I wanted to fill you in on recent evolutions to this website. The backstory: the group I’m a part of, Archie Pelago, recently upgraded our Soundcloud page to ‘pro’ status, which gave us particularly detailed metrics to who was visiting the page and listening to our music. I was looking into these numbers and realized a good bit of traffic was coming over through my own cosmod.net website. This surprised me. While Archie has continued to grow, my attention to my cosmod.net website, which from its inception served as a mirror to all of my musical activities (Archie or otherwise), waned.
Posted by Cosmo D inMixes, Musicon December 19, 2010
For the second consecutive month, I present another cello+beats-based mix. This is a series of mixes where selected beats from the electronic and dance music underground serve as a jumping-off point for my own cello and electronic improvisations. It’s not unlike what I’ve been releasing as my own original work, but this time the beats are coming from new and unexpected directions. Enjoy.
Posted by Cosmo D inMixes, Musicon December 4, 2010
This week Kroba (soundcloud.com/kroba) swung by my place to record a mixtape for an upcoming show we’re doing together. This mix marks a shift from my recent output: We deliberately went for a 50s, 60s jetset feel crossed with a bit of mid-century exotica, all while having live effected cello and sax interacting with the samples. These samples come from records by Henry Mancini, Herbie Mann, Roland Kirk, Yma Sumac, as well as vintage 60s beats from Thailand and Vietnam.
This is the first in a series of mixes where I’m using my cello to improvise into my computer, integrating my sound with a collection of beats that inspire me. A colleague who I’m currently remixing, Submerse, happens to have more than a few of his tunes featured in this mix. Enjoy!