Full Length Album – OUT NOW.

“When it comes to sounds, your ear is incredible…I see a bright future ahead” – Kmack the producer (Beyoncé, P. Ditty,Missy Elliot)

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Photobombing the super market

Yes, I’m naked underneath that digital full body tattoo.

Take a break for a moment and check out my debut solo release, more than 200 hours to produce, massive support from friends, family, Pas MusiqueAlrealon Musique, and 7 countries of touring and hustling over the past 3 years, proud to announce the pre-order, lasting 6 days of….

What’s The Use? - ALRN052 Pas Musique Curated Series. - Available now for pre-order.  6 Days only ONLY !
Both Physical and Digital options. You’ll get:

-What’s The Use?  full 6-panel digipak CD (physical) along with lossless digital download
-The Use will photo bomb one of your pictures, and will be appearing in different mundane locations in each day of the pre-order.
-Exclusive ”Secret Love Track” – just for pre-orders.
-Two temporary Tattoos (with physical package)
-Tomorrow’s Universe Compilation- A digital download feat tracks from FluiD, Pas Musique, John 3:16, Black Saturn, Zilmrah, and more.

- Album features Cameos and co-writing from Rachel MasonMark Weinberg, Jay Van Dyke, mixed by Billy Perez at iiwii studios, mastered by Tarekith at Inner Portal Studio, and art from Brian Bolanowski.

Thank you !  See you in the supermarket!

—-Day 1-  Pre Order Now —–

I come in at 0:30 or so.  What a crowd!  From:

upvan arts festival

Rickshaw = awesome

in Mumbai right now, playing with some cats at Upvan Arts Festival.

Remix album featuring producers from around the US out Jan 20 alrealonmusique.bandcamp.com

What’s the Use out Feb 17th!

Happy New Year!

 

 

I seriously have some awesome shows coming up
starting  tomorrow Wednesday;

  1. Wednesday Oct 23rd, 8:30pm sharp, Csaa (In Silent Barn)
    The Use / Rachel Mason collab tunes
    As part of Rachel’s “It All Started Right Here”.  -
    FB and a live feed at 830 pm wed.
  2. Thursday Oct 31st, Jefferson Market Library -
    The Strange WallsSean Monistat, Michael Durek.

November

  1. Nov 14th – The Use @ Silent Barn, following Rachel Mason’s “Through The Mountain”, presented by CSAA  FB EVENT
  2. Nov 19th - Pas Musique @ Silent Barn – details TBA
  3. Nov 26th - The Paper Box-  FB EventDr. Evilletown
    Jason McMahon

    JosephMaddy
    The Use
     (Feat. Jillianna Richcrick dancing and
    Christine Edwards on drums)
    Stranger! Danger! 
  4. Nov 30 - Special surround sound presentation The Use
    w/ Rachel Mason; Also Amar Chaudhary (Catsynth)
    - at Harvestworks

December

  1. Dec 1st - Paper Box - dinMachineEmil Memon Feat. The Use, Brett Zweimann,
    / Members of the Veldt, details TBA
  2. Dec 12th - Sound Design Presentation with
    Jim Tuite Video for L. Mylott Manning‘s Watch Dress:
    “Kiss the Dark”————–Oh yeah!  2 untethered, yet mastered
    tracks are  s-t-r-e-a-m-i-n-g  from
    “What’s The Use” – on the Alrealon Bandcamp.ALSO I am on a sweet free compilation
    -  Square Peg in a Round Hole vol. 5 !
    Dark Electronic, Techno, New Wave, Rock.
    Download it here - free / pay what you wish.

And Thanks Brian B. For the flier ( which I cropped below)

I saw a ghost on my honeymoon!!

Don’t believe me? Good thing I snapped a pic. Just look at the top-most post. And for god’s sake don’t like my page.

cheers ! 

EMF^5 is here:

That’s right, Experi-MENTAL festival V is here – Thursday 9/26 opening party at SPECTRUM (LES) then
Friday – Saturday – Sunday at Goodbye Blue Monday, as always. Click flier to facebook invite. Curated by Pas Musique, Alrealon Musique, and Brett Zweiman (Queen Elephantine/ Clutter).
Visuals by Jim Tuite on Thursday and Saturday!

SK Orchestra 5:30 -SHARP SHARP SHARP- Saturday 9/28 at Goobye Blue Monday. Call it 5pm if you need a half hour buffer like I do :)

And Last:

Sunday Special set in the neighborhood, Sunday Night Supper (9/29) at The Saint Catherine.
I’m playing a solo theremin set at 9pm sharp for only 15 minutes. So, get there early if you want to catch that.
Dinner starts from 8pm.

Harvest

Working as producer and collaborator with Rachel Mason as a part of her residency with Harvestworks. Excited to dig in and start experimenting with creative 7.1 Surround Sound concepts.

