FILE UNDER: ALTERNATIVE / ELECTRONICA
Here’s the final Blastcorp release, Goodbye. It’s time for me let go of this Blastcorp project. Call it creative differences, I guess between me and myself… A decade is a long time. It’s been such a schizophrenic ride, from glitch noise to ambient calmness, from washing machine music to acoustic lovesongs. From my old Akai sampler and scratched CD’s, to the super-futuristic Monome, via guitar, harp and becoming brave enough to sing. I’ve played some crazy gigs, from Arnhem Land to Japan: on beaches, in loungerooms, sock shops, underground tunnels, garages, botanic gardens, cement bunkers, deluxe theatres and plenty of skanky pubs. Its made me so happy, so many times and I want to share all these songs rather than let them hide away on my hard drive.
This album is in four sections, it’s really more like four separate EP’s with 5 songs each.
1-5: Electronic Lovesongs
6-10: Dancefloor Action
11-15: Processed Ambience
16-20: Acoustic Sketches
I’ve never done a thank you list before, so now seems like a pretty fitting time. I used to think I just made music for myself, but it’s not true. I made this for you. Thanks for listening, I’m honored. Without everyone below I would have never been bothered.
Live blastcorp bandmates: Dr. Mike, Byron, Francis
Collaborators: Pippa & Richie, Justin Mullins, Dsico, Sarah Bock, Snapsuit
People who believed in me: Deb, Gretchen, Roddy, Gemma, Mark, Ruben, Genki, Valissa, Brandon and Mollie.
My teachers: Adrian (Guitar), Harumi (Harp) and Marineboy (Sampler and Protools)
And all the people who helped along the way: Happy Yess, all at Elefant Traks, Music NT, Soundsummit, fbi, 2SER, Lari Gadza, Levins, Cincos, Fumi Yagi, Shaka-Itchi, Sub Bass Snarl, Matt Levinson, Frigid, Triple J, Browns Mart, Vaughton/Newy crew, Darwin High, Amy Brand, Nickamc, Holty, Cal, Simmo, James Mangohig, Monkeymarc, Kongo crew, Discobeans, Analog Transmission, Mark Harwood, CDU, Clan Analogue, all my students, all the bands I’ve played with and everyone that came to shows or bought albums.
I’m not sure what’s next, but expect a new project soon…
released December 7, 2009
music by kris keogh.
art by kris, original photo by kris of detail from The Big Rainbow Funhouse of Cosmic Brutality installation by Paul Yore.
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