It’s time for a random promotional plug — not for me, though. Rather, I’d like to call your attention to an old hall-mate of mine from college. For several years now, he’s been working as a DJ, producer, musician, technological wizard and all-around aural jack-of-all-trades in and around Portland, Oregon. During that time, he’s put together some solo material that he compiled into an album late last year. It only became available on services like iTunes and Rhapsody a couple of days ago, though.
That album is Ghosthousework by John Henry. It’s a little hard to describe, but it’s quite good. “Experimental electronica with an occasional world music tinge coupled with a heaping portion of tasty strangeness” is a little too vague a description for it, but it’s all I can think of right now. Somebody on Twitter dubbed “Crimsontwit” described it pretty accurately as “Loony, unpredictable but quite fascinating.” Some of the tracks on it can be streamed from John Henry’s Myspace site as well as his Facebook page, so judge for yourself. If you like what you hear, you can preview and buy the album and/or individual tracks through iTunes here, through Rhapsody here and through Amazon here.
And if you ever need a recording space in Portland, drop by the Zoppa Room.