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1998 - Looking Back at a Year of Change

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Twenty years ago, I was working with Bryan Elsloo on what would ultimately become the last full length album from our project Wrack Process. I had also made the difficult decision to shut down my record label, the United Endangered Front, in order to spend more time focusing on my own solo music projects. And as if that weren't enough, I was also moving my songwriting process from traditional hardware-based sequencing to this newfangled thing known as a computer DAW. The end result of this wave of changes in my life, happening all at once, was the Testube concept album Bioplaza, which turned out to be one of my proudest moments as a musician. You can listen (or revisit) it via the link below:

Testube presents Volume 1 of Anomalies collection

Anomalies Vol. 1

Thanks in part to heavy exposure on popular Youtube channels like Dark5, I've been seeing a resurgence of interest in my earliest Testube recordings. This prompted last year's 20 Year Anniversary re-release of the original Testube demo titled Soul. Following in those same nostalgic footsteps is Volume 1 of the Anomalies collection, which features lost tracks from the early days of the Testube project, including the two original debut tracks recorded live by myself and Bryan Elsloo. These two tracks - titled "Shango" and "Ritual" - appeared on the very first Testube self-titled cassette release on UEF Records. Also included in this new collection are six previously unreleased songs and four rare remixes/revisions of tracks that appeared in their original form on the Soul and Second Soul albums. All tracks in this first edition of the Anomalies collection were taken from the original analog master recordings, and given a minor bit of remastering. Special thanks to those who have rekindled an interest in these lost recordings from over 20 years ago!

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Testube releases new single titled Cost is Clear

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Testube - Cost is Clear

I'm super excited for you to hear my latest Testube single titled "Cost is Clear". It features a heavy, buzzing bassline and a multi-layered, throbbing beat, along with my usual dark vocals and effects. It also includes backing vocals by my son Corbin, as well as a short rap that he did for me. Hope you dig it!

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Exclusive Testube track for Standing Rock benefit comp!

Standing Rock benefit comp

CRL Studios has just released a 3-disc Standing Rock benefit compilation titled Sacred Territories, featuring a brand new exclusive track from Testube titled "Big White Lies". All proceeds will be used for financial relief of medical care, food, shelter and additional expenses accrued. Battling a large energy corporation hits close to home for me, as I spent over a year fighting the construction of high voltage transmission lines near my home. My heart goes out to the protesters and "water protectors" and I hope this is the last time they have to deal with this type of threat. Download the compilation here.

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