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4 years ago (which is honestly stupidly long...), my EP "BLOW" Debuted on the CMJ RPM Chart at #18
(coquettishly highlighted below in violet for your viewing pleasure)
It was in rotation on over 120 stations, heard by tens of people!
still, YOU can BUY it at these fine virtual locations:
Welcome to my other alter ego. When I'm not playing guitar with TELESMA, looking after my daughter Sofia or working on cool stuff at Intelligent Devices I create, "LIVE and in REAL-TIME", improvised electro-acoustic music using my voice, fx, and, among other things, an instrument I've created called the manDrum that interacts with a program I wrote called Xtrakt. Here are links to many live,
improvised kataStatik/manDrum sets (or subsets) since 9.25.04:
NB: Even though these things are created (or re-created) extemporaneously, I've started giving them names after-the-fact to help tell them apart...
kataStatik playing a 70 minute solo-improv set @ the Creative Alliance,
Baltimore, MD, 2.9.06, stoop'd
somewhat OLDER tracks/sets (online anyway)
kataStatik and Adrian Bond LIVE @ 49West, Annapolis, MD 11.27.05
me singing thru a ton of efx over music by Adrian neo-dymium
kataStatik and friends LIVE @ the 13th floor, Baltimore, MD, 10.06.05
a 50 minute completely improvised set. me (beats, vox, efx), Adrian Bond (guitar, efx), Sean Finn (violin, bass) carry me home: from scratch
kataStatik and friends LIVE @ 49West, Annapolis, MD 11.27.05
a 23 minute improv at the end of a long night me (beats, vox), Adrian Bond (guitar), David Arthur (Bass): thisishowthingsend
kataStatik LIVE @ Galaxy Hut, VA 10.24.05
no one was really *at* this show, so I got a little freaky i. alone
kataStatik and friends LIVE @ 49West, Annapolis, MD 9.25.05 me (beats, vox), Adrian Bond (guitar), Joe Karr (vox) Laura Malone (dancing, vox) David (Bass): iii. so beautiful, so real...
kataStatik LIVE @ The Knitting Factory, NYC 9.15.05
I did a 180 @ 65 MPH in the rain on the New Jersey Turnpike on my way to the CMJ festival. Totalled my Jeep; hit no one else. Kind of a miracle. This is about what that was like: i. crash...