Kasatochi season finale!

KasatochiSadly, all good things must come to an end, and in case it hadn’t become obvious in recent weeks, the “one Kasatochi release per week” schedule I was able to keep up through the summer is one of those things. Kasatochi was always a bit of “stealth pre-production” I was carrying out for another project, something you’ll get to see/hear in the fullness of time. This last release of the summer – upon which I bestowed the absolute silliest title I could come up with – is actually a combination of bits and pieces of three other Kasatochi releases that just weren’t coming together as full-length projects in their own right. The first project was intended to be an album of covers of recent songs (as in “within the past 10-or-so years”), the second was a “utility” album of stuff I needed for the aforementioned project, and the third was a “best of” (which may or may not still happen), much of which would’ve been remixed to sound better. To put an exclamation point, or perhaps an interrobang, at the end of the Kasatochi sentence for now, I combined all of the finished tracks for these three projects, and wound up with the last hurrah. For now. Read More

Zep meets beeps

KasatochiThe time at my disposal to produce Kasatochi downloads has been on the decline with the beginning of the school year, but I’ve been trying so hard to get this one finalized for such a long time – it was meant to be one of the earliest artist-specific EPs – that I decided to push this ungainly airship across the finish line.

01 – All My Love
02 – Whole Lotta Love
03 – Communication Breakdown
04 – Immigrant Song
05 – No Quarter
06 – Misty Mountain Hop
07 – Kashmir

Go to the dedicated Kasatochi page and download it for free. And enjoy, friends, enjoy.

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Are we not men? We’re Kasatochi!

KasatochiIn the works for ages, the next-to-last Kasatochi EP of the summer firmly jams its energy dome atop its head and launches into an utterly (if not ridiculously) appropriate chiptune tribute to the back catalogue of a certain iconic ’80s group.

01 – Jocko Homo
02 – Beautiful World
03 – Cold War
04 – Enough Said
05 – Jerkin’ Back ‘n’ Forth
06 – Girl U Want
07 – Going Under
08 – Freedom Of Choice
09 – Part Of You
10 – Gut Feeling
11 – Gates Of Steel
12 – Working In The Coal Mine
13 – Whip It!

Go to the dedicated Kasatochi page and download it for free – enough said.

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Kasatochi: ’90s Expansion Pack

KasatochiI think I’ve forgotten to Kasatochi everybody at any point in the past seven days. To make up for it, here’s a larger-than-usual EP celebrating that most wildly uneven and frequently banal decade of music… even though I’d like to think I got that decade whittled down to its best or most bizarre examples. Downlaod it for free and you can be the judge of that. Read More

Approaching Planet Kasatochi…

KasatochiI’ve been meaning to post this for a few days, and just kept forgetting. The latest Kasatochi EP is a classic – no, seriously, classical. For your lo-res, lo-fi solar-system-exploring enjoyment, Kasatochi proudly presents the entirety of Holst’s The Planets. As chiptunes.

There are two different mixes of Neptune, The Mystic because I couldn’t figure out which one I liked best. I think Neptune, The Mystic is the soul of The Planets, and is quite simply one of the best and most beautiful pieces of music ever written. It’s kind of like an aural religious experience. So surely it couldn’t hurt to have Neptune times two, right?

Go into orbit around the dedicated Kasatochi page and download it for free.

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Kasatochi: PET Sounds

KasatochiThis “full album cover” has been in the works for ages – almost since the beginning of the whole Kasatochi project. I’m terribly fond of the original album and wound up having to sequence some of it myself.

01 – Wouldn’t It Be Nice
02 – You Still Believe in Me
03 – That’s Not Me
04 – Don’t Talk (Put Your Head on My Shoulder)
05 – I’m Waiting for the Day
06 – Let’s Go Away for Awhile
07 – Sloop John B
08 – God Only Knows
09 – I Know There’s An Answer
10 – Here Today
11 – I Just Wasn’t Made for These Times
12 – Pet Sounds
13 – Caroline No

Gotta love that cover. No, seriously: you are required to love it.

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True confession: I had momentary crazy thoughts about making this the first Kasatochi download with vocals, because who doesn’t want to take a swipe at “God Only Knows”? I love singing it in the shower, at any rate. Fortunately for your ears, dear listener, a lack of time and a decent recording space won the day.

Get ye to the dedicated Kasatochi page and download it for free.

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Kasatochi Expansion Pack #7

KasatochiThe way the world’s going these days, does anything, in fact, make more sense than ’80s music run through the filter of ’80s video game systems? I think not. Therefore, here is the best Kasatochi ’80s EP yet.

1 – Africa
2 – Don’t You (Forget About Me)
3 – Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic
4 – Too Late For Goodbyes
5 – Somebody’s Baby
6 – I Ran
7 – Holiday Road
8 – Venus

I hope you dig the “Africa” cover especially. Very hard to get that song sounding authentic, in terms of either percussion or reverb. I was really jazzed about the results.

Venture forth to the dedicated Kasatochi page and download it all for free.

Coming soon:
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…yes, again, the entire album, wrapped in the best Kasatochi album cover ever.

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