Greetings, again. It’s been almost a year to the day since my last dispatch — and at that time, things felt murky at best regarding the future of the project. In ways, it seems like another lifetime entirely; waging a sort of internal war over guilt of abandoning something I’d started in 2005 versus the joy in imagining not thinking about it any further (except in the context of nostalgia and all the warm feelings that sort of thing typically entails). And thus a year later, I feel no division of self in stating that Obfusc is more a memory to me now — and a good one, at that.
Within the gamut of those memories lingered the strong desire to finally compile the visual reel and live footage culled from my single live performance at Cake Shop, here in New York, back in March 2011. Good friend and long-time collaborator Jason Banker had documented the night with a Canon 5D MKII, snippets of which I’ve pulled together with the 40-minute hodgepodge of family 8mm film and VHS video that comprised a visual projection for the show. Audio was exported after-the-fact to make the video more watchable (the live audio recording was just far too noisy) and I’ve posted the full 40-minute video to YouTube, viewable here. The set consisted largely of material that later appeared as part of ‘Midnight Dome’ — ‘Our Signals Coalesce’, ‘Hologram Grip’, etc. Set list viewable on the YouTube page. Hope you enjoy.
To close — perhaps for the next year — thanks again to everyone for their support and interest in the project. To encourage others unfamiliar or those with limited budgets to check out the Obfusc releases, I’ve made all my previous output available for free on Bandcamp. While I’ve learned there are limits to this generosity, if those limits of free downloads via Bandcamp are reached, I’ll personally fund continued access to a free back catalog of releases. The amount of music I’ve enjoyed from friends and strangers alike only makes the concept of continuing to charge for my own musical output a sort of hypocrisy, even if at the time it was justifiable as a means to continue the work — so I digress. I hope you enjoy.
Feel free to stay in touch, ask questions, whatever you like. I hope all is well wherever you are.