This one has a strong sense of place for me- the main loop/ origin of the song was some keyboard I recorded on my phone at the school where I work. After all the layers, I can’t even make out the keyboard part anymore, but I hear voices I recognize, and this rhythmic clatter which was some of my guys playing a game like Hungry Hungry Hippos, with lots of plastic grabbing and noise. The video was shot in a single take and felt right with this song straight away.
We are luxuriating in another roundly beautiful sonic pastoral by Casey Scott. YouTube served us Relaxing Music for Work Stress immediately after we watched the video. Maybe you need this, too. Watch and listen to Suntraps, then take a walk and listen some more. Follow Casey in all the places, listen now on Bandcamp, and save to your playlist and collections.
File under ambient music, meditation, drone, and psychic spaces. Orrery is out March 11.
Deeply pleased to present the new single by Casey Scott, Incunabula. The track is the first from the album Orrery, which will be released in the Spring of 2022. Follow Casey in all the places, listen now on Bandcamp, and save to your collections. Mailing list subscribers, we thank you for visiting the advance look.
On Incunabula, as for all the tracks on the record, I wanted the drone to be front and center. I’m always chasing the feeling of a warm, “mental massage” that comes from a good drone. Spare dub piano and and a simple beat anchors and orbits the pulse. The name of the album, Orrery, refers to this sense of a center (the drone) and elements of lesser mass circling around this dense center.
To me, music making is about connecting to mystery, creating an environment in which our thinking takes a backseat to stillness and wonder.
Casey Scott played bass in Athens, Georgia based bands Drip and Lona, with Andy LeMaster and Clay Leverette, in the late 1990’s and early 2000’s, when he started working with Omaha, Nebraska’s Bright Eyes. He toured with the band in 1999 and 2003, and recorded on Lifted. In art college, he specialized in photography, and began making his own ‘Empty Music‘ as non-intrusive background for projections his photo and video work. Radiohead’s OK Computer, Flaming Lips The Soft Bulletin, Aphex Twin’s Selected Ambient Works and DJ Shadow’s Endtroducing were in heavy rotation. He made music during this time with a cassette 4track recorder and a Boss sampler. Experiments in self-production continued through Pro-Tools, Garageband and eventually Ableton.
Since 2011 he has studied Yoga and Meditation (200 RYT), which tuned him into the uses of drone, chanting and repetition in spiritual practice. This meeting of home recording, traditional and electronic instrumentation, and long, held tones have resulted in the current set of songs, ORRERY. Incunabula is the first single from the album, which will be released in Spring 2022 (tape, digital), on Team Love Records.