Much of the last several months were spent working on Lisa Forrest's debut CD, "Oh Lake Erie." Check it out at cdbaby.com, or get the super awesome letterpressed package at etsy.com.
This year's holiday offering, "It's Robot Holiday Time Again (Affirmative, Affirmative"is now available. It features all the usual collaborators, plus some new ones. You can download it, and dozens of other songs at www.robotholiday.com.
This year's holiday offering, "We've been Programmed to Party" Robot Holiday, is now available. It features songs and performances by Rob Lynch, Dee Adams, Alex Lynne, David Mussen, Joelle Labert, Narayan Padmanabha, Guillermo Izquierdo, and more. You can download it, and dozens of other songs at www.robotholiday.com.
For the past several months, I've been working on music for the movie August Evening by Chris Eska. It premiered at the LA Film Festival, was bought by Maya Releasing, and also won the prize for Best Narrative Feature. To top it off, it got a great review in The Hollywood Reporter. Keep an eye out for it in theatres this fall. Also, check out Chris's previous film, Doki Doki.
This year's holiday offering, Robot Holiday, is awaiting your perusal. This one blows away all of our previous holiday efforts, with songs and performances by Rob Lynch, Jesse Mank, David Mussen, Joelle Labert, Narayan Padmanabha, Guillermo Izquierdo, and more!
Keep an eye out on your local PBS station for Dishes. It's an excellent documentary about fiestaware collectors by Amy Levine (I did the music for it). it will be shown in the Kalamazoo, MI area and may also be shown in our area of the country. You can also purchase the DVDs here.
More bonus tracks for fluidities are now available. Go here.
Rob Falgiano's song "Burning Sun" will be featured on the season four DVDs of the TV show Felicity. I played bass, guitar, and keyboards on this track.
Bonus tracks for fluidities are now available. Go here. Right now, nine tracks from my 1999 release, Fluid, are availabel for download. Fluid was the precursor to Fluidities, and these downloadable tracks work well together with those on Fluidities.
FLUIDITIES IS NOW AVAILABLE!!!
Fluidities is not your usual double CD, but rather an open ended project designed to generate many unique musical collaborations. The tracks on these two discs were designed so that any track on one CD could be combined with any track from the other CD to create a hybrid piece. In fact, any two tracks on Fluidities can be played together to create new composite tracks that are, in effect, virtual collaborations between artists who may have never recorded together.
Fluidities features eleven tracks by Jonathan Hughes (including collaborations with M. Bentley, Hussalonia, Naryan Padmanabha, and David Mussen) as well as eleven tracks by some of the most prominent names in the electronic music scene, including Tetsu Inoue, Ian Boddy, High Skies (Mat Jarvis), Saul Stokes, Susanne Brokesch, ATOI/Seofon, dreamSTATE, Interstitial, Jussi & Jaana Vaisanen, Dean Santomieri, and Michael Bentley/eM. You can find out more about the disc, check out sound clips, and order it here.
Dishes, a documentary by Amy Levine about Fiestaware and the people who collect it is making the rounds of film festivals. It was named best documentary at the East Lansing Film Festival and will be available soon on DVD. I did the music.
Opaline's new CD, Ghosts of Dust and Tar is now available. Jonathan played bass, guitar, keyboards, and produced the album. He's joined by Alex Lynne on vocals and David Mussen (who wrote all the songs) on acoustic guitar. Opaline's music blends atmospheric country with modern electronics. It wil most likely please fans of Emmylou Harris, Bjørk, Garbage, and Daniel Lanois. Check out soundclips at www.opalinemusic.com.
Rob Falgiano's new CD, Thing I Used to Know is now available. I play bass on half the tracks and guitar and keyboards on several others. This double disc features an all-star cast of musicians and is, as artvoice called, it "daring and delicately understated."
In April, Michael Bentley, Dean Santomieri, and I played the Ambient Ping in Toronto (this was the final date of our Monsters of Ambient tour that took the northeast by storm). Michael joined me at the end of his set for an improvised duet. You can download a clip of it here: toronto_1.mp3.
Sobriety, the first full-length release from Original Skin is released. I played keyboards on four of the tracks.
The latest issue of Grooves magazine (issue #9) features a label spotlight on The Foundry, which includes a review of Trillium.
The reviews of Trillium keep rolling in -- and they're all good! Check out issue #19 of Outburn, as well as this review at windandwire.com, and this review at ambientrance.org. More reviews can be found here.
Jonathan gets mentioned in Keyboard Magazine!!! The August, 2002 issue of Keyboard Magazine features a review of the 360° compilation by Jim Aikin. My track gets a full sentence! Read the review here.
Trillium has been released!!! Trillium is my first full release for The Foundry/Hypnos. The pieces on this album, all experiments with the 3/4 time signature, bring together different sound sources and styles into a unique and compelling collection of drifting ambience. You can find out more about Trillium (and buy it, of course) at the Hypnos Store. You can download excerpts from Trillium (as well as a full-length non-album bonus track) here.
Jeffry Braun's debut CD, Slow Healer has been released. Slow Healer features ten original songs of love and loss. I play bass on nine tracks, and Mike Daly (formerly of Whiskeytown) plays on two tracks. Find out more about Jeff and order the CD at www.jeffrybraun.com.
Ambient@Hyperreal 02 has been released. It's a double CD featuring tracks from members of hyperreal's ambient e-mail list, including eM, Forrest Fang, Craig Padilla, and Stephen Phillips, among many others. Jonathan's track "Isflaaks" is on disc 2. Ambient@Hyperreal 02 can be ordered from www.aquafm.com.
My track "Kemi" appears on the compilation EP2 (part of the Motion Re(e)leases Series) from the Barcelona-based label Spa.rk.Tracks by Tennis, Artificial Duck Flavour, Mitchell Akiyama, Memorabilia, and Phluidbox are also featured on the release.
My track "Viscous Space" can be found on 360°, the latest Foundry/Hypnos title. This compilation has as its center point a story fragment, a series of episodes taking the listener through an enigmatic arc, an arc becoming a circle, an arc of 360°. Tracks draw on a variety of electronic music flavours, from ambient electronica to microsound and glitch. Contributors to 360° are, in order of appearance: Rhomb (releases on The Foundry and Archipelago imprint), eM (releases on The Foundry, Archipelago and Fallt), Jonathan Hughes (formerly Subspace with release on Sunburst Fifty), High Skies (Mat Jarvis, formerly Gas on Emit), Mark Van Hoen with Seofon (Mark Van Hoen has released work as Locust and under his own name on Touch and Apollo; Seofon is a member of Ambient Temple of Imagination as well as a solo artist), Sketch (releases on Apollo and on End of Hum), Thermal (releases on his own Boxman label and Archipelago imprint), and Kim Cascone (releases on Ritornell and Digital Narcis among many others). Quite a range of talented artists all contributing tracks recorded specially for this compilation!
Audio samples of every track are available on the 360° page, so take a listen! 360° is now available for purchase from Hypnos, The Foundry, and Soleilmoon.