Endless Blue

Trip-Hop from West Bend, WI, USA

Where We Are

Posted by on Nov 23, 2013

I’ve been a bit remiss in updating this site… The fact of the matter is that, given my rather limited time, I would prefer to spend an hour on new music than the typical hour it takes for me to post a blog entry. That said, it’s Saturday, I’ve had a few beers, I’m killing some time between now and my allowable continuation of the weekend, so here goes. Endless Blue...

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Gear Review: iConnectMIDI

Posted by on Apr 30, 2013

I’m a bit late to the game in reviewing the iConnectMIDI, seeing as how iConnectivity have discontinued it. I wanted to shower a little love on this device, though, because it was one of those rare purchases that really changed the center of gravity of our studio setup. I’m sure the build quality and feature set will continue with the new line of the device, but I won’t know,...

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Home Stretch to Final Mixdowns

Posted by on Feb 15, 2013

So here we are, coming to the end of the process. It’s been a wild year of writing, recording, mixing, and rerecording. Next week we pass along our mixes to Brian Hazard at Resonance Mastering and, from there, the CD pressing service. And from there to your hot little hands. The final track list is: Jolene – Dolly Parton Turn the Page – Bob Segar Bad Things – Jace Everret...

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Red Light Off, Now to the Mix

Posted by on Jan 10, 2013

As of the holidays we have completed principal recording for Undercover. Recording a whopping 18 songs in just over a year is pretty decent for a bunch of people with full-time jobs. This does fall short of the 20 song goal I had set, though. Two tracks were sketched out but never got fully launched and I just ran out of steam and drive to replace them. You reach a point, too, where you can slog...

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And The Grind Goes On

Posted by on Nov 16, 2012

Just wanted to drop a note that, yes, we are in fact still alive. Hooray! The reality is that we are deep in the grind for Undercover. 14 songs with full recording, three need vocals or bass or both, two that are in the midst of production, and one left to be picked. This is easily the most ambition project any of us have worked on — pretty crazy stuff. And most crazy is that I actually...

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Vinyl, Undercover, and Fistfights with Miramax

Posted by on Jun 22, 2012

Chilling out this evening, having a beer and partaking in my latest obsession: crappy thrift store vinyl. There’s something about the tactile immediacy of vinyl that is very appealing. There was also a glut of vinyl put out in the 60’s that is not only interesting but really lost to the world — I mean, how many of the approximately 10 gazillion 101 Strings albums (a thrift...

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