My friends over at Point Source Electronic Arts have just released GENOME - a stellar sampler consisting of 20 eclectic electronic artists and sound designers who have created an array of dazzling sounds based on a common set of samples. It's a fascinating project, akin to working with a single set of audio dna, yet yielding completely different results. I'm honored to have my exclusive track "Suction Pore" as the opening track!
Have you checked out the latest CRL Studios compilation, "The Fifth Wavelength"? Featuring over 40 tracks across three volumes (including an exclusive Testube track poking fun at our former Cheeto-in-Chief and his rabid acolytes), this is an excellent sampler of dark and eccentric electronic music!
My friends at CRL Studios are assembling their Fifth Wavelength compilation, and it will feature an exclusive new Testube track. I've also submitted a new post-punk styled song from the upcoming Testube album Backwater for consideration by Side-Line for their new Post-Punk comp. My friend Mike Slanksy (Unterm Rad, Rekt) is also assembling a new compilation for Point Source Electronic Arts, and I have a new Testube track in the works for that one, as well. On top of all of this, I just landed a new job at our local historical museum, so it's been a busy month!
I don't do covers very often, but this song feels appropriate in March of 2021, after a year of experiencing the worst pandemic of our lifetime. I also don't regularly feature my voice without burying it under a ton of effects, but naked vocals are a necessity for this one - except for the final chorus!
"Five Years" is one of my absolute favorite songs by the late, great David Bowie, and this is a tribute to his amazing career and his music's influence on my life. If you're familiar with the original song, I hope you don't find this version too jarring. I tried to at least be authentic and sincere, and give it some new flavor.
If you're not already familiar with David Bowie's classic song "Five Years", you owe it to yourself to pick up his 1972 album the "Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars". I've spent countless hours listening to this album on repeat, and it has been a constant companion for many cross-country road trips. I hope it brings you some solace during these challenging times.
Listen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfTZE525Hh4