Thursday, December 22, 2011

Going Out with a Bang

Hall of Records is closing. I will be kicking off the party at 7pm sharp. There will great DJs spinning throughout the night, plenty of drinks, dancing, and I have heard tale of discounted records from the bins. Come out and enjoy one last evening with us as we celebrate the night!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Butterflies in Slovenia

A Safe Place for Butterflies has been selected by an international selection team for radioCona's Radio Arts Space project. The project will take place on December 7th – 15th 2011, broadcasted live on 88.8MHz Ljubljana and on the radioCona stream, exhibited at ┼áKUC gallery in Ljubljana, played in the listening room at Pixxelpoint festival, as well as broadcast/streamed by international broadcast partners worldwide.

More info at radioCona's official website.

Listen to both the original track and the Jasper Nemitz remix below:

A Safe Place for Butterflies by Renset

Renset A Safe Place For Butterflies Remix by jasper nemitz

And the Kiteship Thrashed

Thanks to Jenn and Jasper aka Biscuit Crumbs for making last month's live debut of Kiteship Down absolutely amazing!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Index Disaster, and Some Shows

So I've been getting active again since the summer festival. I jumped back into playing at Hall of Records, rounds 10 & 11, with some new turntable noise techniques.  I lined up some shows, and then death winked at me and I got into an industrial accident. Nothing extra serious, but there was a lot of blood and I got to see my bone while spending the day in the hospital. Coming close to loosing my right index finger, and coming real close to canceling several of my endeavors, I decided to rework some of my current projects so that they work without intensive use of my right hand. With that in mind, this week i will be involved in an installation style performance at fotoeffect. The event is happening on First Thursday at fotoeffect, and will be in conjunction with Kristina Koenig and Vilem.  The show will be from 6-10pm on Thursday, October 6th at the Everett Lofts downtown. Then on October 8th at 8, there will be a house party at my place with performances from several bands, myself, and artwork displayed on the main floor.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Live Recording, and Downloadable Content

The recording of my performance for the noise festival at Westside Welding & Machine is now up on the site. It is a gritty bit of table-top stoner rock that I created with an stringed instrument I built specifically for the show.

Also, all of the tracks on my website are now free to download and are covered by the more sensible creative commons license. If you are interested, just click the respective links at the bottoms of the tracks pages, and you will be taken to soundcloud where you can download any track you wish. Put them on your computer, mobile device or digital music player and listen to them at your leisure, Burn copies, upload torrents, and share them with whomever you like.

Have fun, and enjoy!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Butterflies Remixed

Jasper Nemitz has released a remix of my track, A Safe Place for Butterflies. It sounds absolutely amazing, obliterating the original track and transforming it into a swirling and sputtering atmosphere of drones and glitch!

Renset A Safe Place For Butterflies Remix by jasper nemitz

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Hall of Records #9

#8 was my pretty glitch mix for the end of the world. The following Saturday was judgment day after all so I whipped up a dreamy and sleepy mix to jokingly welcome the end! I'm now on to my 9th appearance at Hall of Records' Open Tables. This time I have a texture and drone set with a surprise ending! Come out and enjoy! 

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Global Meetup Day: Sounds Like You

Do you use Soundcloud to post audio files? Are you interested in meeting other Soundclouders here in Portland face to face? Come on Wednesday, May 25 at 7pm to the Gazebo at Overlook Park off Interstate Ave, rain or shine, and meet active sound enthusiasts from PDX who utilize Soundcloud to share their work. We will share interest, ideas, strategies, contacts, and more in order to build upon the ties of the Soundcloud network. Laptops and mobile devices are welcome!

Let the group know if you are attending by clicking on the "I'm Going" tab here. Help promote this meetup on Facebook and Twitter, and invite your friends to join! Remember to tag any Facebook or Twitter post, as well as related sound files, with "scmeetup".

Sunday, May 15, 2011

New Album!

I have just released my debut album, titled Parhelia! It is a stunning blend of rich textures and spellbinding noise-scapes with the occasional dash of rhythmic syncopation. There is a hand-crafted limited release copy that will be available at shows, but if you are not able to get your hands on one of these, no worries! The album is available online as a digital download via CD Baby, iTunes, and Amazon, and will be popping up in various other shops in the weeks to come! Thanks for the support!

Friday, May 13, 2011

Hall of Records #7

#6 was unscheduled and awesome! I played two hour-long sets with random records from the house. It was incredible. If you missed it, come out tonight and see me play an experimental vinyl set for Friday the 13th!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Sessions 2 & 3

New recordings from a still unnamed  electroacoustic project with which I am involved. These are selections from our second and third sessions.

New Project: Day 2 by failingbetter

New Project: Day 3 by failingbetter

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Renset at Hall of Records #4

New Noise

I have joined in as a member of an unnamed experimental noise-band. There will be plenty of recordings on the way, and more info as the project develops. Here are some improv tracks from our first session last Sunday.

New Project by failingbetter

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Renset at Hall of Records #3

Played last week, but it was very last minute and I didn't have a chance to post a flier. Thanks Jeff for encouraging my ambient start, hyping my set and packing the place with people. Everyone come out this Friday (Feb 4th). I'm planning a dark and evil set to make your bones rattle and your soul dance!

Monday, January 3, 2011

More Tracks!

I managed to get two more tracks up before the new year. Hope you enjoy them!

To Aggravate a Purist is a piece pitting purist perspectives from classicists and futurists against each other. The classicists would shudder at the thought of the precious classics being tainted while the futurists would be appalled at the idea of their modern futuristic sounds being mingled with the past. I have done both.

The Tromboscillator Session track is part of some recordings that were made in my Berlin apartment by a good friend of mine, Hilary Jeffery, and myself. The sounds were produced using the Tromboscillator which is a device he created that combines trombone and analogue electronics for stunning results. Together we took control of the two respective halves of the system, and duelled with signal modulation.