For May Day this year, I recorded two pieces of music. One is an ambient/drone and the other is a more beat/percussion based piece. I had planned to do videos for the both of them and have them out the door and onto the intertubes with a quickness. But, as my wife broke her tibia and can’t walk for a couple of months leaving me to pick up the extra slack around the house, I have gotten a wee bit behind. That has worked out for the best, though. With the extra time it has taken to get these tracks out into the wild, I have decided to release the videos for the two May Day tracks as well as add two companion pieces along with some poetry and make a short EP to put up on my Bandcamp site. I am (hopefully) going to make this a month long project, and release a part of the package in various places every Monday in May.
So today is the official release of the video for Another May Dance. It is a 9.5(ish) minute long ambient piece. This is one of my favorite pieces that I have written. It is a true ambient piece in the tradition of Brian Eno. You can let it wash over you as you passively listen, but active listening brings out details and textures that are hidden to the casual listener. There is a simplicity and calmness to it that I really dig, but there is also a bit of menace underlying the track. In the cycle of May Day celebrations, Another May Dance would be the vigil leading up to the lighting of the Beltane fires (which is what happens in next weeks video).
Also the two other EPs on my Bandcamp site are both pay what you want with no minimum.