Tuesday, September 29, 2009

New Member

This is Angel. I've known her for quite some time. But we never really got close until this school year. We share a lot of the same classes and interests. And today I found out she plays bass. LIKE A BEAST. I asked her right away to join In The Jaws Of A Dandy Lion and she seemed more than happy.

I'm so excited about this. The new material is just gonna get better from this point on. And the garage show is happening. It was a maybe at first, but it's on for sure now.

We're beginning recording with Angel this Saturday. I'll try to have something around then for you guys to hear.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Halloween Album Update

This past weekend Alexis, myself and company indulged in a pot brownie/attic recording session experience. I'm currently reviewing and mixing some of the material, and in the middle of the day, I feel like wetting myself in fear. It sounds phenomenal. We recorded almost 50 different soundscapes/songs/jams...whatever you want to call them. And said material has nothing to do with the stuff we've been writing. Maybe we'll do 50 more segments?! Whatever the out come of this "idea" is -- it's gonna be crazy. Our first show and our first album project is becoming more of a reality. The only thing holding us back is a couple of equipment flaws. Like another amp and being able to reenact some of the special effects I use during the mixing process. The result could be a stripped skeleton of macabre proportions.

I hope all of you are well. I think everyone is currently working on something new and exciting and I personally cannot wait. Things are changing.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Atomic Spectra Split EP

Megan is solely the reason why I started recording. We used to have late night conversations about starting a band named Toothbrush. I don't exactly remember why that name was picked. I think it has something to do with randomness... but that was about 3 or 4 years ago, and then I started under the moniker Grace Budd. I've always found her to be a well-crafted individual, brilliant too.

Spiid/Atomic Spectra Split EP

Atomic Spectra:
01. Crepe Paper And Cellophane
02. Desert Plant, Flower Child
03. Save Some For A Rainy Day

01. I Am Sitting In A Room
02. Rusted Spark
03. Bobbysoxer

Tuesday, September 8, 2009


"Curvature" was recorded during the time when I lost my hard-drive. I can seriously feel the sad angst and uncertainty in it when I listen to it now. At the time, I was really upset and hated everything because of what happened and spent my time reading a lot about scared geometry, sine waves, and the cosmos.

The other three are the salvaged demos of "Earth Tones." I had them on my iPod and managed to get them off. I had no intention of ever doing anything with them, but I don't like them sitting around either. Also, this was supposed to be the cover for "Earth Tones." Anyone familiar with fractal art?

Earth Tones EP
01. Steam
02. Curvature
03. Mute Like A Mountain
04. Biome Of The Mind

Monday, September 7, 2009

So Up In The Air, It's Atmospheric

Who finds a casio as nice as this at a rummage shop?

I do.

Recording on an untitled Spiid project has begun! "Lo-fi, UFO paranoia fantasies in haunted space station, static evolution." It should be done sometime early this fall. And Grant has already agreed to make an appearance on it. While he works on his own project, "Lucid Cartography." What I'm doing is so up in the air, it's atmospheric.

Primary influences: Joe Meek - I Hear A New World. Quiet Evenings - Burning Bridges. Pink Floyd - The Dark Side Of The Moon. Talking Heads - Fear Of Music.

And on Halloween, which is right around the corner, In The Jaws Of A Dandy Lion are releasing their first record and possibly doing their first show!! We're too old to treat or treat so we want to gather the Misfits, Goblins, Witches, and Ghosts for a sonic treat. And we wanna scare the costumes off of little trick or treaters that pass by my garage.

P.S. I'm thinking about making physical copies of some of my release. Which ones would you guys buy?

Sunday, September 6, 2009


Ruins of Freda.

Jeremy, Myself, Apollo and my uncle.

Freda's splender.

Jeremy down by the water.


The tower at Freda.

Standing in the tower.

Beach where the album art was taken.

Freda is a place pretty much secluded from all of mankind. The album art for Dharma Is A Door was taken on the same day as these pictures. "Lost Boys Of The Land's End" is my sonic description of that day. My favorite summer memory. Freda to me is like the ultimate muse. It really helped with a lot of the unfortunates I faced this summer.

P.S. Be sure to click on the pictures for full sized images. These little thumbnails or whatever don't do them justice.