handmade music for machines

Fall 2016

Hi guys, it's me.

The seasons are changing, so it must be time again for me to tell you about another new release and another tour.


Mirrors to the Bonfire, the latest collaboration from the critically acclaimed duo of onewayness (Adam Holquist/Erie, PA) and dRachEmUsiK (Charles Shriner/Indianapolis, IN), replaces the exuberance and emotional optimism of their last full-length, 2014’s Immeasurable, with emotional ambiguity and complexity, swapping comfort and joy for unsettling, but ultimately rewarding, drama and melancholy.

Mirrors to the Bonfire is a series of meditations on human feedback and the powers of interpersonal interaction. The three long tracks sculpt a polished narrative of conflict and resolution that cycles in and out of warm nostalgia and dark, uncharted territory. Dark analog drones and electroacoustic concrète clatter give way to extended melodic duo explorations for acoustic guitar & electronic wind instrument.

Charles (dRachEmUsiK) & I have a brand new album called Mirrors to the Bonfire.  You can read about it above, and check it out HERE.  We're really pleased with it.  A definite continuation of our previous efforts, but also a departure in some ways I think.  We found some new ways of working that created some really lovely results.  We're looking forward to people hearing it, and looking forward to getting out and playing some of this music.

The Hypogeum album I mentioned last time still isn't officially "out" via Ethereal Live, mainly due to them currently being based in the outback of Western Australia with limited internet access.  But I've got physical copies (and the other guys do too), which look super cool.  I'll have them at all upcoming shows, so come get one.  Or if you can't make it out, holla atcha boy and we'll work something out.  


Literally as I'm typing this, Charles has just released Tacopocalypse, a set of live improvisations we played with Aaron Urbanski and Jason Breitigan back in 2012 on the last night at bela dubby, a great Cleveland bar / cafe / noise venue, which closed the next day to become a taco joint.  Dig it HERE.  It's actually the first time Charles & I ever played together, and also about a block away from the venue where we'll play on Tuesday.  Which segues us nicely into...


Once again this year, I'll be hitting the road for some dates surrounding the electro-music festival in upstate New York.  This time, I'm going to be joined by both Charles Shriner (dRachEmUsiK) and Jez Creek (Modulator ESP).  Charles & I are doing a couple duo dates leading up to electro-music, and Jez has one solo date later on in the run.  But for the remainder of the shows, we're going to play in continuously varying solo/duo/trio configurations.  And we've got several epic radio sets happening as well, so even if you're not in the area, do try to tune in.  Details are below, or on the Facebook event HERE.

TUE 9/6 [onewayness + dRachEmUsiK only]
Lakewood, OH - Mahall's Locker Room
w/ Spires That in the Sunset Rise, Magic Murder Bag

WED 9/7 9PM [onewayness + dRachEmUsiK only]
Erie, PA - WERG-FM
'Fazed Cookies' radio show - live performance

WED 9/7 10PM [Human Flux + friends w/s/g Charles Shriner]
Erie, PA - Jekyll & Hyde's

THUR 9/8 [onewayness + dRachEmUsiK only]
Erie, PA - The Brewerie At Union Station
Arts & Drafts Festival

FRI-SUN 9/9-11
Huguenot, NY - Greenkill Events Center
Electro-music 2016
[Schedule includes solo sets from onewayness (Fri), dRachEmUsiK (Fri), Modulator ESP (Sun); duo sets from onewayness + Modulator ESP (Fri), onewayness + dRachEmUsiK (Sun); Adventures In Sound collaboration led by Jez (Sat), Hypogeum collaboration led by Adam (Sat), Touring seminar led by Adam (Sun)]

MON 9/12
New Paltz, NY - My Life in the Bush of Ghosts
w/ Andrew Sblendorio, Spreaders, Matt Luczak, Mahatmax

TUE 9/13
Pomona, NJ - WLFR-FM
Digital Dreams radio show - *5 HR* live performance 10PM-3AM EDT /

WED 9/14
Newburgh, NY - House Concert
'Wired Wednesday' series hosted by Neil Nail Alexander

THUR 9/15 6PM
Allentown, PA - Good Weeknd
w/ Tape Monster, Dialknight

THUR 9/15 11PM
Bethlehem, PA - WDIY-FM
Galactic Travels radio show - live performance

FRI 9/16 8PM
Titusville, NJ - UU Church at Washington Crossing
'Cosmic Crossings' series hosted by The Cosmic Crossings Concert Series

SAT 9/17 12AM (Friday late night)
Princeton, NJ - WPRB-FM
Music With Space radio show - live performance /

SAT 9/17 8PM [Modulator ESP only]
Philadelphia, PA - St. Marys Hamilton Village
'The Gatherings' concert series
w/ Jason. Sloan

SUN 9/18 1AM (Saturday late night)
Philadelphia, PA - WXPN-FM
Star's End Radio show - *5 HR* live performance 1AM - 6AM EDT


Finally, work continues to continue in fits and starts on the next solo record.  Shifting priorities are a thing.  It's coming, I promise.  

Thanks as always for listening.  Keep an eye on for the latest, feel free to stay in touch on Facebook / Twitter /Instagram (where I update far more often) to see where I am and what I'm up to.  Be safe.  Be sweet.  Goodnight, ladies.

Love & Oscillators,