Here are some links and info on my current/previous projects in music (mostly drumming) or other stage-worthy activities.
In the process of compiling this list, I see a (possibly related) trends of steadily increasing creative control, and exponentially decreasing number of live performances.
solo work (ongoing)
- usually as under name “less“
- whatever electronic gear I can get away with, with or without drums.
Though I have stretches of creative inactivity, I have no plans (nor means) of disbanding with myself.
FmReader – 2018 ~ Present
Studio-only (for now) project bringing together Chris from DrawN and Dan from PowerLoader/Wormrider. My main compose-by-recording exercise, based in remote collaboration on cloud-synced DAW sessions
- acoustic and electronic drums
- electronics samples and synthesis
- rehearsal/demo recording
- setup/maintenance of cloud-synced tools in Mac/PC resources.
- training/standardization of DAW practices in Reaper, Logic, and StudioOne
- principal production, tracking and editing for:
Rad Captive (2017-2018)
started as a math-rock-y mess, devolved into a groovy mix of sludge and punk.
- rehearsal/demo recording
Played two shows. Disbanded amicably after too many cooks wrote (or remembered) too few songs.
DrawN / 2016
Electronically-decorated guitar/piano pop project led by singer/songwriter Chris Panico. Recruited to play drums, I helped accelerate and focus songwriting and arrangement efforts in my burgeoning home studio.
- background vocals
- demo recording
Played one show. Disbanded amicably when Nick (synth bass) left abruptly to go studio something.
A studio-only experiment where the drummer and keyboard player from Wormrider continued making music and trying to write and “sing”. Noisy pop-industrial proof-of-concept, inspired by Skinny Puppy and Richie Havens.
- drum machines
- all tracking and editing for our single release, Salvage
Played no shows. Project collapsed amicably under the weight of inertia and newborn children.
epic, heavy, slow. Doom metal made even heavier with shrill synth and nerdy sci-fi cosmology. Featuring Dan (keys) and Eric (bass, vocals) from Philly prog-rockers Bear Is Driving, and Matt (guitar) from North Carolina hardcore legends Catharsis.
Played a dozen concerts, opening for the likes of Woods of Ypres and White Mice.
Since bassist/vocalist/songwriter Eric Osheim has moved out of Philly, the project on indefinite hiatus, and the worm lies dormant.
This Philadelphia psych-rock project was my last work for my (now estranged) step-brother, singer/guitarist/producer Jonathan “Mono” Allen, with whom I’d been in a half-dozen bands with back in Tulsa, OK. Heavy, lush rock influened by My Bloody Valentine and SpaceMan 3.
- production assistance
- sound design
Played dozens of shows, sharing stage with Peter Kember (Sonic Boom, SpaceMan 3),
After years as the mainstay drummer, I left amicably to finish grad school.