Do you hear that? What’s that sound? It’s new music from St. Louis Dad!
In case you missed me mentioning it in the past, along with the St. Louis Dad blog, I also create music for my production imprint Missouri Mobile Productions. Last year saw the release of two new instrumental albums, JELLY-Fi and The Long Way to Mars EP. With neither reaching critical acclaim, nor receiving barely any streaming numbers, this dad figures why not keep the beats going and release another EP!
Rotting Planets EP
At the start of the summer I started working diligently to release the Rotting Planets EP. Another experimental instrumental album to add to the growing list of albums released through-out the years at MMP. The cover is a mash-up of two drawings completed by my son and daughter. This EP has a length under 20 minutes and is filled with little sounds and moments of “what was that?”.
While many artists release through Spotify, Bandcamp, SoundCloud or other social streaming sites, I would rather not. Some of those sites charge you to post your music, others take a cut from the ad revenue. To keep costs down I have decided to just keep releasing music directly to my listeners at MissouriMobileProductions.com for free. My music isn’t for sale, it’s just for listening. I don’t plan on going on a tour or performing in front of a crowd, so I think my release model works well for what I am doing. The music I produce is an experimentation in creating art by using various sounds, samples, and other weird techniques.
The initial cover for the project was also completely produced by artificial intelligence. It was the first time I have ever used ai to create any sort of artwork for me. The results are pretty incredible and I can see myself using ai to create other pieces of art and incorporating them into the various projects I participate in over time.
The Columbia Sessions
The Columbia Sessions is an odd experimental release I put together sitting late night in a quiet hotel while out of town. Featuring just five tracks, this short 10 minute EP explores the sampled sounds of child making noises, screams, and strawberry bananas. It’s a weird release but a MMP release nonetheless.
So if you are interested in hearing some weird music, head on over to my production / portfolio MissouriMobileProductions.com and start streaming! There’s more than just the Rotting Planets EP and the Columbia Sessions, all of my releases are available for free!
Now that these summer EP(s) have released it is time to start planning the next project! I have a few ideas but I’m not going to announce anything until we’re closer to release. Ya know sometimes things just don’t plan out and I would not like promising something that doesn’t plan out. With that being said be sure to watch this space, along with my various social media channels for all things related to St. Louis Dad and Missouri Mobile Productions.