Saturday, December 06, 2014

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

adcBicycle 02

Also, coming next week, my unreleased 2010 album.
I finished it, had it mastered, and then chickened out and had some great artists remix it instead of releasing. Maybe it's not bad after all.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

In Store



In Store: Art vs Crisis in Windsor, ON

Here's a trailer, featuring my music, for a very interesting looking series of documentary shorts:

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

KO video


Wow, it's been a long time since I last posted, I blame it on my new daughter. Recently, I did the music for this Knowledge Ontario video.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

electronic music cover album




Released today, a cover album of electronic music. My cover isn't really "electronic"... except that was recorded on an "electronic" tape recorder.


Buy it here for $2.

Or download it here for free.

Friday, September 12, 2008

remixed album is released!






released today at 12rec.net, my unreleased album, which was revisioned by a group of amazing artists.

the tracks/artists:

  1. Substance (Combustion Mix) - Umami
  2. Miranda July - allthatfall
  3. Needs #5 - Albatrocity
  4. I Need You To Stop Needing The Love That We Made Together - Fell
  5. No Fun Swimming In The Bath - Zanf
  6. Palms - He Can Jog
  7. Wagon 7, Seat 7 - The Amazing Rolo
  8. Living Room Player - map~map
  9. 42 / 88 - Chimp Logic
  10. Performance (36 Seats Taken) - Autistici
  11. Drunken Boat - The OO-Ray

also, check out this fantastic bonus track from ignatius.

if you'd like to support 12rec, and get a beautifully made CD with art by buenos aires artist Matías Conduri ... you can buy it here.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

new track on 12rec.net release #50




12rec.net now has officially released 50 albums, and for their 50th they put together a complilation of brand new tracks from future and past 12rec artists.


12rec puts out albums where the tracks are all 100% free for download, but also makes beautiful cds which can be purchased for a small fee. Get a #50 compilation cd for only 6 euros including shipping.


The lead off track of the compilation is a brand new totally-unnecessarily-overly-dramatic track by yours truly.


Thursday, March 20, 2008

gold



According to wikipedia, 10000 legal downloads in Canada is considered to be a gold selling record. And, coincidentally, my ep surpassed 10000 downloads on archive.org today, check it out!


I know technically, these downloads were free... not all downloaded in Canada... and many of the downloads were probably for tracks not the whole album... but i'm going to ignore these legal technicalites.

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

review - catching the waves

I love this review of my EP from the blog catching the waves.
Partly because they like my album... and partly because they use setences like this:
"adcBicycle are a wild-eyed bunch of rebels who by rights should be tearing up the dusty backroads of America or dashing through rain-drenched Budapest squares in search of the next after-gig party."
and this:
"sounds like the manic humming of a deformed manservant on his way to help in his master's laboratory."

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Not quite dead














I've come up with an idea to bring my failure of an album back from the dead. I've asked some of my favourite artists to remix the tracks.

I was completely blown away by the response, I can't believe that such talented and creative artists have agreed to help me out. Each one is going to take on one of the 12 tracks, so as of now, here's the star-studded cast:

01 - hecanjog
02 - Autistici
03 - Ignatius
04 - Chimplogic
05 - The Oo-ray
06 - Umami
07 - The Amazing Rolo
08 - Unrecognizable Now
09 - Zanf
10 - All That Fall
11 - Albatrocity
12 - John Mccaig

Expect something by the end of December!

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Change of plans


So I've come to the decision that I will not be releasing my new album.

I've decided this after the album has been fully completed, mixed and mastered. There is nothing I want to go back to revisit, adjust or add, I'm happy with everything... except, the style. I don't feel there's anything particularly interesting or original about the overall style of the album. Therefore, rather then release something I have doubts about, I'm going to sit on it, and make something entirely different.

Sorry to all looking forward to this, the next one will be better, promise.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

My second full length album is done!

I've finally finished my new album. It was sent off today to the amazing John McCaig at Panic studios in Seattle for mastering.
Such a relief to be done.
Watch for it in the next few months!

