bands for over twenty years. He runs operations out of his Brooklyn studio, called DCXXV Recordings, where he produces and engineers records for himself and other artists.
‘Caste of the City Bee’ is a record that was made in an attempt to slow the sometimes unbearable operating speed of living and working in one of the most populous cities in the world.
The sounds in the four pieces were directly inspired by things in my daily routine, reinterpreted at a slower pace, creating an alternate city, one in which detail and focus are given to things that normally pass unnoticed.
The pieces contain a mixture of instruments, field recordings, and found sounds, some heavily manipulated, some left just as they were recorded.
My intention was to arrange pieces that, at times, created juxtapositions of beauty and ugliness, and that seemed to leave a physical void when they reached completion.
In fact, this is quite an addictive album, starting off with disquieting and absorbing sound, followed by drones of various kinds and ending with a beautiful guitar piece "Three" - the whole material takes the listener on a trip to an imaginary place (a city?), perfectly peaceful in its own unexpected way.