Endless Blue

Trip-Hop from West Bend, WI, USA

Summer Ran Away

Posted by on Jul 20, 2016

Summer Ran Away

After quite the bang with our initial summer show at the Norbert… Well, not a damn thing has happened in Endless Blue land. Our normal summer patio tour of West Bend just never gelled. Live music at Tap + Tavern got shut down by ASCAP. The Poplar Inn shut down live music through management changes. Family trips made scheduling difficult. Work got hectic. Other music projects got really...

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Apple Music: Why Having Absolutely Everything Feels Absolutely Wrong

Posted by on May 11, 2016

Apple Music: Why Having Absolutely Everything Feels Absolutely Wrong

There are many things I love about what the Internet age has done for me as a music listener. From the convenience of listening on a myriad of devices, to the smart algorithms and searches that make the discovery of new music so easy, I love it. And I wouldn’t go back to the old way for anything. But a recent development troubles me. I’m mourning the loss of my personally curated collection. It...

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Mashup Therapy: A Reboot For Creativity

Posted by on May 1, 2016

Mashup Therapy: A Reboot For Creativity

So, yeah, mashups. One might ask, “Why would a band like Endless Blue ever do these weird one-off mashup albums?” Well, One, think of it as mashup therapy. After the long hours and laser-like focus of finishing an album for a six solid months, you just can’t dive back into it and have any perspective or freshness. I spent a good three months after releasing Move...

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What’s Endless Blue Been Up To? Spring 2016

Posted by on Apr 20, 2016

What’s Endless Blue Been Up To? Spring 2016

It was a quiet winter for Endless Blue. After releasing the EMNINEM mashup CD in fall and the Move On album in the previous spring, everyone took a little time to relax, be with family, and deal with real life. Except for me (nickm). The summer combined two rather powerful influences. The first was torturing myself with “Sally”, a pretty brutal exercise set to Moby’s B-Side off...

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Better Jean-Michel Jarre: “Music as sound is not from United States”

Posted by on Nov 6, 2015

Better Jean-Michel Jarre: “Music as sound is not from United States”

Wanna know what all the American electronic musicians screaming at the same time sounds like? The outrage machine fired up something awful on Facebook over a recent Jean-Michel Jarre interview where he intones from on high: Electronic Music Has Nothing To Do With The United States You know that statement was important – it was in the clickbait title of the article. And definitely not taken...

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The Next Year in Blue: 2014

Posted by on Jan 18, 2014

Another year come and gone… 2013 was the year of the cover for us, releasing both our full length and EP based on other people’s music. Eighteen tracks released in a single year is easily the most prolific we’ve ever been. Heading into 2014 we have a huge amount of momentum. A big chunk of this energy will be put to new original music. We’re a couple of tracks in and...

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