Sunday, December 28, 2014

New Year’s Eve 2015 at FFS II

It's a Floating Fish Studios tradition to record some live electronic warfare to herald in the New Year and in celebration of my birthday. That's right, I'm a New Year's baby born on 01/01/70.

This year, Imbued Vagary will perform a live set and then further dive into the electronic plasma pool.  Be sure to check back often on New Year’s Eve for audio, video, and photo updates as well as behind-the-scenes exclusives.  

There’s also the possibility that we may live video stream the event.  More to come on this.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

From The Pit...

Floating Fish Studios held its ninth in a series of Synth Jam Sessions at FFS II on 08/06/11. The ensemble gathered included (from L to R) Matt Norcross (aka Ttam Troll), Dave Chandler (aka Thee Sub One Genius), and M Scott McConnell (aka MC2P4).

Through a pit of synth bass wash and noisy volume pots, this track, titled TR-1, slowly coalesces before dematerializing leaving the listener wondering what just happened.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

FFS II Synth Jam 2014 - Ebola


Floating Fish Studios is proud to announce Synth Jam 2014 - Ebola which is scheduled for Saturday 08/09/14 at FFS II. The unconfirmed line up is rumored to include Ttam Troll, MC2P4, Thee Sub One Genius, Steve O Man, Paul Doppelganga, and Curve. Special guests are expected and will be announced later.

Our first official Synth Jam Session of 2014 will concentrate on deadly improvised synthetic soundscapes.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Fin-Chi Plays at Rainbow Bridge

Here's a photo of Fin-Chi during happier times helping to grill hot dogs at FFS III.  Fin-Chi was a very good boy.  I will miss hearing him chirp and sing to me as well as our long kitchen conversations about life, the universe, and everything.  Miranda will be waiting for you at Rainbow Bridge, Fin-Chi.  I know you're going to have fun with her so, be a good boy, and I will see you soon.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Imbued Vagary Live at SHAPE Solstice Arts Festival

Imbued Vagary will return to the stage this year at the SHAPE Solstice Arts Festival in Shippensburg, PA on 06.21.14 at 11AM. The band line up for this performance includes Ttam Troll - Synthesizers and MC2P4 - Synthesizers.

If you're a fan of electronic music and sonic experimentation, be sure not to miss this show. Join us as we transport you from the lush green fields of Britton Park to the cold vacuum of deep-space and beyond with our improvised synthetic tapestry of pure synthesizer soundscapes.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

"ADIAK the Orange"

"A(erobic) D(ancing) I(s) A K(ick) the Orange" was my first personal transport vehicle.  This 1976 Chevrolet Vega was originally my mother's car and was named for the sticker that adorned its rear bumper.  I began driving it when I turned 16 in 1986.

This small subcompact manual steering and brake tank of a car started to vibrate violently (steering wheel and car) once you hit about 60mph (of course I hit speeds well beyond this) and, if you wanted to stop it, you would have to put your foot through the floorboards to do so.

It conveyed me on many adventures.  One of the most infamous being a journey to "The Wall".  For any of those who made a trip to "The Wall" in the late '80s know that it was (and maybe still is) a perilously long and bumpy ride.  One filled with rocky craters that could swallow an unsuspecting small car.

One fateful evening, M Scott McConnell, Jackey Dickey (later McConnell), an unnamed 3rd person, and I made this journey.  It's a night that none of us will ever forget.  It seemed to take an eternity.  The small "ADIAK the Orange" was weighed down so much by the four passengers that it barely cleared the ground.  Our average speed was about 5mph as we scraped our way to our destination and back.  "ADIAK the Orange" and we survived but neither the car or us would ever be same again!

When I went to Indiana University of Pennsylvania in Fall 1988, I left "ADIAK the Orange" behind and began my new adventures with "The Charger" but that's a blog post for another day.

RIP "ADIAK the Orange"!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Imbued Vagary Live at The Haverstick

Imbued Vagary has just been confirmed to perform at the Haverstick Gallery and Studios on Saturday July 19, 2014. Stayed tuned for more details.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Remembering Miranda

Today would have been my littlest friend's 22nd birthday. Though she plays at Rainbow Bridge now, I know she'd still love to hear me sing her favorite little song...

It's February number two
Happy Birthday from me to you
Happy Birthday, Miranda!

Monday, January 13, 2014

Imbued Vagary - TR-1 (Drones)

This music video is for TR-1 (Drones) by Imbued Vagary.  The video was created using the MMVSM video process and the audio was recorded at FFS II on 07/24/10 during the FFS II Synth Jam 2010 - Drones session.