Rachel MasonWikipedia: Rachel Fleet (née Mason, previously Amanda Fenshaw) was a fictional character in the BBC television drama series Waterloo Road.

 

Just included pic of my father and stepmom’s street, because  a whim told me to.  I’m a slave to whims :)Wanted to share two events! Then I’m getting married ya’ll, to the love of my life.Creative Grove - Fri August 23rd - Outside at Grove St.
Ladies and gents, playing at grove street path 7pm next friday, if you’re around come stop by, trying to cram these new tunes into some kind of performable state… Original set. DJ McCammie spinning tunes all afternoon.

Badmitten / The Use collab original set w/ Jim Tuite on visuals  - August 28th Spectrum
121 ludlow, Manhattan (LES)
Electro Chill Dance Grooviness
Also features everyone’s favorite saucy Aussie, Lisa M. Dowling et al.
7pm, $10-20 floating donation

Update on the recording: 

I am grateful that my debut disc “What’s the Use?”  is getting released on the Pas Curated Series on the Alrealon Musique label….and it is mastered and done !
After 200+ hours of work, and a lot of ups and downs, I have managed, with lots of help, to make an album that perfectly suits …my own quirky tastes! LOL Will anybody else like it? No fucking clue! I think so, but only time will tell.  In any case,  I’m grateful to have had the hours and hours and hours to work on it in peace (Thanks Anne Percoco), and ALL the support!

Robert L. Pepper (Pas Musique), Phil Gerber (Alrealon Musique/ John 3:16), Christopher Gilmore (FluiD Musique/Alrealon),  Billy Perez (iiwii studios – mixing), Jay Van Dyke (drums),Mark Weinberg (vocals/writing), Rachel Mason (vocals/writing), Erik Tarekith (inner portal studio - mastering), and Brian Bolanowski (cover art) are all involved in the production, distribution, and/or played and sang on this disc.    Grazie to all !

 

Sure, soon it will return, and I’ll be going to bed with an ice pack velcro’d to my skull, but for now it’s all good.

Playing guitar outside to John Dunstan’s short film “The Secret Life of…My Small Urban Backyard”
in Jersey City on Sat, June 15th
It’s in Riverview Park, free, at dark. all info here
Heard of Make Music NY? 
I’m playing as The Use at a Make Music NY / Vaudeville event,
McCarren Park Bk, Friday June 21st.
feat. Vaudeville (Ian M Colletti), Delphic Oracle
(Christiana Key), Faten KanaanThe Use (Michael Durek),
What Color is Your Machine Gun? (Brian McCorkle),
Eric Lemmon (Circles and Lines)
**Show link.***
I told you about my debut full length album, “What is The Use?”  
right?
Been “workin’ it” day after day on my debut release on Alrealon Musique, Pas curated series.
Well the new PAS release is almost out too!  Abandoned Bird Egg will be out July 22nd!Stay tuned for a summer EP from The Use as well, with some choice remixes.
Here also, is an interview on Damned by Light,
with label heads Philippe Gerber(John 3:16)
Robert L. Pepper(Pas Musique), Christopher Gilmore (FluiD)

Coming up:

 I am playing and curating the first…
Thump Thump Thursday at The Lamp Post in Jersey City
July 11th.
Mark it, and
*Stay tuned*

Rachel Mason‘s Full length feature film, The Lives of Hamilton Fish is being premiered
at the Pineapple Underground Film Festival on Hong Kong!
It was such a pleasure to do sound design and foley work on this very moving and original film.
Congrats Rachel!
Check out the links if ya have a sec

 

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photo credit: Kerwin K. WilliamsonWhat? How did I go from making eerie Pas Musique melodies to getting hired by a 90 person orchestra to play theremin?

I’m not 100% sure, but I’m having a blast learning this material.

Shows
SUNDAY FEB 24
I’m not quite ready yet (and don’t have to be), but I’m going to to a test run at Val’s Brooklyn edition Bday show at PPL! Sunday 2/24 8pm.
FB EVENT
also
Household Tales 
Theodore Robinson -
The Resident Artists of PPL (Brian McCorkle, Esther NeffB.J. Dini, Simon Seapony,Valerie Kuehne -
Matt Dallow
Raymond Todd – Poetry
Dave Treut does Something
A contortion dance by the Amazing Amy
Streaming KITTEN VIDEOS all night LONG.
donations collected for the show will go towards adopting a resident kitten at PPL!SAT MARCH 2 
Then you can see me at Rutgers, March 2nd, 7:30 playing with the orchestra. Lera Aeurbach‘s Icarus.

and

Sunday March 17
THE MANHATTAN ICE FROG II is coming Sunday March 17th at Spectrum.
To kick off my West Coast tour. (dates still being added)
7:30 SHARP, Early show.
FB EVENT

The Use
Beta Test
Stranger! Danger!
Vaudeville (Ian M. Colletti)