Hoo, more than a year without posting. Are you really surprised?
In the meantime I have released two albums:
Life in a Velvet Sky by Abandoned Shorelines
And its obligatory remix album
Velvet Skies Remix by XR1300
Also, the Harem of Gamines site is pretty much dead and will be mothballed as is. For those who don’t know, tumblr went full puritan and banned “adult” content, which pretty much nuked half of my blog.
I was able to download the blog backup, but in their impotent wisdom, tumblr did not code the html files correctly, and the files point to the images on the tumblr server, not the local copies. Not to mention, there are no index files to speak of. As much as I enjoyed keeping that blog, I have nearly 4,600 posts and I don’t have the time to hand code everything so it looks perfectly like it did back in its glory days.
I put all of the blame on Apple for not allowing apps that access adult content on the Apple Store. If soldering RAM to their iMacs wasn’t bad enough, this is the final straw. When this iMac bites the dust, I will never buy another Apple product again. I am only one man, but if everybody protests Apple’s puritanism, maybe they will reconsider.
Lastly, the CEO from Tumblr looks like a villain straight out of Law & Order SVU. The one where the middle aged man hides in the bushes outside the elementary school boy’s locker room.
Well, only 8 days late this time! I know I always forget to update something. Usually I forget to upload the Flac files, or the album artwork. Or I forget to update the Oscuridad75 web site. But I always forget to update this blog! Grrr.
The latest release from Abandoned Shorelines is an ambient remake of the XR1300 album Dream of a Lost City. The new version is called Dreams of a Lost City and it’s much better than the original version.
You can download it, along with the original version, for free.
Last Sunday I released a new drone LP called Tomboy Drone.
You can download it now, along with all of my other music for free!
Ho ho ho, only 13 days late! It’s the perfect number, so I’m not too upset that I forgot this long.
But I released two new releases on the 13th of June. Both reimaginings of my other project’s project.
First off, The Sheltering Sand Remixed by XR1300.
Secondly, A Season With The Brain Police Redux by Abandoned Shorelines.
A new Abandoned Shorelines release is coming soonish. Maybe next month. Maybe August.
Only two days late this time!
I have released a new album by Abandoned Shorelines entitled Future Drone. You may download it now for free, along with everything else I’ve ever produced.
10 days ago (!) I released the 7th Abandoned Shorelines album, called Kaleidoscope Drone.
You can download it for free, along with all the other Abandoned Shorelines releases.
I almost forgot! On Christmas Day 2016, I released the first full-length Abandoned Shorelines album. Called The Sheltering Sand.
This is my first release of all-new Abandoned Shorelines material, and my first release of all new ambient material since XXII by Rural Citizens, back in August 2015. And I think it’s really great stuff. Some of my best work yet.
Of course, it’s totally free to download.
Watch out on News Years Day when I release a new XR1300 album. I’ll make a separate post for it when the time comes.
A little over 3 years ago the hard drive died in my old iMac and I successfully replaced it. I wasn’t so lucky this time. Something bad happened to the power supply and yada yada, I have a new iMac. Its pretty swanky. I bought a refurbished unit, which might come back to haunt me. Hope not.
macOS Sierra is… well, I’m not hating it, but it’s still not as great as Snow Leopard was. But I gotta stop living in the past.
Anyway, today I was finally able to upload two new releases, only a few weeks late.
Animal Drone by Abandoned Shorelines and Intercrural Love E.P. by XR1300.
I have tons of stuff in the queue. Full length albums from both bands. And some experiments from Sarkeesian. And more “ambient revisions” from Abandoned Shorelines. So the next few months should be good…
Not that anybody asked, but here goes nothing…
Rural Citizens Band (late Dec 2006 to August 2015). — Officially broken up in early 2016, but for all intents and purposes this project came to an end once I moved. There are some crusty releases early on (especially the first one), but once I got the hang of things and found my voice, things improved a lot. This is still the project I compare everything else to.
XR1300 (June 2013 to present) — This was started around the time I was taking a vacation from RCB. I was going to end things with the 8th album then do everything under this monikor. That changed when I started doing drone music and I wanted this to be more beat driven. Again, the first album is kind of crusty, but the second album (and everything afterwards) was a huge leap forward. Still making music for this. Still lots to come out in the near future. Yes, I’m still flooding the market!
Akibare (March – April 2013) — Noise annoys. This was actually the first side project I did after taking a hiatus from RCB. It was a chore to make this album, because I was trying to make each track more obnoxious than the last. And I took the easy way out of making “noise” music, by mostly taking sound samples and amplifying them to distortion. That isn’t to say a new noise project isn’t coming out soon.
Brother Curtis (February 2015) — I have made only one EP under this moniker, and it was released to a hidden subdomain on the ahoy-hoy.net domain. Then I took it down a few days later. Mainly because the album cover was an esoteric symbol that may have been used by a gang of human traffickers. I really don’t want my music associated with such people. This project is a drone metal/dark ambient project and I really liked the synth sound I got out of it. Kind of sounds like live Sunn 0))). Some day I might re-issue it with a new album cover. And maybe re-relase it under a new moniker that would encompass more experimental/noise stuff. We shall see…
Abandoned Shorelines (February 2016 – present) — The current ambient project. A lot like RCB, only beatless. And with more emphasis on beach life and culture. So far I’ve only released drone tracks and ambient revisions of XR1300 songs, but I have a full-length album of new material in the works. That should be out very soon.
And now you know the rest of the story. Good day!