Saturday, October 10, 2009

RED

RED was my second collection of prepared guitar improvisations. Included are a few pieces dealing with distortion and noise, but more of a guitar noise and not a Merzbow noise.

http://www.jeffreycollins.us/RED/01_Pink_Cradius.mp3

Pink Cradius (no i have no idea what that means) is the first piece.

http://www.jeffreycollins.us/RED/02_How_does_one_Evolve_in_a_Timeless_Time.mp3

Piece two, and the longest piece on the release. Quite long and slow moving.

http://www.jeffreycollins.us/RED/03_Involuntary.mp3

http://www.jeffreycollins.us/RED/04_Opus_%232_Variable_Time.mp3

It's actually Opus #2 but the FTP kinda screwed it up.

http://www.jeffreycollins.us/RED/05_Seven.mp3

http://www.jeffreycollins.us/RED/06_A_Gradual_Decay_of_Time.mp3

Now if you like, you can either just click on the link and listen straight from your desktop. Or just right click and download it to listen to later.

And now I'm on to remaster the THIRD in my trilogy of prepared guitar improvisations from 96-98.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Guitar Sonatas Volume 1

This is "Guitar Sonatas Volume 1" CD that was released in 1998.


http://www.jeffreycollins.us/01._A_Question_to_a_Solution.mp3

This is the piece that won me the experimental guitar category in Guitar Player Magazines 30th Anniversary Competition Compilation. I’ll have scans of the cd in the future.

http://www.jeffreycollins.us/02._An_Unbalance_Of_Nature.mp3

The 2nd piece is actually my first foray into the world of extended techniques for electric guitar.

http://www.jeffreycollins.us/03._Iceland.mp3

This piece is another one of those happy mistakes that occured to me while practicing one day. I had a bad cable that was producing an interesting sound that I could work with. So I did, and here it is.

http://www.jeffreycollins.us/04._A_Clouded_Mind.mp3

http://www.jeffreycollins.us/05._An_Intuitive_Definition_of_the_Strong_Force_that_Guides_Us.mp3

http://www.jeffreycollins.us/06._Etude.mp3

http://www.jeffreycollins.us/07._The_Secret_Harmonic.mp3

http://www.jeffreycollins.us/08._A_Death_Of_Silence.mp3

http://www.jeffreycollins.us/09._Vacuum_Space.mp3

http://www.jeffreycollins.us/10._X1X1X1.mp3

These are all the tracks from my first recording. All originally recorded to standard cassette tape and eventually remastered with mastering reverb added by myself with the help of Ableton Live and plenty of plug ins and eq.

Please enjoy and feel free to share them.
Jeffrey