Locusts of Control:
Recorded live at Bear Cages, Dorchester MA, Apr 20, 2016.
Also included in the mix is a field recording of a highway in Ottawa CAN, Apr 2018
Recorded with IPhone 5
I Don't Owe You Anything:
Recorded live at Looky Here, Greenfield MA, Jan 12, 2020
Sorry Not Sorry:
Recorded live at The Hearing Room, Lowell MA, Jan 12, 2019
Intro, transition and outro is a recording of insects at dusk near the Akrotiri Marsh CY, Aug 12, 2019
Line 6 DL4 delay modeler pedal
Boss ME25 guitar effects pedal
Memory Man Deluxe effects pedal
Audio-Technica T901 wireless microphone
Recorded with iPhone 5 and 5SE
These three tracks use live, improvised voice. Locusts is a heavily remixed recording of an outdoor acoustic performance at an abandoned section of the Franklin Park Zoo. The percussive audio is from a particularly rhythmic section of highway I traveled while on tour in 2018 with Al Margolis and Walter Wright (Elka Bong). I Don't Owe You Anything was the last performance with the Boss and Memory Man, which always sounded great at home but failed to produce feedback reliably in front of an audience. Sorry Not Sorry was recorded a year earlier, in the room where Birdorgan played frequently in the late 20tens - early 'teens as the 119 Gallery house band. Although the track may sound dour and melancholy, I am singing from a happy place.