Monday, June 11, 2007

Audiobulb - Endless


I created a piece for a new project for Audiobulb Records.
Called "Endless" the challenge was to make an ambient piece exactly 2 minutes long. The pieces from each artist are faded together over 30 seconds to create one big continuous sounding piece.
To listen go to the Audiobulb page and click the "projects" lightswitch at the top.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

New remix track



Released today is a new EP from Portland based musician Ignatius, on the label Buried in Time. On which is a track originally made by Ignatius and remixed by myself, called Hylnur.
The EP is called Halocline EP, and it can be bought here or here.
Very nice dark cerebal music.

Monday, December 11, 2006

Phlow - Best of 2006

Phlow, a german online music magazine, claims my EP is one of the best netlabel releases of 2006. Thanks Phlow!

It's in German, but here's a ridiculous google translation of the section which mentions me:
Another scoop release comes from the house Kikapu. The Canadian MattChisholm published there under the name a adcBicycle conclusive selection of Songs its called album. Post office-more modern Pop with the will and the authority all-go to dramaturgy and melody.

Speaking of Germans who appreciate my music, I'm also reviewed in the brand spanking new magazine Dead Magazine (which is in pdf format AND printed on real, non-digital paper). I also have a track on the compilation CD that comes with the magazine.

Monday, October 23, 2006

Part of the One Minute Film Festival

One of my videos was accepted into the 2006 One Minute Film Festival.
The festival, in Toronto, has two main rules: the film must be exactly one minute long, and it must follow a specific theme which is different each year. This years theme is "growth".
Me and my long-time friend Kyle Cameron, shot this film this summer on a very rainy night in my backyard with a blue screen, a model building and a bunch of little fireworks bought from the the corner store. I remember watching the satellite weather on the internet in order to find an hour long window when we could be outside long enough to shoot.
If you want to see it on the BIG screen, the festival happens on November 22nd 2006 at the Bloor Cinema in Toronto.
Or, if you don't live in Toronto and are too cheap to buy a plane ticket for 60 second of excitement, here's the small screen version, "The Modern Forest":


And, last year I was accepted into the 2005 One Minute Film Festival, the theme in 2005 being "Interections". The video was also was chosen to be one of the films featured at the United Emirates Film Competition, as part of the OMFF showcase. Here's the small screen version of that film, entitled "I Hurt Pop Rock":

Sunday, October 01, 2006

Freeculture.org video contest winner !

I made a video for a contest put on by freeculture.org with some friends a few weeks ago. The contest: to create an anti-DRM video.

And we're one of the 5 winners!

Here's the video:



And here's an extended version of the music I made for the video.

What's DRM you ask? Digital Rights Management... i.e. a way for large companies to control how you listen to your music or watch your movies so that they can make more cash.
More info on DRM at Wikipedia or this great anti-drm site: Defective by Design.

Check out the other winners too... the other 5 videos are really great.

Root of Sine - Vol. 3

I'm on a new compilation released by Audiobulb Records, Volume 3 of the Root of Sine. All the tracks on these Root of Sine releases follow one primary rule, the only starting sound that can be used is a 440Hz sine wav.

I took the sine wav and transposed it, looped it, multiplied it and processed it in an amazing little program called Audiomulch. What I ended up creating is what Audiomulch calls a metasurface, which maps certain parameters (which I specify) to certain locations on colour coded surface. So the track was created entirely by dragging my mouse around the metasurface, with no editing or much post processing. A very fun way to create music.

Check them out, they're all available for free download, scroll to the bottom of the page. It's pretty amazing listening to these tracks knowing that they were all created from this very simple starting sound. I especially like the releases by Ultre, truly amazing work, also Austin Martin's track is very nice.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

An album to walk to

I've officially started work on my second album, now having the bones of a first and second track.
No idea how long it will take though. My last one took over a year, but I think that was excessive, this one should be faster.

My general plan for the sound: Catchy yet kind of dark, post-rock-esque builds, few sounds that purely emulate other instruments, maybe a vocal track?, more of a focus on how notes and melodies interact, more of a focus on tonal song structure (i.e. chord changes) interesting and promenant beats, fewer vocal samples then the first album.
But who knows, this could all change tomorrow.


Also, every track is going to be at 100bpm which is my perfect beat to follow while walking... and since I have a slower walking bpm then most people it may force people to slow down and appreciate the scenery while listening.