Sound Collective slated for release this spring and summer - the first of which is "Everyone I've Ever Been", released Monday, March 15th at all the usual streaming/download services (Spotify, Amazon Music, Apple Music, etc). Listen here and here.
On Tuesday, June 15th "K.I.S.S. (LOL)" will be released at all the usual streaming/download sites including Amazon Music.
Thursday, December 3, 2020
After a year of limited performance opportunities, with plenty of time to work on new compositions - there will be a plethora of new releases in the coming year, with the first album of 2021 "Noisemaker" scheduled for January 26th. "Noisemaker" sees a shift in sounds and textures with melodic and upbeat tunes featuring a lot of jazz/progressive flute grooves and densely constructed bubbling synths, layered flutes and buzzing electric dulcimers playfully entangled with disembodied voices taken from robo-calls. The first video for "Coconut Radio" is released December 4th and you can watch it here. Here is a review from Sea of Tranquility: "Crommie is a supreme talent and I urge everyone to check him out".
Another new album "A Prelude to the New Normal" will arrive this spring with more videos preceding that release as well.
Friday, September 18, 2020
A new ambient/minimalist instrumental album "Light Occurrences" will be released Tuesday, October 27th. This album of seven new compositions features 55 minutes of relaxation/meditation soundscapes. Download-only at Bandcamp, Amazon, Apple Music, etc.