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.
When you've got coyotes and owls keeping you up at night, why not break out the audio recorder and make some ambient music? That was my idea when Shane Morris first approached me to contribute to a new Ambient Arkansas compilation he was assembling for Aural Films. Featuring over a dozen tracks from regional artists, the resulting collection is nothing short of immersive. So check it out below! My song "Arkanstayed" appears second in the tracklisting. keep reading »
Most of you who have been a fan of Testube for a few years know the Second Soul album pretty well. But did you know that there was actually a first "Soul" release that came before that? Back in 1996, when I was first learning the in's and out's of my Alesis QS+, and wrestling with my band name a bit, I sent out a limited number of demo cassettes titled Soul. This collection of mid-tempo instrumentals was never sold, but rather used as a promo tool, and paved the way for the sound of the Second Soul album released shortly thereafter. keep reading »
I'm super excited to share a brand new R010R release from my friend Michael Renfield, featuring a special Nulectro Remix of his track "Airlockt"! If you like gritty, in-your-face, raw and militant synthesis, you should add R010R to your must-have list. The 4-track single was just released on Basic Unit Productions - check it out below!