Sunday, September 12, 2021

Imbued Vagary Live from Nick's International Virtual Garage Concert Series

In case you didn't catch the Imbued Vagary live stream performance from Nick’s International Virtual Garage Concert Series​ on 09/11/21, here's a link to the YouTube video.  Imbued Vagary dove deep into the electronic plasma pool and live streamed the chaos from Floating Fish Studios.  Enjoy!

Friday, September 10, 2021

Imbued Vagary Live (Virtual Event)

Imbued Vagary will, once again, dive deep into the electronic plasma pool and live stream the chaos.  This time on Nick's International Virtual Garage beginning at 8pm EST on 09/11/21.  It will be available on Facebook Live, YouTube, and Twitch.

Monday, May 3, 2021

Any Questions? - Archive 1991/1992 CD Unboxing

Any Questions? - Archive 1991/1992 CDs have arrived.  Preorders are shipping today!  If you haven’t ordered your copies, you can get them here.

Saturday, May 1, 2021

Any Questions? - Archive 1991/1992

Scheduled for release on 05/07/21 is a 2 CD collection of music from Any Questions? titled Archive 1991/1992.  These Special Edition CD releases of their 1991 Industrial classic, Don't Ask, and their 1992 Soundscape masterpiece, Darkness, have been remastered by Tommy T Rapisardi at DSBP Records and features bonus tracks, limited edition DigiPak packaging, and illustrations by Eyes of Chaos creator, Mike Bohatch.  Archive 1991/1992 contains...

Don't Ask (Special Edition) FISHCD021

This special edition of Any Questions? - Don't Ask celebrates the 30th anniversary of the electro-terrorist unit’s second audio assault. The band's harsh Industrial sound emerges on this release and forms the foundation for their later sonic experiments.

Darkness (Special Edition) FISHCD022

This special edition of Any Questions? - Darkness celebrates the 29th anniversary of the electro-terrorist unit’s release of pure audio sculpture.  The electronic experiments and sonic soundscapes contained within herald the beginnings of the Imbued Vagary project.

Monday, April 5, 2021

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Imbued Vagary - Plains of Industry Video

Official music video for Imbued Vagary - Plains of Industry.  Taken from the 2021 release, Imbued Vagary - Live 2.

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Sunday, March 14, 2021

Any Questions? - Mutation Vinyl Release

Any Questions? chart topping 2000 release, Mutation, to be released on vinyl.  More details to come...

Friday, February 26, 2021

Imbued Vagary - Hexalogy Released!

OUT NOW:  Imbued Vagary - Hexalogy CDs and Digital Albums are now available on Bandcamp.  You can order each release individually (CD or Digital Album) or as a bundle of 6 CDs at a reduced price.

CDs and streaming of all releases are also available through most major physical and streaming vendors worldwide (Amazon, Apple Music, Spotify, etc).  Pick your favorite place for music and you should be able to find our releases there.

Thursday, February 25, 2021

Imbued Vagary Showcase at XL Live

Watch the Imbued Vagary virtual performance at the 25th Annual Millennium Music Conference and Showcase in Harrisburg, PA this Friday, February 26, 2021.  Our virtual performance will be streamed live on the XL Live Harrisburg Facebook page.  The night's showcase live stream begins at 7pm ET and the Imbued Vagary performance should begin streaming around 8:45pm if all goes as scheduled.  If you want to check it out, I'd recommend logging on a little early.

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Imbued Vagary - Hexalogy CD Unboxing

Imbued Vagary - Hexalogy CDs have arrived.  Preorders are shipping today!  If you haven’t ordered your copies, you can get them here.

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Imbued Vagary - Hexalogy CDs release on 02/26/21


Scheduled for release on 02/26/21 is a 6 CD collection of new music from Imbued Vagary.  Clocking in with over 6 1/2 hours of electronic experiments and sonic soundscapes, it features the following...

Captured Moments 2 (FISHCD015) - In categorizing ones own projects, a template of sorts begins to emerge.  One of those is this series.  Imbued Vagary is proud to present to you a collection of musicians as well as a collection of “captured moments”.  In this case, the second in a series.  Just as the name implies, these are moments of raw electronic improvisation, complete with all the “imperfections” one would expect from such an endeavor.  Concepts thought up and run with on the spur of the moment.   Captured moments of time in an overall fabric of synthesized space.

Live 2 (FISHCD016) - The first Live release in this series was the result of live performances that showcased the symbiotic relationship of men and machines in concert.  A mix of melodically inspired themes but with the non-traditional bent that makes all Imbued Vagary performances special.  This second Live release features three in-studio performances and one outdoor concert performance that highlights the Imbued Vagary Collective across multiple sonic environments.

Noise 2 (FISHCD017) - Imbued Vagary is no stranger to brutal electronics.  This second installment of extreme music in the Noise series showcases the harsher side of our Floating Fish Studios Synth Jam live improv sessions and live concert performances. Synthesis, sampling, and special effects meld together to form these harsh and noisy sonic experiments.  As we warned on the first Noise release, “Hold on... This ride gets bumpy!”

Wheels of Steel (FISHCD018) - Imbued Vagary continues to assimilate new members into its fold and as it does so, it expands the Collective’s musical (and nonmusical) acumen.  The sonic experiments on Wheels of Steel highlights such an expansion and showcases the turntablism of Paul Doppelganga.  Combined with the electronic soundscapes that Imbued Vagary are known for, an exciting and unique form of electronic music emerges.

Captured Moments 3 (FISHCD019) - This third installment in the Captured Moments series goes deeper into the dark pools of the electronic ocean.  Journey into the tidal pools of sonic delight and wallow in the electronic surf created by various subsets of The Imbued Vagary Collective.  These captured moments may well have you humming some sinister melodies as you submerge yourself.

Noise 3 (FISHCD020) - Presented here as the third release in our Noise series are a set of performance rehearsals, we had for the 05/21/16 Experimental Music/Noise show in Pittsburgh, PA.  The planned exercise was to single out a set of hardware synthesizers for use in this specific performance environment.  Though some may think of something related to a rehearsal and/or named “noise” should be relegated to the cutting room floor, Imbued Vagary takes our rehearsals and “noise” very seriously.  Rehearsing with lights, lasers, and fog, we want to ensure our own peak awareness of the experience that we plan to share with our audience.  Of course, we record all of these moments.  The recordings for this release are taken from camcorder mono audio tracks so the quality is not as good as what would be expected from an Imbued Vagary release, but you do get to hear the fog machine belching out smoke during the recording.  That should make up for the “lesser” quality recording.  Shouldn’t it?

Friday, January 29, 2021

Floundering In A Sea Of Digital Waves

In early Summer 1988, I went to Ocean City, MD with the Ocker family for a fun and relaxing trip. Late at night, I took the opportunity to stroll along the beach alone. Sometimes listening to the waves and sometimes listening to my Walkman, it was during these strolls that I first had the idea for writing a song that would sonically capture the sound of a listless ocean along with the power and elegance of the waves as they crashed upon the shore. This was not a novel idea but for an 18yr kid (excuse me, man) it provided enough stimulus for a creative spark to be ignited.

It took about a year before I fully realized this idea but here I present to you the initial demo version of Floundering In A Sea of Digital Waves as I recorded it in the Summer of 1989.

P.S. Thank you to Tonya Ocker for capturing this picture of me with "Bedhead".

Monday, January 4, 2021

Imbued Vagary Live Showcase

Imbued Vagary was selected for a showcase at the 25th Annual Millennium Music Conference and Showcase in Harrisburg, PA on February 26 & 27, 2021.  Details to come.