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Dual Preoccupations

Bacchus from The Animation Workshop on Vimeo. The coniunctio happens in the underworld, it happens in the dark when there is no light shining any more. When you are completely out and consciousness is gone, then something is born or … Continue reading

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Old Music Renewed for the Adventurous Listener

My most accessible musical work, compiled into easy listening medleys; aimed at friends, the neophyte, the intrepid, and the unsuspecting. Plus: FREE DOWNLOAD genre: slow music, experimental, ambient Medley I. 1 (2001) Ancient Sanabad 4:29 2 (2009) Heldonsket 6:10 3 (2011) … Continue reading

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Music – a year, a very good year

Hoon the Muso has posted a series of blog articles highlighting some of the music that brought him pleasure and provocation in 2014. –the series of posts, the so-called yearly recap– I have several alter-egos. These other meez each serve … Continue reading

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Kamelmauz Update

Nogutsnoglory Studio set up for live video and audio recording. The project for Jesper Nordin and Gestrument features three tracks, two of Gestrument for iPad, and one looped, processed 2 bars of pedal steel guitar, plus steel guitar atmospherics. I … Continue reading

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New Music From Kamelmauz – Apparently

My music making alter ego is: Kamelmauz. He does sonic experiments and lets me produce and issue them on Duty Free Records. Finally, these records are issued on Bandcamp, in one of two locations. Got it? There today exist fourteen … Continue reading

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New Kamelmauz Soundz

New free soundz from the stew pot of nogutsnoglory studios; announced today on the music blog. There the new piece is embedded, excerpted and plugged into a video, and linked through to Kamelmauz-Soundz — where experts may download the free … Continue reading

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ARK: Three Pieces

Motion Study The Wanderers click for large version Blue Immersion click for large version Blue Immersion edited and reconfigured for cover of most recent Kamelmauz production

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It’s All Music


(This week Kamelmauz released two new recordings, Poor City, and a free EP, Sleeper. You can listen to all the released Kamelmauz music at Bandcamp.)

Music is my number two* interest, and my number one obsession, and has been so for forty years and counting. Music is my primary metaphor too, because all of its features–listening, playing together, improvising, composing, etc.–provide interesting echoes for all sorts of human qualities, patterns and interactions. Also, both music and sound are, paradoxically, ubiquitous and mysterious.

For example, it is both common and strange that every person possesses musicality. I’m fascinated by the history of the universal human relationship to sound, and, how entangled are sound and language. I’ve tracked this relationship back by way of the anthropological scholarship about presumed prototypes for music and language. This becomes very speculative because a deep generalization about both is: before writing and musical transcription, aural productions are ephemeral, except inasmuch as the products were heard, stored, and made retrievable. …by mind. Much much later, the productive secondary instruments in both realms become part of the artifactual record. Last time I checked, a 40,000 bone flute marked the oldest sound producing artifact found so far–for either mode of production.

My quest for this sound of proto-music represents the centering discovery process for my musical cosmos. Around this orbits that which somehow, (or in various ways,) triangulates–for ‘prime’ example– Thelonious Monk, The Byrds, and Pauline Oliveros. The track leads, then, from the ongoing hearing to youthful enthusiasms and all the way back to the infancy of sound.

My productive musical alter egos are Kamelmauz, he of the naive yet vigorous approach to designing and making his music, or, evoking into a room the sound (he has) already heard. Another one is Dub Collision, who compiles mixes, nowadays in the form of downloads. In this way, he shares–I share–juxtapositions of songs from the vast archive. Ol’ Mr. Collision has been at his compilin’ art for a very long time. I blog my musical activities at nogutsnoglory studios blog, including Dub Collision podcasts at the rate of about one per month. Finally. ‘alter-ego-wise, there is the Hippiegoat, who does all the musically inspired graphic design for mssrs Kamelmauz and Dub Collision.

Every Dub Collision mix/podcast is noted below.

nogutsnoglory studios blog

Rhythm River imaginal musicology
Rhythm River has to do with an experiential learning process involving music I developed.

Mantra Modes
A blog about the music and artistry of Dr. Abdullah Ibrahim, and about the sound of South Africa.

Kamelmauz – recordings at Bandcamp


Shadow Sutra experimental

Spiral Dilemma improv
DCmix-One-Track-Mind One Track Mind funk
DCmix-Open-Shadows Open Shadows experimental
DCmix-Clinging Clinging experimental
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DCmix-Seventeen Seventeen In a Perfect World pop
Mama Told Me Not to Come pop
Blues for Harvey Pekar improv
DCmix-Simi-Lindele Sini Lindele [Homecoming] africa
DCmix-Nothing-Over Nothing Over experimental

Life Is a Carnival pop

Girl in Winter pop/post-rock

Cheap Blues blues

Saxophone Gladness improv

Magnolia pop

Family Blessing improv

Lookout Cleveland
(Back on the Porch volume 1) pop

True Man, Magic World pop/eclectic

Exclusivity beats, chill
Divshare 1 – 2post

Our Man Flint
(I Need to Volunteer Today) pop, eclectic

Afro-Bloo africa

Kamelmauz’s recordings can be purchased at Bandcamp. (If you want a keepsake, you can throw a few smolians in the direction of the artist. If you LIKE Kamelmauz fan page on Facebook, I’ll send you a code for a free download of Poor City. If you email Kamelmauz, you’ll receive a code that knocks the price from $9 to $4.50.)

*My number one interest is observing and researching what makes people and relationships tick.

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The Rhythm River pages are up at squareONE. I made a quickee montage to promote this latest tool; albeit the development unfolded over twenty years. [flashvideo filename=http://squareone-learning.com/video/RhythmRiver2.flv /] Music is Kayyam, from my 2002 recording In Khorasan. It can be … Continue reading

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