A Change of Scenery

This past weekend I relocated to Madison, Wisconsin. A quaint and expressive Mecca in the middle of Midwestern corn fields and turmoil. This is the city where I began my musical excursion over 4 years ago. It has been the site of joy and pain, a perfect station to review the accident that is life and apply its meanings to music.

As the dust settles and the boxes empty, the musical output has been put on hold. The new environment will be a positive stimulation for some drones and ambient loops. Tones and melodies are floating around my cosmos and will be put in an audible sequence soon. I am setting a tentative release date for Transmigration of 8 September. Expect a single featuring a song from the album and a possible b-side or two around 31 August.

To everyone who has found and enjoyed my music I thank you. I am glad I can share my aural view of the world and I hope you will continue listening.

Hope all is well,

w.x

New w.x Album In the Works

Things have been pretty quiet on here the past few months albeit not quiet in reality. Many changes and revelations are underway and some have already progressed. I am slowly but surely working on a new w.x release tentatively slated for release in September. The album, titled Transmigration, is going to be in the same realm as Spontaneous Evolution only I hope it will be more inspiring and consolatory. A single will be released in probably late August featuring a couple songs off the album and a B-side or two.

There is also talk of a compilation featuring some of my better music from my early career. Most of my early work is rubbish but there are a few gems that shine and still sound good today. More info on that will follow in due time.

I really appreciate all the support from my fans and hope you enjoy the music. Your interest helps keep netlabel and underground music alive. Thank you all very much.

SML018 w.x – The Edge of the Universe EP

Free download here

As we learn more and more about the universe we inhabit, more questions are raised. At one time or another each of us have contemplated our place and meaning in this existence. Most of us cannot answer these questions. One logical answer about our universe is that it must have an edge, just like everything inside it. What is beyond that edge is one of the greatest mysteries ever. The Edge of the Universe takes us on a celestial journey from our own atmosphere into the massive void that is the universe. Drones reveal the beauty of space and dark moods make us realize just how insignificant we really are.

There are four new tracks on this EP plus a remix of “Static Moment”. The overall ambiance summons our minds to drift amongst the galaxies and constellations. Some day we will find the edge of the universe and it will reveal to us many answers to questions us mortals simply cannot answer.

Genres: Dark Ambient, Drone, Space Ambient

Tracks:
1. Auriga (4:11)
2. Exosphere (7:55)
3. The Space Between Galaxies (6:16)
4. Infinity (8:38)
5. Static Moment (Interstellar Hypnosis Remix) (6:06)

New w.x Album to Be Released in February

The next w.x release, titled Spontaneous Evolution is going to be finished soon and will be released next month. The tentative release date is February 11. There will be about 8 songs and the style is less intense than previous releases. It is still very much in the realm of dark ambient and drone.

The next Slow Motion Warfare release, Error: 02 is reaching completion and will be released shortly after.

SML015 w.x – Kid Coda

Kid Coda represents growing up. It’s the end of childish things. For over 2 years no new material had been put together. These songs were the really good ones from a collection of failed attempts and uninspiring experimentation. Doing what had been done was not producing decent results. It’s time to move on to different ways of making sound.

This album is a reflection on the past 2 years. It showcases some of things I have learned, as well as some of things I’ve seen. It features some of the darkness that has never really left and how much of a consequence it would be to fall victim to it. It features some new techniques and experiments with feedback and it also contains some things I don’t want to give up.

Released: 30 December 2010
Genres: Ambient, Drone, Experimental, Noise

Tracks:
1. Gamma (6:27)
2. No Man Loses His Freedom (4:06)
3. Orbital Floor Fragment (7:00)
4. Core Patterns (6:42)
5. Malfunctions (4:54)
6. The Fog (3:17)
7. Factory Ward (6:29)
8. Feedback Loops (5:10)
9. Rose Thorn (11:02)

Feedback Loops by w.x

Kid Coda is available for download here.

SML001 w.x – Vines For the Electric Pant Leg EP

Vines For the Electric Pant Leg was recorded between December 2006 and February 2007 and self-released on CD-R on February 13, 2007. It was created entirely with Reason, experimenting with the synths and samplers therein. I clearly had no idea what I was doing at the time but went into it like a wide-eyed child eager to push all the buttons and turn all the knobs his hands could reach. The end result was a fair starting point. I experimented with automation and wiring and realized just how far I could push my laptop before it started to sweat. While recording “Sound 1: Noise” my computer’s memory started to freak out because of all the recorded automation. It couldn’t keep up. The song that came out of it was a visceral noise melee. Something that could ruin your computer’s memory just by listening to it.

Tracks:
1. Instant Replay Sequence (1:58)
2. Paranoid Request (3:08)
3. Nova Starburst Collapse (2:44)
4. Regulator (4:38)
5. Padded Walls (2:06)
6. Sound 1: Noise (9:48)

Genres: Ambient, Experimental, Noise

Instant Replay Sequence by w.x

Vines for the Electric Pant Leg is available for download here.