Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Drone To Sleep Remix

Our first release out into the musical world is a remix of The Boxing Lesson's 'Drone To Sleep'. You can find the original here:
Mastered by Erik Wofford at Cacophony http://cacophonyrecorders.com

We had a lot of fun knocking this one out! The Boxing Lesson rocks at verby space-rock magic, and they put on a hell of a live show. I love these guys. Paul, the vocalist/guitarist is quite the gear head (witness his live pedal arsenal setup) and I love swapping gear fantasies with him, and whats not to like about a girl tearing up a Moog Voyager onstage (among others - a Korg MS2000, sampler and a Yamaha CS-01 if I recall), Jaylinn is as sweet as she is learned in the mystical synth arts. Speaking of Moog, a lot of the processing on the original drums and the new synth pads is provided by our wonderful array of Moogerfoogers, and if anything we had to limit our selves, as the amount of processed takes suddenly became overwhelming. Running with the Moog theme, the Little Phatty and and the MG-1 are playing the bass in unison on this one, kicking bass and taking names. Me and Scot have done a few remxes together before, and it's always exciting for us to see where they go. The track usually ends up taking it's own direction, and we just help it along; sculpting new patches, carving out effects, and giving it additional new drums to run on. We particularly enjoy working with singer led bands, as alas, we do not have our own vocalist to work with (and it's a good way to work with finished vocals with out all the fuss) and we have long wanted to be some weird pop electronic mutant, but we have lost our way... or have we? So here ya go, feel free to download and share it! Enjoy!

The Boxing Lesson - Drone To Sleep (Bluffs Remix) by Bluffs

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Monday, July 11, 2011

Dug Out

Scot dug this one out of digital closet last night, got some duster and gave this one a spray. I've always really liked this track, it's sci-fi-moshperic, like the start of a short film set in the oh so distant future of the west Texas desert at day break... yeah. This is actually constructed from the parts of another track of ours. I like to think of it as a reprise. Instead of using glitch style plug ins, or beat repeats, Scot does an awesome job of using micro-edits in this one. A note on the track image. It's a lofi combo! The interference pattern is a multi-long exposure I made with my Holga of traveling blinds shadows late late in the day. I actually really like it for some reason. It reminds me of a visual representation of a warm fuzzy 'wall' of electric sound. The positive letter space was taken with my Harinezumi. I actually really like this design. The inverse of the above image is the track image for the SoundCloud track below.

Dug Out by Bluffs

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

What Hopper

Again with the stupid track names. This is another early Grackle Pop whirlymagig with a bit more of our industrial influences on deck. I suppose after saying there won't be any rules in posting these, it's only natural that I'm putting up our older pieces first.

What Hopper by Bluffs

Sunday, May 22, 2011


This is one of the first pieces we worked on for the Grackle Pop project and remains a favorite of mine. Once every so often we will whisper about giving it a proper studio rebirth. As it is, I recorded the acoustic guitar through cheap headphones used as a microphone going straight into my computer's crappy soundcard, for those trying to glean my next-level studio techniques and gear. Much thanks to Spencer for playing the main guitar.

Folded by Bluffs

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Don't get too Sentimetal

Just a little something I put together while trying various combinations of riffs and sequences to create a *gasp* unused intro to a track that will be coming out on our 1st EP. The video is from a delightfully saturated and grainy palm sized Japanese Harazumi camera. Which, upon searching Google for the site, I was sad to find Urban Outfitters is now selling. Good for superheadz I suppose.