My great friend and musical mentor Jonathan Chalker has just released a brand new EP from his superb electro project LowHero.DLL. This new release, titled Worse than Digital, features six original tracks and a cover of the Australian act Snog's infamous smasher "The Ballad". Taking the man versus machine concept to an entirely new personal level, Jonathan's latest release on Glim Records oozes with electronic pop hooks, sensibility and charm, deceptively convincing you to lower your mental guard while his edgy social commentary hooks its barbs deep into your psyche. Melting the superficial gloss and plasticity of typical contemporary electropop, Worse Than Digital targets the carbon fiber facade of modern ephemeral technology and offers a glimpse to the future. And as if that wasn't enough, there are five additional remixes (including one by Testube). Enough ten cent words already - check it out! keep reading »
I'm happy to announce that I finally got around to reissuing the third and final out-of-print Testube album from my days on UEF Records. You can listen and download at my official bandcamp store, and it is available from the usual sources (iTunes, Amazon, eMusic, etc). I also have a limited number of physical copies available for those who are still into that. Get in touch if you want one.
I'm also hoping to digitize the remaining Wrack Process cassette masters in the next month, and upload them for free download at the official Wrack Process site. I'll post an update when that happens. Hope everyone had a happy turkey day. :) keep reading »
Herbert, the Misanthropical Fly is a twisted but fun little app for the iPhone featuring a knockout soundtrack by musical guru Justin Lassen. Justin hit me up for a remix not too long ago, and that remix has just been released as part of the Herbert Soundtrack Remix Album! As Justin points out, this release is amazingly diverse, covering "everything from dub step to metal to industrial to pop to orchestral, drum n bass, IDM, glitch-tech..."
In a special broadcast of "New, Old and Indie", the excellent Deejay Kali at Dark Mother Radio kick-started the Halloween holiday by spinning Testube's Trick of Treatment Halloween Mix in its entirety! This was followed by a very dark and spooky aural recipe of over three dozen stellar tracks from artists like Gary Numan, Download, Single Gun Theory, De/Vision, and Leæther Strip. A perfect soundtrack for the perfect evening of happy haunts and magnificent macabre. Check it out! keep reading »