Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Support Interplanetary Mountain Music!

Our Patreon video is a good quick sampler of All-That-Is-Twang.

Our Interplanetary Mountain Music s non-mainstream work that's been recognized as "collectible art" by Shreveport Regional Arts Council's outside critics panel. But though our tunes are like paintings, how do you collect music as art? Patreon is crowd-funding site that lets you be a patron to independent artists like us. If you dig what we do, please consider supporting us at patreon.com/twangdarkly.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Desert Marigold -- flute, dulcimer soundscape, bass

Original material from my time as 2015 Artist-in-Residence at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

I'm playing one of my pentatonic bamboo flutes, as well as, through a volume pedal, a recently completed electric dulcimer Joel adds some bass guitar down at the bottom end.

Monday, June 1, 2015

"Cholla Land," a study in ukulele and harmonica

Some more work from my Artist-in-Residence gig at Red Rock Canyon, Nevada: a ukulele and harmonica sketch of the lonely desert.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

More Music from Red Rock Canyon -- "Grove"

A response to a secluded desert grove I "discovered" during my Red Rock Canyon Artist-in-Residence experience. Ukulele, chromatic dulcimer, tarka, and EHX-HOG mediated guitar on the bottom end.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Review of Martian Archaeology

Shreveport art mag and website Heliopolis has posted a generous review of our Martian Archaeology DVD.

Twang Darkly music – there is a signature sound, a brand – is both easy listening and not easy listening. For this listener the comparison is to the classic Miles Davis on his “Kind of Blue” album. Both are modal. Both are smooth but distinctive. Americana might be Twang’s category, but the sound is jazzy, folky, even rocky.
— Robert E. Trudeau <<read more>>

Get the DVD...

...or one of the other formats of Martian Archaeology.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Twang Darkly's Tiny Desk Concert


In order to create a submission for the NPR's Tiny Desk Contest, we staged our own Tiny Desk Concert here at Twang HQ. We only used one of the tracks, "Get My Gourd," for the submission, but here's a playlist of 4 numbers.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Martian Archaeology DVD Available (includes album download)

Available now: Martian Archaeology DVD (comes with free download of album). 12 short films made for the music of the album! Here's the trailer:

Martian Archaeology is Twang Darkly's suite of original instrumental music and films inspired by the years of speculation and stories about Mars that preceded NASA's Mariner 4 and Viking missions to the Red Planet!

During summer 2014, we did a series of shows sposored by the Shreveport Regional Arts Council wherein we performed this music live as we projected these films behind us. We're pleased to now share our studio recordings set to the final versions of the films.